Growth Investor in
Consumer Tech

Partnering with entrepreneurs who build world-class digital products and services to improve everyday consumer life

About Medici Capital Partners

Medici Capital Partners is a late-stage VC firm focused on consumer tech investments across technology, media, and digital consumer brands.

We invest in profitable B2C companies that have established product/market fit and are scaling to the next level. We invest via primary growth/pre-IPO financings and secondary transactions providing liquidity to employees and shareholders.

We are long-time investors and operators at the intersection of the Silicon Valley and Hollywood. We leverage our global relationships and industry insights to support our portfolio companies in product strategy, business development, user acquisition, brand building, and international expansion.

We pronounce Medici "med-EE-chee". If you prefer the Italian pronounciation "MEH-duh-chee", that's fine by us too.

Medici Capital Partners is headquartered in the Silicon Valley and was founded in 2018.

Sector Focus

We invest exclusively in the consumer tech industry across the Internet, media/sports, and gaming sectors. We believe being B2C specialists makes us better investors and better thought partners to entrepreneurs who live and breathe consumer tech.

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Consumer Internet

Consumer subscription services, ecommerce, marketplaces, health/wellness, DTC brands, Web3, ed-tech, digital kids

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Media and Sports

Creator economy, OTT, audio, podcasting, sports-tech, online video, experiential, digital IP, ticketing

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Metaverse, dev platforms, blockchain, AR/VR, eSports, user-generated content, mobile game studios


Richard Yen is a long-time VC investor and operating executive specializing in the consumer tech space. Prior to launching Medici in 2018, Richard spent 10 years at Saban Capital Group, a multi-$B private equity firm investing on behalf of media billionaire Haim Saban. He served as Managing Director and established the firm's tech/Internet late-stage investment practice out of San Francisco. He advised portfolio companies including Univision and Saban Brands (acquired by Hasbro) on digital strategy and M&A. Previously, Richard was a Principal at Blueprint Ventures, an early-stage VC firm where he led the firm's Internet investing practice.

Richard brings extensive consumer tech experience as a startup operator. He began his career at D. E. Shaw & Co., a leading quantitative hedge fund. He held senior engineering and product roles as an early member of D. E. Shaw's Internet incubator in Boston and the Silicon Valley. He helped launch an award-winning consumer fintech startup that scaled to 75 employees and was acquired by Merrill Lynch.

Richard earned a BS in Electrical Engineering/Computer Science from UC Berkeley and an MBA from the UCLA Anderson School of Management, both with high honors. Richard is a Kauffman Fellow.