Saar Gur is a renowned venture capitalist and General Partner at CRV, consistently recognized for his role in the startup ecosystem. He holds an MBA degree from Stanford Graduate School of Business and a Biochemistry degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Saar is passionate about helping companies succeed and is known for his interest in consumer products. He has been involved in seed and Series A investments in successful companies like DoorDash, Patreon, Ring, ClassPass, and Mercury.
Before joining CRV, Saar co-founded BrightRoll, a video ad platform acquired by Yahoo for over $600 million. He is also a Finance Leader Fellow at the Aspen Institute and has taught classes on entrepreneurship at Stanford Graduate School of Business. Additionally, he has advised and invested in several successful startups like Flixster, RockYou, Admob, Xobni, Voicestar, and Frengo.
In the past several years, Saar has played a significant role in over 20 acquisitions by leading firms such as Apple, Disney, Facebook, Google, Intuit, and Yahoo. He previously served as an Advisory Board Member at Cendana Capital and a Board Member at Progress Financial.
As a venture capitalist, Saar Gur's experience, expertise, and skills are ideal for startups seeking growth opportunities. His investment interests are in consumer products, SaaS, adtech, and digital media. Saar's areas of expertise include venture capital, entrepreneurship, startup advising, acquisition, and investment in consumer products.