Active Secondary Investors
Partnering with entrepreneurs
to build category-leading companies
Accelerating Growth +
Archer Venture Capital is headquartered in Los Angeles. We specialize in direct secondary investments, primary growth equity, and reserve follow-on capital to support our portfolio companies. As companies remain private longer, the goals of stakeholders often become less aligned. Archer’s solutions, capital investment capability, and deep team building experience combine to reduce friction and unlock value creation.
We are founder-focused secondary investors that provide sector expertise for strategic development.
Seasoned Team. Proven Track Record.
Backing breakout companies at valuation inflection points.
“As an innovator in communication assistance, we are constantly exploring ways to help our customers achieve their goals and deepen connections. Archer has been a trusted partner and a great sounding board as we continue on our path.”
BRAD HOOVER, BOARD MEMBER AND FORMER CEO
"We are a very fast-growing platform, now serving tens of millions of consumers and hundreds of brands, so we are always trying to see around corners to maintain as much momentum as possible. Archer’s depth of experience in scaling companies has been critical on this front, they are always available and insightful. They are the kind of partner you always hope to have as an investor."
WES SCHROLL, FOUNDER & CEO
"PlaceIQ was an early innovator in location and behavioral data, and while our journey had many exhilarating twists and turns, the Archer team was a stable and consistent supporter throughout. They were invaluable in providing operational and strategic advice which was essential to our achieving a great exit."
DUNCAN MCCALL, CEO & CO-FOUNDER
"We solve important problems for a very large "open-web" customer base. M&A is key to our growth and we've acquired several product companies to add to our portfolio of offerings. The Archer team has been invaluable in helping us identify, structure, and successfully execute these acquisitions."
WALTER KNAPP, CEO
"The Archer team worked closely with us to grow our capital base, pivot our business, and ultimately achieve a great exit for both management and investors."
RON ELWELL, FOUNDER & CEO
Crafting winning solutions for all parties through flexible structures with the management history and breadth to support portfolio companies.
We take an active secondary approach by providing liquidity, fresh capital, and sector expertise to promote growth, while mitigating risks, so startups can achieve meaningful exits for their founders, shareholders, and employees.