About Thomvest

Thomvest is a $300M cross-stage venture capital fund based in Silicon Valley. We are investing the capital of one individual, Peter Thomson, whose family owns the majority of Thomson Reuters. Peter started Thomvest in 1996 and has invested in more than 50 private companies since that time.

One of the benefits of our structure is that we never have to raise money from outside investors. This means that we can spend our time working closely with the companies in our portfolio. Our structure also provides flexibility in the ways we work with companies — we can invest at any stage of funding, we don’t look for a specific target ownership amount, and we can do a mix of equity and venture debt.

By the numbers

1996 year founded
$300M under management
53 investments to date
11 team members

Focus Areas

We’ve structured the firm to be vertically-oriented, leveraging our network and expertise within each vertical to support our portfolio and identify leading companies. Our vertical market focus is also backed by the research we do in each of these areas, which we publish regularly on our blog.

Recent Posts

  • When Will TV Ad Spend Go Digital?

    by Nima Wedlake

    Many in the digital advertising ecosystem have their sights squared firmly on cracking the $70B+ TV advertising market. We often think of the shift from TV to digital as an inevitability; over time advertisers will reallocate their linear (cable &...

  • The Artificial Intelligence Gold Rush — has AI funding grown too fast?

    by Laura Cain

    AI venture funding is accelerating and we see no sign of it slowing down. Deal count and capital invested in AI has risen year-over-year. In 2016 venture investments in US based AI companies reached $4.9B, and as of the end of October we have surpass...

  • Security market update

    by Kareem Aly

    As we all look to finish 2017 on a strong note, we wanted to take a moment here at Thomvest to provide an update on today’s security landscape. With the Wannacry and Petya ransomware attacks as well as the recent Equifax breach (which has compr...