Harpoon invests in entrepreneurs who
are actually in the arena; Those who
Harpoon is a real value-add investor. Since inception, we've helped our portfolio win
half a billion dollars in total contract value.
Four billion people still have no internet access. Astranis is here to change that. Astranis is building the next generation of internet satellites.https://www.astranis.com/
CyCognito empowers companies to take full control over their attack surface by uncovering and eliminating the critical security risks they didn't even know existed. Welcome to the Shadow Risk Revolution.https://www.cycognito.com/
Genesis Therapeutics is pairing proven drug developers with the industry's most advanced small molecule discovery platform, to accelerate and optimize the development of new medicines.https://www.genesistherapeutics.ai/
LeapYear enables you to safely use and share data in its most granular form. LeapYear’s long-term mission is to enable access to any data with the highest standards of privacy and security. The LeapYear team has built the first enterprise platform for differentially private machine learning, drawing from the latest research in cryptography, machine learning, and information theory.https://leapyear.io/
Modern security teams are “paving the road” for their developers — enforcing code standards on every commit. r2c’s fast, open-source static analysis tool, Semgrep, gives you the rules, building blocks, and infrastructure to shift left and scale your security program.https://r2c.dev/
Robust Intelligence eliminates AI failures by detecting model vulnerabilities and automatically preventing bad outcomes.https://www.robustintelligence.com/
Using proprietary engineered enzymes, Solugen scales synthetic biology quickly and efficiently. Solugen is reimagining chemical manufacturing using enzymes and bioreactors, rather than petroleum, to create sustainable industrial chemicals at a fraction of the cost. Led by biochemists and chemical industry veterans, Solugen offers economical, carbon-negative, and low environmental impact chemical products for various industries.https://solugen.bio/
Ursa Major is building launch-ready propulsion for every sector of aerospace, starting with space launch and hypersonics.www.ursamajortechnologies.com/
Meet Our Team
Alexa is a Partner at Harpoon where she advises portfolio companies on go-to-market and revenue generation. She’s helped Harpoon portfolio companies secure and deliver deployments with customers across the Department of Defense and at leading commercial businesses. Alexa is a trusted advisor to C-suite executives on scaling their businesses.
Before joining Harpoon, Alexa worked at a multi-billion-dollar management consulting firm, advising Fortune 100 and US Government clients to build and execute growth strategies. Alexa received her BA from Yale University and MA from Johns Hopkins University.
Austin is a Partner on Harpoon’s investment team focusing on early-stage software. He has led several investments focused on machine learning, developer tools, and security to include Akita Software and Cord. He provides due diligence and deal execution across the portfolio.
Before joining Harpoon, Austin advised government officials and commercial executives on emerging technology as a consultant with an emphasis on AI/ML. Austin graduated from MIT with a joint degree in math and computer science where he also performed research in astrophysics and machine learning.
Chris is a Partner and Chief Operating Officer at Harpoon. Chris is responsible for all operational aspects of running the firm. He works closely with the investment team on key strategic decisions and investments. Chris also advises portfolio companies on go-to-market strategy development and execution.
Before joining Harpoon, Chris served as a US Air Force officer. He received his BS from the United States Air Force Academy and MBA from UCLA.
Jeff is a Partner and Chief Financial Officer at Harpoon. Jeff has been working with the Harpoon team since inception. He supports the investment team with deal execution and his responsibilities include financial management and reporting, fund administration and compliance. Jeff holds bachelors and master’s degrees in business from the University of Washington.
Jimmy is a Partner on Harpoon’s investment team focusing on frontier technology companies. In addition to deal sourcing and execution, Jimmy works closely with portfolio companies on strategic finance initiatives.
Before joining Harpoon, Jimmy was an investment banker at Bank of America Merrill Lynch and led their frontier technology private capital markets efforts, raising~$3.3bn across 14 transactions. Before BAML, Jimmy was at Citigroup and worked on public equity offerings. Jimmy received his BA from Union College.
Larsen Jensen is a Co-Founder and General Partner at Harpoon where he focuses on enterprise investing. His investments have focused on new data systems, security, and other B2B enterprise technology. Larsen has led investments in companies like Robocorp, Material Security, n8n, Genesis Therapeutics, and Truffle Security.
Before founding Harpoon, Larsen served as a Navy SEAL then transitioned to work at several leading venture firms, to include a16z and Lightspeed. He received his MBA from Stanford University and BA from the University of Southern California.
Tiffany is a Special Assistant at Harpoon where she provides direct support to Harpoon’s General Partners. She leads the firm’s special projects, including Annual Meeting planning and execution and Limited Partner events.
Before joining Harpoon, Tiffany served as Executive Assistant to A-list celebrities and CEOs. Tiffany received her BA from the University of California Irvine.
William is a Co-Founder and General Partner at Harpoon. He invests across sectors and stages, focusing on companies building technologies that will disrupt entire industries. He’s led investments in frontier technology companies including Solugen, Astranis, and Ursa Major, as well as enterprise deals such as Robust Intelligence, r2c, and CyCognito.
Before founding Harpoon, William began his career as an officer in the US Marine Corps and has served in a variety of positions across the federal government. William received his MA from Columbia University and BA from Wheaton College.
News & Insights
Attack surface management startup CyCognito raises $100M Series C on $800M valuation from Harpoon, Accel, Westly Group, Lightspeed and Others
Netography, Which Offers Security for the “Atomized” Network, Raises $45M in Series A Funding from Harpoon, Andreessen Horowitz, Bessemer Venture Partners and Others