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Upfront Ventures gets a new GP: Kobie Fuller

TechCrunch TechCrunch 23/06/2016 Connie Loizos

Kobie Fuller, who has worked as a principal with Accel Partners since 2013, is joining L.A.-based Upfront Ventures as general partner. Previously, Fuller was CMO at Revolve, a fashion-ecommerce company in L.A. He also spent several years as an associate with Insight Venture Partners earlier in his career.

According to Upfront’s managing partner Mark Suster, Fuller had led investments at Accel in software start-ups UserTesting and EmergentVR. He also invested as an angel in the VR headset maker Oculus VR before Facebook acquired it for $2 billion.

Upfront first became acquainted with Fuller through two companies where Accel is a co-investor: the SaaS marketing platform Invoca (Fuller sat on its board) and educational game maker Osmo, where Fuller held what’s called an observer seat. (Accel’s Rich  Wong is on the company’s board.)

Fuller will be moving from the Bay Area to L.A. later this summer for his new post.

Upfront, which now has six general partners, raised its most recent fund, a $280 million vehicle, in late 2014. Given the current pace of venture fundraising broadly speaking, one would guess the firm will be back in the market early next year.

Photo of Fuller courtesy of Accel Partners.

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