January 16, 2009

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155 pages full of investor/vc firm leads

First First Round Capital

Maveron LLC
ATTN: Funding Inquiries
505 Fifth Avenue South, Suite 600
Seattle, WA 98104
W: http://www.maveron.com
NOTES:
Investors in eBay, Cranium, Lucy, Pinkberry, Shutterfly

Fluke Venture Partners
11400 SE 6th Street, Suite 230
Bellevue, WA 98004

OVP Venture Partners
ATTN: Funding Inquiries
5550 SW Macadam Ave, Suite 300
Portland, Oregon 97239

Shasta Ventures
ATTN: Jason Pressman/Funding Inquiries
2440 Sand Hill Road, Suite 300
Menlo Park, CA 94025

Sierra Ventures
ATTN: Funding Inquiries
2884 Sand Hill Road, Suite 100
Menlo Park, CA 94025

Trinity Ventures
ATTN: Funding Inquiries
3000 Sand Hill Road Building 4, Suite 160
Menlo Park, CA 94025

Madrona Venture Group
ATTN: Funding Inquiries
1000 Second Avenue
Suite 3700
Seattle, WA 98104

Voyager Capital
ATTN: Funding Inquiries
3600 NW John Olsen Place
Suite 270
Hillsboro, OR 97124

Blueprint Ventures
ATTN: Funding Inquiries
601 Gateway Blvd, Suite 1140
South San Francisco, CA 94080

Consor Capital
Josh

Oak Investment Partners

Sutter Hill Ventures

Lone Pine Capital

Chico’s FAS

Mercato Partners

Kleiner Perkins

Rosewood Capital
One Maritime Plaza, Suite 1401
San Francisco, CA 94111
P: 415 362 5526
F: 415 362 1192

Aequitas Capital Management, Inc.
Portland Office: 5300 Meadows Road, Suite 400 Lake Oswego, OR 97035
P: 503 419 3500
F: 503 419 3530
E: info@aequitascapital.com
Seattle Office: 600 University Street, Suite 1720 Seattle, WA 98101
P: 206 382 2000
F: 425 671 3059
W: http://www.aequitascapital.com

VF Corporation
105 Corporate Center Blvd
Greensboro, NC 27408
PO Box 21488
Greensboro, NC 27420-1488
P: 336 424 6000
F: 336 424 7668

http://www.vfc.com/index.php

NOTES:
Invested in Wranglers, Vans, The North Face, Nautica, Lucy, 7 For all Mankind

Crystal Capital Fund Management, L.P.
Boston Office:
Two International Place, 17th Floor
Boston, Massachusetts 02110
P: 617 428 8700
F: 617 428 8701
E: crystal@crystalcapital.com
W: http://www.crystalcapital.com
NOTES:
Investors in GI Joes, PolarTec, Tower Records

TA Associates
70 Willow Road, Suite 100
Menlo Park, CA 94025
P: 650 473 2200
F: 650 473 2235
W: http://www.ta.com/index.asp
NOTES:
Investors in And 1, Car Toys

Company Name: Aabaar Venture Capital
Company Type: Private Investment Firm
Industries of Interest: Retailing
Stages of Interest: Early Venture, Growth Capital
Most Recent Fund Info:
Investment Type: Private Equity Investing, Venture Capital Investing
Business Description: Aabaar is an advisory firm that assists startup companies by matching them with a corporate acquirer and/or a capital source. Aabaar also participates in management buyouts via the Abacus Management Buyout Fund. This fund was created in partnership with The Gateway Group, a merger, acquisition, and investment-banking firm. The firm’s interest in funding stages of the companies also includes franchise funding and privatizations. The company is headquartered Richland, Washington.
Primary Address:
1912 Davison Avenue
Richland, Washington 99352
United States
Main Phone: 509-946-1050
Main Fax: 509-943-7666
Website:

Company Name:Accel Partners
Company Type:Private Investment Firm
Industries of Interest:Consumer Durables and Apparel, Retailing
Stages of Interest:Early Venture, Growth Capital, Late Venture
Most Recent Fund Info:Accel Internet/Strategic Technology Fund L.P., IDG-Accel China Investors, Accel London II, L.P. ($450mm), Accel Partners X, L.P. ($520mm)
Investment Type:Venture Capital Investing
Business Description: Accel Partners is a venture capital firm specializing in investments in early stage companies. The firm prefers to invest in the software and networking areas with a focus on computing and storage infrastructure, consumer Internet and media, enterprise software and services, mobile, networking systems, security, and semiconductor sectors. Accel Partners was founded in 1983 and is based in Palo Alto, California with an additional office in London, United Kingdom.
Primary Address:
428 University Avenue
Palo Alto, California 94301
United States
Main Phone: 650-614-4800
Main Fax: 650-614-4880
Website: www.accel.com

Company Name:Accel-KKR LLC
Company Type:Private Investment Firm
Industries of Interest:Retailing
Stages of Interest:Growth Capital
Most Recent Fund Info: Accel-KKR Capital Partners II, L.P. ($300mm)
Investment Type:Private Equity Investing
Business Description: Accel-KKR LLC is a private equity firm specializing in middle market technology companies. The firm seeks to invest in buyouts of divisions, subsidiaries and business units or operating assets from public companies; acquisitions and recapitalizations of closely held private companies; and going-private transactions of small and micro cap public companies. In buyouts, the firm specifically targets assets that are considered or are likely to be considered non-core assets that will typically include businesses with business models that are inconsistent or are incompatible with the parent and may have been under-invested in for some period. It pursues acquisition and recapitalization of private companies that prefer to remain private or which currently do not have the scale and/or growth profile to access the public markets but whose shareholder desire liquidity and/or access to growth capital including acquisition financing including founder and family owned businesses. The firm pursues going private transactions in public companies that are either subscale for the public markets or whose management teams have a business plan that is most appropriately executed as a private company. It typically invests in technology industry including software, Internet technologies, and IT enabled services as well as in various sub-segments including enterprise and infrastructure software, vertical market application software, technical software, networking software, enterprise computing and data storage, storage networking, data communications, telecommunications equipment, Internet services, business process outsourcing, and professional IT services. The firm primarily invests in companies with annual revenues between $15 million and $150 million. It prefers to acquire majority ownership position and control investments and make investments in both public and private companies and also pursues opportunities to acquire companies in need of meaningful organizational and/or operational change. The firm is an affiliate of Accel Partners and Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. Accel–KKR LLC was founded in 2000 and is based in Menlo Park, California with an additional office in Atlanta, Georgia.
Primary Address:
2500 Sand Hill Road
Suite 100
Menlo Park, California 94025
United States
Main Phone: 650-289-2460
Main Fax: 650-289-2461
Website: www.accel-kkr.com

Company Name: Access Technology Partners
Company Type: Financial Service Investment Arm
Industries of Interest: Retailing
Stages of Interest: Early Venture, Late Venture, Mid Venture
Most Recent Fund Info: Access Technology Partners, L.P. ($330mm)
Investment Type: Venture Capital Investing
Business Description: Access Technology Partners is an investment arm of J.P. Morgan H&Q specializing in early stage, mid stage, late stage, and special situations investments. The firm seeks to invest in financial services, outsourcing, education, technology, software, communications, Internet and e-commerce, semiconductors, and specialized hardware sectors. It prefers to invest between $2 million and $5 million in its portfolio companies. Access Technology Partners was founded in 1999 and is based in San Francisco, California.
Primary Address:
One Bush Street
San Francisco, California 94127
United States
Main Phone: 415-371-4264
Main Fax: 415-439-3818
Website:

Company Name:Accenture Technology Ventures
Company Type:Corporate Investment Arm
Industries of Interest:Retailing
Stages of Interest:Emerging Growth, Late Venture, Mid Venture
Most Recent Fund Info:
Investment Type:Venture Capital Investing
Business Description: Accenture Technology Ventures was acquired by CIBC Capital Partners on 02/02/2003. Accenture Technology Ventures is the venture capital arm of Accenture (formerly known as Anderson Consulting). The group invests in companies engaged in the business-to-business, business-to-consumer and infrastructure aspects of e-commerce in a wide range of industries. These include financial, retail, transportation and travel, automotive, food and consumer packaged goods, energy, chemicals, utilities, communications, mobile technologies, online learning, new media and high-technology. Typical investments will be in the $2 million to $30 million range. Aside from capital, Accenture Technology Ventures may provide some mix of consulting services, intellectual property and alliances to their portfolio companies. The firm invests globally and will invest in companies at a variety of development stages. The company formed a strategic partnership with Seisint Inc., to develop customer relationship management solutions for the financial, communications and travel service industries.
Primary Address:
1661 Page Mill Road
Palo Alto, California 94025
United States
Main Phone: 650-213-2500
Website: www.accenturetechventures.com

Company Name:Acorn Campus Ventures
Company Type:Private Investment Firm
Industries of Interest:Retailing
Stages of Interest: Early Venture
Most Recent Fund Info:Acorn Campus Asia Fund I, L.P. ($5mm), Acorn Campus Fund III, L.P. ($30mm)
Investment Type:Venture Capital Investing
Business Description: Acorn Campus Ventures is a venture capital firm specializing in seed and early stage investments. The firm typically invests in technology industry with a focus on communications, wireless, semiconductor, photonics, Internet, and life science sectors. It typically invests upto $3 million. The firm can also provide incubation, reorganizing, and infrastructure facilities. Acorn Campus Ventures was founded in 2000 and is headquartered in Cupertino, California with an additional office at Shanghai and an affiliate office in Taipei.
Primary Address:
3 Results Way
Cupertino, California 95014-5924
United States
Main Phone: 408-777-8090
Main Fax: 408-777-8091
Website: www.acorncampus.com

Company Name:Acorn Ventures, Inc.
Company Type:Private Investment Firm
Industries of Interest:Retailing
Stages of Interest:Early Venture
Most Recent Fund Info:Acorn Ventures VI Fund, L.P. ($100mm)
Investment Type:Venture Capital Investing
Business Description: Acorn Ventures, Inc. is a venture capital firm specializing in investments in seed stage, start-ups, series A or first round, series B or second round, and series C or third round investments in early stage companies. The firm does not invest in later stage and in mezzanine. It seeks to invest in technology, Internet, and education sectors. In technology sector, the firm focuses on broadband, infrastructure, wireless, and software. In education sector, it focuses on enterprise and consumer. In Internet sector, the firm focuses on enterprise, consumer, and retail. It prefers to invest in the United States. The firm typically invests between $1 million and $5 million per round. The funding requirements of more than $5 million are done along with other venture capital firms. It seeks to invest only in equity but can sometimes supplement with debt instruments but not all debt investments. The firm prefers to take a seat in the board of directors at the portfolio company. It does not invest in public companies. The firm seeks to exit its investments through initial public offerings and mergers and acquisitions. It prefers investments that can reach an exit event in three to five years, seven years at maximum. Acorn Ventures, Inc. is based in San Francisco, California.
Primary Address:
268 Bush Street
Suite 2829
San Francisco, California 94014
United States
Main Phone: 650-994-7801
Main Fax: 925-249-1748
Website: www.acorn-ventures.com

Company Name:Advanced Technology Ventures
Company Type:Private Investment Firm
Industries of Interest:Consumer Durables and Apparel
Stages of Interest:Early Venture, Emerging Growth, Growth Capital
Most Recent Fund Info: Advanced Technology Ventures VIII, L.P. ($303mm)
Investment Type: Venture Capital Investing
Business Description: Advanced Technology Ventures (ATV) is venture capital firm specializing in investments in emerging growth companies. The firm focuses on companies in the communications, IT infrastructure, software and services, consumer technology, biopharmaceuticals, medical devices, and emerging technologies sectors. It seeks board representation in its portfolio companies. The firm primarily originates and leads syndicated deals. Advanced Technology Ventures was co-founded by Dr. Ivan E. Sutherland in 1979 and is based in Palo Alto, California with an additional office in Waltham, Massachusetts.
Primary Address:
485 Ramona Street
Palo Alto, California 94301
United States
Main Phone: 650-321-8601
Main Fax: 650-321-0934
Website: www.atvcapital.com

Company Name:Adventure Funds LLC
Company Type:Private Investment Firm
Industries of Interest:Consumer Durables and Apparel, Retailing
Stages of Interest:Growth Capital
Most Recent Fund Info:Adventure Fund I, L.P. ($15mm)
Investment Type:Private Equity Investing
Business Description:Adventure Funds LLC is a private equity firm specializing in, growth equity, management buyouts, family transitions, recapitalizations, and competitive acquisition transactions. It primarily invests in food (natural, ethnic, snack, other), beverages, sports supplies, outdoor recreation, other consumer brands, educational services, outsourced professional or legal services, clean energy, insurance brokerage, other professional services, manufacturers (unbranded or branded) with an EBITDA more than 10 percent, multi-unit retail, auto parts and service, select foodservice businesses, and distribution and warehouse services with product rights. The firm invests in private companies headquartered in Western United States. It typically invests between $1 million and $5 million in companied with an EBITDA between 1 million and $5 million and co-invests with other funds for larger deals. The firm seeks minority investments in its portfolio companies. It does not invest in start-ups and in high technology companies. Adventure Funds LLC was founded in 2007 by Mr. Tal Johnson and is based in Portland, Oregon.
Primary Address:
Headquarters
P.O. Box 820114
Portland, Oregon 97282-1114
United States
Main Phone: 503-546-5589
Website: www.adventurefunds.com

Company Name:Akers Capital, LLC
Company Type:Private Investment Firm
Industries of Interest:Retailing
Stages of Interest:Early Venture, Emerging Growth
Most Recent Fund Info:Pac West Technology Fund II, L.P.
Investment Type:Private Equity Investing, Venture Capital Investing
Business Description:Akers Capital, LLC is a venture capital firm specializing in investments in emerging technology companies. The firm focuses investments in networking and Internet infrastructure, computer software, and Internet and intranet software and services sectors. It targets companies based in the Northwestern states and California. The firm prefers to invest in private companies. Akers Capital, LLC was co-founded by Mr. Roger Akers and Mr. Tom Loutzenheiser in 1998 and is headquartered in Fair Oaks, California.
Primary Address:
Headquarters
5207 Sunrise Boulevard
Suite 220
Fair Oaks, California 95628
United States
Main Phone: 916-966-2236
Main Fax: 916-966-2239
Website: www.akerscapital.com

Company Name:Alcatel Ventures
Company Type:Private Investment Firm
Industries of Interest:Retailing
Stages of Interest:Early Venture, Emerging Growth
Most Recent Fund Info:Alcatel Venture Fund I, L.P. ($125mm)
Investment Type:Venture Capital Investing
Business Description:Alcatel Ventures is a venture capital firm operating through Alcatel Ventures Fund specializing in start up and early stage investments. It prefers to invest in high technology companies with a focus on wireless, optics, software, networking, and semiconductors. The firm seeks to invest in companies based in the U.S. and also consider investments in companies based in Korea. It typically invests between $500,000 and $3 million with capacity to increase this investment at a later time. The firm prefers to a lead investor and can also co-invest for larger investments rounds. It seeks to be a Board Member or in some cases the Chairman of the Board in its portfolio companies. Alcatel Ventures was founded in 1999 and is based in Los Angeles, California with additional offices in San Diego, California and Seoul, Korea.
Primary Address:
Headquarters
2029 Century Park East
Suite 1950
Los Angeles, California 90067
United States
Main Phone: 213-351-6880
Main Fax: 213-739-7882
Website:

Company Name:Alpine Investors, LP
Company Type:Private Investment Firm
Industries of Interest:Consumer Durables and Apparel, Retailing
Stages of Interest:Growth Capital
Most Recent Fund Info:Alpine Investors III, L.P. ($125mm)
Investment Type:Private Equity Investing
Business Description:Alpine Investors, LP is a private equity firm specializing in investments in and acquisitions of small to mid sized companies and also considers minority investments for growth. The firm typically invests through recapitalizations, asset purchases, and stock purchases. Its investments may be used to provide full or partial liquidity to entrepreneurs, family members, estates, passive investors, and corporate owners. The firm typically invests in direct marketing; gaming equipment and services; route based businesses; internet retail; waste management and rubbish removal; debt collection; outsourced business services; for-profit training and education; ATM operators; consumer products; document services; franchisees; franchisors; jewelry; non asset based logistics; specialty retailer; vending; energy; transportation; distribution; wealth management; and human resource outsourcing sectors. It prefers to invest in companies based in United States. The firm prefers to invest in companies generating revenues between $50 million and $200 million and having an EBITDA between $5 million and $35 million. It seeks to make both minority and majority investments in its portfolio companies. Alpine Investors, LP was founded by Mr. Graham Weaver in 2001 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California.
Primary Address:
Headquarters
Three Embarcadero Center
Suite 2330
San Francisco, California 94111
United States
Main Phone: 415-392-9100
Main Fax: 415-392-9101
Website: www.alpine-investors.com

Company Name:Altos Ventures
Company Type:Private Investment Firm
Industries of Interest:Retailing
Stages of Interest:Early Venture, Growth Capital, Mid Venture
Most Recent Fund Info:Atlos Ventures IV, L.P. ($70mm)
Investment Type:Venture Capital Investing
Business Description:Altos Venture is a venture capital firm specializing in seed, start-ups, and first stage investments. It prefers to invest in all sectors of the information technology industry including Internet, software, systems, services, and components. The firm also invests in bootstrapped companies, which have been in business for many years. It primarily invests in companies based in Northern California but for later stage investments, the firm can invest in other parts of United States, Asia, and Europe with a strong local co-investment partner. The firm typically invests between $100,000 and $3 million initially and invests up to $6 million over the life of the company. However, for special situations, it can access additional capital as well. The firm prefers to be the first and lead or co-lead investor in its portfolio companies. It prefers to have 25 percent ownership in its portfolio companies and can consider lower ownership percentage in later stage companies and a higher ownership in companies in which it act as co-founders. The firm seeks to take a board seat in its portfolio companies. Altos Venture was co-founded in 1996 by Mr. Brendon Kim and Mr. Han J. Kim and is based in Menlo Park, California.
Primary Address:
Headquarters
2882 Sand Hill Road
Suite 100
Menlo Park, California 94025
United States
Main Phone: 650-234-9771
Main Fax: 650-233-9821
Website: www.altosvc.com

Company Name:AltoTech Ventures, LLC
Company Type:Private Investment Firm
Industries of Interest:Retailing
Stages of Interest:Early Venture
Most Recent Fund Info:
Investment Type:Venture Capital Investing
Business Description:AltoTech Ventures, LLC is an investment firm that specializes in early-stage companies. Its focus is on enabling technologies, software and services for the Internet, telecommunications and networking sectors. Founded in 2000, AltoTech Ventures is headquartered in Redwood Shores, California.
Primary Address:
Headquarters
205 De Anza Boulevard #14
San Mateo, California 94402
United States
Main Phone: 650-574-1870
Main Fax: 650-574-1870
Website: www.altotechventures.com

Company Name:American Capital Technology Group
Company Type:Private Investment Firm
Industries of Interest:Retailing
Stages of Interest:Early Venture, Late Venture, Mid Venture
Most Recent Fund Info:
Investment Type:Private Equity Investing, Venture Capital Investing
Business Description:American Capital Technology Group is a principal investment firm specializing in early and mid stage venture investments. It also invests in late stage growth equity and leveraged buyout selectively. The firm targets investments in technology sector focusing on digital media and entertainment, Internet and consumer related, communications, mobile and wireless, security and data center infrastructure, software and services, semiconductor, and other innovative technologies. It typically, invests between $5 million and $25 million or higher depending on the opportunity. The firm is an operating subsidiary of American Capital Strategies, Ltd. American Capital Technology Group is based in Palo Alto, California with an additional office in Framingham, Massachusetts.
Primary Address:
Headquarters
525 University Avenue
Suite 500
Palo Alto, California 94301
United States
Main Phone: 650-289-4560
Main Fax: 650-289-4570
Website: www.american-capital.com/our_business/technology/technology.html

Company Name:AmidZad
Company Type:Corporate Investment Arm
Industries of Interest:Consumer Durables and Apparel
Stages of Interest:Early Venture, Emerging Growth
Most Recent Fund Info:
Investment Type:Venture Capital Investing
Business Description:AmidZad is a venture capital arm of Amidi Group specializing in seed and early-stage emerging growth companies. The firm typically invests in enterprise software and security; business and consumer product and services; communication and storage; and life sciences. It seeks to invest in the Unite States with a focus on the West Coast. Amizad was founded by Mr. Pejman Nozad, Mr. Rahim Amidi, and Mr. Saeed Amidi in 2000 and is based at Palo Alto, California.
Primary Address:
Headquarters
353 University Avenue
Palo Alto, California 94301
United States
Main Phone: 650-678-0123
Main Fax: 650-323-4044
Website: www.amidzad.com

Company Name:Andell Holdings, LLC
Company Type:Private Investment Firm
Industries of Interest:Consumer Durables and Apparel, Retailing
Stages of Interest:Early Venture, Growth Capital, Late Venture, Mid Venture
Most Recent Fund Info:
Investment Type:Private Equity Investing, Venture Capital Investing
Business Description:Andell Holdings, LLC is a venture capital firm specializing in early stage, mid stage, later stage, growth capital, acquisitions, and mezzanine financings. The firm primarily invests in branded businesses; luxury goods; leisure or lifestyle; health or wellness; hospitality and travel; media and entertainment; communications; marketing and distribution; food processing or manufacturing; wine and spirits; sports and promotion; real estate; chemicals; technology; and defense. It generally makes investments in North America, Canada, United Kingdom, Western Europe, and Israel. However, the firm has flexibility to invest in a variety of industries and geographies. In early stage, it seeks to invest between $2 million and $10 million in services, foods, or entertainment companies located in Western United States and having revenues and EBITDA between $10 million and $50 million and between $3 million and $10 million respectively. Within the mid stage, it seeks to invest between $5 million and $15 million in services, foods, or manufacturing companies located in North America with revenues and EBITDA between $20 million and $100 million and between $5 million and $20 million respectively. In late stage, it invests between $20 million and $100 million in services, foods, or manufacturing companies located in North America, Europe, and Israel with revenues and EBITDA between $40 million and $250 million and between $10 million and $50 million respectively. The firm only invests in companies that are able to generate a return on assets of at least 20 per cent. It seeks to participate at all levels of capital structure including common equity, preferred equity, and subordinated debt except senior debt. The firm is flexible with respect to the type of financings it provides. It may not acquire ownership stake or control of the company but prefers to have board representation in its portfolio companies or voting control. The firm may also partner with other firms. The investments are made in the form common equity, preferred, senior debt, and subordinated debt. The firm does not manage any third party funds. Andell Holdings, LLC was founded by Mr. Andrew Hauptman and Mrs. Ellen Bronfman Hauptman and is based in Los Angeles, California.
Primary Address:
Headquarters
10877 Wilshire Boulevard
Suite 2200
Los Angeles, California 90024
United States
Main Phone: 310-954-4880
Main Fax: 310-954-4881
Website: www.andellinc.com

Company Name: Angel Investors L.P.
Company Type:Private Investment Firm
Industries of Interest:Retailing
Stages of Interest:Early Venture
Most Recent Fund Info:Angel Investors, LP II
Investment Type:Venture Capital Investing
Business Description:Angel Investors makes early stage investments in San Francisco-based companies engaged in the Internet, e-commerce and information-technology. It has two funds as of Dec 1999. Angel I and II. Angel I closed in January, and has invested in 81 companies, II is their latest fund.
Primary Address:
Headquarters
10877 Wilshire Boulevard
Suite 2200
Los Angeles, California 90024
United States
Main Phone: 310-954-4880
Main Fax: 310-954-4881
Website: www.andellinc.com

Company Name: APV Technology Partners
Company Type:Private Investment Firm
Industries of Interest:Retailing
Stages of Interest:Early Venture
Most Recent Fund Info:APV Technology Partners III, L.P. ($114mm)
Investment Type:Venture Capital Investing
Business Description:APV Technology Partners is a venture capital firm specializing in early stage investments. The firm seeks to invest in the information technology sector. It prefers to invest in private companies. APV Technology Partners was founded by Mr. Peter G. Bodine, Mr. William J. Stewart, and Mr. Spencer Tall in 1995 and is based in Palo Alto, California.
Primary Address:
Headquarters
2370 Watson Court
Suite 200
Palo Alto, California 94303-3226
United States
Main Phone: 650-354-3200
Main Fax: 650-813-1244
Website: www.apvtp.com

Company Name: Aqua International Partners
Company Type:Private Investment Firm
Industries of Interest:Consumer Durables and Apparel
Stages of Interest:Growth Capital
Most Recent Fund Info:
Investment Type:Private Equity Investing, Venture Capital Investing
Business Description:Aqua International Partners is a principal investment firm. It invests in common equity, preferred stock, or debt with warrants or conversion features, including senior and subordinated debt. The firm invests in companies providing water and water-related products or services to emerging market economies. It provides private equity finance to companies that show strong growth prospects or are undergoing privatization and restructuring. The firm generally invests in companies are bottled water, water purification and treatment operations, manufacturing equipment or products (e.g. pipes, pumps, meters, filters, et. al.) for commercial, industrial, and residential water users and other related activities or services supporting the purification, treatment, and supply of water. It prefers to invest in Asia, Europe, Latin America, and the United States. It will only engage in transactions that are approved by a company’s board of directors or executive management team. The fund seeks to invest between $25 million and $50 million with a minimum investment of $5 million. Its typical investment range is from five to seven years. Aqua International Partners was founded in 1997 by Mr. William K. Reilly. The firm is based in San Francisco, California.
Primary Address:
Headquarters
345 California Street
Suite 2600
San Francisco, California 94104-2639
United States
Main Phone: 415-743-1517
Main Fax: 415-743-1504
Website:

Company Name: ARC Investment Partners, LLC
Company Type:Private Investment Firm
Industries of Interest:Consumer Durables and Apparel, Retailing
Stages of Interest:Growth Capital
Most Recent Fund Info:
Investment Type:Private Equity Investing
Business Description:ARC Investment Partners, LLC is a private equity firm specializing in growth capital and shareholder liquidity investments. Shareholder liquidity is often provided to private equity and venture capital firms looking for an exit vehicle for their portfolio companies. The firm invests in late stage private companies to take them public through its merger IPO process, which combines a substantial financing with a merger into a public entity. The firm does not focus on any particular industry however prefers to invest in alternative energy, technology and internet, traditional energy, consumer products and retail, financial services, and life sciences and biotech. It invests in both entrepreneur and private equity owned businesses. The firm combines an equity financing between $10 million and $100 million with a reverse merger into a public entity. It typically leads the transaction along with its co-investors and invests in companies with a minimum market capitalization of $75 million. ARC Investment Partners, LLC is based in Beverly Hills, California.
Primary Address:
Headquarters
9440 Little Santa Monica Boulevard
Suite 401
Beverly Hills, California 90210
United States
Main Phone: 310-402-5901
Main Fax: 310-402-5937
Website: www.arcinvestmentpartners.com

Company Name: Atrium Capital Corporation
Company Type:Private Investment Firm
Industries of Interest:Retailing
Stages of Interest:Early Venture, Emerging Growth, Growth Capital, Late Venture, Mid VentureEarly Venture, Emerging Growth, Growth Capital, Late Venture, Mid Venture
Most Recent Fund Info:Atrium Capital III, L.P., Atrium Venture Partners, L.P. ($3mm)
Investment Type:Venture Capital Investing
Business Description:Atrium Capital Corporation is a venture capital firm specializing in investments in post seed stage technology companies. The firm primarily invests in industries like energy technology, advanced materials, digital imaging, telematics, wireless and mobility, online commerce and interactive marketing, transportation, and document management. It has several corporate partners that are able to make private equity investments (maintaining proximity to the portfolio companies for strategic purposes) while outsourcing the venture capital skills (deal flow, due diligence, negotiation, structure) to the venture capitalists at the firm. The corporate partners remain active participants in each investment while the firm manages the investment process. Atrium Capital Corporation was founded in 1991 and is based at Menlo Park, California.
Primary Address:
Headquarters
3000 Sand Hill Road
Building 2
Suite 240
Menlo Park, California 94025
United States
Main Phone: 650-233-7878
Main Fax: 650-233-6944
Website: www.atriumcapital.com

Company Name: Attractor Investment Management Inc.
Company Type:Private Investment Firm
Industries of Interest:Retailing
Stages of Interest:Growth Capital
Most Recent Fund Info:
Investment Type:Venture Capital Investing
Business Description:Attractor Investment Management Inc. is an employee owned investment manager with approximately $217 million in assets under management. The firm provides its services to pooled investment vehicles. It invests in the public equity and venture capital markets of the United States. The firm typically invests in software, Internet, and data communications sectors. Attractor Investment Management was founded in 1996 and is based in Burlingame, California.
Primary Address:
Headquarters
1440 Chapin Avenue
Suite 201
Burlingame, California 94010
United States
Main Phone: 650-685-8540
Main Fax: 650-685-8545
Website: www.attractor.com

Company Name: Autodesk Ventures
Company Type:Corporate Investment Arm
Industries of Interest:Retailing
Stages of Interest:Early Venture
Most Recent Fund Info:
Investment Type:Venture Capital Investing
Business Description:Autodesk Ventures is the corporate venture capital arm of Autodesk Inc. Their investments are typically seed to first-round financing and range from $500,000 to $2 million. Autodesk Ventures invests in companies that may provide potential strategic value to Autodesk, Autodesk Ventures portfolio companies, and related ‘new economy’ initiatives. Autodesk is a strategic investor and prefers to co-invest along with an established venture capital firm. Target investments fall into two primary categories. The first is B2B portals, hubs and communities for Autodesk’s markets including manufacturing, construction, and film, video, and web content creation. The second is enabling technology for B2B commerce in adjacent or complementary markets or that supports Autodesk Ventures’ portfolio companies.
Primary Address:
Headquarters
111 McInnis Parkway
San Rafael, California 94903
United States
Main Phone: 415-507-5000
Main Fax: 415-507-8148
Website: www.autodesk.com

Company Name: Autus Capital, LLC
Company Type:Private Investment Firm
Industries of Interest:Consumer Durables and Apparel, Retailing
Stages of Interest:Growth Capital
Most Recent Fund Info:
Investment Type:Private Equity Investing
Business Description:Autus Capital, LLC is a private equity firm specializing in acquisitions of standalone manufacturing companies and purchasing divestitures or product lines, buildups, and growth oriented financings. It invests in building products, appliance products, proprietary plastic products, chemicals and allied products, stone, clay, glass and concrete products, internet retail distribution businesses, primary and fabricated metal industries, industrial and commercial machinery, electronics, electrical equipment and components, transportation equipment, measuring/analyzing/controlling equipment, and miscellaneous manufacturing industries. The firm prefers to acquire companies based in Southern California with annual net sales between $5 million and $50 million and an EBITDA between $1 million and $10 million. It seeks a majority ownership position in new acquisition opportunities and can also co-invest with other institutional investors. Autus Capital, LLC is based at Rancho Santa Fe, California.
Primary Address:
Headquarters
PO Box 2036
Rancho Santa Fe, California 92067
United States
Main Phone: 858-472-2064
Main Fax: 928-441-7589
Website: www.autuscapital.com

Company Name: Baccharis Capital, Inc.
Company Type:Private Investment Firm
Industries of Interest:Consumer Durables and Apparel, Retailing
Stages of Interest:Early Venture, Growth Capital
Most Recent Fund Info:
Investment Type:Venture Capital Investing
Business Description:Baccharis Capital, Inc. is no longer investing since 2004. The firm is a principal investing firm specializing in start ups and early stage investments. It seeks to invest in socially responsible and educational software, internet, educational toys, organic food, health, and other consumer products. The firm seeks to invest in companies based in United States, preferably in southwest, west coast, and California region. It prefers to invest between $0.5 million and $10 million. Baccharis Capital, Inc. was founded in 1991 by Mr. F. Noel Perry and is based in Menlo Park, California.
Primary Address:
Headquarters
2427 Sand Hill Road
Suite 100
Menlo Park, California 94025
United States
Main Phone: 650-324-6844
Main Fax: 650-854-3025
Website:

Company Name: Balmoral Advisors LLC
Company Type:Private Investment Firm
Industries of Interest:Consumer Durables and Apparel, Retailing
Stages of Interest:Growth Capital
Most Recent Fund Info:
Investment Type:Private Equity Investing
Business Description:Balmoral Advisors LLC is a private equity firm specializing in recapitalizations, special situations, and acquisition transactions of small and middle-market companies. The firm also seeks to invest in buyouts and PIPES transactions. It focuses on companies undergoing financial distress and operational turnaround, and those companies undervalued by their markets and shareholders. The firm seeks to invest in a broad range of industries including manufacturing, business services, consumer products, retail, and value-added distribution. It prefers to invest in companies based in the United States and Canada. The firm invests between $5 million and $25 million, with the capability of much larger transactions through the capital resources of the firm’s limited partners, in companies with revenues between $25 million and $500 million. It structures its investments in the form of equity, debt, and hybrid securities and seeks to acquire both control and non-control interests in its portfolio companies. The firm typically holds its investments in portfolio companies for a period between three years and five years. Balmoral Advisors LLC is based in Los Angeles, California.
Primary Address:
Headquarters
11150 Santa Monica Boulevard
Suite 600
Los Angeles, California 90025
United States
Main Phone: 310-445-3610
Main Fax: 310-445-3624
Website: www.balmoralfunds.com

Company Name: Band of Angels
Company Type:Private Investment Firm
Industries of Interest:Retailing
Stages of Interest:Early Venture, Mid Venture
Most Recent Fund Info:Band of Angels Fund, L.P. ($50mm)
Investment Type:Venture Capital Investing
Business Description:Band of Angels is a venture capital firm specializing in start up, seed and early stage investments. The firm seeks to invest in high technology companies with a focus on Internet, web services, life science, biotechnology, software, communications, semiconductor, telecom, and networking. It primarily targets companies local in the Silicon Valley. The firm may also consider investments in the Louisiana and San Diego areas. However, 95 percent of its investments are local and generally non-local deals will not be reviewed. It typically invests between $300,000 and $750,000 but will lead syndication between $2 million and $3 million. The firm prefers to be a lead investor and seeks to have a board seat in its portfolio companies. Band of Angels was founded by Late Mr. Johannes C. (Hans) Severiens in 1994 and is headquartered in Menlo Park, California.
Primary Address:
Headquarters
275 Middlefield Road
Menlo Park, California 94025
United States
Main Phone: 650-321-0852
Website: www.bandangels.com

Company Name: Barksdale Group
Company Type:Private Investment Firm
Industries of Interest:Retailing
Stages of Interest:Early Venture, Late Venture
Most Recent Fund Info:
Investment Type:Venture Capital Investing
Business Description:In January 2002, the Barksdale Group dissolved because it was unable to raise new funds.
The Barksdale Group (TBG), headed by Netscape founder Jim Barksdale, makes early and late-stage investments in Internet startups. TBG’s early round financing contributions are under $2 million and directed to business-to-business and business-to-consumer e-commerce, Internet infrastructure, application services, networking equipment, telecommunication and wireless communications, and software companies. Later round investments are in the $2 million to $20 million range in similar companies. The firm provides additional financing through syndication with other investors. The firm likes to invest in companies where TBG team has direct experience. TBG also assists in facilitating mergers and acquisitions, recruiting efforts, and operations advice and execution.
Primary Address:
Headquarters
2730 Sand Hill Road
Menlo Park, California 94025
United States
Main Phone: 650-234-5200
Main Fax: 650-234-5201
Website: www.barksdalegroup.com

Company Name: Bastion Capital CorporationBastion Capital Corporation
Company Type:Private Investment Firm
Industries of Interest:Consumer Durables and Apparel, Retailing
Stages of Interest:Late Venture
Most Recent Fund Info:PAF, L.P. ($75mm), Bastion Capital Fund II, L.P. ($400mm)
Investment Type:Private Equity Investing, Venture Capital Investing
Business Description:Bastion Capital Corporation is a principal investment firm specializing in emerging Hispanic markets. It typically invests in Spanish-language media, marketing, healthcare, financials, and e-commerce companies. The firm focuses on companies based in South America and the United States. The firm invests between $20 and $50 million in companies having an EBITDA of at least $25 million. Bastion Capital Corporation was founded by Mr. Daniel D. Villanueva and Mr. Guillermo Bron in 1990. The firm is based in Los Angeles, California.
Primary Address:
Headquarters
1901 Avenue of the Stars
Suite 400
Los Angeles, California 90067
United States
Main Phone: 310-788-5712
Main Fax: 310-277-7582
Website:

Company Name: Benchmark Capital
Company Type:Private Investment Firm
Industries of Interest:Consumer Durables and Apparel, Retailing
Stages of Interest:Early Venture, Growth Capital, Mid Venture
Most Recent Fund Info:Benchmark Founders Fund, L.P, Benchmark Israel II, L.P. ($250mm), Benchmark Capital VI, L.P. ($500mm), Benchmark Europe III, L.P. ($550mm)
Investment Type:Venture Capital Investing
Business Description:Benchmark Capital is a venture capital firm specializing in early stage investments. The firm seeks to invest in technology driven companies in the areas of enterprise software and services, communications and security, semiconductors, mobile computing, consumer services, and financial services. It mainly seeks to invest in companies based in U.S. and Europe. The firm typically seeks to make initial investments between $3 million and $5 million, with investments between $5 million and $15 million over the life of its portfolio companies. Its investments can range between $100,000 and $10 million or $15 million. Benchmark Capital was founded in 1995 and is based in Menlo Park, California with additional offices in London, United Kingdom and Herzliya Pituach, Israel.
Primary Address:
Headquarters
2480 Sand Hill Road
Suite 200
Menlo Park, California 94025
United States
Main Phone: 650-854-8180
Main Fax: 650-854-8183
Website: www.benchmark.com

Company Name: Berkus Technology Ventures, LLC
Company Type:Private Investment Firm
Industries of Interest:Retailing
Stages of Interest:Early Venture
Most Recent Fund Info:Kodiak Ventures, L.P.
Investment Type:Venture Capital Investing
Business Description:Berkus Technology Ventures, LLC is a venture capital firm. The firm makes investments through several angel investment funds that makes seed stage investments. The firm targets to invest in Internet, software, communications, and multimedia sectors. It makes investments in companies based in Southern California. Berkus Technology Ventures, LLC was founded by Mr. David W. Berkus and is based in Arcadia, California.
Primary Address:
Headquarters
Arcadia, California
United States
Main Phone: 626-355-5375
Main Fax: 626-355-2771
Website: www.berkus.com

Company Name: Bertelsmann Capital Ventures GmbH
Company Type:Corporate Investment Arm
Industries of Interest:Retailing
Stages of Interest:Early Venture
Most Recent Fund Info:
Investment Type:Venture Capital Investing
Business Description:Bertelsmann Capital Ventures is a venture capital firm specializing in early stage investments. The firm seeks to invest in consumer Internet, media, and communications software. Bertelsmann Capital Ventures was founded in 2001 and is based in San Francisco, California.
Primary Address:
Headquarters
600 Montgomery Street
43rd Floor
San Francisco, California 94111
United States
Main Phone: 415 869 5200
Main Fax: 415 869 5201
Website: www.bvcapital.com

Company Name: Beyond Ventures
Company Type:Private Investment Firm
Industries of Interest:Retailing
Stages of Interest:Early Venture
Most Recent Fund Info:
Investment Type:Venture Capital Investing
Business Description:Beyond Ventures is a Seattle-based incubator. Beyond typically focuses its efforts on technology, Internet and communications startups. The incubator assists startups by providing the necessary fundraising, identifying and registration of partners, facility organization and infrastructure development. Beyond Ventures provides web development, technology and communication services, facilities services, legal services and business consulting. Beyond Ventures business consulting includes strategic planning, finance advisory services, creative and branding management, business development, marketing and sales services, capital advisory services, human resources and recruiting along with accounting services. Beyond Ventures provides financing in the form of early-stage investments and the participation in later financing rounds. The incubator invests between $250,000 and $1,000,000 in each portfolio company in exchange for a 10% to 50% equity ownership interest.
Primary Address:
Headquarters
1151 Fairview Avenue
Seattle, Washington 98109
United States
Main Phone: 206-283-7200
Main Fax: 206-283-5209
Website:

Company Name: Big Sky Partners
Company Type:Private Investment Firm
Industries of Interest:Consumer Durables and Apparel
Stages of Interest:Early Venture, Late Venture
Most Recent Fund Info:
Investment Type:Venture Capital Investing
Business Description:Big Sky Partners is a venture capital firm specializing in early and late stage investments. The firm seeks to invest in the following areas but is not limited to: fiber optic infrastructure, wireless services, nanotechnology, next generation consumer products, merchant service companies, solar energy startups, and digital entertainment. Big Sky Partners was founded by Mr. Micheal Schwab in 1999 and is based in San Francisco, California.
Primary Address:
Headquarters
PO Box 470535
San Francisco, California 94147-0535
United States
Main Phone: 415-440-2519
Main Fax: 415-440-2518
Website: www.bigskyvc.com

Company Name: Black Canyon Capital LLC
Company Type:Private Investment Firm
Industries of Interest:Consumer Durables and Apparel, Retailing
Stages of Interest:Growth Capital
Most Recent Fund Info:Private Capital Partners ($250mm), Black Canyon Direct Investment Fund, L.P. ($500mm)
Investment Type:Private Equity Investing
Business Description:Black Canyon Capital LLC is a private equity firm specializing in management buyouts, acquisition financings, minority and majority recapitalizations, refinancing, mezzanine debt, and growth financings. The firm invests in companies in the business services, financial services, health care, restaurants, consumer products, industrial and niche manufacturing, media, and retail sectors. It seeks to invest in companies based in North America. The firm typically invests between $25 million and $100 million in companies with a minimum EBITDA of $10 million to acquire controlling and non-controlling stakes in its portfolio companies. It structures its investments through equity and structured debt securities including mezzanine debt, senior and subordinated loans, and first and second lien debt. Black Canyon Capital LLC was founded by Mr. Michael Hooks and Mr. Mark Lanigan in September 2004 and is based in Los Angeles, California.
Primary Address:
Headquarters
2000 Avenue of the Stars
11th Floor
Los Angeles, California 90067
United States
Main Phone: 310-272-1800
Main Fax: 310-272-1801
Website: www.blackcanyoncapital.com

Company Name: BlueRun Ventures
Company Type:Private Investment Firm
Industries of Interest:Consumer Durables and Apparel
Stages of Interest:Early Venture, Growth Capital, Late Venture, Mid Venture
Most Recent Fund Info:Nokia Early Stage Technology Fund, L.P. ($35mm), BlueRun Ventures IV, L.P. ($200mm)
Investment Type:Private Equity Investing, Venture Capital Investing
Business Description:BlueRun Ventures is a venture capital firm specializing in early and start-up stage investments. The firm prefers to make investments in companies engaged in the information technology, mobile, and consumer technology industries. It seeks to invest globally. The firm was formerly known as Nokia Venture Partners. BlueRun Ventures was founded in 1998 and is based in Menlo Park, California with additional offices across the United States, Europe, and Asia.
Primary Address:
Headquarters
545 Middlefield Road
Suite 210
Menlo Park, California 94025
United States
Main Phone: 650-462-7250
Main Fax: 650-462-7252
Website: www.brv.com

Company Name: Bowman Capital Management, L.L.C.
Company Type:Private Investment Firm
Industries of Interest:Retailing
Stages of Interest:Emerging Growth, Growth Capital, Late Venture, Mid Venture
Most Recent Fund Info:
Investment Type:Venture Capital Investing
Business Description:As of 2007, Bowman Capital Management, L.L.C. is no longer operating. Bowman Capital Management, L.L.C. is a venture capital firm specializing in expansion-stage investments for private as well as aggressive growth public companies. For its private equity investments, the firm typically invests in technology companies that focus on Internet infrastructure; software and services; networking; enterprise software; and communication equipment, components, and services. It primarily targets significant minority investments from $5 million to $25 million. The firm prefers to be the lead investor, but can co-invest when appropriate. It employs an active hedging strategy to increase absolute returns and lower the volatility of the funds. The firm’s private equity investment strategy focuses on companies that are building out or capitalizing on the universal broadband network. For its public investments, it manages hedge funds for its clients. The firm invests in the public equity and hedging markets of the United States. It typically invests in technology companies employing a fundamental analysis with a bottom-up stock picking approach. Bowman Capital Management was founded in 1995 and is based in San Mateo, California with additional offices in New York City and London.
Primary Address:
Headquarters
1875 South Grant Street
Suite 600
San Mateo, California 94402
United States
Main Phone: 650-287-2200
Main Fax: 650-572-1844
Website: www.bowmancapital.com

Company Name: Brentwood Associates
Company Type:Private Investment Firm
Industries of Interest:Consumer Durables and Apparel, Retailing
Stages of Interest:Emerging Growth, Growth Capital
Most Recent Fund Info:Brentwood Associates Private Equity IV, L.P. ($370mm)
Investment Type:Private Equity Investing
Business Description:Brentwood Associates is a private equity firm specializing in investments in management buyouts, recapitalizations, and growth capital transactions. The firm seeks to invest in middle market companies. It also invests in industry consolidations, distribution expansions, service line extensions, product development, and geographic expansions. The firm invests in consumer-related businesses including: action sports/outdoor lifestyle products, business services, consumer products/services, direct marketing, distribution, education, health, wellness & conscious living, marketing services, restaurants, specialty media, specialty retail, and sporting goods. It seeks to invest between $20 million and $75 million and has the ability to lead equity investments of $150 million or more. The firm seeks to invest in companies with operating cash flows exceeding $10 million, operating margins exceeding 10%, and purchase price between $50 million and $400 million. It seeks to take an advisory board seat in its portfolio companies. The firm typically takes a majority stake in its portfolio companies but may consider significant minority investments. Brentwood Associates was founded in 1972 and is based in Los Angles, California.
Primary Address:
Headquarters
11150 Santa Monica Boulevard
Suite 1200
Los Angeles, California 90025
United States
Main Phone: 310-477-6611
Main Fax: 310-477-1011
Website: www.brentwood.com

Company Name: Bridgescale Partners
Company Type:Private Investment Firm
Industries of Interest:Retailing
Stages of Interest:Early Venture, Growth Capital, Late Venture, Mid Venture
Most Recent Fund Info:Bridgescale Partners I, L.P. ($160mm)
Investment Type:Private Equity Investing, Venture Capital Investing
Business Description:Bridgescale Partners is a principal investment firm focusing on a range of investments from venture-backed startups to public and private company divestitures. It invests in early and mid to late stage companies. The firm invests in growth capital transactions, full or partial recapitalizations, spinouts, acquisition financings, corporate divestitures, and buyouts. It invests in bootstrapped companies. The firm invests in the technology sector including consumer Internet, digital media, semiconductors, communications, communications hardware, software, enterprise IT, mobile, and related services. It is flexible with respect to investment size. The firm prefers to lead the investment round and can take minority equity positions. Bridgescale Partners was founded by Mr. Robert Chaplinsky and Mr. Matthew Cowan is based in Menlo Park, California.
Primary Address:
Headquarters
2200 Sand Hill Road
Suite 240
Menlo Park, California
United States
Main Phone: 650-854-6100
Main Fax: 650-618-8745
Website: www.bridgescale.com

Company Name: Buerk Dale Victor LLC
Company Type:Private Investment Firm
Industries of Interest:Consumer Durables and Apparel, Retailing
Stages of Interest:Early Venture, Emerging Growth, Growth Capital
Most Recent Fund Info:Angel Partners Fund, L.P. ($15mm), BDV II, L.P. ($56.7mm)
Investment Type:Venture Capital Investing
Business Description:Buerk Dale Victor, LLC is a venture capital firm specializing in investments in emerging growth companies. It typically invests in business and consumer product services, healthcare, retail, technology, and financial services industries. The firm primarily invests in Pacific Northwest region of United States with a focus on Washington, Oregon, Alaska, Idaho, Utah, and Montana. It seeks to serve as a proactive board member in its portfolio companies. In January 2004, the firm changed its name from Buerk Craig Victor L.L.C. to Buerk Dale Victor LLC. Buerk Dale Victor LLC was founded in 1999 by Mr. Arthur Buerk and Mr. Roger Victor is based in Seattle, Washington with additional offices in Portland, Oregon and Boise, Idaho.
Primary Address:
Headquarters
1200 Fifth Avenue
Suite 1800
Seattle, Washington 98101
United States
Main Phone: 206-956-0898
Main Fax: 206-956-0863
Website: www.bcvllc.com

Company Name: BV Capital
Company Type:Corporate Investment Arm
Industries of Interest:Retailing
Stages of Interest:Early Venture, Growth Capital, Mid Venture
Most Recent Fund Info:
Investment Type:Venture Capital Investing
Business Description:BV Capital is an investment arm of Bertelsmann AG specializing in early stage investments in technology driven companies in the areas of consumer Internet, media, communications software, enterprise software and services, networking equipment and services, mobile computing, and consumer service. The firm is able to facilitate international projects due to the presence of a strong European and US network. Consequently, its investments are geographically focused on both markets. The firm was formerly known as Bertelsmann Ventures. BV Capital was founded in 1998 and is based in San Francisco, California, with an additional office in Hamburg, Germany.
Primary Address:
Headquarters
600 Montgomery Street
43rd Floor
San Francisco, California 94111
United States
Main Phone: 415-869-5200
Main Fax: 415-869-5201
Website: www.bvfund.com

Company Name: California Technology Ventures, LLC
Company Type:Private Investment Firm
Industries of Interest:Retailing
Stages of Interest:Early Venture, Late Venture
Most Recent Fund Info:CTV II, L.P. ($196mm)
Investment Type:Venture Capital Investing
Business Description:California Technology Ventures, LLC is a venture capital firm specializing in investments in seed or start-up companies, first and second round investments, and later stage investments. It prefers to invest in the information and communications technology and life sciences sector. In information and communications technology sector, the firm focuses on computer hardware, telecommunications, electronics, semiconductors, software and systems, multi-media, and Internet companies. In the life sciences sector, it seeks to invest in bio-pharmaceuticals and medical devices companies. The firm invests in smaller amounts required by early-stage companies. It initially invests between $250,000 and $2 million in a company and can invest up to $5 million over the life of the investment. California Technology Ventures, LLC was founded by Mr. Alexander B. Suh and is based in Pasadena, California.
Primary Address:
Headquarters
670 North Rosemead Boulevard
Suite 201
Pasadena, California 91107
United States
Main Phone: 626-351-3700
Main Fax: 626-351-3702
Website: www.ctventures.com

Company Name: Caltius Capital Management
Company Type:Private Investment Firm
Industries of Interest:Consumer Durables and Apparel, Retailing
Stages of Interest:Growth Capital, Late Venture
Most Recent Fund Info:Caltius Private Equity Partners II, L.P. ($133mm), Caltius Partners IV, L.P. ($500mm)
Investment Type:Private Equity Investing, Venture Capital Investing
Business Description:Caltius Capital Management is a principal investment firm specializing in private equity and mezzanine investments. The firm’s mezzanine investments are focused on acquisition financings, recapitalizations, re-financings, management and leveraged buyouts, liquidity for existing shareholders, shareholder dividends, and growth capital financings. It will also provide minority equity co-investments, turnaround, late venture, acquisition facilities, and senior bridge financings in conjunction with subordinated debt investments. The firm seeks to invest in middle market and mature companies across a wide range of industries. It focuses on companies based in North America. The firm invests between $5 million to $35 million of subordinated debt, subordinated notes, and preferred stock in companies with annual revenues of $15 million to $250 million. The debt is provided at an interest rate of 10 percent to 14 percent paid quarterly and 100 percent of the principal due at maturity. For mezzanine investments, the firm seeks a minority interest and a board seat in its portfolio companies. The firm’s equity investments are focused on management-led buyouts, later-stage growth financings, leveraged recapitalizations, acquisitions, estate planning, and corporate divestitures in the small and mid-sized companies. It focuses on services, manufacturing, and distribution companies. The firm will not consider investments in technology, oil and gas, and real estate. It typically invests in services, manufacturing, and distribution sectors with a focus on branded consumer products, food and beverage manufacturing and distribution, specialty food and drug packaging, consumer services and products, light manufacturing, specialty healthcare services and products, and business services and outsourcing. The equity investments range between $5 million and $20 million in companies having enterprise values between $10 million and $50 million. The firm seeks controlling or substantial minority ownership positions in its portfolio companies for its equity investments. Caltius Capital Management was founded by Mr. Jim Upchurch and Mr. Jess Ravich in 1997 and is based in Los Angeles, California.
Primary Address:
Headquarters
11766 Wilshire Boulevard
Suite 850
Los Angeles, California 90025
United States
Main Phone: 310-996-9585
Main Fax: 310-996-9577
Website: www.caltius.com

Company Name: Canaan Partners
Company Type:Private Investment Firm
Industries of Interest:Retailing
Stages of Interest:Early Venture, Growth Capital, Late Venture, Mid Venture
Most Recent Fund Info:Canaan Equity VIII, L.P. ($650mm)
Investment Type:Venture Capital Investing
Business Description:Canaan Partners is a venture capital firm. The firm invests in any stages of development, from seed financings to late stage investments and focuses on early stage investments typically Series A and B financings. It typically invests in information technology, healthcare, and life sciences sectors with particular focus on clean technology; digital media and communications; enterprise software and services; biopharmaceuticals companies developing new vaccines and therapeutics to combat infectious diseases; diagnostics; and medical devices. Within digital media and communications, the firm invests in next generation advertising technologies, online content communities, and networking and communication infrastructure. For medical devices, it focuses on significant unmet medical needs in a variety of disease categories and therapeutic indications, including cardiovascular disease, central nervous system diseases, and aesthetic medicine. Within diagnostics, the firm also invests in implantable sensors that regulate therapeutics and development of personalized medicines and monitoring for various disease states, such as cancer, asthma, and diabetes. It seeks to invest globally. The firm typically invests between $4 million and $20 million in its portfolio company. Canaan Partners was founded in 1987 and is based in Menlo Park, California with additional offices in Westport, Connecticut; Herzliya Pituach, Israel; and Gurgaon, India.
Primary Address:
Headquarters
2765 Sand Hill Road
Menlo Park, California 94025
United States
Main Phone: 650-854-8092
Main Fax: 650-854-8127
Website: www.canaan.com

Company Name: Capstone Partners, L.L.C.
Company Type:Private Investment Firm
Industries of Interest:Retailing
Stages of Interest:Growth Capital
Most Recent Fund Info:
Investment Type:Venture Capital Investing
Business Description:Capstone Equity Partners, LLC finances start-up and early stage companies in the following sectors: technology, retail, real estate, oil and gas, and services. Capstone focuses on start-ups, but it will consider established businesses seeking growth and acquisition capital. The firm’s equity placements range from $25,000 to $1 million. Capstone primarily invests in the southeastern United States and Mexico. Capstone is based in Portland, Oregon and has additional office in Washington.
Primary Address:
Headquarters
1015 NW 11th Avenue
Suite 243
Portland, Oregon 97209
United States
Main Phone: 503-226-1972
Main Fax: 503-226-1973
Website: www.capstone-partners.com

Company Name: Carlisle Enterprises, LLC
Company Type:Private Investment Firm
Industries of Interest:Consumer Durables and Apparel, Retailing
Stages of Interest:Growth Capital
Most Recent Fund Info:
Investment Type:Private Equity Investing
Business Description:Carlisle Enterprises, LLC is a private equity firm specializing in minority and growth capital investments in private and public companies, recapitalization of private companies, acquisition of a division or subsidiary of public companies, and consolidation of a fragmented industry by acquisition. The firm also invests in underperforming businesses, including companies in need of operating or capital restructuring. It seeks to invest in companies providing products and services to industrial, commercial, and consumer markets. It typically invests in power systems, including internal combustion engines and related equipment and services; composite materials and structures; communication and identification products and systems; consumer products and services; control systems and assemblies; specialty chemicals, including resins, coatings and adhesives; diagnostic and process control products, systems and services; electrical products and systems; global outsourcing and logistic services; government infrastructure development and support services; restaurant, retail and related businesses; industrial support services; defense systems and products; aircraft components, systems and services; life science, healthcare and environmental products and services; liquid and air handling equipment and services; electronics products; packaging systems and materials; specialty metals and alloys; surveillance, detection and analysis products and services; and vehicular systems, parts and accessories. The firm seeks to invest in companies headquartered in the United States and Canada, but has interest in U.S. companies with significant operations outside of North America. It typically invests in companies with annual revenues in the range of $50 million to over $1.0 billion but will consider smaller companies as add-ons to portfolio companies and in selected high growth investments. The firm can provide equity of up to $100 million in any single transaction, with substantially more in conjunction with existing co-investment partners. It seeks control position in its portfolio companies, but can also make minority equity investments. Carlisle Enterprises, LLC was co-founded by Mr. James S. Carlisle in 1990 and is headquartered in San Diego California.
Primary Address:
Headquarters
4330 La Jolla Village Drive
Suite 270
San Diego, California 92122
United States
Main Phone: 858-459-2922
Main Fax: 858-459-3776
Website: www.carlisle-acquisitions.com

Company Name: CDIB Ventures
Company Type:Private Investment Firm
Industries of Interest:Retailing
Stages of Interest:Early Venture, Late Venture, Mid Venture
Most Recent Fund Info:North America Venture Fund II, L.P. ($91mm)
Investment Type:Venture Capital Investing
Business Description:CDIB Ventures is a venture capital firm specializing in start-up, early stage, and mid-to-late stage investments. It primarily invests in technology companies with a focus on Internet, software, enterprise software, telecommunications, networking, and semiconductor businesses. The firm seeks to invest in companies based in United States and Canada. It can also syndicate investment rounds with partners worldwide. The firm seeks to be a lead or follow-on investor in its portfolio companies and as lead investor, it seeks a board seat. It is a subsidiary of China Development Industrial Bank. CDIB Ventures was founded in October 1997 and is based in Santa Clara, California with an additional office in Burlington, Massachusetts.
Primary Address:
Headquarters
3945 Freedom Circle
Suite 270
Santa Clara, California 95054
United States
Main Phone: 408-235-8688
Main Fax: 408-235-8816
Website: www.cdibventures.com

Company Name: Century Park Capital Partners, Inc.
Company Type:Private Investment Firm
Industries of Interest:Consumer Durables and Apparel, Retailing
Stages of Interest:Growth Capital
Most Recent Fund Info:Century Park Capital Partners II, L.P ($265mm)
Investment Type:Private Equity Investing
Business Description:Century Park Capital Partners, Inc. is a private equity firm specializing in minority and majority recapitalizations, growth financings, management buyouts, acquisition financings, and corporate divestitures. The firm focuses on privately held middle market companies or divisions of larger companies. It prefers to invest in manufacturing, branded distribution, and service industries with a special emphasis on consumer and recreational products, food ingredients and branded ethnic food, for-profit education, industrial and business services, infant non-apparel products, laboratory testing services or products, medical components, subassemblies, and supplies, pet supplies (branded), products and services for aging consumers, packaging, performance after-market automotive products, specialty chemicals, and third party logistics. It typically invests in companies located in North America. The firm specializes in facilitating owner liquidity and business expansion. It seeks to invest between $10 million and $50 million in companies with company valuations between $25 million and $150 million. It prefers to invest in companies having revenues between $30 million and $150 million and operating cash flows in excess of $5 million. The firm has the flexibility to invest on a minority interest or control basis and in the form of redeemable preferred, convertible preferred, common stock, or any combination thereof. It usually buys 30% to 80% of the company’s stocks thereby making minority or majority investments. The firm also makes larger investments by co-investing with other investors. Century Park Capital Partners, Inc. was founded in 1999 and is based in Los Angeles, California with an additional office in Menlo Park, California.
Primary Address:
Headquarters
10250 Constellation Boulevard
Suite 2850
Los Angeles, California 90067-6802
United States
Main Phone: 310-867-2210
Main Fax: 310-867-2212
Website: www.cpclp.com

Company Name:Champlain Capital Management, LLC
Company Type:Private Investment Firm
Industries of Interest:Retailing
Stages of Interest:Growth Capital
Most Recent Fund Info:Champlain Capital Partners, L.P. ($140mm)
Investment Type:Private Equity Investing
Business Description:Champlain Capital Management, LLC is a private equity firm specializing in middle market companies. The firm typically finances growth capital, management buyouts, recapitalizations, ownership transfers, and pure purchases with no management participation. It does not seek to invest in turnaround situation. The firm seeks to invest primarily in manufacturing, services, and distribution industries. It primarily invests in companies situated in the United States. The firm invests in companies with revenues and enterprise values between $10 million and $200 million and for transfer of ownership situation an EBITDA of at least $3 million. It typically makes investments in the form of equity securities, including common stock, convertible preferred stock, or redeemable preferred stock and prefers board representation whether as majority or minority investor. The firm prefers to provide equity ownership to the senior management in all its investments. It seeks to make investment in companies where its other institutional limited partners may also participate as direct investors. Champlain Capital Management, LLC was founded in 1992 and is based in San Francisco, California with additional offices in San Francisco, California, Boston, Massachusetts, and Waltham, Massachusetts.
Primary Address:
Headquarters
One Market Street
Suite 2675
Steuart Tower
San Francisco, California 94105
United States
Website: www.champlaincapital.com

Company Name: Charterway Investment Corp.
Company Type:Private Investment Firm
Industries of Interest:Retailing
Stages of Interest:Early Venture, Late Venture
Most Recent Fund Info:
Investment Type:Private Equity Investing, Venture Capital Investing
Business Description:
Primary Address:
Headquarters
9660 Flair Dr.
El Monte, California 91731
United States
Main Phone: 626-279-1189
Main Fax: 626-279-9062
Website:

Company Name: Citron Capital, LLC
Company Type:Private Investment Firm
Industries of Interest:Retailing
Stages of Interest:Early Venture, Emerging Growth, Growth Capital, Late Venture, Mid Venture
Most Recent Fund Info:Citron Capital, L.P.
Investment Type:Private Equity Investing, Venture Capital Investing
Business Description:Citron Capital, LLC is a principal investment firm specializing in venture capital and private equity investments. The firm makes multi-stage investments and acquisitions of early and mid-stage technology, communications, and media companies. It provides venture capital and growth capital to early, mid, and late stage, matured or maturing companies. The firm seeks to invest in the technology sector with a focus on business applications, enterprise solutions, infrastructure software, IT services, semiconductors and devices, and business process/services outsourcing; communications/media sector with an emphasis on data, voice, wireless, and other IT services, media production and distribution, media asset acquisitions, consolidations and spinouts, and communications systems, software, and services; and consumer/industrial sector with a focus on business services, clean technology, energy, and power and business-oriented products focused in vertical markets. In private equity, it invests in acquisition of under performing and non-core businesses, product lines, assets, divisions of public and private companies, stand-alone businesses or divested subsidiaries, buyouts, recapitalization, industry consolidation, and special situations in the software, services, devices, and broad communications and media sectors. The firm’s target acquisition size is between $10 million and $100 million, but larger and smaller transactions are considered on an opportunistic basis. It prefers to act as a lead investor. Citron Capital, LLC is headquartered in San Francisco, California with additional offices across the United States, Europe, and Asia.
Primary Address:
Headquarters
One Embarcadero Center
Suite 500
San Francisco, California 94111-3600
United States
Website:www.citroncapital.com

Company Name: Clarity Partners, LP
Company Type:Private Investment Firm
Industries of Interest:Retailing
Stages of Interest:Early Venture, Emerging Growth, Growth Capital, Late Venture, Mid Venture
Most Recent Fund Info:Clarity Partners II, L.P., The China Fund, L.P.
Investment Type:Private Equity Investing, Venture Capital Investing
Business Description:Clarity Partners, LP is a private equity firm that invests in all stages of a company’s development, including early and late stage venture investing, growth equity investments, leveraged buyouts, and divisional divestitures. It seeks to invest in the following sectors globally: wireless, wireline, and broadband services and applications; wireless, wireline and broadband service providers; communications infrastructure; traditional and emerging media; information technology; and business services. The firm prefers to lead or sponsor transactions in which it will invest between $25 million and $200 million in equity, including the formation of operating companies that over time could require substantial additional capital. Clarity Partners, LP was founded in 2000 and is based in Beverly Hills, California.
Primary Address:
Headquarters
100 North Crescent Drive
Beverly Hills, California 90210
United States
Main Phone: 310-432-0100
Main Fax: 310-432-5000
Website: www.claritypartners.net

Company Name: ClearLight Partners, LLC
Company Type:Private Investment Firm
Industries of Interest:Consumer Durables and Apparel, Retailing
Stages of Interest:Growth Capital
Most Recent Fund Info:ClearLight Partners II ($300mm)
Investment Type:Private Equity Investing
Business Description:ClearLight Partners, LLC is a private equity firm specializing in middle market leveraged buyouts, management-led industry consolidations, recapitalization of family-owned businesses, and growth equity investments. The firm prefers to invest in business services, education, healthcare services, specialty financial services, and consumer products. It does not invest in venture or early stage investments. The firm primarily invests in companies based in United States and Canada. It seeks companies with revenues between $20 million and $250 and EBITDA between $5 million and $25 million. The firm prefers to make control investments, but will also consider minority positions in its portfolio companies. It seeks to take a board seat in its portfolio companies. It typically exits its investments within a period of five to seven years. ClearLight Partners, LLC was founded by Mr. Michael S. Kaye in 2000 and is based in Newport Beach, California.
Primary Address:
Headquarters
100 Bayview Circle
Suite 5000
Newport Beach, California 92660
United States
Main Phone: 949-725-6610
Main Fax: 949-725-6611
Website: www.clearlightpartners.com

Company Name: Clearstone Venture Partners
Company Type:Private Investment Firm
Industries of Interest:Consumer Durables and Apparel, Retailing
Stages of Interest:Early Venture, Growth Capital, Late Venture
Most Recent Fund Info:Clearstone Venture Partners III ($200mm)
Investment Type:Venture Capital Investing
Business Description:Clearstone Venture Partners is a venture capital firm specializing in seed and early stage investments. It also prefers to make later round investments in highly successful companies already backed by other venture capital firms with whom it has prior relationships. The firm seeks to invest in technology markets, including software, consumer, enterprise infrastructure, enterprise computing, storage, communications, optical communications, data center, enterprise software, security, wireless, micro-processors, imaging and transformative infrastructure, semiconductors, advanced optics, and consumer and business Internet sector. With in enterprise software it focuses on New application models & service oriented architectures (Web Services), open source solutions, web-based application delivery models including “software as functional media”, and Microsoft exchange as a platform for enterprise collaboration. In consumer sector the firm seeks to invest in mobile phone applications, wireless multimedia, social networking applied to commerce, and where there is a broad intersection of technology & consumer activity. Within communications it focuses on IP telephony, seamless wireless: integration of cell & WiFi, and services. In data center segment the firm seeks to invest in virtualization & utilization for scalability and performance. It prefers to invest in companies located near its offices. For earlier stage businesses, the firm seeks to invest in companies located within a one-hour plane flight of its Bay Area or Southern California offices and for later stage companies, it prefers to invest in Continental United States. The firm also seeks to invest outside its region, with a local partner with whom it has previously invested, if it receives a promising proposal. The firm prefers to invest between $3 million to $15 million and could go for further investments in special situations. It seeks to be the lead investor and take a board seat on its portfolio companies. Clearstone Venture Partners was founded by Bill Elkus in 1998 and is based in Santa Monica, California with additional offices in Menlo Park, California and Maharastra, India.
Primary Address:
Headquarters
1351 4th Street
4th floor
Santa Monica, California 90401
United States
Main Phone: 310-460-7900
Main Fax: 310-460-7901
Website: www.clearstonevp.com

Company Name: Compass Point Capital Partners, LLC
Company Type:Private Investment Firm
Industries of Interest:Consumer Durables and Apparel
Stages of Interest:Growth Capital
Most Recent Fund Info:Compass Point Capital Partners, L.P. ($20mm)
Investment Type:Private Equity Investing
Business Description:Compass Point Capital Partners, LLC is a private equity firm specializing in small cap acquisitions. The firm seeks to invest in leveraged buyouts, growth capital opportunities, management backed acquisitions, industry consolidation, generational changes, and restructurings. It does not invest in start ups, technology, and biotech ventures. The firm prefers to invest in consumer products, consumer and business services, and niche manufacturing and industrial growth. It targets companies based in the U.S. and Canada. The firm typically invests in companies with EBITDA of up to $5 million with margins more than 15 percent. It prefers to acquire controlling stakes in its portfolio companies. Compass Point Capital Partners, LLC is headquartered in Carmel, California.
Primary Address:
Headquarters
P.O. Box 1197
Carmel, California 93921
United States
Main Fax: 831-309-9922
Website: www.cpcpartners.com

Company Name: Comstock Capital Partners
Company Type:Private Investment Firm
Industries of Interest:Consumer Durables and Apparel
Stages of Interest:Growth Capital
Most Recent Fund Info:
Investment Type:Private Equity Investing
Business Description:Comstock Capital Partners LLC is an operationally focused private capital firm that provides growth and buyout capital, ranging from senior debt to equity. Comstock Capital Partners focus on a variety of industries such as consumer brands and products, recurring revenue models, entertainment, communications and media, financial services, database driven businesses, distribution; convenience stores, consumer or industrial products, transportation companies, outsourcing companies; temporary help, security, health care: staffing of providers, and underserved growth markets. Comstock invests only in established businesses and do not fund early stage companies and generally have a 3 to 7 year horizon for any investment.There investment strategy is to focus on the Western US.Comstock Capital Partners have a middle market target space a $5 to $10 million in EBIT. Comstock investment size ranges from $25 to $700+ million. Comstock Capital Partners is located in Los Angeles, California.
Primary Address:
Headquarters
1875 Century Park East
Suite 300
Los Angeles, California 90067
United States
Main Phone: 310-278-6444
Main Fax: 310-861-5010
Website: www.comstockpartners.com

Company Name: Concert Capital Partners
Company Type:Private Investment Firm
Industries of Interest:Consumer Durables and Apparel
Stages of Interest:Growth Capital
Most Recent Fund Info:
Investment Type:Private Equity Investing
Business Description:Concert Capital Partners is a private equity firm specializing in growth capital and liquidity for private companies. The firm typically invests in growth capital, leveraged recapitalizations, management buyouts, and acquisitions. The firm seeks to invest in consumer, business services, financial services, and healthcare services sectors. It typically invests between $10 million and $40 million in equity per transaction with an enterprise value of $15 million and $150 million and annual revenues between $10 million and $100 million. The firm targets companies with historical revenue growth of at least 15 to 20 percent annually and operating cash flow between $3 million and $15 million. It invests in the form of equity and debt. The firm prefers to take majority stakes in its portfolio companies. Concert Capital Partners was founded by Mr. Peter Nanula and Mr. Ted Paff and is headquartered in San Francisco, California.
Primary Address:
Headquarters
301 Howard Street
Suite 970
San Francisco, California 94105
United States
Main Fax: 415-546-9700
Website: www.concertcapital.com

Company Name: Concourse Capital
Company Type:Private Investment Firm
Industries of Interest:Retailing
Stages of Interest:Growth Capital
Most Recent Fund Info:
Investment Type:Private Equity Investing
Business Description:Concourse Capital is a private equity firm specializing in investments in small middle market companies. The firm seeks to invest in growth capital, recapitalizations, and acquisitions. It does not make venture capital investments. The firm prefers to invest in industrial distribution, manufacturing, marketing, healthcare, and business services sectors. It typically invests in companies based in Western United States with a focus on California, Oregon, Washington, Alaska, Hawaii, Arizona, New Mexico, Utah, Idaho, Colorado, Montana, Nevada, and Wyoming. The firm seeks to invest in companies having an EBIT between $1 million and $5 million. It prefers to acquire majority stakes in its portfolio companies. Concourse Capital is based in Manhattan Beach, California.
Primary Address:
Headquarters
1500 Rosecrans Avenue
Suite 500
Manhattan Beach, California
United States
Main Phone: 310-706-4030
Main Fax: 310-937-3997
Website: www.concoursecapital.com

Company Name: Cooper Ventures LLC
Company Type:Private Investment Firm
Industries of Interest:Retailing
Stages of Interest:Early Venture
Most Recent Fund Info:AZ Cooper Ventures, L.P.
Investment Type:Venture Capital Investing
Business Description:Cooper Ventures LLC is a venture capital firm specializing in early stage, seed stage, and first round investments. The firm seeks to invest in internet companies having technology or a product that is unique. It typically invests between $50,000 and $2 million. The firm takes a board seat, but it is not a requirement. Cooper Ventures LLC is based in Los Altos, California.
Primary Address:
Headquarters
101 First Street
Suite 513
Los Altos, California 94022
United States
Website: www.cooperventures.com

Company Name: CorpHQ Inc.
Company Type:Public Investment Firm
Industries of Interest: Consumer Durables and Apparel
Stages of Interest:Early Venture, Growth Capital
Most Recent Fund Info:
Investment Type:Private Equity Investing, Venture Capital Investing
Business Description:As of August 6, 2007, American Nano Silicon Technology, Inc. was acquired by American Nano Silicon Technology, Inc. in a reverse merger transaction. CorpHQ Inc. is a principal investment firm specializing in early stage and growth capital investments. The firm develops, acquires, and operates its portfolio companies. It prefers to invest in consumer products and services and commercial technologies. The firm prefers to acquire minority stakes in its portfolio companies. It also provides management and consulting services. CorpHQ Inc. was founded in 1993 and is based in Redondo Beach, California.
Primary Address:
Headquarters
1650 South Pacific Coast Highway
Suite 308
Redondo Beach, California 90277
United States
Main Phone: 310-540-8851
Main Fax: 310-540-7252
Website: www.corphq.com

Company Name: Crimson Investment
Company Type:Private Investment Firm
Industries of Interest: Consumer Durables and Apparel
Stages of Interest:Growth Capital
Most Recent Fund Info:Crimson Capital Partners III, LP, @Velocity Fund, L.P. ($400mm), Crimson Asia Capital Ltd. ($435mm)
Investment Type:Private Equity Investing
Business Description:Crimson Investment is a private equity firm specializing in buyouts and growth capital financings in middle market companies. It either acquires well-positioned middle market U.S. companies that can leverage Asia-based sourcing, production, and sales capabilities or makes equity investments in Asian manufacturing or services companies aiming to gain global market share as well as establish leadership positions in their respective home markets. The firm focuses on the manufacturing including industrial equipment, power equipment, security equipment, high precision automotive components, specialty chemicals, medical equipment, consumer durables, electronics, and food equipment; components including precision machined components, engineered plastics and composite components, electronic and electrical components, and industrial controls; and services including call centers, litigation support, debt collection, warranty claims, healthcare, reimbursement, and financial transactions sectors. It invests in businesses based in the U.S. and Asia. The firm invests in companies that have an annual EBITDA between $5 million and $50 million. Crimson Investment was founded in 1993 and is based in Palo Alto, California with additional offices in Taipei, Taiwan and Shanghai, China.
Primary Address:
Headquarters
2475 Hanover Street
Palo Alto, California 94304
United States
Main Phone: 650-233-6900
Main Fax: 650-233-6919
Website: www.crimsonventures.com

Company Name: CrossBridge Partners
Company Type:Private Investment Firm
Industries of Interest: Retailing
Stages of Interest:Early Venture, Late Venture, Mid Venture
Most Recent Fund Info:CrossBridge Partners Fund I, L.P.
Investment Type:Venture Capital Investing
Business Description:CrossBridge Partners is a venture capital firm specializing in start up, early to middle stage, and late stage investments. It invests in communications; software; Internet; e-commerce including: B2B,B2C; infrastructure; and semiconductors industries. The firm invests in companies based in United States and in their subsidiaries located in Asia. It seeks to invest 70 percent of its fund in United States and 30 per cent in Asia. The firm prefers to invest between $2 million and $10 million. It seeks to exit its investments between five and seven years. The firm typically exits it investments through a public offering in the United States or by selling stake to a strategic or financial buyer. CrossBridge Partners was founded in 1986 and is based in San Bruno, California with additional offices in Tokyo, Japan.
Primary Address:
Headquarters
1001 Bayhill Drive
Suite 289
San Bruno, California 94066
United States
Main Fax: 650-616-4241
Website: www.crossbridgevp.com

Company Name: Crosse Partners
Company Type:Private Investment Firm
Industries of Interest: Retailing
Stages of Interest:Growth Capital
Most Recent Fund Info:
Investment Type:Private Equity Investing
Business Description:Crosse Partners is a private equity firm specializing in buyouts, generation transitions, and family recapitalizations of small to middle market companies. The firm participates in growth capital investments, industry consolidations, and acquires non-strategic or non-core divisions or subsidiaries of larger corporations. It typically invests in manufacturing, distribution, and service sectors. The firm prefers to invest in companies based in California and invests in Nevada, Arizona, and other Western territories. It seeks to make maximum investments of $10 million in companies having maximum EBITDA of $2.5 million and minimum operating margins of ten percent. The firm prefers controlling stakes in its portfolio companies. Crosse Partners is based in Laguna Beach, California.
Primary Address:
Headquarters
1234 Anacapa
Laguna Beach, California 92651
United States
Main Phone: 949-338-9876
Website: www.crossepartners.com

Company Name: CrossLink Capital, Inc.
Company Type:Private Investment Firm
Industries of Interest: Retailing
Stages of Interest:Early Venture, Emerging Growth, Growth Capital, Late Venture, Mid Venture
Most Recent Fund Info:Crosslink Ventures V, L.P. ($250mm), Omega Venture IV ($350mm), Crossover Fund V, L.P. ($400mm)
Investment Type:Private Equity Investing, Venture Capital Investing
Business Description:Crosslink Capital, Inc. is a venture capital firm specializing in private and public equity investing. The firm mostly invests in early stage, but is open to invest in all stages of a company from seed stage to pre – IPO. It also invests in later-stage private opportunities and private investment in public equity (PIPE). It focuses on companies in core technology, semiconductors, software, and services. The firm usually invests equity between $7 million to $15 million per company over multiple rounds. It prefers to be the lead investor in transactions and takes a board seat in its portfolio companies. The firm is a prior investment arm of Robertson Stephens and was known as Omega Ventures. Crosslink Capital, Inc. was founded in 1989 and is based in San Francisco, California.
Primary Address:
Headquarters
Two Embarcadero Center
Suite 2200
San Francisco, California 94111
United States
Main Phone: 415-617-1800
Main Fax: 415-617-1801
Website: www.crosslinkcapital.com

Company Name: CXO Ventures
Company Type:Private Investment Firm
Industries of Interest: Retailing
Stages of Interest:Early Venture, Late Venture, Mid Venture
Most Recent Fund Info:CXO Ventures I
Investment Type:Venture Capital Investing
Business Description:CXO Ventures is a venture capital firm specializing in investments in financial, retail, life sciences, technology, software, and internet-related companies across all stages of development. The firm does not invest in telecommunications, optical networks, semiconductors, and hardware industries. It seeks to invest in companies based in California. The firm typically invests between $100,000 and $500,000 per company. CXO Ventures is based in Sacramento, California with an additional office in San Francisco, California.
Primary Address:
Headquarters
Sacramento, California
United States
Website: www.cxoventures.com

Company Name: Dauntless Capital Partners, LLC
Company Type:Private Investment Firm
Industries of Interest: Consumer Durables and Apparel, Retailing
Stages of Interest:Growth Capital
Most Recent Fund Info:
Investment Type:Private Equity Investing
Business Description:Dauntless Capital Partners, LLC is a private equity firm specializing in investments in growth capital, acquisitions, recapitalizations, management buyouts, restructurings, and turnarounds. It invests in micro and small cap public companies, orphaned corporate divisions, and privately held middle market companies. Additionally, the firm also invests in distressed debt. While considering distressed debt investments, it invests in non-performing and sub-performing financial assets as a means of acquiring troubled middle market companies. The firm primarily invests in low to medium technology manufacturing businesses, consumer products suppliers, business services and niche service companies, and value-added distribution businesses. It seeks to invest in companies based in North America. The firm typically invests in companies with revenues between $20 million and $200 million. It also co-invests with other investment firms and may acquire under performing businesses. The firm seeks public companies which have market capitalization below tangible book value and a PE ratio that is less than comparable firms in that industry. Dauntless Capital Partners LLC is based in Newport Beach, California.
Primary Address:
Headquarters
4621 Teller Avenue
Suite 200
Newport Beach, California 92660
United States
Main Phone: 949-851-5900
Main Fax: 949-709-5662
Website: www.dauntlesscapital.com

Company Name: daVinci Capital Group
Company Type:Private Investment Firm
Industries of Interest: Retailing
Stages of Interest:Late Venture
Most Recent Fund Info:
Investment Type:Venture Capital Investing
Business Description:daVinci Capital Group is a venture capital firm specializing in microcap and late stage private companies. It seeks to facilitate the transformation of microcaps into smallcaps. The firm invests in the software, including Internet and related; semiconductor; and medical device industries. It typically invests in companies having enterprise value between $50 million and $150 million. The firm invests with a two to four year time horizon in opportunities where it is feasible to increase shareholder value by three to ten times. daVinci Capital Group is based in Menlo Park, California.
Primary Address:
Headquarters
325 Sharon Park Drive
Suite 711
Menlo Park, California 94025
United States
Website: www.davincicapitalgroup.com

Company Name: DBL Investors
Company Type:Private Investment Firm
Industries of Interest: Consumer Durables and Apparel
Stages of Interest:Late Venture, Mid Venture
Most Recent Fund Info:Bay Area Equity Fund I, L.P. ($75mm)
Investment Type:Venture Capital Investing
Business Description:DBL Investors, formerly known as Bay Area Equity Fund, is a venture capital firm specializing in investments in mid to late stage companies. The firm invests across all industries with a focus on clean technology, health care, specialty consumer products and services, and information technology. It invests in companies that have operations in or within five miles of one of the many low and moderate income areas of the ten-county San Francisco Bay Area. The firm invests as a lead or a co-investor. DBL Investors was founded in 2003 and is based in San Francisco, California.
Primary Address:
Headquarters
One Bush Street
12th floor
San Francisco, California 94104
United States
Main Phone: 415-354-2867
Main Fax: 415-986-3230
Website: www.dblinvestors.com

Company Name: DCA Capital Partners, LP
Company Type:Financial Service Investment Arm
Industries of Interest: Retailing
Stages of Interest:Emerging Growth, Growth Capital, Late Venture
Most Recent Fund Info:
Investment Type:Private Equity Investing, Venture Capital Investing
Business Description:DCA Capital Partners, LP is an Investment Arm of Douglas Curtis and Allyn LLC specializing in expansion capital, growth capital, acquisitions and buyouts, recapitalization, later–stage companies, providing partial liquidity to business owners interested in diversifying their risk or retiring balance sheet debt, divisional spinouts, divestitures, and industry consolidations. The firm seeks to invest in middle market companies. It prefers to invests across the primary business sectors prevalent in its region, including healthcare services and IT; business and financial services; manufacturing and distribution; technology; media and publishing; and retail. The firm typically invests in underserved communities in the broader Sacramento and Central Valley region and the Southwest and across the broader Northern and Central California region. It primarily invests in companies between $10 million and $100 million in revenues and in conjunction with its institutional investor partners, the firm funds later stage companies between $5 million and $50 million in revenues. It generally invests between $3 million and $10 million, but has capacity of investing up to $30 million to $40 million through affiliated fund partners. The firm also seeks opportunities to invest in minority-owned or minority-targeted enterprises, particularly those serving the rapidly expanding Hispanic community. It prefers a board seat in its portfolio companies and exits its investments in three to five years. The firm primarily makes control investments in buyouts. DCA Capital Partners, LP is based in Roseville, California with an additional office in Phoenix, Arizona.
Primary Address:
Headquarters
3721 Douglas Boulevard
Suite 350
Roseville, California 95661
United States
Main Phone: 916-960-5350
Main Fax: 916-960-5360
Other Phone: 916-960-5355
Website: www.douglascurtis.com/equity/equity.html

Company Name: Diamond Creek Capital
Company Type:Private Investment Firm
Industries of Interest: Consumer Durables and Apparel
Stages of Interest:Growth Capital
Most Recent Fund Info:
Investment Type:Private Equity Investing
Business Description:Diamond Creek Capital is a private equity firm specializing in mezzanine and subordinated debt; senior tranche “B” and second lien senior debt; senior secured asset-based and cash flow oriented facilities; bridge financing; and non-control equity investments in middle market companies. The firm typically participates in special situations investments in growth companies with sustainable enterprise value; distressed companies; and acquisition financings. It invests across all sectors, with a particular focus on the consumer products, gaming, media, restaurants, and technology industries. The firm makes investments in companies based in the United States. It typically invests between $5 million and $50 million in its portfolio companies. The firm makes investments in the form of revolving loans; term loans (both amortizing & non-amortizing); and capex lines. Diamond Creek Capital was founded by Mr. Thomas P. Harrison and Mr. John J. Devenny II and is based in Ladera Ranch, California with an additional office in Cleveland, Ohio.
Primary Address:
Headquarters
26 Orange Blossom Circle
Street 10
Ladera Ranch, California 92694
United States
Main Fax: 949-720-4696
Website: www.diamondcreekcap.com

Company Name: DigitalVentures, Inc.
Company Type:Private Investment Firm
Industries of Interest: Retailing
Stages of Interest:Early Venture, Growth Capital
Most Recent Fund Info:
Investment Type:Venture Capital Investing
Business Description:Digital Ventures, Inc. is a principal investment firm specializing in early stage and growth capital investments. The firm seeks to invest in internet, interactive media, enabling technologies, and technology firms that cater to the financial services, infrastructure, software and security sectors. Digital Ventures, Inc. was founded in 1995 and is based in San Francisco, California.
Primary Address:
Headquarters
2030 Union Street
Suite 201
San Francisco, California 94123
United States
Main Phone: 415-354-6200
Main Fax: 415-354-6248
Website:

Company Name: Dorset Capital Management, LLC
Company Type:Private Investment Firm
Industries of Interest:Consumer Durables and Apparel, Retailing
Stages of Interest:Emerging Growth, Growth Capital, Late Venture, Mid Venture
Most Recent Fund Info:
Investment Type:Private Equity Investing, Venture Capital Investing
Business Description:Dorset Capital Management, LLC is a principal investment firm specializing in expansion, recapitalization, and buyout investments in growth companies. The firm targets middle and later stage private companies within consumer industries. It seeks customer-focused, consumer-related businesses within the United States with a focus in branded consumer products, light and niche manufacturing, value-added distribution, consumer services, retail, direct marketing, restaurant and foodservice, and business services supporting consumer industries. The firm typically structures investments in preferred equity securities in companies with over $3 million in EBITDA and over $20 million in revenue. The firm will consider both control and minority investments and seek to have an active role on the board. Prior to making an investment, the firm develops an understanding of the management teams on liquidity needs and growth objectives. A guiding principle of the firm is to invest alongside a management team with substantial equity ownership and common objectives. It plans to achieve liquidity in investments over a four to six year time frame. The firm has a strategic relationship with fund partner Weston Presidio Capital. Dorset Capital Management, LLC was founded in 1999 and is based in San Francisco, California.
Primary Address:
Headquarters
Pier 1, Bay 2
San Francisco, California 94111
United States
Main Phone: 415-398-7101
Main Fax: 415-398-7141
Website: www.dorsetcapital.com

Company Name: Dougery Ventures
Company Type:Private Investment Firm
Industries of Interest:Retailing
Stages of Interest:Early Venture, Mid Venture
Most Recent Fund Info:
Investment Type:Private Equity Investing, Venture Capital Investing
Business Description:Dougery Ventures is a venture capital firm based in San Francisco whose primary areas of interest are: Internet content and services, data communications, telecommunications, wireless applications, client/server software applications & tools, electronic design automation advances, telephony software applications, and networking software. Dougery will consider other unique investment opportunities.
Primary Address:
Headquarters
165 Santa Ana Avenue
San Francisco, California 94127
United States
Main Fax: 415-566-5757
Website:

Company Name: Draper Fisher Jurvetson
Company Type:Private Investment Firm
Industries of Interest:Retailing
Stages of Interest:Early Venture, Growth Capital, Late Venture
Most Recent Fund Info:CrossCut Ventures, L.P., DFJ FIR Brazil Fund II, L.P., DFJ India Fund, L.P., DFJ Primaxis, L.P., Draper Fisher Jurvetson Fund of Funds, Draper SI, L.P., DFJ Nexus Fund I L.P. ($10mm), Draper Fisher Jurvetson Portage Fund I L.P. ($12mm), Draper Fisher Jurvetson Central Fund, L.P. ($20mm), DFJ VinaCapital L.P. ($25mm), DFJ DragonFund China 2005, L.P. ($80mm), DFJ-VTB Aurora ($150mm), Draper Fisher Jurvetson Growth 2006 Fund L.P. ($290mm), Draper Fisher Jurveston Fund IX, L.P. ($650mm), WTB Venture Capital Fund I ($1234mm)
Investment Type:Venture Capital Investing
Business Description:Draper Fisher Jurvetson is a venture capital firm specializing in seed and start-up investments. It primarily invests in information technology, nanotechnology and life sciences, and clean energy technologies. Within information technology, the firm focuses on web-based applications and services, software infrastructure (including peer-to-peer infrastructure), data communications and bandwidth enhancement, information services, and wireless applications, services and technologies. The nanotechnology and life sciences investments include bio-nano and biomimetic innovations, MEMS, novel materials, molecular electronics, medical devices and therapeutics, molecular diagnostics, bioinformatics, agbio, bio-energy, and various platforms and tools. The firm’s investments in clean energy technologies include energy generation, transmission, utilization and storage, water purification, grid optimization, industrial sensing and monitoring, and advanced materials and catalysts. It seeks to be the lead investor in its companies’ first round of financing and hold board seat in its portfolio companies. Draper Fisher Jurvetson was founded in 1985 by Mr. Timothy C. Draper and is based in Menlo Park, California with an additional office in Bengaluru, India.
Primary Address:
Headquarters
2882 Sand Hill Road
Suite 150
Menlo Park, California 94025
United States
Main Phone: 650-233-9000
Main Fax: 650-233-9233
Website: www.dfj.com

Company Name: Draper Richards, L.P.
Company Type:Private Investment Firm
Industries of Interest:Retailing
Stages of Interest:Early Venture
Most Recent Fund Info:Draper Richards, L.P.
Investment Type:Venture Capital Investing
Business Description:Draper Richards, L.P. is a venture capital firm specializing in early stage investments. The firm prefers to invest in information technology and telecommunications companies. In information technology, the firm seeks to invest in software, communications, Internet, and high value-added electronic components companies. The firm typically invests in a company’s first round of financing. Draper Richards, L.P. was co-founded by Mr. Bill Draper and Mr. Robin Richards Donohoeis in 1995 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California.
Primary Address:
Headquarters
50 California Street
Suite 2925
San Francisco, California 94111
United States
Main Phone: 415-616-4050
Main Fax: 415-616-4060
Website: www.draperrichards.com

Company Name: Duke Equity Partners LLC
Company Type:Private Investment Firm
Industries of Interest:Retailing
Stages of Interest:Early Venture, Growth Capital, Late Venture, Mid Venture
Most Recent Fund Info:Duke India Ventures IV, L.P., Duke Realty Partners, L.P., TS India Holdings, L.P.
Investment Type:Venture Capital Investing
Business Description:Duke Equity Partners LLC is a venture capital firm specializing in investments in growth capital in high-potential, undervalued companies. It was founded in 2001 and is based at Los Angeles, California with additional offices at Dubai, United Arab Emirates and Pune, India.
Primary Address:
Headquarters
10866 Wilshire Boulevard
Suite 740
Los Angeles, California 90024
United States
Main Phone: 310-553-5777
Website: www.dukeequity.com

Company Name: eCompanies, L.L.C.
Company Type:Private Investment Firm
Industries of Interest:Retailing
Stages of Interest:Growth Capital
Most Recent Fund Info:eCompanies Venture Group, L.P. ($160mm)
Investment Type:Venture Capital Investing
Business Description:Ecompanies, LLC is the incubation component of eCompanies, which also has a venture capital instrument. eCompanies LLC provides incubation services and seed capital to companies whose business centers on the internet and e-commerce. The firm has two investment arms, one is an incubator, eCompanies, LLC, which launches Internet start-ups. The other is a VC investment firm, eCompanies Venture Group, LP that makes early stage investments in Internet companies incubated by eCompanies, as well as start-ups created outside of the eCompanies incubator.
Primary Address:
Headquarters
2120 Colorado Avenue
4th Floor
Santa Monica, California 90404
United States
Main Phone: 310-586-4000
Main Fax: 310-586-4425
Website: www.ecompanies.com

Company Name: eCompanies-Evercore Venture Management (E2VM)
Company Type:Private Investment Firm
Industries of Interest:Retailing
Stages of Interest:Early Venture
Most Recent Fund Info:
Investment Type:Venture Capital Investing
Business Description:Formed in October of 2000 by eCompanies, LLC and Evercore, eCompanies-Evercore Venture Management (E2VM) combines Evercore’s Old Economy expertise and relationships together with eCompanies’ New Economy strengths in founding and building companies. E2VM will oversee both eCompanies Venture Group L.P. (EVG – the first fund established by eCompanies) and Evercore’s New Economy practice, continuing EVG’s original charter of investing in and helping to build early-stage Internet companies, as well as extending Evercore’s focus on facilitating Old/New Economy partnerships. This combination of expertise helps both venture portfolio and incubator companies in inventing, building and transforming their companies. E2VM is responsible for managing both EVG’s original fund, and Evercore’s New Economy practice.
eCompanies-Evercore Venture Management (E2VM) is headquartered in Santa Monica, California.
Primary Address:
Headquarters
2120 Colorado Avenue, 4th Floor
Santa Monica, California 90404
United States
Main Phone: 310-586-4000
Website: www.venture.ecompanies.com

Company Name: eFund International L.P.
Company Type:Private Investment Firm
Industries of Interest:Retailing
Stages of Interest:Early Venture, Growth Capital, Late Venture
Most Recent Fund Info:
Investment Type:Venture Capital Investing
Business Description:eFund International is a fund family of Kirlin Partners, L.L.C. specializing in startup and early stage investments. The fund typically invests in communications, software, and internet companies in the West Coast of the United States. eFund International is based in Bellevue, Washington.
Primary Address:
Headquarters
10500 NE 8th Street
Suite 1550
Bellevue, Washington 98004
United States
Main Phone: 206-389-4901
Website: www.efundllc.com

Company Name: El Dorado Ventures
Company Type:Private Investment Firm
Industries of Interest:Retailing
Stages of Interest:Early Venture, Late Venture
Most Recent Fund Info:El Dorado Ventures VII L.P. ($200mm)
Investment Type:Venture Capital Investing
Business Description:El Dorado Ventures is a venture capital firm specializing in early stage and startups and may also make later stage investments in special circumstances. It seeks to invest in technology with a focus on semiconductors and systems, communication, software, and services cleantech and other emerging technologies. The firm prefers to invest in IP video infrastructure, digital signage, machine-to-machine, e-commerce tools, green consumer services, media recommendations, SaaS, Enterprise 2.0, energy storage, and solid state lighting. It typically invests in California but may also invest outside it. The firm primarily invests between $250,000 and $1 million in seed round of investments. Its Series A financing, typically range between $2 million and $5 million. The firm makes initial investments in company’s first round of institutional funding. It prefers to take a seat on the board of directors of the portfolio company. The firm prefers to act as the lead or co-lead investor when it makes initial investment in a company. It invests as a key investor in the subsequent rounds and reserves capital for follow on financing. El Dorado Ventures was founded by Mr. Gary Kalbach in 1986 and is based in Menlo Park, California with additional offices in Cupertino, California and Pasadena, California.
Primary Address:
Headquarters
2440 Sand Hill Road
Suite 200
Menlo Park, California 94025
United States
Main Phone: 650-854-1200
Main Fax: 650-854-1202
Website: www.eldoradoventures.com

Company Name: Emergence Capital Partners
Company Type:Private Investment Firm
Industries of Interest:Retailing
Stages of Interest:Early Venture, Emerging Growth, Growth Capital, Late Venture, Mid Venture
Most Recent Fund Info:Emergence Capital Partners II, L.P. ($200mm)
Investment Type:Venture Capital Investing
Business Description: Emergence Capital Partners is a venture capital firm specializing in seed and start up, early venture, mid venture, and growth capital investments. The firm focuses its investments in business and consumer services, information services, enabling software, and infrastructure. It invests throughout the U.S. The firm seeks to make an initial investment between $500,000 and $5 million in its portfolio companies. Emergence Capital Partners was founded in 2003 and is based in San Mateo, California.
Primary Address:
Headquarters
160 Bovet Road
Suite 300
San Mateo, California 94402
United States
Main Phone: 650-573-3100
Main Fax: 650-573-3119
Website: www.emergencecap.com

Company Name: Empire Ventures, Inc.
Company Type:Private Investment Firm
Industries of Interest:Retailing
Stages of Interest:Early Venture, Growth Capital
Most Recent Fund Info:
Investment Type:Venture Capital Investing
Business Description: Empire Ventures, Inc. is a venture capital firm specializing in start-ups, seed stage, early stage, and expansion stage investments. The firm seeks to invest in enterprise software and network infrastructure companies including collaboration and communication; wireless applications and infrastructure; network processing, embedded systems; information management; data storage; content management; cross enterprise applications; network management; infrastructure virtualization; security solutions; real time Internet; data center management; web services; application integration; and analytics and business intelligence. It prefers to invest in Silicon Valley and Pacific Northwest with a focus on British Columbia, Oregon, and Washington. The firm typically invests as little as $50,000 to seed-fund a project, to more than $7.5 million in larger developing companies. It seeks to take a board seat and primarily invests as the first institutional investor in its portfolio companies. The firm leads or co leads its investments and generally participates in follow on rounds. It seeks to exit an investment between five years and ten years. Empire Ventures, Inc. was founded in 1998 and is based in Portland, Oregon with an additional office in Sausalito, California.
Primary Address:
Headquarters
1020 SW Taylor Street
Suite 415
Portland, Oregon 97205
United States
Main Phone: 503-222-1556
Main Fax: 503-222-1607
Website:www.empireventures.com

Company Name: Encompass Ventures
Company Type:Private Investment Firm
Industries of Interest:Retailing
Stages of Interest:Early Venture
Most Recent Fund Info:Encompass Group U.S. Information Technology Partners L.P. ($28mm), Encompass Ventures II ($34mm), Digital Partners III ($36mm)
Investment Type:Venture Capital Investing
Business Description:Encompass Ventures is a venture capital firm specializing in seed and early stage investments. The firm seeks to invest in information technology industries with a focus on enterprise applications, broadband enabled applications, next generation computing applications, and medical information technology. Within enterprise applications, it targets business process automation, work flow automation, asset management and distribution, outsourced services in vertical markets, and Internet based services. In broadband enabled applications, the firm prefers to invest in fixed and mobile wireless software infrastructure and applications, broadband software applications (excluding content), technologies that exploit wireless, xdsl, and cable infrastructure. Next generation computing applications includes mobile computing solutions, information appliance software, thin client applications for business and consumers, next generation cellular wireless applications, thin applications for industrial computer, technologies, and home networking and control. In medical information technology, the firm seeks to invest in medical imaging software applications, health management systems and services, distributed healthcare services, and patient information systems. It targets companies based in the Western United States. The firm typically invests between $200,000 and $3 million in its portfolio companies. It will also co invest with other leading U.S. and international venture capital firms, institutional investors, and corporations. The firm will provide private investments from seed, series A, and series B rounds of financing. Encompass Ventures was founded by Mr. Scot Land and Mr. Wayne Wager in 1997 and is headquartered in Kirkland, Washington.
Primary Address:
Headquarters
303 Parkplace Center
Suite 130
Kirkland, Washington 98033
United States
Main Phone: 425-468-3900
Main Fax: 425-468-3901
Website:

Company Name: Encore Consumer Capital
Company Type:Financial Service Investment Arm
Industries of Interest:Consumer Durables and Apparel
Stages of Interest:Growth Capital
Most Recent Fund Info:Encore Consumer Capital, L.P. ($162mm)
Investment Type:Private Equity Investing
Business Description:Encore Consumer Capital is a private equity investment arm of Encore Associates, Inc. specializing in investments in buyout transactions. The firm also makes select minority investments. It seeks to invest in companies engaged in the food and consumer products and manufacturing and marketing companies with a focus on ethnic products, natural and organic products, pet products, health and personal care products, household products and home décor, prepared meat and seafood, and private label and contract manufacturing. The firm invests in companies based in the United States and Canada. It typically invests in portfolio companies with minimum revenues of $10 million. The firm does not invest in retailers and restaurants. Encore Consumer Capital was founded in 2005 and is based at San Francisco, California with an additional office in San Ramon, California.
Primary Address:
Headquarters
100 California Street
Suite 670
San Francisco, California 94111
United States
Main Phone: 415-296-9850
Main Fax: 415-296-9075
Website:www.encoreconsumercapital.com

Company Name: Endeavour Capital, Inc.
Company Type:Private Investment Firm
Industries of Interest:Consumer Durables and Apparel, Retailing
Stages of Interest:Growth Capital
Most Recent Fund Info:Endeavour Capital Fund V, L.P. ($475mm)
Investment Type:Private Equity Investing
Business Description:Endeavour Capital, Inc. is a private equity firm specializing in management buyouts for acquisition of companies or division from private or corporate sellers; recapitalization; add-on acquisitions; industry consolidation; growth capital for internal growth or make acquisitions; and ownership transfer transactions. The firm makes investments in service and manufacturing companies. It targets companies based in the Western United States. The firm typically invests up to $50 million in companies with enterprise values between $25 million and $250 million and a minimum EBITDA of $5 million. It also co-invests with its partners in transactions requiring maximum equity investments of $100 million. The firm invests in companies with franchise value and also provides senior and subordinated debt financing. It does not invest in real estate, project finance, or emerging technology companies. Endeavour Capital, Inc. was co-founded by Mr. John W. Dixon and Mr. John E. von Schlegell in 1991 and is based in Portland, Oregon with additional offices in Seattle, Washington and Los Angeles, California.
Primary Address:
Headquarters
920 SW Sixth Avenue
Suite 1400
Portland, Oregon 97204
United States
Main Phone: 503-223-2721
Main Fax: 503-223-1384
Website:www.endeavourcapital.com

Company Name: Enterprise Partners Venture Capital
Company Type:Private Investment Firm
Industries of Interest:Consumer Durables and Apparel, Retailing
Stages of Interest:Early Venture, Emerging Growth, Growth Capital, Late Venture, Mid Venture
Most Recent Fund Info:Enterprise Partners VII, L.P. ($175mm)
Investment Type:Venture Capital Investing
Business Description:Enterprise Partners Venture Capital is a venture capital firm specializing in investments in early stage companies. It invests in later stage companies and buyout opportunities on a case-by-case basis. The firm typically invests in the life sciences and technology sectors with a focus on new technology fields including digital media, wireless networks, specialized energy and materials, consumer products and applications, and digital home technologies and services. It seeks to invest in California. The firm primarily invests between $3 million and $10 million in its portfolio companies and will occasionally invest as little as $300,000 in a seed stage venture. It seeks to take a board seat in its portfolio company and often serves as a lead investor. The firm primarily invests for a period between four years and seven years. Enterprise Partners Venture Capital was founded in 1985 and is based in La Jolla, California.
Primary Address:
Headquarters
2223 Avenida de la Playa
Suite 300
La Jolla, California 92037-3218
United States
Main Phone: 858-731-0300
Main Fax: 858-454-2489
Website:www.epvc.com

Company Name: Entertainment Media Ventures
Company Type:Private Investment Firm
Industries of Interest:Consumer Durables and Apparel, Retailing
Stages of Interest:Early Venture
Most Recent Fund Info:
Investment Type:Venture Capital Investing
Business Description:Entertainment Media Ventures (EMV) is a venture capital fund that invests in start-up technology-related companies with seed and early-stage financing. EMV has a particular interest in companies that reflect the way technology is profoundly impacting traditional businesses, marketing and media. The firm focuses on investment in the areas of digital media, telecommunications, Internet infrastructure and delivery platforms, enabling technology, application providers as well as e-commerce. Typical investment ranges from $500,000 to $5 million. EMV prefers to lead the financing round and participate on the Board.
Primary Address:
Headquarters
9601 Wilshire Boulevard
Beverly Hills, California 90210
United States
Main Phone: 310-201-4380
Main Fax: 310-201-4381
Website:www.emventures.com

Company Name: EnterVentures
Company Type:Private Investment Firm
Industries of Interest:Retailing
Stages of Interest:Early Venture, Emerging Growth, Growth Capital
Most Recent Fund Info:Accelerated Growth Partners I, L.P. ($100mm)
Investment Type:Venture Capital Investing
Business Description:EnterVentures is a venture capital firm specializing in start-up and early stage investments. It seeks to invest in companies in either the pre-seed or first round capitalization level. The firm prefers to invest in high-growth emerging technology companies utilizing the internet as a primary distribution medium. It prefers to invest in U.S. based companies, and will also consider investments outside United States, particularly in companies seeking to access the US capital markets. EnterVentures is headquartered in Palo Alto, California and has additional offices in San Francisco, California; Melbourne, Australia; and Sydney, Australia.
Primary Address:
Headquarters
350 Cambridge Avenue
Suite 225
Palo Alto, California 94306
United States
Main Phone: 650-323-5088
Main Fax: 650-323-5084
Website:www.enterventures.com

Company Name: Entrepia Ventures
Company Type:Private Investment Firm
Industries of Interest:Retailing
Stages of Interest:Emerging Growth, Growth Capital
Most Recent Fund Info:Globe LinQ International Fund I, L.P. ($30mm), Le Fonds Entrepia Nord S.E.C. ($38.7mm)
Investment Type:Venture Capital Investing
Business Description:Entrepia Ventures is a venture capital firm specializing in investments in expansion-stage private companies with at least a beta product. The firm primarily invests in information technology, communications, and electronics sectors with a focus on communications, wireline or wireless networking, security, and storage in the forms of software, hardware, and semiconductor or component. Entrepia Ventures was founded by Mr. S. Gene Kawaratani, Mr. Yoichi Shirono, and Mr. Ken Yasunaga in 1999 and is headquartered at Santa Clara, California with additional offices in Montreal, Quebec; New York, New York; and Tokyo, Japan.
Primary Address:
Headquarters
5201 Great America Parkway
Suite 456
Santa Clara, California 95054
United States
Main Phone: 408-492-9040
Main Fax: 408-492-9540
Website:www.entrepia.com

Company Name: e-partners
Company Type:Corporate Investment Arm
Industries of Interest:Retailing
Stages of Interest:Early Venture
Most Recent Fund Info:e-partners Fund II, L.P. ($650mm)
Investment Type:Private Equity Investing, Venture Capital Investing
Business Description:e-partners is the investment arm of News Corp. specializing in incubation, early stage, and buyout investments. It seeks to invest in new media companies and international technology companies with a focus on the Internet, interactive television, and wireless communications sectors. The firm seeks to invest in United States. e-partners was founded in April 1999 and is based in San Francisco, California with an additional office in Greater London, United Kingdom.
Primary Address:
Headquarters
550 Fifteenth Street
San Francisco, California 94102
United States
Main Phone: 415-551-6560
Main Fax: 415-551-6575
Website:

Company Name: ePlanet Ventures
Company Type:Private Investment Firm
Industries of Interest:Retailing
Stages of Interest:Early Venture, Late Venture, Mid Venture
Most Recent Fund Info:DFJ ePlanet Ventures II, L.P.
Investment Type:Venture Capital Investing
Business Description:ePlanet Ventures is a venture capital firm specializing in investments in startups and early stage companies. The firm seeks to invest in companies in Internet applications and services; wireless telecommunications; VOIP applications; intranet applications including front office and back office automation; broadband services and on-demand entertainment; semiconductor designs including RFIC and others with high IP value; life sciences; medical devices; energy efficiency; and conservation sectors. The firm seeks board representation in its portfolio companies and seeks to exit its investments between five years and seven years. ePlanet Ventures was founded by Mr. Asad Jamal in 1999 and is based in Redwood City, California. The firm has additional offices in London, U.K; Singapore; Central, Hong Kong; Tokyo, Japan; Beijing, China; Shanghai, China; New Delhi, India; and Bangalore, India.
Primary Address:
Headquarters
400 Seaport Court
Suite 102
Redwood City, California 94063
United States
Main Phone: 650-701-8500
Main Fax: 650-599-9629
Website:www.eplanetventures.com

Company Name: Equip Ventures
Company Type:Private Investment Firm
Industries of Interest:Retailing
Stages of Interest:Early Venture
Most Recent Fund Info:
Investment Type:Venture Capital Investing
Business Description:Equip Ventures is a venture capital firm specializing in investments in pre seed, seed stage, start up, and early stage technology companies. The firm prefers to invest in communications, wireless, networking, software, and internet related startups. Equip Ventures is based in La Jolla, California with additional offices at New York, New York; Palo Alto, California; and Herzliya, Israel.
Primary Address:
Headquarters
2626 Hidden Valley Road
La Jolla, California 92037
United States
Main Phone: 858-551-1280
Website:www.equipventures.com

Company Name: Evergreen Pacific Partners
Company Type:Private Investment Firm
Industries of Interest:Consumer Durables and Apparel
Stages of Interest:Growth Capital
Most Recent Fund Info:Evergreen Pacific Partners, L.P. ($275mm)
Investment Type:Private Equity Investing
Business Description:Evergreen Pacific Partners (EPP) is a private equity firm specializing in traditional buyouts, management led buyouts, leveraged recapitalizations, turnarounds, and growth capital investments. It prefers to invest in manufacturing and distribution, specialty packaging, consumer products, cable television, and radio sectors. The firm invests in middle market companies located in the 13 Western U.S. States and the two Western Canadian Provinces. It prefers to invest in companies requiring a minimum equity investment of $15 million and having minimum revenues of $50 million. The firm seeks to invest in companies having an EBITDA between $10 million and $40 million. It prefers to be a control investor in its portfolio companies. Evergreen Pacific Partners was founded in 2003 and is based in Seattle, Washington with an additional office in Portland, Oregon.
Primary Address:
Headquarters
1700 Seventh Avenue
Suite 2300
Seattle, Washington 98101
United States
Main Phone: 206-262-4709
Main Fax: 206-262-4715
Website:www.eppcapital.com

Company Name: Evolution Capital
Company Type:Private Investment Firm
Industries of Interest:Consumer Durables and Apparel
Stages of Interest:Growth Capital
Most Recent Fund Info:
Investment Type:Private Equity Investing
Business Description:Evolution Capital is a private equity firm specializing in management buyouts, recapitalizations, and growth equity investments. The firm typically invests in service providers to the post-secondary education industry, healthcare services, pharmaceutical services, cosmetic pharmaceuticals, consumer products, business process outsourcing, contract packaging, entertainment related products and services, targeted marketing services, and disease management. It invests between $5 million and $20 million of equity capital in a transaction. The firm seeks to invest in businesses with up to $15 million in cash flow. It seeks businesses having gross margins in excess of 30 percent and annual revenue and cash flow growth in excess of 10 percent. The firm seeks to hold structured minority equity positions in conjunction with recapitalization and provides growth equity as a minority or majority equity holder. Evolution Capital is based in Santa Monica, California.
Primary Address:
Headquarters
Water Garden II
1601 Cloverfield Boulevard
2nd Floor, South Tower
Santa Monica, California 90404
United States
Main Phone: 310-933-5674
Main Fax: 866-607-1723
Website:www.evolutioncap.com

Company Name: eVolution Global Partners, L.L.C.
Company Type:Private Investment Firm
Industries of Interest:Retailing
Stages of Interest:Early Venture
Most Recent Fund Info:eVolution Global Partners I, L.P. ($225mm)
Investment Type:Venture Capital Investing
Business Description:eVolution Global Partners L.L.C. is a principal investment firm specializing in early stage investments. The firm seeks to invest in technology, Internet, e-commerce, outsourced business processes, media, business-to-business, business-to-consumer, commodities, transportation, iron and steel, and health care sectors. It prefers to invest in the companies based in Europe, Asia, Latin America with a focus on Brazil, and the United States. eVolution Global Partners L.L.C. was formed in April 2000 and is based in Palo Alto, California with additional offices in San Francisco, California; Tokyo, Japan; and Munich, Germany.
Primary Address:
Headquarters
535 Cowper Street
Suite 300
Palo Alto, California 94301
United States
Main Phone: 650-289-5826
Main Fax: 650-289-5827
Website:

Company Name: Express Ventures
Company Type:Private Investment Firm
Industries of Interest:Retailing
Stages of Interest:Early Venture
Most Recent Fund Info:
Investment Type:Venture Capital Investing
Business Description:Express Ventures is a venture capital firm specializing in investments in seed and early stage companies. The firm seeks to provide “pre-Series A” financing. It prefers to invest in technology based companies with a focus on: wireless, Internet, software, SAAS, semiconductors, communications, and networking. However the firm does not invest in life sciences based companies. It primarily invests in the Southern California with a focus on San Diego. The firm typically invests between $500,000 and $1 million. It prefers to invest in companies which can pitch-in Tier I venture capital ‘Series A’ financing between six and nine months. Express Ventures is based in San Diego, California.
Primary Address:
Headquarters
12481 High Bluff Drive
Suite 350
San Diego, California 92130
United States
Website:www.expressventures.com

Company Name: Falcon Partners, LLC
Company Type:Private Investment Firm
Industries of Interest:Retailing
Stages of Interest:Early Venture, Emerging Growth, Growth Capital, Late Venture, Mid Venture
Most Recent Fund Info:Strategic Opportunity Fund II, L.P.
Investment Type:Venture Capital Investing
Business Description:Falcon Partners, LLC is a venture capital firm specializing in investments in emerging growth companies. The firm typically invests in Internet, e-commerce, and information technology markets with a focus on investments in systems management (security, storage, and performance management), application integration and workflow, business intelligence and analytics, business process outsourcing, groupware and collaboration applications, and e-commerce infrastructure, and enabling technologies. It invests in other sectors only if there is a longstanding relationship with management. The firm seeks to take a board seat in its portfolio companies. Falcon Partners, LLC was founded by Mr. Michael J. Riccio, Jr. and is based in Seattle, Washington D.C.
Primary Address:
Headquarters
1700 Seventh Avenue
Suite 2100
Seattle, Washington 98101
United States
Main Phone: 206-357-8566
Website:www.falconpartners.com

Company Name: Fluke Venture Partners
Company Type:Private Investment Firm
Industries of Interest:Private Investment Firm
Stages of Interest:Early Venture
Most Recent Fund Info:
Investment Type:Venture Capital Investing
Business Description:Fluke Venture Partners is a venture capital firm specializing in investments in early stage companies. The firm will also consider investments ranging from seed through second stage. It typically invests in the first round of institutional financing. The firm invests in technology, healthcare, business and consumer services, specialty retail, and consumer-oriented industries. It seeks to invest in companies based in the Pacific Northwest. The firm invests between $2.5 million and $4 million per company, inclusive of follow-on rounds of financing. Its minimum investment is flexible and may be as low as $500,000. It prefers to lead its investment syndicate, but may participate as a syndicate partner. The firm prefers to hold a seat on the board of directors, but may act as a board observer instead when not leading a deal. Fluke Venture Partners was founded in 1976 and is based in Bellevue, Washington.
Primary Address:
Headquarters
11400 SE 6th Street
Suite 230
Bellevue, Washington 98004
United States
Main Phone: 425-453-4590
Main Fax: 425-453-4675
Website:www.flukeventures.com

Company Name: Formative Ventures, LLC
Company Type:Private Investment Firm
Industries of Interest:Retailing
Stages of Interest:Early Venture, Growth Capital
Most Recent Fund Info:Formative Ventures Prima Fund, L.P. ($5mm), Formative Ventures Emerging Technologies Fund, L.P. ($90mm)
Investment Type:Venture Capital Investing
Business Description:Formative Ventures, LLC is a venture capital firm specializing in investments in start-ups and early stage technology companies. The firm typically invests in next-generation emerging technologies with a focus on communications, wireless, and next-generation Internet solutions companies. It seeks to invest between $5 million and $7 million in a company.
The firm typically invests in the first institutional financing round and prefers to syndicate investment rounds with other venture capital companies. Formative Ventures, LLC was founded by Mr. Brian Connors and Mr. Clint Chao in 2000 and is based in Menlo Park, California.
Primary Address:
Headquarters
2061 Avy Avenue
Suite B
Menlo Park, California 94025
United States
Main Phone: 650-461-8000
Main Fax: 650-461-8010
Website:www.formativeventures.com

Company Name: Foundation Capital
Company Type:Private Investment Firm
Industries of Interest:Consumer Durables and Apparel, Retailing
Stages of Interest:Early Venture, Mid Venture
Most Recent Fund Info:Foundation Capital VI, L.P. ($750mm)
Investment Type:Venture Capital Investing
Business Description:Foundation Capital is a venture capital firm that invests in early-stage information technology companies. It will consider investments in the following sectors: business-to-business e-commerce, Internet infrastructure, business-to-consumer e-commerce, Internet media, enterprise software, semiconductor & EDA, and telecommunications and data networks. Its typical investments range between $1 million and $10 million. The firm prefers to act as the lead investor. Foundation Capital was founded in 1995 by former engineers and business executives and is headquartered in Menlo Park, California.
Primary Address:
Headquarters
70 Willow Rd, Suite 200
Menlo Park, California 94025
United States
Main Phone: 650-614-0500
Main Fax: 650-614-0505
Website:www.foundationcapital.com

Company Name: Fox Paine & Company, LLC
Company Type:Private Investment Firm
Industries of Interest:Private Investment Firm
Stages of Interest:Growth Capital
Most Recent Fund Info:Fox Paine Capital Fund II, L.P. ($1000mm)
Investment Type:Private Equity Investing
Business Description:Fox Paine & Company, LLC is a private equity firm specializing in management buyouts, public-to-private transactions, and growth capital investments. The firm primarily invests in financial services and insurance; semiconductors; agribusiness, including seeds and food and agriculture; healthcare, including healthcare services and medical devices; energy, oil, and gas; telecommunications; industrials; and consumer goods. It prefers to be the lead investor in its portfolio companies. Fox Paine & Company, LLC was founded in 1997 by Mr. Saul A. Fox and is based in Foster City, California.
Primary Address:
Headquarters
950 Tower Lane
Suite 1150
Foster City, California 94404-2127
United States
Main Phone: 650-235-2075
Main Fax: 650-525-1396
Website:www.foxpaine.com

Company Name: Friedman Fleischer & Lowe, LLC
Company Type:Private Investment Firm
Industries of Interest:Consumer Durables and Apparel
Stages of Interest:Growth Capital
Most Recent Fund Info:Friedman Fleischer & Lowe Capital Partners III, L.P. ($1500mm)
Investment Type:Private Equity Investing
Business Description:Friedman Fleischer & Lowe, LLC is a private equity firm specializing in management buyouts; growth equity funding; going-private transactions; recapitalizations; ownership restructurings in closely held and family-owned companies; and investments in under-performing public and private companies. It prefers to invest in outsourced business services; education and training; marketing and media; consumer products; healthcare; and financial services. The firm seeks to invest in middle-market companies in the U.S. and Canada. It does not pursue hostile transactions. The firm typically invests in companies with enterprise values between $30 million and $500 million and with revenues in the range of $30 million to $400 million. It prefers to own between 5 percent and 80 percent in its portfolio companies. The firm seeks to take a board seat in its portfolio companies. It prefers to hold either voting control or minority rights in its portfolio companies. Friedman Fleischer & Lowe, LLC was co-founded in 1998 by Mr. Tully M. Friedman, Mr. Spencer C. Fleischer, and Mr. David L. Lowe. The firm is based in San Francisco, California.
Primary Address:
Headquarters
One Maritime Plaza
22nd Floor
San Francisco, California 94111
United States
Main Phone: 415-402-2100
Main Fax: 415-402-2111
Website:www.fflpartners.com

Company Name: Fundamental Capital, LLC
Company Type:Private Investment Firm
Industries of Interest:Consumer Durables and Apparel, Retailing
Stages of Interest:Growth Capital
Most Recent Fund Info:
Investment Type:Private Equity Investing
Business Description:Fundamental Capital, LLC is a principal investment firm specializing in buyouts, recapitalizations, corporate divestitures, and growth capital investments. The firm prefers to invest in manufacturing, services, distribution, retail, and consumer products sectors. It typically invests in the United States. The firm seeks to invest between $2 million and $15 million in companies having revenues between $5 million and $50 million and an EBITDA between $1 million and $10 million. It structures its investments in the form of preferred and common stock and can consider structuring a portion of the investment in the form of debt. The firm prefers to take controlling stakes and also acquires minority positions in its portfolio companies. It seeks to take board membership in its portfolio companies. The firm invests for a long term investment horizon. Fundamental Capital, LLC was founded in 2003 and is based in San Francisco, California.
Primary Address:
Headquarters
455 Market Street
Suite 1460
San Francisco, California 94105
United States
Main Phone: 415-782-0000
Website:www.fundamentalcapital.com

Company Name: Galaxy Ventures LLC
Company Type:Private Investment Firm
Industries of Interest:Consumer Durables and Apparel, Retailing
Stages of Interest:Early Venture, Growth Capital, Late Venture, Mid Venture
Most Recent Fund Info:
Investment Type:Venture Capital Investing
Business Description:Galaxy Ventures LLC is a venture capital firm specializing in investments at all stages of a company’s development. It prefers to invest in Internet, software, data management and information technology; storage and networking; cleantech renewable energy and environmental technology, life sciences and medical devices; consumer products and retail; direct marketing and direct response television; entertainment and media; technology and intellectual property acquisition and licensing; and real estate sectors. The firm also provides private investments, merger/acquisition advisory, and investment intermediary services. Galaxy Ventures LLC was founded in 1999 and is based Belmont, California.
Primary Address:
Headquarters
P.O. Box 491
Belmont, California 94002
United States
Website:www.galaxyventures.com

Company Name: Geneva Venture Partners
Company Type:Private Investment Firm
Industries of Interest:Retailing
Stages of Interest:Retailing
Most Recent Fund Info:Hambrecht Geneva Ventures Fund, L.P. ($50mm), Geneva Venture Partners III, L.P. ($80mm)
Investment Type:Venture Capital Investing
Business Description:Geneva Venture Partners is a venture capital firm specializing in start up and early stage investments. The firm seeks to invest in information technology sectors with a focus on software, enterprise software, Internet, infrastructure software, wireless, RFID, VOIP, and embedded technologies. It targets companies based in the Silicon Valley area but will consider investments elsewhere. The firm typically invests between $500,000 and $4 million in privately held companies. It prefers to acquire minority equity stakes and requires board seat or observer rights in its portfolio companies. The firm invests in the form of preferred stock that is senior to common stock. It seeks to exit its investment between 2 years and 6 years through public offering or sale of the portfolio company. Geneva Venture Partners was founded by Mr. Igor Sill and Mr. Robert Troy in 1998 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California.
Primary Address:
Headquarters
101 California Street
Suite 2710
San Francisco, California 94111
United States
Main Phone: 415-764-2292
Main Fax: 415-947-0426
Website:www.genevaventurepartners.com

Company Name: GESD Capital Partners
Company Type:Private Investment Firm
Industries of Interest:Consumer Durables and Apparel
Stages of Interest:Growth Capital
Most Recent Fund Info:GESD Investors II, L.P. ($250mm)
Investment Type:Private Equity Investing
Business Description:GESD Capital Partners is a private equity firm specializing in investments in middle market companies. The firm typically invests in family owned or owner recapitalizations, management buyouts, leveraged buyouts, growth financings, asset acquisitions, bankruptcy reorganizations, and going private transactions. It primarily invests in consumer with a focus on food and beverage; restaurant, company owned or franchisee; entertainment; and business services, including professional, health, and other businesses. The firm invests in companies with revenues between $25 million and $200 million and cash flow or EBITDA up to $20 million. It invests in both privately or publicly held business with opportunities to grow internally and/or through acquisitions. The firm also makes add on acquisitions that may or may not have the above characteristics. It can consider both minority and majority equity positions. The firm was formerly known as Giraudo Engmann Spiegel & Duvall, LLC. GESD Capital Partners was founded by Mr. Louis J. Giraudo, Mr. Michael W. Engmann, Mr. Jordan M. Spiegel, and Ms. Sharon B. Duvall in 1998 and is based in San Francisco, California.
Primary Address:
Headquarters
221 Main Street
Suite 1450
San Francisco, California 94105
United States
Main Phone: 415-477-8200
Main Fax: 415-495-8211
Website:www.gesd.net

Company Name: Glickman Capital
Company Type:Private Investment Firm
Industries of Interest:Consumer Durables and Apparel, Retailing
Stages of Interest:Growth Capital
Most Recent Fund Info:
Investment Type:Private Equity Investing
Business Description:Primary Address:Glickman Capital is a private equity firm specializing in family owned businesses undergoing generational transfers, management and leveraged buyouts, growth capital, recapitalization of a privately owned company, going private transaction of a publicly held company, orphaned assets, corporate divestitures, and middle market companies. The firm does not invest in natural resources or heavily regulated industries, financial services, insurance, start-up or high-technology companies, service or consulting companies and also in situations involving commodity-based products, real-estate risks or industries or products. It prefers to invest in niche manufacturing, aerospace, consumer products, food service, brand management, building products, telecommunications, water filtration, specialty chemicals, distribution, trucking, retail, vending and apparel sectors. The firm primarily invests in companies based in Southern California but would consider investments in California and Southwestern United States. It invests between $10 million and $50 million in companies with EBITDA between $1 million and $10 million, enterprise values between $5 million and $50 million, and revenues between $5 million and $100 million. The firm prefers to be a lead or sole investor but can take minority investment in its portfolio companies. Glickman Capital was founded by Mr. David P. Glickman and is based in Beverly Hills, California.
Primary Address:
Headquarters
9864 Wilshire Boulevard
Beverly Hills, California 90210
United States
Main Phone: 310-432-1100
Main Fax: 310-432-1101
Website:www.glickmancapital.com

Company Name: Global Crossing Ventures, Inc.
Company Type:Corporate Investment Arm
Industries of Interest:Retailing
Stages of Interest:Early Venture, Emerging Growth, Growth Capital, Late Venture, Mid Venture
Most Recent Fund Info:
Investment Type:Venture Capital Investing
Business Description:Primary Address:Global Crossing Ventures, Inc. is the venture capital arm of Global Crossing Ltd, specializing in seed through expansion stage and investment in venture capital funds. The firm seeks to invest in Internet, communications, networking services and equipments, communication infrastructure, and telecommunications companies. It prefers to invest in companies based in United States focusing on California. The firm prefers to invest tin between $3 million and $5 million but the firm can invest anywhere between $0.5 million and $10 million. It was formerly known as Frontier Internet Ventures, Inc. Global Crossing Ventures, Inc. was founded by Mr. Jonathan Heiliger in February 1999 and is based in Sunnyvale, California.
Primary Address:
Headquarters
141 Caspian Court
Sunnyvale, California 94087
United States
Main Phone: 408-543-4880
Main Fax: 408-541-0429
Website:

Company Name: Global Retail Partners
Company Type:Private Investment Firm
Industries of Interest:Consumer Durables and Apparel, Retailing
Stages of Interest:Early Venture, Growth Capital
Most Recent Fund Info:Global Retail Partners III, L.P.
Investment Type:Venture Capital Investing
Business Description:Global Retail Partners is a principal investment firm specializing in the retail and consumer, retail technology, financial services and technology, and business and consumer services sectors. The firm primarily seeks to invest in companies based in North America and Europe but may also consider opportunities in other continents. It initially seeks to invest between $3 million to $12 million and between $5 million and $25 million through the life of an investment. The firm takes a board seat in its portfolio companies. Global Retail Partners was founded by Mr. Steve Lebow and Mr. Yves Sisteron in 1996 and is based in Los Angeles, California with an additional office in London, United Kingdom.
Primary Address:
Headquarters
2121 Avenue of the Stars
Suite 1630
Los Angeles, California 90067
United States
Main Phone: 310-785-5100
Main Fax: 310-785-5111
Website:www.grpvc.com

Company Name: Global Venture Group
Company Type:Private Investment Firm
Industries of Interest:Retailing
Stages of Interest:Emerging Growth, Growth Capital, Late Venture, Mid Venture
Most Recent Fund Info:
Investment Type:Private Equity Investing, Venture Capital Investing
Business Description:Global Venture Group, Inc. shut down operations, the firm was a private equity firm, which focused its investments in the following sectors: manufacturing, distribution, and service-to-industry companies. The firm considered both minority and majority positions. It makes equity investments or full acquisitions that range in size between $5 million and $150 million. It accommodated larger transactions through the participation of other equity organizations. The firm focused on established companies that are under-capitalized. A typical transaction is for three to five years and contained a buy-back provision or a preset exit strategy. The firm does not prefer to invest in poorly managed companies, volatile industries, dot-com businesses, markets characterized by short product life cycles, and under-performing companies with limited success potential and undifferentiated products or services. It was headquartered in Beverly Hills, California.
Primary Address:
Headquarters
345 North Maple Drive
Suite 277
Beverly Hills, California 90210
United States
Main Phone: 310-860-9595
Main Fax: 310-860-1212
Website:

Company Name: Globespan Capital Partners
Company Type:Private Investment Firm
Industries of Interest:Retailing
Stages of Interest:Early Venture, Emerging Growth, Growth Capital, Late Venture, Mid Venture
Most Recent Fund Info:Globespan Capital Partners V, L.P. ($380mm), USIT III 2000 ($425mm)
Investment Type:Venture Capital Investing
Business Description:Globespan Capital Partners is a venture capital firm specializing in investments in seed, emerging growth, growth capital, early, middle, and late stage companies. It typically makes investments in companies engaged in communications, software, information technology, cleantech, internet infrastructure, and storage and systems peripherals. The firm prefers to invest in businesses located in the United States and Japan. It seeks to invest between $4 million and $6 million in its portfolio companies. The firm acts as a lead investor to those companies in which it takes a seat on the Board of Directors. Globespan Capital Partners was founded in 1984 and is based in Palo Alto, California with additional offices in Boston, Massachusetts and Tokyo, Japan.
Primary Address:
Headquarters
300 Hamilton Avenue
Palo Alto, California 94301
United States
Main Phone: 650-328-2828
Main Fax: 650-328-2818
Website:www.globespancapital.com

Company Name: Golden Eight Venture Capital, LP
Company Type:Private Investment Firm
Industries of Interest:Retailing
Stages of Interest:Early Venture
Most Recent Fund Info:
Investment Type:Venture Capital Investing
Business Description:Golden Eight Venture Capital, L.P. is venture capital investment firm specializing in start-up and early stage financing. The firm prefers to invest in technology and internet industries. It is based in Honolulu, Hawaii. Golden Eight Venture operates as a subsidiary of Hawaiiana Group Incorporated.
Primary Address:
Headquarters
Pacific Park Plaza
711 Kapiolani Boulevard
Suite 700
Honolulu, Hawaii 96813
United States
Main Phone: 808-593-9100
Website:www.hawaiianagroup.com/subsidaries.htm

Company Name: Golden Gate Capital
Company Type:Private Investment Firm
Industries of Interest:Consumer Durables and Apparel, Retailing
Stages of Interest:Growth Capital
Most Recent Fund Info:Golden Gate Capital Fund III, L.P., Golden Gate Capital Companion Co-investment Fund ($614mm)
Investment Type:Private Equity Investing, Venture Capital Investing
Business Description:Golden Gate Capital is a principal investment firm specializing in leveraged buyouts, recapitalizations, corporate extractions, distressed, bankruptcy acquisitions, public-to-private transactions, consolidations, build-ups, and growth equity investments. The firm seeks to invest in technology sectors with a focus on semiconductors, electronics, software, information technology services, financial services, media, consumer products, and retail. Within semiconductors, it focuses on specialty device and semiconductor equipment businesses. In electronics, the firm invests in hardware and electronics manufacturing and related services. Within financial services, it focuses on specialty finance, insurance, and outsourcing businesses. Golden Gate Capital was founded by Mr. David Dominik, Mr. Kenneth J. Diekroeger, and Mr. Jesse T. Rogers in 2000 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California.
Primary Address:
Headquarters
One Embarcadero Center
39th Floor
San Francisco, California 94111
United States
Main Phone: 415-983-2700
Main Fax: 415-983-2701
Website:www.goldengatecap.com

Company Name: Granite Ventures, LLC
Company Type:Private Investment Firm
Industries of Interest:Consumer Durables and Apparel
Stages of Interest:Early Venture
Most Recent Fund Info:H&Q 2way Investors, L.P. ($1.37mm), TI Ventures III, L.P. ($30mm), Adobe Ventures IV, L.P. ($100mm), Granite Ventures II, L.P. ($350mm)
Investment Type:Venture Capital Investing
Business Description:Granite Venture, LLC is a venture capital firm specializing in investments in early stage companies. The firm seeks to make initial investments in the seed, Series A or Series B rounds. It prefers to invest in communications and components companies and software sectors with a focus on wireless, broadband, network and application security, infrastructure software, storage, digital media and content, application software, and software delivery. The firm usually invests in U.S. based companies, but may also consider select investments outside the U.S. Its initial investments range from $2 million to $6 million and $10 million to $15 million over the life of the company. The firm generally acts as the lead investor and takes a board seat in its portfolio companies. It was a prior investment arm of Hambrecht & Quist. Granite Venture, LLC was founded in 1992 and is based in San Francisco, California.
Primary Address:
Headquarters
One Bush Street
Suite 1350
San Francisco, California 94104
United States
Main Phone: 415-591-7700
Main Fax: 415-591-7720
Website:www.granitevc.com

Company Name: Great Spirit Ventures, LLC
Company Type:Corporate Investment Arm
Industries of Interest:Consumer Durables and Apparel
Stages of Interest:Early Venture
Most Recent Fund Info:Great Spirit Ventures, L.P.
Investment Type:Venture Capital Investing
Business Description:Great Spirit Ventures, LLC is a venture capital investment arm of A.M. Todd Group specializing in seed and early stage investments at the intersection of food, medicine, and agriculture. It prefers to invest in the branded consumer products, health care, and biotechnology industries with a focus on functional foods and beverages; plant-based personal care products; natural oral care products; botanical therapeutics (Nutraceuticals); alternative and complementary medicines; and global sourcing of bioactives and premium botanical ingredients. The firm invests between $500,000 and $2 million in companies with annual sales between $1million and $10 million. It prefers to be the first institutional investor in a company. The firm seeks to have a board seat in its portfolio companies. Great Spirit Ventures, LLC was co-founded in 2003 by Mr. William Rosenzweig and Mr. James S. Todd and is based in Mill Valley, California.
Primary Address:
Headquarters
100 Shoreline Highway
Building B
Suite 210
Mill Valley, California 94941
United States
Main Phone: 415-354-4901
Website:www.greatspiritventures.com

Company Name: Gryphon Investors
Company Type:Private Investment Firm
Industries of Interest:Consumer Durables and Apparel, Retailing
Stages of Interest:Growth Capital
Most Recent Fund Info:Gryphon Partners III, L.P. ($415mm)
Investment Type:Private Equity Investing
Business Description:Gryphon Investors is a private equity firm specializing in buyouts, leveraged build ups, and growth capital investments in middle market companies. The firm targets its investments in business services, consumer, retail, and general industry sectors. It typically invests in industries that have high fragmentation, scale advantages, strong underlying demographics, and demand drivers. The firm prefers to invest in companies based in the United States. It prefers to invest between $25 million and $75 million in equity or equity linked securities in companies with revenues between $25 million and $250 million. The firm seeks to acquire controlled or shared controlled position in a portfolio company. It generally exits its investments within three years to five years. Gryphon Investors was founded in 1995 by Mr. R. David Andrews and Mr. Nicholas A. Orum and is based in San Francisco, California.
Primary Address:
Headquarters
One Market Plaza
Steuart Tower
24th Floor
San Francisco, California 94105
United States
Main Phone: 415-217-7400
Main Fax: 415-217-7447
Website:www.gryphon-inv.com

Company Name: GTG Ventures
Company Type:Private Investment Firm
Industries of Interest:Retailing
Stages of Interest:Growth Capital
Most Recent Fund Info:
Investment Type:Venture Capital Investing
Business Description:GTG Ventures is out of business. GTG Ventures is a venture capital firm specializing in growth capital investments. It primarily invests in communications hardware, software, information technology, Internet, telecommunications, wireless communications, internet infrastructure, networking, internet tools and software, e-commerce, Internet services, media, messaging, cellular carriers, paging carriers, and satellite communication services. GTG Ventures is based in Menlo Park, California.
Primary Address:
Headquarters
275 Middlefield Road
Suite A250
Menlo Park, California 94025
United States
Main Phone: 650-327-7687
Main Fax: 650-324-4595
Website:

Company Name: H&Q Asia Pacific, Ltd.
Company Type:Private Investment Firm
Industries of Interest:Consumer Durables and Apparel, Retailing
Stages of Interest:Early Venture, Growth Capital, Late Venture
Most Recent Fund Info:Malaysian Technology Ventures I, L.P. ($9.28mm), HanRong Venture Capital Corp., L.P. ($16mm), H&Q Philippine Ventures III, L.P. ($23mm), HAVEN II, L.P. ($23mm), China Dynamic Growth Fund, L.P. ($84mm), H&Q-NPS Fund I, L.P. ($300mm), Asia Pacific Growth Fund V, L.P. ($500mm)
Investment Type:Private Equity Investing, Venture Capital Investing
Business Description:H&Q Asia Pacific, Ltd. is a principal investment firm specializing in later stage control investments and early venture capital investments. The firm prefers to invest in growth sectors including technology, technology manufacturing, consumer brands, and financial services. It typically seeks to invest in Asia and the United States. The firm seeks board representation in its portfolio companies. H&Q Asia Pacific, Ltd. was founded in 1986 by Dr. Ta-lin Hsu and is headquartered in Palo Alto, California with additional offices across Asia.
Primary Address:
Headquarters
400 Hamilton Avenue
Suite 250
Palo Alto, California 94301
United States
Main Phone: 650-838-8088
Main Fax: 650-838-0801
Website:www.hqap.com

Company Name: Hercules Technology Growth Capital, Inc. (NasdaqGS:HTGC)
Company Type:Public Investment Firm
Industries of Interest:Retailing
Stages of Interest:Growth Capital
Most Recent Fund Info:Malaysian Technology Ventures I, L.P. ($9.28mm), HanRong Venture Capital Corp., L.P. ($16mm), H&Q Philippine Ventures III, L.P. ($23mm), HAVEN II, L.P. ($23mm), China Dynamic Growth Fund, L.P. ($84mm), H&Q-NPS Fund I, L.P. ($300mm), Asia Pacific Growth Fund V, L.P. ($500mm)
Investment Type:Private Equity Investing, Venture Capital Investing
Business Description:Hercules Technology Growth Capital, Inc. is a public investment firm specializing in financing venture capital for growth and later stage private equity for recapitalizations, leveraged buyouts, and spin-off transactions. The firm also provides public to private financings, including PIPE’s. It invests in the form of equity, senior and subordinated working capital loan, senior revolving loan, bridge loan, and equipment loans. The firm prefers to invest in technology and life sciences related companies. In the technology sub-sectors, it seek companies characterized by products or services that require advanced technologies, including computer software and hardware, networking systems, semiconductors, semiconductor capital equipment, information technology infrastructure or services, Internet consumer and business services, telecommunications, telecommunications equipment, media, and life sciences. Within the life sciences sub-sector, the firm focuses on medical devices, bio-pharmaceutical, biotechnology, health care services, and information systems companies. It provides loans ranging from $1 million to $20 million and can underwrite transactions up to $30 million. The firm prefers to be the first debt provider but can also work with existing debt providers. Hercules Technology Growth Capital, Inc. was founded in 2003 and is headquartered in Palo Alto, California with additional offices across North America.
Primary Address:
Headquarters
400 Hamilton Avenue
Suite 310
Palo Alto, California 94301
United States
Main Phone: 650-289-3060
Main Fax: 650-473-9194
Website:www.herculestech.com

Company Name: Hitek Venture Partners
Company Type:Private Investment Firm
Industries of Interest:Retailing
Stages of Interest:Early Venture
Most Recent Fund Info:
Investment Type:Venture Capital Investing
Business Description:Hitek Venture Partners invests in early-stage companies in the Internet, e-commerce, telecommunications and enterprise software areas. It was founded by Dr. Hasan Kamil in 1995.
Primary Address:
Headquarters
San Jose, California
United States
Website:

Company Name: iD Ventures America, LLC
Company Type:Corporate Investment Arm
Industries of Interest:Consumer Durables and Apparel, Retailing
Stages of Interest:Early Venture, Growth Capital
Most Recent Fund Info:iD6 Fund VI, L.P., IP Pacific Fund, L.P., IP Fund III, L.P. ($30mm), Acer Technology Venture Fund, L.P. ($40mm)
Investment Type:Venture Capital Investing
Business Description:iD Ventures America, LLC, formerly known as Acer Technology Ventures America, LLC, is a venture capital investment arm of iD SoftCapital Inc. specializing in seed, start-ups, and early stage investments. The firm selectively participates in expansion rounds. It seeks to invest in the first and second round of venture capital financing. The firm seeks to invest in new innovations and services for consumer electronics and multimedia applications; inventions and enhancements of ubiquitous wireless technologies and applications; critical components and technologies to build and support autonomous and intelligent systems; and proprietary, innovative technologies, and unique intellectual property. It prefers to invest in companies based in North America with a focus on United States and Canada. The firm seeks to invest in companies that look to Greater China and Asia as part of their long-term growth strategy. The firm invests between $500,000 and $3 million. The firm prefers to take board seat in its portfolio companies. iD Ventures America, LLC was founded in January 1998 and is based in Santa Clara, California.
Primary Address:
Headquarters
5201 Great America Parkway
Suite 270
Santa Clara, California 95054
United States
Main Phone: 408-894-7900
Main Fax: 408-894-7939
Website:www.idsoftcapital.com

Company Name: Idanta Partners, Ltd.
Company Type:Private Investment Firm
Industries of Interest:Consumer Durables and Apparel, Retailing
Stages of Interest:Early Venture, Mid Venture
Most Recent Fund Info:
Investment Type:Private Equity Investing, Venture Capital Investing
Business Description:Idanta Partners is a venture capital firm that invests in seed and early-stage companies. The firm seeks to make investments in businesses engaged in the following industries: information technology (advanced cellular/digital communications devices, data compression software, electronic system virtual prototyping software, knowledge discovery software, minicomputers, remote access connectivity devices, removable storage drives, semiconductor capital equipment, tape drives, value-added reseller of mechanical software); healthcare and life sciences (skin anti-irritants, cancer diagnostics, health maintenance organization); retail (computer retailing, eyeware manufacturing and retailing, eyeware manufacturing and retailing); commercial banking; beverages; and textiles. Idanta typically invests in companies located in the United States. Its initial investments in a young company range between $0.5 million and $5 million. However, its typical investments range between $1 million and $3 million. Idanta also specializes in growth capital financings and leveraged buyouts. The firm will not invest in companies when one person has majority ownership subsequent to the financing. Idanta Partners was founded in 1971 and is headquartered in San Diego California.
Primary Address:
Headquarters
12526 High Bluff Drive
Suite 160
San Diego, California 92130
United States
Main Phone: 858-356-0150
Main Fax: 858-356-0152
Website:www.idanta.com

Company Name: IDG Ventures SF
Company Type:Private Investment Firm
Industries of Interest:Retailing
Stages of Interest:Early Venture, Growth Capital
Most Recent Fund Info:IDG Ventures Pacific II, L.P.
Investment Type:Venture Capital Investing
Business Description:IDG Ventures Pacific is a venture capital firm specializing in startup and early stage investments. The firm primarily invests in the information technology sector with a focus on media, Internet infrastructure, computer hardware, enterprise software, mobile and wireless, Internet content and e-commerce, BioIT, and Healthcare IT. It typically invests in privately held companies headquartered west of the Mississippi River. The firm typically invests between $1 million and $5 million per round, with further participation in subsequent private rounds. It prefers to lead, co-lead, or follow in larger size investments. IDG Ventures Pacific is a subsidiary of IDG Ventures. IDG Ventures Pacific was founded in 1997 and is based in San Francisco, California.
Primary Address:
Headquarters
650 California Street
24th Floor
San Francisco, California 94108
United States
Main Phone: 415-439-4420
Main Fax: 415-439-4428
Website:www.idgvusa.com

Company Name: Ignition Partners
Company Type:Private Investment Firm
Industries of Interest:Consumer Durables and Apparel, Retailing
Stages of Interest:Early Venture, Growth Capital, Late Venture, Mid Venture
Most Recent Fund Info: Ignition Growth Capital Fund, L.P. ($275mm), Ignition Venture Partners IV, L.P. ($400mm)
Investment Type:Venture Capital Investing
Business Description:Ignition Partners is a venture capital firm investing in seed and early-stage companies. The firm typically invests in communications, internet, software, and services across business and consumer targets. It often takes lead positions in funding rounds in which it participates. The firm prefers to take a board seat in its portfolio companies. Ignition Partners is located in Bellevue, Washington.
Primary Address:
Headquarters
11400 SE
6th Street
Suite 100
Bellevue, Washington 98004
United States
Main Phone: 425-709-0772
Main Fax: 425-709-0798
Other Phone: 800-694-4460
Website:www.ignitionpartners.com

Company Name: INC3 Ventures, LLC
Company Type:Private Investment Firm
Industries of Interest:Consumer Durables and Apparel, Retailing
Stages of Interest:Early Venture
Most Recent Fund Info:
Investment Type:Venture Capital Investing
Business Description:INC3 Ventures, LLC is a venture capital firm specializing in seed/ start-up and early stage companies. The firm prefers to invest in consumer Internet, networking solutions, semiconductor, communication, computer, and consumer media adapters. In networking solutions, it focuses on connectivity hardware and software. In computer, the firm focuses on desktop, laptop, PDA, and appliances. In communication, it focuses on cell phone and wireless. In consumer media adapters, the firm focuses on appliances, digital TV, camera, and music. It primarily invests in the companies based in the Silicon Valley, United States and India. The firm typically invests between $ 250,000 and $1 million in its portfolio companies. INC3 Ventures, LLC was co-founded in 1999 by Mr. Dhimant N. Bhayani and Mr. Bipin A. Shah and the firm is headquartered in Santa Clara, California.
Primary Address:
Headquarters
5201 Great America Parkway
Suite 457
Santa Clara, California 95054
United States
Main Phone: 408-330-0917
Main Fax: 408-317-2300
Website:www.inc3vc.com

Company Name: Incubation Venture Partners
Company Type:Corporate Investment Arm
Industries of Interest:Consumer Durables and Apparel
Stages of Interest:Early Venture
Most Recent Fund Info:Azcatl Seed Capital Fund I, L.P.
Investment Type:Venture Capital Investing
Business Description:Incubation Venture Partners is a venture capital investment arm of Incubate Group Corp. The firm invests through its fund: Azcatl Seed Capital Fund I, L.P. It is based in California, United States.
Primary Address:
Headquarters
1727 Martin Luther King Jr. Way
Suite 200
Oakland, California 94612
United States
Main Phone: 510-868-9178
Main Fax: 510-380-6939
Website:www.incubationpartners.com

Company Name: Industrial Growth Partners
Company Type:Private Investment Firm
Industries of Interest:Consumer Durables and Apparel
Stages of Interest:Growth Capital
Most Recent Fund Info: Industrial Growth Partners III, L.P. ($400mm)
Investment Type:Private Equity Investing
Business Description:Industrial Growth Partners is a private equity firm specializing in privately held lower middle market companies. The firm typically invests in change in ownership transactions such as management buyouts, private companies and family-owned companies, leveraged buyouts, corporate divestitures, co-operative divestitures, recapitalizations, and management buy-ins and also provides growth capital. It primarily invests in manufacturing companies with a focus on industrial components and equipment; electrical and electronic equipment; process instrumentation and controls; analytical instruments and measuring devices; fluid control, filtration, and pumps; specialty chemicals, adhesives and coatings; plastics and synthetic materials; healthcare and safety equipment; and manufacturing services and testing. The firm favors manufacturers of intermediate products – products that are sold to other businesses rather than directly to consumers. It invests in companies with revenues between $30 million and $100 million. Industrial Growth Partners was founded by Mr. Michael Beaumont, Mr. Gottfried Tittiger, and Mr. Patrick Forster in 1997 and is based in San Francisco, California.
Primary Address:
Headquarters
100 Spear Street
Suite 1500
San Francisco, California 94105
United States
Main Phone: 415-882-4550
Main Fax: 415-882-4551
Website:www.igpequity.com

Company Name: Industry Capital Management, LLC
Company Type:Private Investment Firm
Industries of Interest:Consumer Durables and Apparel
Stages of Interest:Early Venture, Growth Capital, Late Venture, Mid Venture
Most Recent Fund Info: Industry Capital Fund I, L.P. ($37mm)
Investment Type:Private Equity Investing, Venture Capital Investing
Business Description:Industry Capital Management, LLC is a principal investment firm specializing in alternative investments in private equity, distressed securities, and real estate. It focuses on acquiring and disposing the securities of companies or real estate assets. In private equity, the firm invests in management buyouts, strategic equity investments, equity private placements, consolidations and buildups, and growth capital financings in mid to late stage companies. It makes investments in financial services, real estate, communications, leisure or media or entertainment, and information technology sectors. The firm typically invests between $5 million and $35 million. It seeks to hold its investments for a period of five years or more. The firm also evaluates public company investments, carve-outs, and spin-outs. It seeks for controlling interest or act as a lead or co-investor in the portfolio companies. In distressed securities investments, it makes investments in companies and secured and unsecured real estate assets. The firm targets its investments in companies that are restructuring or operating under Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code. In real estate investments, it seeks to invest in commercial whole loans, bank real estate owned deals, multi-tenant industrial property acquisitions, leisure or resort properties and operating assets, and single-family home developmental deals. The firm invests across the United States and its territories. It provides mezzanine financing for condo developments throughout the U.S. with an emphasis on the Southeast. The firm typically invests a minimum amount of $5 million per deal. It also seeks to acquire performing and sub-performing senior secured real estate loans from banks, insurance companies, and pension funds with underlying properties in commercial industrial, office, and hospitality. Industry Capital Management, LLC was founded by Mr. Norman D. Villarina in October 2003 and is based in San Francisco, California.
Primary Address:
Headquarters
750 Battery Street
7th Floor
San Francisco, California 94111
United States
Main Phone: 415-982-7374
Main Fax: 646-792-4045
Website:www.industrycapital.com

Company Name: Information Technology Ventures, L.P. (ITV)
Company Type:Private Investment Firm
Industries of Interest:Retailing
Stages of Interest:Early Venture, Emerging Growth, Late Venture, Mid Venture
Most Recent Fund Info: Information Technology Ventures II, L.P. ($136mm)
Investment Type:Venture Capital Investing
Business Description:Information Technology Ventures (ITV) ended its investment activities in 1999. To date, the firm continues to manage its current portfolio. ITV was a venture capital firm that invested in emerging-growth information technology companies. In 1999, ITV’s founders closed its operations due to philosophical differences and formed new venture capital firms. Sam Lee and Virginia Turezyn formed Infinity Capital. Mark Dubovoy founded Leapfrog Ventures.
Primary Address:
Headquarters
100 Hamilton Avenue Suite 400
Palo Alto, California 94301
United States
Main Phone: 650-462-8400
Main Fax: 650-462-8415
Website:www.itventures.com

Company Name: Inktomi Corporation Investments
Company Type:Corporate Investment Arm
Industries of Interest:Retailing
Stages of Interest:Late Venture, Mid Venture
Most Recent Fund Info:
Investment Type:Venture Capital Investing
Business Description:Inktomi Corporation operates an investment arm which invests in Internet companies that benefit from Inktomi’s products. It invests $1 million to $5 million per company at early and mezzanine stages. It does not invest in venture capital funds.
Primary Address:
Headquarters
4100 East Third Avenue
Foster City, California 94404
United States
Main Phone: 650-653-2800
Main Fax: 650-653-2801
Website:

Company Name: InnoCal Venture Capital
Company Type:Private Investment Firm
Industries of Interest:Retailing
Stages of Interest:Early Venture, Growth Capital, Late Venture, Mid Venture
Most Recent Fund Info: InnoCal II, L.P. ($100mm)
Investment Type:Venture Capital Investing
Business Description:InnoCal Venture Capital is a venture capital firm specializing in investments in early and expansion stage companies seeking a first or second round of venture financing. It typically invests in information technology sector with a focus on software and Internet, wireless technology and applications, semiconductors and components, healthcare information technology, enterprise hardware, communications and broadband technologies, and high growth businesses in other viable information technology sectors. The firm seeks to invest in Western United States, however it will consider investment opportunities anywhere in the U.S. It invests between $1 million and $5 million in a given portfolio company, with $3 million as an average initial investment. The firm prefers to invest as a lead investor; often times leading a syndicate of multiple venture capital or strategic investors. It prefers to take a seat on the board of directors of its portfolio companies. InnoCal Venture Capital is headquartered in Costa Mesa, California with additional offices in Saddle Brook, New Jersey; Palo Alto, California; and San Diego, California.
Primary Address:
Headquarters
600 Anton Boulevard
Suite 1270
Costa Mesa, California 92626
United States
Main Phone: 714-850-6784
Main Fax: 714-850-6798
Website:www.innocal.com

Company Name: Institutional Venture Partners
Company Type:Private Investment Firm
Industries of Interest:Retailing
Stages of Interest:Growth Capital, Late Venture
Most Recent Fund Info: IVP Founders Fund I, L.P. ($10mm), Institutional Venture Partners XII, L.P. ($600mm)
Investment Type:Venture Capital Investing
Business Description:Institutional Venture Partners (IVP) is a venture capital firm specializing in later stage investments. The firm seeks to invest in information technology companies with a focus on digital media, software, wireless, Internet infrastructure, and technology enabled services. It invests in companies based in United States. The firm invests in companies having revenues greater than $10 million. It was formerly known as Institutional Venture Associates. Institutional Venture Partners was founded by Mr. Reid Dennis in 1980 and is headquartered in Menlo Park, California with an additional office in San Francisco, California.
Diego, California.
Primary Address:
Headquarters
3000 Sand Hill Road
Building 2
Suite 250
Menlo Park, California 94025
United States
Main Phone: 650-854-0132
Main Fax: 650-854-2009
Website:www.ivp.com

Company Name: Integral Capital Partners
Company Type:Private Investment Firm
Industries of Interest:Retailing
Stages of Interest:Early Venture, Emerging Growth, Growth Capital, Late Venture, Mid Venture
Most Recent Fund Info: Integral VII, L.P. ($125mm)
Investment Type:Private Equity Investing, Venture Capital Investing
Business Description:Integral Capital Partners is a principal investment firm. The firm typically invests in all stages of a company’s development, beyond the start up phase, specializing in investments in expansion-stage private and growth-stage public companies. It seeks to invest in venture and public stages of a company. The firm invests between 20 percent and 50 percent of the original capital of each partnership in private companies and buyout opportunities, with the remaining balance invested in high-growth public companies. It prefers to invest in companies in the life sciences and information technology sectors. Within the life sciences sector, the firm focuses on investments in emerging medical technologies, health care information systems, and companies targeting the cardiology and oncology markets. In the information technology sector, it seeks to invest in the Internet sector. The firm also makes investments based on the themes communications-centric computing, real-time computing, and mobility. It does not hold any board seats in its portfolio companies. Integral Capital Partners was founded in 1991 and is based in Menlo Park, California with an additional office in Baltimore, Maryland.
Primary Address:
Headquarters
3000 Sand Hill Road
Building 3
Suite 240
Menlo Park, California 94025
United States
Main Phone: 650-233-0360
Website:www.integralcapital.com

Company Name: Intel Capital
Company Type:Corporate Investment Arm
Industries of Interest:Retailing
Stages of Interest:Emerging Growth, Growth Capital
Most Recent Fund Info: Intel Capital Brazil Technology Fund ($50mm), Intel Capital Middle East and Turkey Fund, L.P. ($50mm), Intel Digital Home Fund, L.P. ($200mm), Intel Capital India Technology Fund, L.P. ($250mm), Intel 64 Fund ($253mm), Intel Capital China Technology Fund II, L.P. ($500mm), Intel Communications Fund (I), L.P. ($500mm)
Investment Type:Venture Capital Investing
Business Description:Intel Capital is a venture capital investment arm of Intel Corp. specializing in investments in technology companies worldwide. It focuses on both established and new technologies that help to develop industry standard solutions, drive global Internet growth, facilitate new usage models, and advance the computing and communications platforms. The firm also focuses on hardware, software and services companies in several market segments, including computing, networking, and wireless communications. It was founded by Mr. Robert Noyce and Mr. Gordon Moore in 1991 and is based in Santa Clara, California with additional offices in the U.S., Europe, Asia, and Latin America.
Primary Address:
Headquarters
2200 Mission College Boulevard
RN6-37
Santa Clara, California 95052-8119
United States
Main Phone: 408-765-8080
Main Fax: 408-765-1399
Website:www.intel.com/capital

Company Name: Intend Change
Company Type:Private Investment Firm
Industries of Interest:Retailing
Stages of Interest:Early Venture
Most Recent Fund Info:
Investment Type:Venture Capital Investing
Business Description:Intend Change shut down its operations on September 30, 2000. Intend Change is a venture construction firm that builds and launches breakthrough enterprises. The company fuses management consulting, venture funding and executive recruiting to provide client organizations with the components necessary for success in the digital economy: strategy, funding, people and partnerships. It also manages IntendChange.org, a not-for-profit foundation with equity interests in Intend Change, funding environmental, youth, diversity and health causes.
Intend Change focuses exclusively on internet and technology startups. Its limited partners are USWeb/CKS,Softbank, Odeon Capital, GeoCapital and Crosspoint providing them with capital, and various business expertise and connections. They target companies with cash infusion requirements of $10 to $100 million, where they participate in the fundraising initiatives including soliciting other firms to invest in the financing rounds.
Primary Address:
Headquarters
87 Encina Ave.
Palo Alto, California 94301-2322
United States
Main Phone: 650-289-6600
Main Fax: 650-289-6601
Website:

Company Name: Intracorp Capital, L.L.C.
Company Type:Private Investment Firm
Industries of Interest:Consumer Durables and Apparel, Retailing
Stages of Interest:Growth Capital
Most Recent Fund Info:
Investment Type:Private Equity Investing
Business Description:Intracorp Capital, L.L.C. is a private equity firm specializing in investments in small to medium size companies. The firm typically invests in expansion financings, family successions, management led-buyouts, management buy-ins, management buyouts of a corporate division, industry consolidations, and owner recapitalizations. It looks for opportunities to acquire independent or family-owned companies and corporate divisions or subsidiaries. The firm seeks to invest in consumer products, manufacturing, services, real estate, and retail sectors. It prefers to invest in companies based on the West Coast. The firm seeks to invest up to $25 million in companies with an enterprise value between $5 million and $100 million. Its principals work closely with managers at the Board of Directors level. The firm typically acquires a majority interest in a business. Intracorp Capital, L.L.C. is based in Seattle, Washington.
Primary Address:
Headquarters
2505 Second Avenue
Suite 300
Seattle, Washington 98121
United States
Main Phone: 206-625-9226
Main Fax: 206-728-4583
Other Phone: 206-728-4572
Website:www.intracorpcapital.com

Company Name: Itochu Technology Inc.’s Venture Investment Division
Company Type:Corporate Investment Arm
Industries of Interest:Retailing
Stages of Interest:Growth Capital
Most Recent Fund Info:
Investment Type:Venture Capital Investing
Business Description:Itochu Technology Inc.’s Venture Investment Division is the investment arm of Itochu Corp. specializing in venture capital investments. The firm typically invests in information technology industry. In information technology, it prefers to invest in systems, software, components, and services sectors with a focus on next-generation communications infrastructure, broadband wireless infrastructure, mobile platforms and applications, home gateway solutions, security software and services, ubiquitous technologies, next-generation computing, open source software, semiconductors and MEMS, Internet platforms and applications, web enabled services, and digital media. The firm seeks to invest both domestically and internationally. Itochu Technology Inc.’s Venture Investment Division was founded in 1994 and is headquartered in Santa Clara, California with an additional office in New York City.
Washington.
Primary Address:
Headquarters
3945 Freedom Circle
Suite 350
Santa Clara, California 95054
United States
Main Phone: 408-727-8810
Main Fax: 408-727-4619
Website:www.itochu.net

Company Name: JAFCO Ventures
Company Type:Private Investment Firm
Industries of Interest:Retailing
Stages of Interest:Early Venture
Most Recent Fund Info: JAFCO Technology Partners III, L.P. ($150mm)
Investment Type:Venture Capital Investing
Business Description:JAFCO Ventures is a venture capital firm specializing investments in early stage companies. It seeks to invest in communications, components, digital media, Internet, software, and wireless sectors. The firm prefers to invest in the companies based in United States. It typically invests in second or third round of financing. The firm typically invests between $4 million and $6 million in a Series B or Series C investment. It prefers to be the lead investor. The firm is an operating subsidiary of JAFCO Co., Ltd. JAFCO Ventures was founded in July 2003 and is based in Palo Alto, California.
Primary Address:
Headquarters
505 Hamilton Avenue
Suite 310
Palo Alto, California 94301
United States
Main Phone: 650-463-8800
Main Fax: 650-463-8801
Website:www.jafco.com

Company Name: Jupiter Holdings, L.L.C.
Company Type:Private Investment Firm
Industries of Interest:Retailing
Stages of Interest:Early Venture, Emerging Growth, Late Venture, Mid Venture
Most Recent Fund Info:
Investment Type:Private Equity Investing, Venture Capital Investing
Business Description:St. Geme, LLC is a privately owned investment manager. The firm specializes in managing public equity and real estate portfolios. It also manages private equity portfolios. The firm invests in the public equity markets of the United States. It employs a special situation investing approach to select value securities. It was formerly known as Jupiter Holdings, LLC. St. Geme, LLC was founded in 1997 and is based in Newport Beach, California.
Primary Address:
Headquarters
24 Corporate Plaza
Suite 100
Newport Beach, California 92660
United States
Main Phone: 949-720-4601
Main Fax: 949-720-4605
Website:www.jupiterholdings.com

Company Name: Kayne Anderson Capital Advisors, L.P.
Company Type:Private Investment Firm
Industries of Interest:Consumer Durables and Apparel
Stages of Interest:Early Venture, Growth Capital, Late Venture, Mid Venture
Most Recent Fund Info: Kayne Anderson Income Partners, L.P., Kayne Anderson Private Investors, Kayne Anderson Real Assets Fund, L.P., Kayne Anderson Capital Income Partners, L.P. ($45mm), Kayne Anderson Energy Fund IV, L.P. ($950mm)
Investment Type:Private Equity Investing
Business Description:Kayne Anderson Capital Advisors, L.P. is a principal investment firm specializing in making alternative investments. It typically makes private structured investments, absolute rate of return investments, and private equity investments. For its private structured investments, the firm primarily invests in the energy sector including the oil and gas sectors. The firm prefers to invest in small and mid-cap energy companies; oil and gas exploration and production companies; and to a lesser extent in midstream, oil service, and energy technology companies. It seeks to invest in privately issued securities of both public and private companies. The firm’s private structured investments are structured in the form of preferred stock but it also invests in common stocks. For its private equity investments, it takes minority positions in public and private companies by investing in secured debt, convertible preferred securities, and making direct equity investments. The firm predominantly makes its rate of return investments in the public equity, fixed income, and alternative markets of the United States. It invests in master limited partnership, high-yield and distressed debt, real estate investment trusts, preferred stocks and closed-end funds, and convertible securities. The firm typically employs a multi-strategy approach including a convertible bond strategy approach to create its portfolios. Kayne Anderson Capital Advisors was founded in 1984 by Mr. Ric Kayne and Mr. John Anderson and is based in Los Angeles, California with an additional office in Houston, Texas.
Primary Address:
Headquarters
1800 Avenue of the Stars
2nd Floor
Los Angeles, California 90067
United States
Main Phone: 800-231-7414
Main Fax: 310-556-2721
Website:www.kaynecapital.com

Company Name: KCA Partners, Ltd.
Company Type:Private Investment Firm
Industries of Interest:Consumer Durables and Apparel, Retailing
Stages of Interest:Growth Capital
Most Recent Fund Info:
Investment Type:Private Equity Investing
Business Description:KCA Partners, Ltd. is a private equity firm specializing in leveraged buyout, recapitalization, divestiture, growth equity, and turnaround investments. It seeks to invest in middle market and mature companies. The firm prefers to invest in aerospace, building products, clean technology, consumer healthcare, consumer products, distribution, environmental services, logistics, manufacturing, media, natural and specialty food, and security products and services companies. It typically invests in companies based in the United States and Canada and globally for add-on investments. The firm invests between $3 million and $10 million in its portfolio companies. It seeks to invest in companies with enterprise value between $10 and $100 million (any size for add-on businesses); revenue above $15 million (any size for add-on businesses); and EBITDA value above $3 million (any size for add-on businesses). The firm prefers to take majority stake in its portfolio companies. It also considers minority investments with ability to obtain control in a situation of adverse performance. The firm seeks to hold a board seat in its portfolio companies. KCA Partners, Ltd. was founded in 1993 by Mr. P.J. Nora and Mr. Sedge Dienst and is based in San Francisco, California.
Primary Address:
Headquarters
580 California Street
Suite 1600
San Francisco, California 94104
United States
Main Phone: 415-433-4494
Main Fax: 415-433-4493
Website:www.kcapartners.com

Company Name: KCB Management
Company Type:Private Investment Firm
Industries of Interest:Consumer Durables and Apparel, Retailing
Stages of Interest:Growth Capital
Most Recent Fund Info:
Investment Type:Private Equity Investing
Business Description:KCB Management is a private equity firm specializing in investments in growing small to medium sized businesses. The firm seeks to invest in acquisition financings, growth capital, and middle market investments and also identifies and funds add-on acquisitions. It also invests in divisional divestitures and in public and private companies. The firm prefers to invest in highly differentiated business model, products, and services in the retail; consumer products and services; business and outsourcing services including technology and software tools; healthcare services especially skilled nursing facilities; education and training services (for-profit) and products; light manufacturing; and distribution sectors. It primarily invests in the Western United States particularly Southern California but can also invest throughout North America. The firm typically invests in companies having recurring revenues between $3 million and $50 million and EBITDA between $1 million and $5 million with margins greater than 10 percent. It does not invest in turnaround, bankrupt, and distressed situations. The firm seeks to have control positions (economic or voting) with substantial participation by management in the portfolio companies. KCB Management was founded by Mr. Harvey Knell in 1986 and is based in Pasadena, California.
Primary Address:
Headquarters
20 North Raymond Avenue
Suite 250
Pasadena, California 91103
United States
Main Phone: 626-356-0944
Main Fax: 626-356-0996
Website:www.kcbm.com

Company Name: Khosla Ventures
Company Type:Private Investment Firm
Industries of Interest:Retailing
Stages of Interest:Early Venture, Late Venture, Mid Venture
Most Recent Fund Info: Khosla Ventures II, L.P.
Investment Type:Venture Capital Investing
Business Description:Khosla Ventures is a venture capital firm specializing in seed to late stage investments. The firm seeks to invest in mobile; computing; alternative energy; life sciences; internet and media; semiconductors; silicon technology; and clean technology areas such as bio-refineries for energy and bioplastics, solar, battery, and other environmentally friendly technologies. It typically invests between $100,000 and $20 million. Khosla Ventures was founded by Mr. Vinod Khosla in 2004 and is based in Menlo Park, California.
Primary Address:
Headquarters
3000 Sand Hill Road
Building 3
Suite 170
Menlo Park, California 94025
United States
Main Phone: 650-376-8500
Main Fax: 650-926-9590
Website:www.khoslaventures.com

Company Name: Kinsman Capital, L.L.C.
Company Type:Private Investment Firm
Industries of Interest:Retailing
Stages of Interest:Emerging Growth, Growth Capital
Most Recent Fund Info:
Investment Type:Private Equity Investing, Venture Capital Investing
Business Description:Kinsman Capital, L.L.C. is a private investment firm that focuses on leveraged buyouts, management buyouts, build-ups, recapitalizations, expansion, and growth financings of middle-market companies. The firm’s areas of interest include manufacturing, distribution, service, and business-to-business. It seeks to invest in companies based in Western United States. The firm will consider investments between $3 million $25 million per transaction. It prefers to invest in companies with annual enterprise values in the range of $15 million to $100 million. It typically invests in companies with an average annual revenue of up to $20 million. Kinsman Capital does not prefer to invest in areas including troubled and distressed situations, real estate, financial services, retail, and biotechnology. The firm was founded by Mr. Brian Kinsman in 1998. It is headquartered at San Diego, California.
Primary Address:
Headquarters
8910 University Center Lane
Suite 660
San Diego, California 92122
United States
Main Phone: 858-638-4560
Main Fax: 858-638-4561
Website:www.kinsmancapital.com

Company Name: Kirlan Venture Capital, Inc.
Company Type:Private Investment Firm
Industries of Interest:Retailing
Stages of Interest:Early Venture
Most Recent Fund Info:
Investment Type:Private Equity Investing, Venture Capital Investing
Business Description:Kirlan Venture Capital, Inc. is a principle investment firm specializing in early stage and mezzanine investments. It typically invests in technology companies with a focus on the healthcare, life sciences, Internet, software, communications, specialty retail, manufacturing, and other technology sectors. The firm primarily invests in companies located in Washington’s Puget Sound area but will also consider investments in other domestic and international locations. It typically invests between $100,000 and $1 million per round and its total investment amount per company is approximately $2 million. The firm prefers to co-invest but can also serve as a lead investor. The firm typically seeks Board observation rights in its portfolio companies but may ask for a Board seat depending on the size of its investment. It also seeks to make follow-on investments in its portfolio companies. Kirlan Venture Capital, Inc. was founded in 1992 by Mr. Kirk Lanterman and is based in Seattle, Washington.
Primary Address:
Headquarters
221 First Avenue West
Suite 108
Seattle, Washington 98119-4223
United States
Main Phone: 206-281-8610
Main Fax: 206-285-3451
Website:www.kirlanvc.com

Company Name: Kirlin Partners, L.L.C.
Company Type:Private Investment Firm
Industries of Interest:Retailing
Stages of Interest:Early Venture
Most Recent Fund Info:
Investment Type:Venture Capital Investing
Business Description:Kirlin Partners L.L.C. is a venture capital firm operating through eFund International. The firm invests in startup and early-stage companies. It seeks to invest in Internet, software and communications companies on the West Coast. Kirlin Partners L.L.C. was founded by Mr. Dan Kranzler and is headquartered in Napa, California.
Primary Address:
Headquarters
2456 N 3rd Avenue
Napa, California 94558
United States
Website:

Company Name: Kleiner, Perkins, Caufield & Byers
Company Type:Private Investment Firm
Industries of Interest:Consumer Durables and Apparel, Retailing
Stages of Interest:Early Venture, Growth Capital, Late Venture
Most Recent Fund Info: Green Growth Fund I, L.P., iFund, L.P., Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers XIII, L.P., KPCB VIII Founders Fund, KPCB Pandemic and Bio Defense Fund ($200mm), KPCB China Fund ($360mm)
Investment Type:Venture Capital Investing
Business Description:Kleiner, Perkins, Caufield & Byers is a venture capital firm specializing in investments in incubation and early stage companies. The firm invests in breakthrough ventures focusing on greentech innovation, information technology, pandemic and bio-defense, and life sciences. Within information technology, it invests in consumer, enterprise, semiconductors, security, and communication sectors. Within pandemic and bio-defense, the firm invests in surveillance, diagnostics, vaccines, antiviral drugs, and technologies enabling large-scale manufacturing. Kleiner, Perkins, Caufield & Byers was founded in 1972 and is headquartered in Menlo Park, California, with an additional office in San Francisco, California; Shanghai, China; and Beijing, China.
Primary Address:
Headquarters
2750 Sand Hill Road
Menlo Park, California 94025
United States
Main Phone: 650-233-2750
Main Fax: 650-233-0300
Website:www.kpcb.com

Company Name: KPG Ventures
Company Type:Private Investment Firm
Industries of Interest:Retailing
Stages of Interest:Early Venture
Most Recent Fund Info:
Investment Type:Venture Capital Investing
Business Description:KPG Ventures is a venture capital firm specializing in investments in early stage companies. It does not invest in late-stage companies. The firm primarily invests in consumer Internet and consumer broadband-enabled companies. It seeks board representation in its portfolio companies. KPG Ventures is based in San Francisco, California.
Primary Address:
Headquarters
Pier 33 South – Embarcadero
Suite 201
San Francisco, California 94111
United States
Main Phone: 415-781-6800
Main Fax: 415-781-6805
Website:www.kpgventures.com

Company Name: Labrador Ventures
Company Type:Private Investment Firm
Industries of Interest:Retailing
Stages of Interest:Early Venture, Mid Venture
Most Recent Fund Info: Labrador Ventures VI, L.P.
Investment Type:Venture Capital Investing
Business Description:Labrador Ventures is a venture capital firm specializing in seed stage investments. The firm primarily invests in the following sectors: software, communications and networking, messaging, semi-conductors, and information services. It however does not invest in the life sciences, non-technology consumer driven companies, and real estate companies. The firm prefers to invest in the companies headquartered in the United States and located primarily on the West Coast. It seeks to make an initial investment between $1 million and $2 million with an additional capital reserved for the follow-on investment rounds typically between $5 million and $6 million, invested over the life of a company. The firm prefers to be the first professional investor in the portfolio company and seeks a board seat. It exits its investments in its portfolio companies either through their sale to other companies via acquisition or to the public via an initial public offering (IPO). The firm seeks to invest in private companies that can generate revenues between $50 million and $500 million over a period of five years. In first round investments, it prefers to partner with other investors to create a total first round financing ranging between $2 million and $5 million. Labrador Ventures was founded in 1989 and is located in Palo Alto, California.
Primary Address:
Headquarters
101 University Avenue
4th Floor
Palo Alto, California 94301
United States
Main Phone: 650-366-6000
Main Fax: 650-366-6430
Website:www.labrador.com

Company Name: Laurel Crown Partners, LLC
Company Type:Corporate Investment Arm
Industries of Interest:Consumer Durables and Apparel, Retailing
Stages of Interest:Late Venture
Most Recent Fund Info:
Investment Type:Private Equity Investing, Venture Capital Investing
Business Description:Laurel Crown Partners, LLC is an investment arm of Louis Berkman Investment Company specializing in investments in late ventures and buyouts. It seeks to invest in middle market and mature companies. The firm prefers to invest in consumer products and services, retail, healthcare products and services, restaurants, leisure, media, general industrial, financial services, logistics, and aerospace and defense sectors. It typically invests in companies headquartered in the United States. The firm seeks to invest in companies having enterprise values between $50 million and $350 million and an EBITDA between $10 million and $40 million. It prefers to invest in family owned businesses. The firm acquires minority positions in circumstances where there is a path to control over a defined period of time. Laurel Crown Partners, LLC was founded in 2001 and is based in Los Angeles, California.
Primary Address:
Headquarters
10940 Wilshire Boulevard
Suite 600
Los Angeles, California 90024
United States
Main Phone: 310-443-4200
Main Fax: 310-443-4259
Other Phone: 310-443-4280
Website:

Company Name: Leonard Green & Partners, L.P.
Company Type:Private Investment Firm
Industries of Interest:Retailing
Stages of Interest:Growth Capital
Most Recent Fund Info: GCP California Fund, L.P. ($50mm), Green Equity Investors V, L.P. ($5300mm)
Investment Type:Private Equity Investing
Business Description:Leonard Green & Partners, L.P. (LGP) is a private equity firm specializing in investments in restructurings, going private transactions, recapitalizations of privately held companies, turnarounds, growth capital financings, equity capital to facilitate acquisitions, and acquisitions of divisions and assets from large corporations. The firm seeks to invest between $500 million and $2 billion. However, it has the capability of completing transactions of up to $5 billion in enterprise value. The firm targets businesses that have the ability to grow by at least 50 percent over a five year period. Leonard Green & Partners, L.P. was founded in 1989 and is based in Los Angeles, California.
Primary Address:
Headquarters
11111 Santa Monica Boulevard
Suite 2000
Los Angeles, California 90025
United States
Main Phone: 310-954-0444
Main Fax: 310-954-0404
Website:www.leonardgreen.com

Company Name: Levensohn Venture Partners
Company Type:Private Investment Firm
Industries of Interest:Retailing
Stages of Interest:Early Venture
Most Recent Fund Info: Star Bay Partners II, L.P., Levensohn Venture Partners III, L.P. ($60mm)
Investment Type:Venture Capital Investing
Business Description:Levensohn Venture Partners is a venture capital firm specializing in early commercialization stage investments. The firm provides Series B or C round of financing. It seeks to invest in information technology, Internet, enterprise software, communications equipment, and semiconductors. The firm typically invests between $3 million and $5 million with the expectation to invest another $3 million to $5 million in subsequent rounds. It prefers to lead or co lead the initial investment rounds and prefers to have a board seat in its portfolio companies. The firm may or may not lead the future rounds. It invests alongside co-investors and early stage venture capitalists. Levensohn Venture Partners was founded by Mr. Pascal Levensohn in 1996 and is headquartered at San Francisco, California.
Primary Address:
Headquarters
260 Townsend Street
Suite 600
San Francisco, California 94107
United States
Main Phone: 415-217-4710
Main Fax: 415-217-4727
Website:www.levp.com

Company Name: Lightspeed Venture Partners
Company Type:Private Investment Firm
Industries of Interest:Consumer Durables and Apparel, Retailing
Stages of Interest:Early Venture, Growth Capital, Late Venture, Mid Venture
Most Recent Fund Info: Weiss, Peck & Greer Enterprise Fund III, L.P., DT Ventures China Fund II, L.P. ($122mm), Weiss, Peck & Greer Associates V, L.P. ($325mm), Lightspeed Venture Partners VIII, L.P. ($800mm)
Investment Type:Venture Capital Investing
Business Description:Lightspeed Venture Partners is a venture capital firm specializing in early stage investments in the information technology companies. It prefers to make investments in the datacenter infrastructure, enterprise automation, digital media and consumer electronics, communications infrastructure, Internet and e-commerce, semiconductors, cleantech, and other services. The firm seeks to makes investments not exceeding $20 million. It primarily invests in the United States, Israel, and Asia. The firm was founded in 1971 as Weiss, Peck & Greer Venture Partners. In October 2000, it changed its name to Lightspeed Venture Partners, after it was spun-off from Weiss, Peck & Greer L.L.C. Lightspeed Venture Partners is based in Menlo Park, California with additional offices in Shanghai, China and Herzelia Pituach, Israel.
Primary Address:
Headquarters
2200 Sand Hill Road
Menlo Park, California 94025
United States
Main Phone: 650-234-8300
Main Fax: 650-234-8333
Website:www.lightspeedvp.com

Company Name: Lombard Investments, Inc.
Company Type:Private Investment Firm
Industries of Interest:Consumer Durables and Apparel, Retailing
Stages of Interest:Emerging Growth, Growth Capital, Late Venture
Most Recent Fund Info: Lombard Asia III, L.P. ($240mm), Thailand Equity Fund ($245mm), Pacific Rim Opportunity Fund, L.P. ($250mm)
Investment Type:Private Equity Investing
Business Description:Lombard Investments, Inc. is a private equity firm specializing in providing equity capital for expansion, management buyouts, and financial restructuring. It does not invest in untried technologies and companies involved in armaments, tobacco, and gambling businesses. The firm seeks to invest between $10 million and $50 million per transaction and can also make larger investments through consortium arrangements. Lombard Investments, Inc. was founded in 1985 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California with additional offices in Hong Kong, Hong Kong and Bangkok, Thailand.
Primary Address:
Headquarters
Three Embarcadero Center
Suite 2340
San Francisco, California 94111-4003
United States
Main Phone: 415-397-5900
Main Fax: 415-397-5820
Website:www.lombardinvestments.com

Company Name: Madrona Venture Group, LLC
Company Type:Private Investment Firm
Industries of Interest:Retailing
Stages of Interest:Early Venture, Growth Capital
Most Recent Fund Info:
Investment Type:Venture Capital Investing
Business Description:Madrona Venture Group, LLC is a principal investment firm specializing in early stage investments. The firm prefers to invest in the technology sector including enterprise software and services, consumer software and services, and wireless, networking, and infrastructure sectors. It typically invests in the Pacific Northwest region. The firm prefers to be a lead investor. It seeks to take board membership in its portfolio companies. Madrona Venture Group was founded in 1995 and is based in Seattle, Washington.
Primary Address:
Headquarters
1000 Second Avenue
Suite 3700
Seattle, Washington 98104
United States
Main Phone: 206-674-3000
Main Fax: 206-674-8703
Website:www.madrona.com

Company Name: Mainsail Partners
Company Type:Private Investment Firm
Industries of Interest:Retailing
Stages of Interest:Growth Capital
Most Recent Fund Info: Mainsail Partners II, L.P. ($110mm)
Investment Type:Private Equity Investing
Business Description:Mainsail Partners is a private equity firm specializing in management buyouts, recapitalizations, and growth capital investments. The firm seeks to invest in business services, specialized publishing, business process outsourcing, financial services, healthcare, pharmaceutical services, light manufacturing, education, vocational training, credit and collections, specialized logistics and distribution, software, Internet-based services, marketing services, and information services sectors. It prefers to invest in companies based in the United States and Canada. The firm invests between $3 million and $15 million or up to $20 million of equity capital in companies with annual revenues between $4 million and $50 million and an EBITDA between $1 million and $8 million. It may acquire minority and majority shareholder stakes in its portfolio companies. The firm seeks to act as a lead investor and prefers to have a board seat in its portfolio companies. It makes investments in bootstrapped companies that have risen minimal outside capital to fund their operations. The firm does not invest in startups, early stage, and turnaround situations. Mainsail Partners was co-founded by Mr. C. Jason Payne and Mr. Gavin Turner in 2003 and is headquartered in Palo Alto, California.
Primary Address:
Headquarters
200 California Street
3rd Floor
San Francisco, California 94111
United States
Main Phone: 415-391-3150
Main Fax: 415-727-4111
Website:www.mainsailpartners.com

Company Name: Management Resource Partners
Company Type:Private Investment Firm
Industries of Interest:Consumer Durables and Apparel, Retailing
Stages of Interest:Growth Capital
Most Recent Fund Info:
Investment Type:Private Equity Investing, Venture Capital Investing
Business Description:Management Resource Partners is a principal investment firm specializing in both venture capital and private equity investments. The firm prefers to invest in mainly turnaround, middle market, mature and buyout situations, strategic planning, small business management, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, divestitures, interim management, crisis management, venture capital, and appraisals and valuations. It seeks to invest in companies dealing in durable goods and apparel, non-durables and staples, financial services, technology, distribution, and business services. The firm prefers to invest in companies based in West coast but will consider investments within North America. It seeks to invest in amounts between $1 million and $50 million in companies whose annual sales amount to between $5 million and $100 million. Management Resource Partners was found in 1989 and is based in San Mateo, California.
Primary Address:
Headquarters
181 Second Avenue
Suite 542
San Mateo, California 94401
United States
Main Phone: 650-401-5850
Main Fax: 650-401-6750
Website:

Company Name: Manitou Ventures
Company Type:Private Investment Firm
Industries of Interest:Retailing
Stages of Interest:Early Venture, Growth Capital, Mid Venture
Most Recent Fund Info:
Investment Type:Venture Capital Investing
Business Description:Manitou Ventures is a venture capital firm specializing in investments in early and mid stage companies. It primarily focuses on high growth technology sectors including communications, Internet, new media, semiconductors, and IT services. The firm seeks to invest in Asia or United States with focus on Asian markets. It also co-invests in U.S. based companies, primarily with their existing Asia partners and potentially with other venture capital firms. Additionally, the firm seeks to make lead investments in early stage companies based in California and occasionally, elsewhere in the western United States. Manitou Ventures is based in San Francisco, California.
Primary Address:
Headquarters
Old Engine Company No. 2
460 Bush Street
Second Floor
San Francisco, California 94108
United States
Main Phone: 415-288-0727
Main Fax: 415-627-9079
Website:www.maniven.com

Company Name: Marcus & Millichap Venture Partners
Company Type:Private Investment Firm
Industries of Interest:Retailing
Stages of Interest:Early Venture, Late Venture, Mid Venture
Most Recent Fund Info:
Investment Type:Venture Capital Investing
Business Description:Marcus & Millichap Venture Partners is a venture capital firm specializing in start-ups and early through late stage investments. It seeks to invest in Internet and technology enabled businesses serving real estate transaction, financing, development, and management markets. In early through late stage investments, the firm typically invests minimum $500,000. The firm seeks to exit its investment between three and five years through IPO or sale. Marcus & Millichap Venture Partners is based in Palo Alto, California.
Primary Address:
Headquarters
2626 Hanover Street
Palo Alto, California 94304
United States
Main Phone: 650-494-8900
Main Fax: 650-494-1936
Website:www.mm-vp.com

Company Name: Markstone Capital Group LLC
Company Type:Private Investment Firm
Industries of Interest:Retailing
Stages of Interest:Emerging Growth, Growth Capital, Late Venture
Most Recent Fund Info: Markstone Capital Partners II, LP
Investment Type:Private Equity Investing, Venture Capital Investing
Business Description:Markstone Capital Group LLC is a principal investment firm specializing in growth capital, middle market, late venture, and emerging growth companies. The firm seeks to invest in industrial, retail, defense, real estate, banking, and media sectors. It prefers to invest in companies based in Israel. The firm invests between $10 million and $25 million in its portfolio companies. However, the firm can invest up to $100 million. Markstone Capital Group LLC was co-founded in 2003 by Mr. Elliot Broidy, Mr. Amir Kess, and Mr. Ron Lubash and is based in Los Angeles, California with an additional office in Tel Aviv, Israel.
Primary Address:
Headquarters
1801 Century Park East
Suite 2150
Los Angeles, California 90067
United States
Main Phone: 310-553-5090
Main Fax: 310-553-3311
Website:www.markstonecapital.com

Company Name: Marlin Equity Partners, LLC
Company Type:Private Investment Firm
Industries of Interest:Consumer Durables and Apparel, Retailing
Stages of Interest:Growth Capital
Most Recent Fund Info: Marlin Equity II, L.P. ($300mm)
Investment Type:Private Equity Investing
Business Description:Marlin Equity Partners, LLC is a private equity firm specializing in investments in growth capital, leveraged recapitalization, corporate divestiture, leveraged buyout, management buyout, operational turnaround, consolidation, roll-up, PIPES, and special situation transactions. It seeks to invest in middle market and mature companies and provides bridge financing. The firm typically invests in business services, consumer products, distribution and logistics, financial services, healthcare and medical devices, industrial and manufacturing, media, retail, telecommunication, and technology sectors. Within the technology sector, it makes investments in software, IT services, Internet, and computing and network hardware. The firm prefers to invest in companies with revenues between $10 million and $500 million. It seeks to hold a board seat in all its portfolio companies. Marlin Equity Partners, LLC was founded in 2005 and is based in El Segundo, California.
Primary Address:
Headquarters
2121 Rosecrans Avenue
Suite 4325
El Segundo, California 90245
United States
Main Phone: 310-364-0100
Main Fax: 310-364-0110
Website:www.marlinequity.com

Company Name: Marwit Capital
Company Type:Private Investment Firm
Industries of Interest:Consumer Durables and Apparel
Stages of Interest:Growth Capital
Most Recent Fund Info: Marwit Capital Partners II, L.P. ($183mm)
Investment Type:Private Equity Investing
Business Description:Marwit Capital is a private equity firm specializing in lower middle market companies. It seeks to invest in management buyouts; traditional leverage buyouts in partnership with operating managers; corporate divestitures; recapitalizations; and growth and expansion investments including acquisitions. The firm prefers to invest in manufacturing; business services; customer product and services; healthcare services; food, food services, and branded restaurants; and established branded franchise concepts. The firm investment focus is on small and mid-sized middle market companies based in California and the Western United States. It typically invests between $3 million and $15 million in its portfolio companies with revenues between $10 million and $100 million. The firm prefers to invest in companies with enterprise values between $5 million and $50 million with an operating profit of at least $2 million. In buyout transactions, it can arrange 100 percent of the senior and subordinated debt and can consider additional equity required to complete the transaction. The firm generally makes control and non-control investments and will invest as a sole or lead investor in its portfolio companies. It provides a mix of debt and equity securities. The firm seeks to exit its investments within a period of three to eight years. It operates as a Small Business Investment Company. Marwit Capital was co-founded by Mr. Martin W. Witte and Mr. Chris L. Britt in 1962 and is based in Newport Beach, California.
Primary Address:
Headquarters
100 Bayview Circle
Suite 550
Newport Beach, California 92660
United States
Main Phone: 949-861-3636
Main Fax: 949-861-3637
Website:www.marwit.com

Company Name: Maton Venture
Company Type:Private Investment Firm
Industries of Interest:Retailing
Stages of Interest:Early Venture
Most Recent Fund Info: Maton Fund II, L.P.
Investment Type:Venture Capital Investing
Business Description:Maton Venture is a venture capital firm specializing in startups and early stage investments. It prefers to invest in information technology companies with a focus on Internet, communications, semiconductor, and software. The firm seeks to invest in United States, North America, and overseas with a focus on California. It typically invests between $200,000 and $2 million and can co-invest an amount of $10 million or higher in private companies. Maton Venture is based in Cupertino, California.
Primary Address:
Headquarters
1601 South De Anza Boulevard
Suite 115
Cupertino, California 95014
United States
Main Phone: 408-786-5168
Main Fax: 408-996-0728
Website:www.maton.com

Company Name: Maveron LLC
Company Type:Private Investment Firm
Industries of Interest:Consumer Durables and Apparel, Retailing
Stages of Interest:Early Venture, Emerging Growth, Growth Capital, Mid Venture
Most Recent Fund Info: Maveron Equity Partners IV, L.P. ($240mm)
Investment Type:Venture Capital Investing
Business Description:Maveron, LLC is a venture capital firm specializing in investments in consumer-focused businesses. The firm seeks to invest in traditional consumer product and service businesses; companies that utilize technology to deliver products and services directly to the consumer; and companies that provide technology and services to consumer facing companies. Maveron LLC was founded in January 1998 by Mr. Dan Levitan and Mr. Howard Schultz and is based in Seattle, Washington.
Primary Address:
Headquarters
505 Fifth Avenue
Suite 600
Seattle, Washington 98104
United States
Main Phone: 206-288-1700
Main Fax: 206-288-1777
Website:www.maveron.com

Company Name: Mayfield Fund
Company Type:Private Investment Firm
Industries of Interest:Consumer Durables and Apparel, Retailing
Stages of Interest:Early Venture
Most Recent Fund Info: Mayfield Associates XII L.P. ($5.85mm), GSR Ventures II ($200mm), Mayfield XII, L.P. ($375mm)
Investment Type:Venture Capital Investing
Business Description:Mayfield Fund is a venture capital and incubation firm specializing in seed and early stage investments. It seeks to invest in technology companies with a focus on communications and wireless, consumer and media, enterprise software, and semiconductors including communications and application-specific devices. The firm prefers to invest in companies based United States with a focus on California. However, outside of California, it prefers to co-invest with other local investors. It also invests in companies with substantial operations in China with a focus on internet startups, semiconductor, wireless Internet, new media opportunities, entertainment and advertising services, and e-commerce sectors. The firm also seeks to be the first institutional investor in its Chinese investments. It also focuses on companies with substantial operations in India that have the potential to become global leaders, with a special interest in technology, technology enabled services, consumer services, infrastructure, healthcare services, and manufacturing opportunities. The firm typically makes initial investments between $1 and $3 million. It also generally participates in follow-on financing rounds and assists in finding co-investors in these rounds. The firm prefers to take a seat on the board of directors of its portfolio companies. It prefers to lead investment rounds, but will invest in a company even if it is not the lead or co-lead investor. The firm does not invest in publicly traded companies and in companies that are not technology-based. Mayfield Fund was founded in 1969 and is based in Menlo Park, California with an additional office in Mumbai, India.
Primary Address:
Headquarters
2800 Sand Hill Road
Suite 250
Menlo Park, California 94025
United States
Main Phone: 650-854-5560
Main Fax: 650-854-5712
Website:www.mayfield.com

Company Name: MeriTech Capital Partners
Company Type:Private Investment Firm
Industries of Interest:Retailing
Stages of Interest:Early Venture, Growth Capital, Late Venture
Most Recent Fund Info: MeriTech Capital Partners III, L.P. ($400mm)
Investment Type:Private Equity Investing, Venture Capital Investing
Business Description:Meritech Capital Partners is a principal investment firm specializing in late stage venture capital investments. The firm seeks to lead investments in the portfolio companies of early stage venture capital firms and also pursue investments in traditional growth companies as well as co-investments in corporate buyouts and spin-offs. It typically invests in information technology companies with a focus on communications, software and services, enterprise infrastructure, semiconductors and components, and consumer Internet and media. The firm’s investments are not limited to United States and it follows a strategy of investing internationally. It makes investments primarily between $6 million and $25 million and typically invests $6 million to $15 million initially and expects to invest up to $40 million over the life of a company. Meritech Capital Partners was founded by Mr. Paul Madera, Mr. Mike Gordon, and Mr. Rob Ward in partnership with Accel Partners, Oak Investment Partners, Redpoint Ventures, and Worldview technology Partners in 1999 and is based in Palo Alto, California.
Primary Address:
Headquarters
245 Lytton Avenue
Suite 350
Palo Alto, California 94301
United States
Main Phone: 650-475-2200
Main Fax: 650-475-2222
Website:www.meritechcapital.com

Company Name: Mitsui & Co. Technology Investment Group
Company Type:Corporate Investment Arm
Industries of Interest:Consumer Durables and Apparel
Stages of Interest:Growth Capital, Late Venture, Mid Venture
Most Recent Fund Info:
Investment Type:Private Equity Investing, Venture Capital Investing
Business Description:Mitsui & Co. Technology Investment Group is an investment arm of Mitsui & Co. Ltd. specializing in buyouts, startup, middle to later stage, and expansion stage investments. It also seeks to undertake leveraged buyouts, mergers and acquisitions, and mezzanine investments. The firm seeks to invest in mobile and wireless, information technology media convergence, and machine to machine or information technology security sectors. Within the mobile and wireless sector, it prefers to invest in RF chipset, RF control, multimedia networking, wireless VoIP, wireless security, wireless LAN or MAN or WAN solutions, automobile telematics, and other emerging technologies. In the information technology media convergence sector, the firm seeks to invest in new content creation, new media advertising, online gaming related services, key solutions for digital content distribution (such as the VOD market), digital rights management solutions, digital e-commerce platforms, home networking, and new products and services in consumer electronics. Within the machine to machine and logistics sector, it prefers to invest in RFID, logistics, and information technology services. The firm seeks to invest in companies based in the United States. It seeks to invest between $1 million and $3 million initially, with potential follow–on investments. The firm also invests between $20 million and $100 million in large-scale ownership investments. It seeks to take a board seat or board observer seat in its portfolio company. Mitsui USA Technology Investment Group was founded in 2005 by Mr. Masaaki Miura and is based in Cupertino, California with additional offices in New York, New York and Tokyo, Japan.
Primary Address:
Headquarters
20300 Stevens Creek Boulevard
Suite 300
Cupertino, California 95014
United States
Main Phone: 408-446-7817
Main Fax: 408-446-7871
Website:www.mtivg.com

Company Name: Monitor Ventures
Company Type:Corporate Investment Arm
Industries of Interest:Consumer Durables and Apparel
Stages of Interest:Early Venture
Most Recent Fund Info: Monitor Venture Partners I, L.P. ($40mm)
Investment Type:Venture Capital Investing
Business Description:Monitor Ventures is a venture capital investment arm of Monitor Group specializing in investments in early stage companies. The firm also invests in start-ups and restarts which are founded by the partnership in conjunction with established entrepreneurs. It prefers to invests in applications of technology (rather than technology platforms) with a focus on infrastructure and application software, networking and communication products and services, bio and medical systems, and technology-driven consumer products and services. The firm initially invests between $250,000 and $1 million in seed opportunities. It typically reserves between $5 million and $10 million for follow-on positions. The firm seeks to invest between $1 million and $4 million in A or B rounds. It does not seek majority ownership in its investments and makes investments between 10 percent and 30 percent. Monitor Ventures was founded in 2002 and is based at Palo Alto, California with an additional office in Santa Monica, California.
Primary Address:
Headquarters
350 Cambridge Avenue
Suite 325
Palo Alto, California 94306
United States
Main Phone: 650-475-7300
Main Fax: 650-475-7301
Website:www.monitorventures.com

Company Name: Monster Venture Partners
Company Type:Private Investment Firm
Industries of Interest:Consumer Durables and Apparel
Stages of Interest:Early Venture
Most Recent Fund Info:
Investment Type:Private Equity Investing, Venture Capital Investing
Business Description:Monster Venture Partners is a principal investment firm specializing in early stage investments. The firm focuses on marketing technology, healthcare information services, and consumer products sectors. It can invest globally. The firm typically invests between $250,000 and $1.5 million in a single deal and will co-invest or syndicate with other strategic investors for larger amounts. It invests in the form of common stock and/or bridge financing, prior to closing the first institutional round. The firm may appoint operating executives and/or the chairman of the board on the portfolio companies. Monster Venture Partners is based at Bellevue, Washington.
Primary Address:
Headquarters
155 108th Avenue NE
Suite 810
Bellevue, Washington 98004
United States
Main Phone: 425-502-6000
Main Fax: 425-289-0131
Other Phone: 425-765-0077
Website:www.monsterventure.com

Company Name: Montgomery and Company
Company Type:Financial Service Investment Arm
Industries of Interest:Retailing
Stages of Interest:Early Venture, Growth Capital
Most Recent Fund Info: Digital Coast Ventures, LLC ($34mm)
Investment Type:Venture Capital Investing
Business Description:Digital Coast Ventures is an investment vehicle of Digital Coast Partners that specializes on late-stage investments. The firm’s industries of interest include broadband, wireless services, digital media, enterprise software and web services. Digital Coast Ventures invests in West Coast companies with the potential to rapidly scale to market and financial leadership. The fund looks for companies with some kind of competitive advantage, usually in the form of an exceptional management team, proprietary technology, key customer relationships, strategic alliances, or a combination of all of the above. DCV typically invests between $1M – $3M over the course of two financing rounds.
Primary Address:
Headquarters
233 Wilshire Blvd. Suite 100
Santa Monica, California 90401
United States
Main Phone: 310-587-1802
Main Fax: 310-587-2395
Website:www.digitalcoastpartners.com

Company Name: Morgenthaler
Company Type:Private Investment Firm
Industries of Interest:Retailing
Stages of Interest:Early Venture, Emerging Growth, Growth Capital, Late Venture, Mid Venture
Most Recent Fund Info: Morgenthaler Venture Partners IX, L.P., Morgenthaler Partners VIII, L.P. ($450mm)
Investment Type:Private Equity Investing, Venture Capital Investing
Business Description:Morgenthaler is a principal investment firm that operates through two groups: Morgenthaler Ventures and Morgenthaler Partners. Morgenthaler Ventures is a venture capital group focusing on investments in information technology and life science sectors. Within information technology the firm focuses on materials and devices, semiconductors and components (nanoproducts and energy), systems, and software and services (consumer Internet, digital media, advertising platforms, and enterprise software and systems). In life science sector, it seeks to invest in therapeutic biopharmaceuticals and bio-tech (multi-product platform, clinical stage pharmaceuticals, and bio-devices hybrids with focus areas: cancer, infectious disease, and immunology); medical devices (surgery without knives, implantable devices, and bio-devices hybrids with focus areas: cardiology, orthopedics, cosmetic surgery, and other surgery areas); and health-care services (novel healthcare deliver systems and business office software with focus areas: outpatient surgery centers, inpatient patient management, and revenue cycle cash management). The firm typically invests between $5 million and $15 million total in each portfolio company over several rounds. It can make initial investments as small as $500000. Morgenthaler Partners is a buyout group focuses on management-led buyouts, recapitalization, add-on acquisitions and build-outs, and later-stage investments in middle-market companies. It seeks to invest in opportunities where an owner of a privately-held business seeking liquidity for estate planning or other liquidity needs, a larger public or private company wanting to divest a non-core division or subsidiary, and a public company evaluating a going private transaction. The firm prefers to invest in high-value manufacturing and business services. Within high-value manufacturing, it focuses on aerospace commercial, automotive aftermarket, building products, diesel powertrian, filtration, security, specialty chemicals, and test and measurements. In business service sector, the firm seeks to invest in distribution, logistics, outsource services, professional services, and transportation. It prefers to invest in companies based in North America, Europe, and Asia. The firm typically invests between $25 million and $75 million of equity in any platform company over the life of investment. It invests in transaction size of $50 million to $250 million for an initial platform investment. For platform investments the firm seeks to invest in companies with revenues between $50 million to $250 million and EBITDA between $5 million and $50 million. For add-on and build outs investments the firm seeks to invest in companies with revenues between $10 million to $50 million and EBITDA of at least $2 million. It prefers to be the only institutional investor in its portfolio companies. The firm typically exits its investments in five years to seven years. Morgenthaler was founded in 1968 and is based in Menlo Park, California.
Primary Address:
Headquarters
2710 Sand Hill Road
Suite 100
Menlo Park, California 94025
United States
Main Phone: 650-388-7600
Main Fax: 650-388-7601
Website:www.morgenthaler.com

Company Name: NALA Investments, LLC
Company Type:Private Investment Firm
Industries of Interest:Consumer Durables and Apparel
Stages of Interest:Early Venture, Growth Capital
Most Recent Fund Info:
Investment Type:Private Equity Investing, Venture Capital Investing
Business Description:NALA Investments, LLC is a principal investment firm specializing in early stage investments, public equity placements, acquisitions, and government project financings. The firm prefers to invest in consumer products, real estate, information technology, communications, infrastructure, transportation, energy, media, and entertainment sectors. It typically invests in North and Latin America. The firm seeks to invest between $2 million and $50 million. It invests in all levels of a company’s capital structure. NALA Investments was founded by Mr. Emilio Diez Barroso in 1999 and is based in Los Angeles, California with an additional office in Campeche, Mexico.
Primary Address:
Headquarters
912 North La Cienega Boulevard
Los Angeles, California 90069
United States
Main Phone: 310-247-8500
Main Fax: 310-388-0914
Website:www.nalainvestments.com

Company Name: Nexus Group, LLC
Company Type:Private Investment Firm
Industries of Interest:Retailing
Stages of Interest:Early Venture, Emerging Growth, Growth Capital, Late Venture, Mid Venture
Most Recent Fund Info: Porcelain Partners, L.P., Nexus Capital Partners II, L.P. ($140mm)
Investment Type:Venture Capital Investing
Business Description:Nexus Group, LLC is a venture capital firm specializing in investments in private companies in the technology sector. Nexus Group, LLC was founded in 1996 and is based in San Francisco, California.
Primary Address:
Headquarters
One Lombard Street
Suite 300
San Francisco, California 94111
United States
Main Phone: 415-544-6180
Main Fax: 415-544-6181
Website:www.nexusgrp.com

Company Name: Nogales Investors Management, LLC
Company Type:Private Investment Firm
Industries of Interest:Retailing
Stages of Interest:Growth Capital
Most Recent Fund Info: Nogales Investors Fund II, L.P. ($245mm)
Investment Type:Private Equity Investing
Business Description:Nogales Investors Management, LLC is a private equity firm specializing in management buyouts, build-ups, acquisitions, growth financings, and recapitalizations of privately-held or public companies located within the US. The firm seeks to invest in low technology sectors with opportunities for growth and/or consolidation. It typically invests in small to medium sized businesses, and it primarily makes initial investments between $10 million and $30 million. The firm seeks to invest in companies with revenues in excess of $20 million. It also invests in the form of common stock, preferred stock, convertible debt and/or subordinate debt with warrants or any combination of the above. The firm seeks to either take a lead role or a substantial non-control ownership position in its portfolio companies. Nogales Investors Management, LLC is headquartered in Los Angeles, California.
Primary Address:
Headquarters
9229 West Sunset Boulevard
Suite 900
Los Angeles, California 90069
United States
Main Phone: 310-276-7439
Main Fax: 310-276-7405
Website:www.nogalesinvestors.com

Company Name: Nokia Growth Partners
Company Type:Corporate Investment Arm
Industries of Interest:Retailing
Stages of Interest:Early Venture, Growth Capital, Late Venture, Mid Venture
Most Recent Fund Info: Nokia Growth Partners Fund of Fund, L.P., Nokia Growth Partners, L.P.
Investment Type:Venture Capital Investing
Business Description:Nokia Growth Partners is an investment arm of Nokia Corp. specializing in venture capital and fund of funds investments. In venture capital, the firm seeks to invest in mid to late, growth stage technology companies. It prefers to invest in information and communication technology products and services with a focus on wireless, mobility, and Internet sector. The firm seeks to invest between $3 million and $8 million in a company. It prefers to lead, co-lead, or follow in investment rounds. The firm typically takes a board seat and at least expects board observer seat in its portfolio companies. In fund of funds investments, it seeks to invest in venture capital and private equity funds. The firm typically invests in services and digital media and content sectors. It prefers to invest in emerging markets with a focus on China and India. Nokia Growth Partners is headquartered in Menlo Park, California with additional offices in London, United Kingdom and Tampere, Finland.
Primary Address:
Headquarters
545 Middlefield Road
Suite 210
Menlo Park, California 94025
United States
Main Phone: 650-328-5508
Main Fax: 650-462-7252
Website:www.nokiagrowthpartners.com

Company Name: Northwest Capital Appreciation, Inc.
Company Type:Private Investment Firm
Industries of Interest:Consumer Durables and Apparel
Stages of Interest:Growth Capital
Most Recent Fund Info: Northwest Capital Appreciation Fund III, L.P.
Investment Type:Private Equity Investing
Business Description:Northwest Capital Appreciation, Inc. is a private equity firm specializing in investments in smaller middle market companies. It invests in acquisitions, leveraged buyouts, recapitalizations, consolidations, turnarounds, and growth financings. The firm invests in business services, consumer products and services, financial services, manufacturing, mature technology, media and transportation industries. It invests in companies based in Northwest North America. The firm invests in companies with enterprise values ranging from $25 million to $250 million and revenues between $10 and $100 million. It actively pursues its portfolio company’s need through follow-on acquisition, divestiture of non-strategic assets, refinancing, or recapitalizing balance sheets and exits. Northwest Capital Appreciation, Inc. was founded in 1992 by Mr. Brad Creswell and Mr. Donald Tisdel and is based in Seattle, Washington.
Primary Address:
Headquarters
One Union Square
600 University Street
Suite 1720
Seattle, Washington 98101
United States
Main Phone: 206-689-5615
Main Fax: 206-689-5614
Website:www.nwcap.com

Company Name: Noventi LLC
Company Type:Corporate Investment Arm
Industries of Interest:Retailing
Stages of Interest:Early Venture
Most Recent Fund Info: Cypress Ventures II, L.P.
Investment Type:Venture Capital Investing
Business Description:Noventi LLC is a venture capital investment arm of CIR SpA specializing in seed and early stage investments. The firm invests in companies in technology, wireless, Internet, communications, and software sectors. It is actively looking for investment opportunities that focus on the convergence of technology, energy, and the environment. The firm seeks to invest in companies based in Europe. It invests between €250,000 ($344,715) and €2.5 million ($3.48 million) in exchange for a minority equity stake ranging between 15% and 35%. The firm prefers to take a board seat in its portfolio companies. Noventi LLC was founded by Mr. Giacomo Marini in November 1999 is based in Menlo Park, California.
Primary Address:
Headquarters
535 Middlefield Road
Suite 100
Menlo Park, California 94025
United States
Main Phone: 650-325-6699
Main Fax: 650-325-7799
Website:www.noventivc.com

Company Name: Novus Ventures
Company Type:Private Investment Firm
Industries of Interest:Retailing
Stages of Interest:Early Venture
Most Recent Fund Info: Artemis Ventures Fund II, L.P. ($13mm), Novus Ventures Fund II, L.P. ($110mm)
Investment Type:Venture Capital Investing
Business Description:Novus Ventures is a venture capital firm specializing in early stage investments. The firm seeks to invest in the information technology sector with a focus on intellectual property intensive technologies and enterprise software and infrastructure. Within the enterprise software and infrastructure sector, it prefers to invest in supporting the extended enterprise, core technology, and applications. In the intellectual property intensive technologies sector, the firm seeks to invest in core technology to support the demand for connectivity and bandwidth, core network, wireless, systems technology, and semiconductors. The firm initially invests between $1 million and $10 million in its portfolio companies. Novus Ventures was founded by Mr. Dan Tompkins in 1994 and is based in Cupertino, California.
Primary Address:
Headquarters
20111 Stevens Creek Boulevard
Suite 130
Cupertino, California 95014
United States
Main Phone: 408-252-3900
Main Fax: 408-252-1713
Website:www.novusventures.com

Company Name: Numenor Ventures LLC
Company Type:Private Investment Firm
Industries of Interest:Consumer Durables and Apparel
Stages of Interest:Early Venture
Most Recent Fund Info:
Investment Type:Venture Capital Investing
Business Description:Numenor Ventures LLC is a venture capital firm specializing in seed stage and early stage investments. The firm seeks to invest in life sciences, technology, unique consumer products, and real estate opportunities. The firm prefers to invest in California, Colorado, Nevada, and the Pacific Northwest. It prefers to take a board seat in its portfolio companies and act as an advisor. Numenor Ventures LLC was founded by Mr. R. Scott Greer and is based in Santa Barbara, California.
Primary Address:
Headquarters
1015 East Mountain Drive
Santa Barbara, California 93108
United States
Main Phone: 805-969-9395
Main Fax: 805-969-2995
Website:www.numenorventures.com

Company Name: NVP Associates, LLC
Company Type:Financial Service Investment Arm
Industries of Interest:Consumer Durables and Apparel, Retailing
Stages of Interest:Early Venture, Emerging Growth, Growth Capital, Late Venture, Mid Venture
Most Recent Fund Info: Norwest Venture Partners X, L.P. ($650mm)
Investment Type:Venture Capital Investing
Business Description:Norwest Venture Partners is a venture capital arm of Wells Fargo & Co. specializing in seed and early stage investments in information technology. The firm typically invests in semiconductor and components with a focus on systems, communications, and enterprise; software with a focus application and infrastructure software; services focusing on communications, infrastructure, and business services; and consumer Internet and media with a focus on internet services and consumer technology. It seeks to invest between $10 million and $15 million in its portfolio companies over a period of time and can invest as little as $3 million and as much as $25 million. Typically, the firm is a lead investor in its portfolio companies. It also acts as a sole venture investor or joins with other venture capital firms, corporate partners, and founding investors. Norwest Venture Partners was founded in 1961 and is based in Palo Alto, California.
Primary Address:
Headquarters
525 University Avenue
Suite 800
Palo Alto, California 94301-1922
United States
Main Phone: 650-321-8000
Main Fax: 650-321-8010
Website:www.norwestvc.com

Company Name: Oak Investment Partners
Company Type:Private Investment Firm
Industries of Interest:Retailing
Stages of Interest:Early Venture, Growth Capital, Late Venture, Mid Venture
Most Recent Fund Info: Oak Investment Partners XII, L.P. ($2560mm)
Investment Type:Private Equity Investing, Venture Capital Investing
Business Description:Oak Investment Partners is a principal investment firm specializing in buyout, spin outs, growth equity to mid and late-stage private businesses, as well as PIPE to public companies. It typically makes multi stage investments starting from early stage ventures to more mature and special situations. The firm invests in communications, information technology, Internet new media, financial services information technology, healthcare services, and consumer retail sectors. It primarily invests in the United States with selected investments in Europe, Israel, India, and China. The firm prefers to take a board seat in its portfolio companies. It makes investments between 20 percent and 25 percent in traditional venture opportunities and between 75 percent and 80 percent in special situation transactions. Oak Investment Partners was founded in 1978 and is headquartered in Palo Alto, California with additional offices in Westport, Connecticut and Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Primary Address:
Headquarters
525 University Avenue
Suite 1300
Palo Alto, California 94301
United States
Main Phone: 650-614-3700
Main Fax: 650-328-6345
Website:www.oakinv.com

Company Name: Oracle Ventures
Company Type:Corporate Investment Arm
Industries of Interest:Retailing
Stages of Interest:Early Venture, Mid Venture
Most Recent Fund Info: Oracle Venture Fund ($500mm)
Investment Type:Venture Capital Investing
Business Description:As of March 2004, Oracle Ventures is no longer investing. Oracle Venture Fund is the venture capital investment arm of Oracle Corporation. It focuses on companies doing work in the areas of content management, ecommerce, business intelligence, and other end-to-end Internet solutions; most often, companies that are developing products and services based on Oracle technology. The Fund seeks to co-invest with established venture capital firms. The Fund does not lead financing transactions and does not seek board of director seats. The Fund seeks to contribute between 15 to 25 percent of any given financing event. This contribution can be higher given the appropriate opportunity. As long as the Oracle venture fund is co-investing with a top-tier venture capital firm, it can invest in all stages including Series A.
Primary Address:
Headquarters
500 Oracle Parkway
Redwood City, California 94065
United States
Main Phone: 650-506-7000
Main Fax: 650-506-7200
Website:

Company Name: Pacific Corporate Group, LLC
Company Type:Private Investment Firm
Industries of Interest:Consumer Durables and Apparel
Stages of Interest:Growth Capital
Most Recent Fund Info: New York State Retirement Co-Investment Fund, L.P. ($150mm), PCG Special Situations Fund, L.P. ($346.5mm), PCG Cleantech Fund, L.P. ($400mm), PCG Emerging Private Equity Markets Fund, L.P. ($400mm), PCG Corporate Partners Fund, L.P. ($500mm)
Investment Type: Private Equity Investing, Venture Capital Investing
Business Description:Pacific Corporate Group, LLC (PCG) is a principal investment firm specializing in private equity investments. It invests through two groups PCG Asset Management and PCG Capital Partners. PCG Asset Management seeks to invest in private equity funds through a combination of discretionary management and advisory arrangements. PCG Capital Partners invests directly in operating companies through the PCG Corporate Partners Fund, which provides equity financing to fund growth initiatives, and the PCG Co-Investment Funds, which invest in transactions led by top-tier financial sponsors. Pacific Corporate Group, LLC (PCG) was founded in 1979 and is headquartered in La Jolla, California.
Primary Address:
Headquarters
1200 Prospect Street
Suite 200
La Jolla, California 92037
United States
Main Phone: 858-456-6000
Main Fax: 858-456-6018

Website:www.pcgfunds.com

Company Name: Pacific Northwest Partners
Company Type:Private Investment Firm
Industries of Interest:Retailing
Stages of Interest:Early Venture, Growth Capital, Mid Venture
Most Recent Fund Info:
Investment Type:Venture Capital Investing
Business Description:Pacific Northwest Partners is no longer in business. Pacific Northwest Partners is a venture capital firm and a registered SBIC. It invests in early to expansion-stage companies in the software, electronics, specialty retailing and healthcare sectors. Targeted companies should have about $20 to $30 million in profitable revenues within three to seven years. The firm invests in about three companies a year, providing from $500,000 to $2 million per transaction. It also prefers to be the lead investor, but for larger deals they will co-invest with other venture capital firms and/or their institutional limited partners.
Primary Address:
Headquarters
305 108th Avenue NE
2nd Floor
Bellevue, Washington 98004
United States
Main Phone: 425-455-9967
Main Fax: 425-455-9404
Website:www.pnwp.com

Company Name: PacRim Venture Partners
Company Type:Private Investment Firm
Industries of Interest:Retailing
Stages of Interest:Early Venture, Late Venture
Most Recent Fund Info:
Investment Type:Venture Capital Investing
Business Description:PacRim Venture Partners is a venture capital firm specializing in early stage companies. The firm seeks to invest in first and second stage companies but will also selectively invest in seed and later stage companies. It prefers to invest in the information technology sector with a focus on communications; semiconductors and electronics; computer software; Internet and e-commerce; and convergence technologies such as e-medicine. The firm seeks to invest in companies based in Silicon Valley. It prefers to invest in portfolio companies via syndicates with other professional investors and may act as a lead investor. PacRim Venture Partners was founded by Mr. Thomas J. Toy and Mr. Huoy-Ming Yeh in 1999 and is based in Menlo Park, California.
Primary Address:
Headquarters
535 Middlefield Road
Suite 280
Menlo Park, California 94025
United States
Main Phone: 650-330-0880
Main Fax: 650-330-0785
Website:www.pacrimpartners.com

Company Name: Paine & Partners, LLC
Company Type:Private Investment Firm
Industries of Interest:Retailing
Stages of Interest:Growth Capital
Most Recent Fund Info: Fox Paine Capital Fund II, L.P. ($1000mm), Paine & Partners Capital Fund III, L.P. ($1350mm)
Investment Type:Private Equity Investing
Business Description:Paine & Partners, LLC, formerly known as Fox Paine Management III, LLC, is a private equity firm specializing in management buyouts, public-to-private transactions, special situation, and growth capital investments. It prefers to invest in insurance and financial services, food and agriculture, healthcare services and medical devices, energy, and semiconductors sectors. The firm typically invests in controlling positions in its portfolio companies. It seeks to take a board seat in its portfolio companies. Paine & Partners, LLC was founded in 1997 and is based in Foster City, California with an additional office in New York, New York.
Primary Address:
Headquarters
950 Tower Lane
Suite 1150
Foster City, California 94404 -2127
United States
Main Phone: 650-525-1200
Main Fax: 650-525-1240
Website:www.painepartners.com

Company Name: Palm Ventures
Company Type:Corporate Investment Arm
Industries of Interest:Consumer Durables and Apparel
Stages of Interest:Early Venture, Mid Venture
Most Recent Fund Info:
Investment Type:Venture Capital Investing
Business Description:Palm Ventures is the venture capital investment arm of Palm, Inc. The group generally invests in early to mid-stage companies and prefers to co-invest with other venture capital firms. The initial Palm fund will focus investment in U.S. companies although it will consider future opportunities as it expands the fund globally. The firm will invest in wireless content, services and infrastructure providers, core handheld technology providers, handheld application providers, mobile systems integrators, and accessory and peripheral providers. The funds average investment ranges from $1 to $5 million. Palm Ventures is located in Santa Clara, California.
Primary Address:
Headquarters
5470 Great America Parkway
Santa Clara, California 95052
United States
Main Phone: 408-326-9000
Main Fax: 408-326-5009
Website:www.palm.com/about/venture1.html

Company Name: Paradigm Ventures
Company Type:Private Investment Firm
Industries of Interest:Retailing
Stages of Interest:Early Venture, Growth Capital
Most Recent Fund Info:
Investment Type:Venture Capital Investing
Business Description:Paradigm Ventures is a venture capital firm specializing in early stage, mezzanine, and growth capital investments. The firm prefers to invest in telecommunications, Internet, and e-commerce related services. It primarily invests in companies based in Europe. The firm typically invests between $2 million and $5 million in its portfolio companies. Paradigm Ventures is based in Palos Verdes Estates, California.
Primary Address:
Headquarters
Palos Verdes Estates, California 90274
United States
Website:www.paradigmventures.com/home1.html

Company Name: Partech International
Company Type:Private Investment Firm
Industries of Interest:Retailing
Stages of Interest:Early Venture, Growth Capital
Most Recent Fund Info: Partech International Ventures V, L.P. ($150mm)
Investment Type: Venture Capital Investing
Business Description:Partech International is a venture capital firm specializing in investments in software and Internet, healthcare IT, and communications sector. In the software and Internet sector, the firm seeks to make investments in infrastructure technologies, data management, Internet, software services, and open source software. In the communications and components sector, it focuses on communications systems; communications software and applications; components; and materials and process technologies. Partech International was founded in 1982 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California with additional offices in Paris, France and Herzliyah Marina, Israel.
Primary Address:
Headquarters
50 California Street
Suite 3200
San Francisco, California 94111
United States
Main Phone: 415-788-2929
Main Fax: 415-788-6763
Website:www.partechintl.com

Company Name: PCG Capital Partners LLC
Company Type:Private Investment Firm
Industries of Interest:Consumer Durables and Apparel
Stages of Interest:Late Venture
Most Recent Fund Info: New York State Retirement Co-Investment Fund, L.P. ($150mm), PCG Corporate Partners Fund, L.P. ($500mm)
Investment Type: Private Equity Investing, Venture Capital Investing
Business Description:PCG Capital Partners LLC is a private equity firm specializing in growth capital investments in companies to finance acquisitions, internal growth initiatives, and de-leveraging. The firm considers investments in late venture, turnarounds, and PIPES. It invests through its PCG Corporate Partners Fund and also manages Co-Investment Funds on behalf of institutional investors. Through PCG Corporate Partners Fund, the firm provides non-control private equity to established private and publicly traded middle market companies. It seeks to invest in a wide range of industries, including consumer, business services, energy, financial services, healthcare, manufacturing, media, and telecommunications. The firm typically invests between $15 million and $100 million of minority equity capital per transaction in companies with minimum revenues of $50 million and an EBITDA of $5 million. It operates as a subsidiary of Pacific Corporate Group, LLC. PCG Capital Partners LLC was founded in 1979 and is based in La Jolla, California.
Primary Address:
Headquarters
1200 Prospect Street
Suite 200
La Jolla, California 92037
United States
Main Phone: 858-456-6000
Main Fax: 858-456-6018
Website:www.pcgcapitalpartners.com

Company Name: Pegasus Capital Group
Company Type:Private Investment Firm
Industries of Interest:Retailing
Stages of Interest:Growth Capital
Most Recent Fund Info:
Investment Type: Private Equity Investing
Business Description:Pegasus Capital Group is a private equity firm specializing in acquisitions of middle market companies. It typically invests in leveraged buyouts, management buyouts, corporate divestitures, recapitalizations, and growth equity. The firm targets privately held corporations and divisions or subsidiaries of larger corporations focusing on non-technology driven niche manufacturing companies and also considers investments in value-added distributors and specialty service companies. The firm does not invest in start ups, early stage ventures, minority investments, and high technology companies except in rare cases. It prefers to invest in companies based in North America. The firm seeks to invest between $2 million and $15 million in companies having enterprise values between $7.5 million and $75 million. It invests in companies having revenues between $5 million and $75 million and an EBITDA between $1.5 million and $10 million. The firm prefers to invest in companies with minimum cash flows of $1.5 million. It considers no minimum size for add-on acquisitions. The firm prefers to invest in companies with sustainable EBITDA margins of 12 percent or greater. It prefers to be a lead investor and seeks board membership in its portfolio companies. Pegasus Capital Group was founded in 1997 by Mr. Patrick F. Whelan and is based in Los Angeles, California.
Primary Address:
Headquarters
11766 Wilshire Boulevard
Suite 1220
Los Angeles, California 90025
United States
Main Phone: 310-479-6100
Main Fax: 310-479-6131
Website:www.pegasusmgmt.com

Company Name: Physic Ventures, LLC
Company Type:Private Investment Firm
Industries of Interest:Retailing
Stages of Interest:Early Venture, Mid Venture
Most Recent Fund Info: Physic Ventures, LP ($125mm)
Investment Type: Venture Capital Investing
Business Description:Physic Ventures, LLC is a private investment firm that provides capital and support to entrepreneurs. The firm invests in technology-enabled, consumer-driven businesses in North America. It primarily invests in seed, startup, early and mid-stage companies. Physic Ventures, LLC was founded in 2007 and is based in San Francisco, California.
Primary Address:
Headquarters
200 California Street
5th Floor
San Francisco, California 94111
United States
Main Phone: 415-354-4901
Website:www.physicventures.com

Company Name: Pinecreek Capital
Company Type:Private Investment Firm
Industries of Interest:Retailing
Stages of Interest:Growth Capital
Most Recent Fund Info: Pinecreek Capital Partners II, L.P. ($120mm)
Investment Type: Private Equity Investing
Business Description:Pinecreek Capital is a private equity firm specializing in investments in the lower range of the middle market. The firm typically invests in growth financing, management buyouts, leveraged buyouts, recapitalization transactions, and expansion financing of smaller, later-stage businesses. It primarily invests in basic industries that include manufacturing, service, transportation, and distribution. The firm invests in companies based in Western United States with a focus on California. It seeks to invest between $2 million and $8 million in companies with revenues between $15 million and $75 million and minimum cash flow of $2 million for the preceding 12 months. The firm invests through subordinated debentures with a detachable equity type security such as warrants or membership units. It prefers to be the lead investor and co-invests in larger transactions. The firm seeks to exit its investments within five years through sale of the company, recapitalization, or public offering. It does not make investments in early stage companies; real estate; leasing or other financial lending companies; rapidly changing technology; and turnaround situations. The firm prefers to have a board seat or observation rights in its portfolio companies. Pinecreek Capital was founded in 1995 and is based in Newport Beach, California.
Primary Address:
Headquarters
24 Corporate Plaza
Suite 180
Newport Beach, California 92660
United States
Main Phone: 949-720-4620
Website:www.pinecreekcap.com

Company Name: Pivotal Asset Management, L.L.C.
Company Type:Private Investment Firm
Industries of Interest:Retailing
Stages of Interest:Emerging Growth, Late Venture
Most Recent Fund Info:
Investment Type: Venture Capital Investing
Business Description:Pivotal Asset Management, L.L.C. invests in public and private emerging growth technology companies in the internet, communication, enterprise software and IT services sectors. There investments are heavily weighted in dot-coms.
Primary Address:
Headquarters
1 Embarcadero, Suite 2300
San Francisco, California 94111
United States
Main Phone: 415-249-1545
Main Fax: 415-249-1555
Website:

Company Name: Plantagenet Capital
Company Type:Private Investment Firm
Industries of Interest:Retailing
Stages of Interest:Early Venture, Growth Capital, Late Venture
Most Recent Fund Info: Plantagenet Capital Fund III, L.P. ($100mm), Plantagenet Capital Europe, L.P. ($208mm)
Investment Type:Private Equity Investing, Venture Capital Investing
Business Description:Plantagenet Capital is private equity firm specializing in early stage venture, strategic buyouts, new financing, acquisitions, add-on acquisitions, and turnarounds. The firm seeks to invest in technology sector with a focus on financial services, global B2B, manufacturing, retailing, services, and infrastructure sectors. It also prefers to invest in the Nevada gold industry, portfolio of United States patents covering a broad spectrum of current computer technology including technology solutions for e-business, e-commerce, and enterprise services, but in particular, graphics, and the human resources industry. The firm seeks to invest in companies based in the United States and Europe. It prefers to invest in the form of debt, both public and private, equity securities, or combinations of the two. Plantagenet Capital was founded by Mr. C. Derek Anderson in 1991 and is based in Mill Valley, California with an additional office in Paris, France.
Primary Address:
Headquarters
591 Redwood Highway
Suite 5280
Mill Valley, California 94941
United States
Main Phone: 415-383-1667
Main Fax: 415-383-1837
Website:www.plantagenetcapital.com

Company Name: Presidio STX, LLC
Company Type:Private Investment Firm
Industries of Interest:Consumer Durables and Apparel
Stages of Interest:Early Venture, Growth Capital, Late Venture, Mid Venture
Most Recent Fund Info:
Investment Type: Private Equity Investing, Venture Capital Investing
Business Description:Presidio STX, LLC, Investment Group is a venture capital investment arm of Presidio STX, LLC specializing in investments in all stages of development with a focus on early stage companies. It typically invests in the information technology (IT) companies that, through the development and application of unique technologies, provide solutions and technologies that seek to address emerging market trends, with a focus on networking equipment, components, communication services, software, semiconductors, and computing technologies companies. The firm also considers investments in power, energy, real estate, financing, food, textiles, chemicals, and petroleum sectors. It seeks to invest globally with a focus on Japan, Asia and the United States. The firm initially invests between $500,000 and $5 million in companies. Presidio STX, LLC, Investment Group was founded in 1998 and is based in Santa Clara, California with an additional office in Boston, Massachusetts.
Primary Address:
Headquarters
3979 Freedom Circle
Suite #340
Santa Clara, California 95054
United States
Website:www.presidiovp.com

Company Name: PTI Ventures
Company Type:Private Investment Firm
Industries of Interest:Retailing
Stages of Interest:Early Venture, Late Venture
Most Recent Fund Info:
Investment Type: Venture Capital Investing
Business Description:PTI Ventures is a venture capital firm specializing in start-ups and early stage investments including seed stage and series A financings. It also invests in late stage companies. The firm seeks to invest in technology companies with a focus on semiconductor devices, networks and communications, computers and platforms, Internet and applications, and software and services. It focuses on companies located in both United States and Asia with emphasis on Taiwan, Japan, and China. The firm typically invests between $500,000 and $2 million. It prefers to have a seat on the board of directors. PTI Ventures was founded in 1997 and is based in Fremont, California with an additional office in Taipei, Taiwan.
Primary Address:
Headquarters
47485 Seabridge Drive
Fremont, California 94538
United States
Main Phone: 510-743-2888
Main Fax: 510-743-2889
Website:www.ptiventures.com

Company Name: Putnam Automotive Group
Company Type:Private Investment Firm
Industries of Interest:Retailing
Stages of Interest:Early Venture
Most Recent Fund Info:
Investment Type: Venture Capital Investing
Business Description:Putnam Automotive Group makes investments in early-stage Internet companies related to the automotive industry.
Primary Address:
Headquarters
390 Convention Way
Redwood City, California 94063
United States
Website:

Company Name: Pyramid Technology Ventures
Company Type:Private Investment Firm
Industries of Interest:Retailing
Stages of Interest:Early Venture, Late Venture
Most Recent Fund Info:
Investment Type: Venture Capital Investing
Business Description:Pyramid Technology Ventures is a venture capital firm specializing in investments in early and late stage companies. The firm prefers to invest in the information technology sector. It typically makes initial investments between $2 million and $6 million. The firm prefers to be the lead investor and seeks to have a board seat in its portfolio companies. Pyramid Technology Ventures was co-founded by Mr. Alexander J. Rhea and Mr. Marc L. Cellier in 1999 and is based in San Francisco, California with an additional office in Paris, France.
Primary Address:
Headquarters
One Market Plaza
36th Floor
San Francisco, California 94105
United States
Main Phone: 415-293-8447
Website:www.pyramid-technology.com

Company Name: Redpoint Ventures
Company Type:Private Investment Firm
Industries of Interest:Retailing
Stages of Interest:Early Venture, Growth Capital, Late Venture
Most Recent Fund Info: Redpoint Ventures IV, L.P., Redpoint Omega Fund, L.P. ($250mm)
Investment Type: Venture Capital Investing
Business Description:Redpoint Ventures is a venture capital firm specializing in early stage, seed stage, first round institutional financing, and growth capital investments. The firm also considers second or later rounds of financing. It invests in technology sector with a focus on mobile wireless platforms and applications, consumer internet services and platforms, enabling technologies for the digital home, systems and software for the enterprise infrastructure companies, broadband infrastructure, interactive media, and content and advertising companies. The firm prefers to be a lead or co-lead investor in its portfolio companies. It seeks to hold a board seat in its portfolio companies. Redpoint Ventures was founded in 1999 and is headquartered at Menlo Park, California with additional offices at Los Angeles, California and Shanghai, China.
Primary Address:
Headquarters
3000 Sand Hill Road
Building 2
Suite 290
Menlo Park, California 94025
United States
Main Phone: 650-926-5600
Main Fax: 650-854-5762
Website:www.redpoint.com

Company Name: Redwood Venture Partners
Company Type:Private Investment Firm
Industries of Interest:Retailing
Stages of Interest:Early Venture, Mid Venture
Most Recent Fund Info: Redwood Ventures IV, L.P.
Investment Type: Venture Capital Investing
Business Description:Redwood Venture Partners is a venture capital firm specializing in investments in start-ups, early, and middle stage emerging market companies. The firm typically invests in information technology sector with a focus on networking, wireless, semiconductors, security, homeland security, software, and communications companies. It seeks to invest in companies having annual revenues of $100 million in five years. Redwood Venture Partners was founded by Mr. Rajesh Parekh and Mr. Raj Singh in 1997 and is based in Los Altos, California.
Primary Address:
Headquarters
4984 El Camino Real
Suite 200
Los Altos, California 94022
United States
Main Phone: 650-335-1111
Main Fax: 650-335-1110
Website:www.redwoodvp.com

Company Name: Revolution Ventures
Company Type:Private Investment Firm
Industries of Interest:Consumer Durables and Apparel, Retailing
Stages of Interest:Early Venture
Most Recent Fund Info:
Investment Type:Venture Capital Investing
Business Description:Revolution Ventures is a venture capital firm specializing seed capital at the earliest possible stage and venture initiation in the companies that are not yet fully formed. The firm primarily invests in information technology, semiconductor, consumer products arenas, consumer broadband, and mobility. It seeks to invest in technology innovations rooted in Southern California that have an international reach. Revolution Ventures was founded in 1999 and is based in San Diego, California.
Primary Address:
Headquarters
11682 El Camino Real
Suite 100
San Diego, California 92130
United States
Main Phone: 858-450-2842
Main Fax: 877-881-9192
Website:www.revolutionventures.com

Company Name: Rigel Associates, LLC
Company Type:Private Investment Firm
Industries of Interest:Consumer Durables and Apparel, Retailing
Stages of Interest:Emerging Growth, Growth Capital
Most Recent Fund Info: Rigel Associates Partners, L.P.
Investment Type:Private Equity Investing
Business Description:Rigel Associates, LLC is a private equity firm specializing in management and leveraged buyouts, industry consolidations, follow-on strategic financing, recapitalization, going private transactions, spin-outs, divestures, and turnarounds. The firm targets its investments in technology, health and wellness, business services, and clean technology. It primarily invests in the businesses based in the United States and Canada. The firm typically invests up to $20 million in companies having revenues over $20 million and EBITDA more than $1 million. Rigel Associates, LLC was founded by Mr. Michael A. Mitgang and Mr. Harold H. Robinson IV and is based in San Mateo, California.
Primary Address:
Headquarters
1875 South Grant Street
Suite 960
San Mateo, California 94402
United States
Website:www.rigelassociates.com

Company Name: Rincon Venture Partners
Company Type:Private Investment Firm
Industries of Interest:Consumer Durables and Apparel, Retailing
Stages of Interest:Early Venture
Most Recent Fund Info: Rincon Venture Partners I, L.P.
Investment Type:Venture Capital Investing
Business Description:Rincon Venture Partners is a venture capital firm specializing in investments in early stage companies. The firm also considers seed investments on a selective basis. It prefers to invest in digital media, cleantech, technology-enabled services, and consumer Internet with a focus on the digitization of communications and content of all kinds; the reduction of fossil fuel consumption; the provision of information technology as a service; and consumer adoption of technology. The firm seeks to invest in companies based in the region bounded by San Luis Obispo, California to the north, and Orange County to the south. It considers investments outside this area only in conjunction with co-investors. The firm initially invests between $500,000 and $1.5 million and $3 million over the life of portfolio companies. It seeks to take a board seat and hold a minority stake of at least 20 percent in its portfolio companies. The firm seeks to be the company’s first institutional investors. Rincon Venture Partners was founded by Mr. Jim Andelman and Mr. Brian Kelly and is based in Santa Barbara, California.
Primary Address:
Headquarters
1486 East Valley Road
Santa Barbara, California 93108
United States
Main Phone: 805-969-5484
Main Fax: 805-969-5180
Website:www.rinconvp.com

Company Name: Riordan, Lewis & Haden
Company Type:Private Investment Firm
Industries of Interest:Consumer Durables and Apparel, Retailing
Stages of Interest:Riordan Lewis & Haden I, L.P. ($120mm)
Most Recent Fund Info: Rincon Venture Partners I, L.P.
Investment Type:Private Equity Investing
Business Description:Riordan, Lewis & Haden is a private equity firm specializing in investments in middle market companies. The firm typically invests in growth capital, management buyouts, shareholder’s liquidity, and recapitalizations. It makes growth investments for working capital needs, additional production capacity, strategic acquisitions, and geographic expansion. The firm makes investments in business services, high value added manufacturing, specialty distribution, healthcare, and financial services. Within business services, the firm focuses on IT services, systems engineering, consulting, information security, and specialized data services. It looks for branded food, consumer products, precision components, and complex materials in high value added manufacturing sector. For specialty distribution, the firm focuses on healthcare products, plastics, and food. Within healthcare sector, it particularly invests in rehabilitation services, assisted living, devices, and home care. The firm focuses on specialty insurance and specialty finance for financial services sector. It typically, makes investments in companies headquartered Western U.S. with a focus in California. The firm prefers to invest between $10 million and $50 million equity per transaction in firms with annual revenues between $20 million and $250 million with the positive earnings growth potential of at least 20 percent. The firm generally takes both minority and majority ownership positions in high growth enterprises and its ownership typically ranges from 20 percent to 90 percent. The firm prefers to invest for a period between three and seven years. Riordan, Lewis & Haden was founded by Mr. Richard J. Riordan in 1982 and is based in Los Angeles, California with an additional office in Irvine, California.
Primary Address:
Headquarters
10900 Wilshire Boulevard
Suite 850
Los Angeles, California 90024
United States
Main Phone: 310-405-7200
Main Fax: 310-405-7222
Website:www.rlhequity.com

Company Name: Rivenrock Capital, LLC
Company Type:Private Investment Firm
Industries of Interest:Consumer Durables and Apparel, Retailing
Stages of Interest:Growth Capital
Most Recent Fund Info:
Investment Type:Private Equity Investing
Business Description:Rivenrock Capital, LLC is a private equity firm specializing in investments in family owned businesses. The firm does not invest in retail, textile, healthcare, and early stage businesses. It seeks to invest in manufacturing and distribution companies in the consumer products; educational products and toys; construction related products and services; aftermarket parts for cars, trucks, and recreational vehicles; furniture; food manufacturing; aerospace; and heavy manufacturing sectors. The firm invests in companies in and around Southern California. It provides growth capital to 1st generation businesses that have maximum annual sales of $1 million; less than 20 employees; and short term working capital requirement between $500,000 and $10 million. The firm seeks to invest between $2 million and $20 million to provide growth capital and liquidity to 2nd and 3rd generation businesses with sales between $5 million and $50 million and annual cash flows between $1 million and $5 million. It invests between $1 million and $5 million in under performing second or third generation family businesses with revenues between $5 million and $50 million and companies that own the real estate, occupied by the business, in a separate LLC or LP. Rivenrock Capital, LLC was founded in November 2004 and is based in Los Angeles, California.
Primary Address:
Headquarters
915 Wilshire Boulevard
Suite 1760
Los Angeles, California 90017
United States
Main Phone: 213-489-4660
Website:www.rivenrockcapital.com

Company Name: Riverlake Partners, LLC
Company Type:Private Investment Firm
Industries of Interest:Consumer Durables and Apparel, Retailing
Stages of Interest:Growth Capital
Most Recent Fund Info: Riverlake Equity Partners Fund II, L.P. ($62mm)
Investment Type:Private Equity Investing
Business Description:Riverlake Partners, LLC is a private equity firm specializing in investments in lower middle market and well developed and growing market companies. The firm seeks to invest in growth capital, leveraged and management buyouts, industry consolidation, recapitalization transactions, leveraged build-ups, equity and equity related debt investments, acquisition of undervalued non-liquid public companies, generational changes of ownership, and acquisition of corporate division or subsidiary. Within buyouts, it seeks to invest in non-core divisions of Fortune 1000 companies and family-owned enterprises. The firm prefers to invest in manufacturers, distributors, and service businesses in traditional economy with a focus on basic materials; business services; non-fashion oriented consumer products; general industrial products; specialty chemicals; food products; non-consumer electronics; plastics, packaging and building products; and transportation equipment. It also targets lower technology businesses that sell basic products and services to technology end users. The firm typically invests in United States with a focus on Midwestern and Western United States but can seek appropriateinvestments elsewhere. It seeks to invest between $3 million and $8 million in companies with enterprise value between $5 million and $50 million and revenue greater than $10 million. The firm invests in companies with a positive cash flow in excess of $2 million. It prefers to be a lead investor in its portfolio companies but considers minority investments with partners. Riverlake Partners, LLC was founded in November 2002 by Mr. Lawrence J. Lawson and Mr. Erik J. Krieger and is based in Portland, Oregon with additional offices in Wilsonville, Oregon and Chicago, Illinois.
Primary Address:
Headquarters
1000 SW Broadway
Suite 1010
Portland, Oregon 97205
United States
Main Phone: 503-228-7100
Main Fax: 503-228-7105
Website:www.riverlakepartners.com

Company Name: Rocket Ventures
Company Type:Private Investment Firm
Industries of Interest:Retailing
Stages of Interest:Early Venture
Most Recent Fund Info: Rocket Ventures II, L.P. ($80mm)
Investment Type:Venture Capital Investing
Business Description:Rocket Ventures is a venture capital firm specializing in early stage investments. It typically invests in information technology; communications; semiconductor; devices; media-related companies; consumer services; mobile technology; enterprise solutions with a focus on software applications, infrastructure, and outsourcing; broadband and digital media with a focus on rights management, behavioral data, and infrastructures; and bio-informatics. The firm makes initial investments between $1.5 million and $3 million in its portfolio companies and $3 million to $8 million over the life of the company. It invests in large and expanding markets of over $1 billion in size. The firm prefers to lead, co-lead, and syndicate first institutional investment rounds in companies. Rocket Ventures was co-founded by Mr. Larry Roberts, Mr. David Adams and Mr. Jeff Allen in 1996 and is based in Menlo Park, California.
Primary Address:
Headquarters
2200 Sand Hill Road
Suite 240
Menlo Park, California 94025-6936
United States
Main Phone: 650-561-9100
Main Fax: 650-561-9183
Website:www.rocketventures.com

Company Name: Rosewood Capital
Company Type:Private Investment Firm
Industries of Interest:Consumer Durables and Apparel, Retailing
Stages of Interest:Growth Capital
Most Recent Fund Info: Rosewood Capital V, L.P. ($203.5mm)
Investment Type:Private Equity Investing, Venture Capital Investing
Business Description:Rosewood Capital is a private equity firm specializing in acquisitions, recapitalizations, and growth capital transactions. It typically, invests in closely held and family or founder-controlled businesses. The firm seeks to invest in companies in the consumer growth sector with a focus on branded consumer products and services; restaurants; retail; outsourced business services; and financial services. It typically invests between $10 million and $40 million in companies having revenues between $25 million and $200 million. The firm also co-invests along with other investors in transactions requiring a maximum of $100 million. It prefers to take a minority or majority stake in its portfolio companies. Rosewood Capital was founded in 1985 and is located in San Francisco, California.
Primary Address:
Headquarters
One Maritime Plaza
Suite 1401
San Francisco, California 94111
United States
Main Phone: 415-362-5526
Main Fax: 415-362-1192
Website:www.rosewoodcap.com

Company Name: Rosewood Stone Group
Company Type:Private Investment Firm
Industries of Interest:Retailing
Stages of Interest:Early Venture
Most Recent Fund Info:
Investment Type:Venture Capital Investing
Business Description:Rosewood Stone Group is a venture capital firm specializing in early stage and incubation investments. It seeks to invest in high technology sector with a focus on internet, and environmental firms. Rosewood Stone Group was founded in 1986 and is based in Mill Valley, California.
Primary Address:
Headquarters
775 East Blithedale Avenue
Suite 408
Mill Valley, California 94941
United States
Main Phone: 415-381-4800
Main Fax: 415-381-4442
Website:

Company Name: Sagaponack Partners
Company Type:Private Investment Firm
Industries of Interest:Retailing
Stages of Interest:Emerging Growth, Growth Capital, Late Venture
Most Recent Fund Info:
Investment Type:Private Equity Investing, Venture Capital Investing
Business Description:Sagaponack Partners is a private equity firm that acquires majority and minority stakes in public and private companies. Sagaponack Partners specifically finances later stage venture capital investments, management buyouts, industry consolidations and other special equity situations. Sagaponack Partners does not invest in start-up or high-technology companies. Ideal investment candidates have positive cash flow, dominant market positions and growth potential through internal expansion, acquisition or industry consolidation. Investments range from $3 million to $25 million and are in the form debt (with an equity component), preferred stock or common stock. Sagaponack holds its investments for an extended period and does not have a set exit strategy. Sagaponack Partners was founded in 1996 and has offices in San Francisco and New York.
Primary Address:
Headquarters
536 Pacific Avenue
San Francisco, California 94133
United States
Main Phone: (212) 848-0276
Website:

Company Name: Sage Capital Partners, L.P.
Company Type:Financial Service Investment Arm
Industries of Interest:Consumer Durables and Apparel
Stages of Interest:Growth Capital
Most Recent Fund Info:
Investment Type:Private Equity Investing, Venture Capital Investing
Business Description:Sage Capital Partners, L.P. is a private equity arm of The Sage Group, LLC. It specializes in internal growth, strategic acquisitions, recapitalizations, and management buyouts that co-invest with management teams to acquire stand-alone businesses or acquire divisions or subsidiaries of larger companies. The firm also seeks to invest in turnarounds, and mature companies. It co-invests with management teams to acquire entire companies, invest in newly created securities, or buyout existing shareholders. The firm also considers privately negotiated investments in public companies. It typically, invests in small and medium sized companies. The firm makes investments across several industry sectors including business services, consumer products, and manufacturing sectors. It targets investments in companies with revenue between $20 million and $150 million; enterprise value between $10 million and $75 million; and operating cash flow greater than $3 million. The firm seeks to exit its investments within a period between three years and seven years through sale, recapitalization, or public offering. It seeks to take both majority and minority ownership stakes in its portfolio companies and within minority stakes, the firm looks for acceptable shareholder agreements. It prefers to acquire a board seat in its portfolio companies. The firm takes a lead role in structuring and arranging credit facilities, bank debt, mezzanine debt, and other types of financing. It does not invest in early stage, commodity, technology driven, or real estate companies. Sage Capital Partners, L.P. was founded in 2000 and is based in Los Angeles, California.
Primary Address:
Headquarters
11111 Santa Monica Boulevard
Suite 2200
Los Angeles, California 90025
United States
Main Phone: 310-478-7899
Main Fax: 310-478-6619
Website:www.sagecappartners.com

Company Name: Saints Capital
Company Type:Private Investment Firm
Industries of Interest:Consumer Durables and Apparel
Stages of Interest:Emerging Growth, Growth Capital
Most Recent Fund Info: Saints Ventures Fund, L.P. ($11mm), Saints Capital V, L.P. ($100mm)
Investment Type:Private Equity Investing, Venture Capital Investing
Business Description:Saints Capital is a principal investment firm specializing in direct secondary investments, direct primary investments, and special situations. Within direct secondary investments, it seeks to invest in special situations where an investor wants immediate liquidity for tax, cash flow, or strategic motivations. The firm will also consider investments in corporate restructuring and debt. It prefers to acquire private equity stakes across all stages of development, industry, and geography. The firm targets individual investments or a portfolio of investments from other venture capital and private equity investors seeking liquidity for their investment stakes. It invests in the form of equity and debt. The firm prefers to invest in restructuring opportunities or to acquire debt and convert it to an equity ownership position. It seeks to acquire illiquid investments in private companies from investors or founders looking to monetize these investments or eliminate the requirement for further investment or management. The firm prefers to work with venture capital and buyout firms with investments in funds that are recapitalizing, disbanding, or near the end of the fund life (“end-of-life funds”); commercial and investment banks seeking to reduce their exposure to private equity or dispose of direct equity or equity-like investments or loans; corporations and corporate venture capital groups seeking to gain liquidity for or to dispose of venture and private equity investments that are no longer strategically or financially relevant to the corporation; hedge funds seeking to monetize illiquid private investments for tax purposes or to free up capital for re-investment in new opportunities; company founders that desire to monetize founder shares; and other financial institutions selling private investments for regulatory, tax, accounting, or financial reasons. Within the secondary investment marketplace it focuses on the acquisition and management of direct investment stakes. The firm does not acquire limited partnership interests. In direct primary investing, it seeks to invest in venture backed companies. The firm typically focuses on technology, healthcare, consumer, and industrial companies based in the United States. It will also consider special situations with factors that prevent a company from raising money from traditional venture capital or private equity sources. The firm seeks to assist private equity and venture capital firms by helping them in achieving liquidity either by buying minority or majority equity stakes (and debt in certain cases) from an investor or by helping a company complete an M&A event, and thereby delivering liquidity to all investors. It prefers to take a board seat and board observer role and seeks to act as a lead investor in follow-on financing and in the restructuring of equity. Saints Capital was founded by Mr. Kenneth B. Sawyer in 2000 and is based in San Francisco, California.
Primary Address:
Headquarters
475 Sansome Street
Suite 1850
San Francisco, California 94111
United States
Main Phone: 415-773-2080
Main Fax: 415-835-5970
Website:www.saintsvc.com

Company Name: San Joaquin Business Investment Group Inc.
Company Type:Private Investment Firm
Industries of Interest:Retailing
Stages of Interest:Growth Capital
Most Recent Fund Info:
Investment Type:Venture Capital Investing
Business Description:San Joaquin Business Investment Group, Inc. is a venture capital company that lends to or invests in small firms with growth potential. The firm invests up to $300,000 for equity financings, loans, and debt securities. By law, the firm does not purchase more than 49% share of ownership interest. It looks for companies in the following areas: manufacturing, communications, retail, agribusiness services, construction, and financial. San Joaquin Business Investment Group is located in Fresno, California.
Primary Address:
Headquarters
13120 W. Nielsen Avenue
Suite 102
Fresno, California 93706
United States
Main Phone: 559-233-3580
Website:www.fresnoeoc.org/San%20Joaquin%20Business%20Investment%20Group.htm

Company Name: San Vicente Group
Company Type:Private Investment Firm
Industries of Interest:Retailing
Stages of Interest:Early Venture, Mid Venture
Most Recent Fund Info:
Investment Type:Venture Capital Investing
Business Description:San Vicente Group, formerly known as GlobalEuronet is a US partner investment company which has raised $47m to invest in Internet and related technology ventures, with an emphasis on bringing US Internet models to the European marketplace and vice versa. The company specializes in providing access to proprietary international contacts facilitating a company’s international expansion. San Vicente targets technology sectors, which show demonstrable growth potential focusing on companies with proprietary technology and intellectual property that address real needs and where sustainable and competitive advantages exist. Among the company’s shareholders are financial institutions, corporations and technology entrepreneurs from throughout North America and Europe including GlobalNetFinancial.com, NewMedia SPARK, National Bank Financial, DeAgostini Group, TEB Group of Turkey, Value Management Research of Germany, Kingston Capital of Italy, Park Place Capital and Magnum Funds.
Primary Address:
Headquarters
11601 Wilshire Boulevard
Suite 2250
Los Angeles, California 90025
United States
Main Phone: 310-477-1227
Main Fax: 310-477-1247
Website:

Company Name: Satwik Venture Capital Partners
Company Type:Private Investment Firm
Industries of Interest:Consumer Durables and Apparel
Stages of Interest:Early Venture, Late Venture, Mid Venture
Most Recent Fund Info:
Investment Type:Venture Capital Investing
Business Description:Satwik Venture Capital Partners is a venture capital firm specializing in startup, early, mid, and late stage investments. It prefers to invest in high tech companies with a focus on materials, semiconductors, wireless, optical components and systems, networking, security, and storage. The firm seeks to invest in companies based in Silicon Valley. It typically invests between $2 million and $6 million in each portfolio company over multiple rounds. The firm may seek a board representation. Satwik Venture Capital Partners is based in San Jose, California.
Primary Address:
Headquarters
100 Century Center Court
Suite 503
San Jose, California 95112
United States
Main Phone: 408-392-8822
Main Fax: 408-392-0075
Website:www.satwik.com

Company Name: Scale Venture Partners
Company Type:Private Investment Firm
Industries of Interest:Consumer Durables and Apparel, Retailing
Stages of Interest:Growth Capital, Late Venture, Mid Venture
Most Recent Fund Info: BA Venture Partners, LP, Scale Venture Partners III, L.P.
Investment Type:Venture Capital Investing
Business Description:Scale Venture Partners is a venture capital firm specializing in mid to late stage investments. The firm prefers to invest in technology and life science companies. It focuses on hardware and software sectors in the technology sector. Within hardware, the firm prefers to invest in semiconductors including analog, consumer electronics, and communications as well as systems including storage and enterprise networking. Within software, it focuses on Internet marketing, digital media, wireless data services, and software as service applications. Within healthcare, the firm invests primarily in biotechnology, specifically therapeutics related to oncology, inflammation, neurology, and dermatology and in medical devices with a focus on orthopedics, cardiovascular, and neurology. It typically invests between $5 million and $15 million in its portfolio companies. The firm prefers to invest up to $20 million during the life of the company. It typically leads or co-leads its investments. The firm seeks board membership in its portfolio companies. It was formerly known as BA Venture Partners. Scale Venture Partners was founded in 1995 and is based in Foster City, California.
Primary Address:
Headquarters
950 Tower Lane
Suite 700
Foster City, California 94404
United States
Main Phone: 650-378-6000
Main Fax: 650-378-6040
Website:www.scalevp.com

Company Name: SDL Capital, LP
Company Type:Private Investment Firm
Industries of Interest:Retailing
Stages of Interest:Early Venture
Most Recent Fund Info:
Investment Type:Venture Capital Investing
Business Description:SDL Capital, LP is a venture capital firm focusing on early stage and start-ups investments. The firm invests in technology sectors focusing on communications and other optical technologies, green technology, Internet shopping, medical or biotechnology. It seeks to invest in companies that serve specific unmet customer need which, when successful, will enable the company to address a broader list of similar needs in the same industry segment and adjacent segments. SDL Capital, LP was co-founded in February 2003 by Dr. Donald R. Scifres and Mr. Michael L. Foster and is based in Los Altos, California.
Primary Address:
Headquarters
One First Street
Suite 14
Los Altos, California 94022
United States
Main Phone: 650-559-9355
Main Fax: 650-559-9353
Website:sdlventures.com

Company Name: Sears Capital Management, Inc.
Company Type:Private Investment Firm
Industries of Interest:Retailing
Stages of Interest:Early Venture, Growth Capital
Most Recent Fund Info:
Investment Type:Venture Capital Investing
Business Description:Sears Capital Management, Inc. is a venture capital firm specializing in seed capital, startups, and early stage financing. It seeks to invest in life science companies with a focus on pharmaceuticals, suppliers to the pharmaceutical industry, and medical devices. The firm also seeks to invest in companies with proprietary and differential technology and products. It seeks a board representation in its portfolio companies. Sears Capital Management, Inc. was founded in 1994 and is based in Los Altos, California.
Primary Address:
Headquarters
300 Third Street
2nd Floor
Suite 6
Los Altos, California 94022-3628
United States
Main Phone: 650-947-9167
Main Fax: 650-947-9111
Website:www.searscapital.net

Company Name: Second Avenue Partners
Company Type:Private Investment Firm
Industries of Interest:Retailing
Stages of Interest:Early Venture
Most Recent Fund Info:
Investment Type:Venture Capital Investing
Business Description:Second Avenue Partners is a venture capital firm specializing in early stage investments. The firm seeks to invest in the technology sector with a focus on Internet businesses. Second Avenue Partners was co-founded by Mr. Nicols J. Hanauer, Mr. Mike B. Slade, Mr. Pete Higgins, and Mr. Keith D. Grinstein in February 2000 and is based in Seattle, Washington.
Primary Address:
Headquarters
1000 Second Avenue
Suite 1200
Seattle, Washington 98104
United States
Main Phone: 206-332-1200
Main Fax: 206-332-1201
Website:www.secondave.com

Company Name: Security Pacific Capital Corp.
Company Type:Financial Service Investment Arm
Industries of Interest:Retailing
Stages of Interest:Early Venture
Most Recent Fund Info:
Investment Type:Venture Capital Investing
Business Description:Security Pacific Capital Corp. was acquired by BankAmerica Corp. on 8/12/1991. Security Pacific Capital Corp., an investment arm of Security Pacific Bank, is a venture capital investment firm specializing in buyout financing. The firm primarily invests in early stage companies. It typically invests in the following sectors: retail, warehouse shopping, office products, healthcare, computer peripherals, and asphalt manufacturers. The firm seeks to invest between $1 million and $20 million in companies with revenues of $15 million and above. It is headquartered in Costa Mesa, California with additional offices in Boston, Massachusetts; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; and London.
Primary Address:
Headquarters
Costa Mesa, California
United States
Website:

Company Name: Seidler Equity Partners
Company Type:Private Investment Firm
Industries of Interest:Retailing
Stages of Interest:Growth Capital
Most Recent Fund Info: Seidler Equity Partners III, L.P. ($260mm)
Investment Type:Private Equity Investing
Business Description:Seidler Equity Partners (SEP) is a private equity investment firm specializing in middle market businesses. The firm typically invests in growth financing; family business; estate planning transactions; management buyouts; owner-operator recapitalization; and partner buyout. SEP does not focus its investment to specific sectors and has made invests across a wide range of industries, including manufacturers, service providers and distributors. It does not invest in start-up companies and the companies that have excessive debt obligation. SEP does not prefer to invest in capital structures that seek to create short-term leveraged returns. It invests in companies having revenue between $15 million to $200 million and EBITDA between $4 million to $30 million. SEP invests in the form of equity, preferred equity, debts and other types of securities. The firm either makes minority investment or takes a control equity stake. It prefers to be a board level advisor in the management of its portfolio company. Seidler Equity Partners was founded in 1992 and is based in Los Angeles, California.
Primary Address:
Headquarters
515 South Figueroa Street
Suite 1100
Los Angeles, California 90071
United States
Main Phone: 213-683-4622
Main Fax: 213-624-0691
Website:www.sepfunds.com

Company Name: Sekits Capital, Inc., Investment Arm
Company Type:Financial Service Investment Arm
Industries of Interest:Consumer Durables and Apparel
Stages of Interest:Growth Capital
Most Recent Fund Info:
Investment Type:Private Equity Investing
Business Description:Sekits Capital, Inc., Investment Arm is a private equity firm. It seeks to invest in companies engaged in the consumer product and consumer finance sectors. The firm prefers to make investments in companies based in the Western Region of the U.S., with a particular interest in businesses serving the Hispanic market. It also co-invests with management teams and owners of branded Hispanic food companies for providing liquidity for existing owners or for capital to support growth initiatives. Sekits Capital, Inc., Investment Arm is based in Manhattan Beach, California.
Primary Address:
Headquarters
9841 Airport Boulevard
12th Floor
Los Angeles, California 90045
United States
Main Phone: 310-995-8062
Main Fax: 310-258-8063
Other Phone: 310-995-8062
Website:www.sekitscapital.com/privateequityfund.htm

Company Name: Selby Venture Partners
Company Type:Private Investment Firm
Industries of Interest:Consumer Durables and Apparel, Retailing
Stages of Interest:Early Venture
Most Recent Fund Info: Selby Venture Partners II, L.P. ($100mm)
Investment Type:Venture Capital Investing
Business Description:Selby Venture Partners is a venture capital firm specializing in investments in seed and early stage companies. The firm primarily invests in companies developing next generation technologies, applications, and services for digital media, internet, communication, and consumer industries. In these sectors, it seeks to invest in components and solutions for WLAN, WiMAX, RFID, and VoIP; applications leveraging open source and Linux O/S; fables semiconductors and components in communications and consumer electronics; and solutions for emerging vital business processes, outsourcing, and off-shore developments. In addition, the firm also invests in solutions targeting corporate IT, security, storage, and network management. It seeks to invest between $0.5million and $2million in the portfolio company and prefers to have a board seat. The firm co-invests with venture funds for operational and financial support, and leverage relationships and can invest over multiple stages to support the company’s growth. Selby Venture Partners was founded by Mr. Bob Marshall and Mr. Jim Marshall in 1998 and is based at Menlo Park, California.
Primary Address:
Headquarters
3500 Alemeda de las Pulgas
Suite 200
Menlo Park, California 94025
United States
Main Phone: 650-854-7399
Main Fax: 650-854-7039
Website:www.selbyventures.com

Company Name: Sequoia Capital
Company Type:Private Investment Firm
Industries of Interest:Retailing
Stages of Interest:Early Venture, Emerging Growth, Growth Capital, Late Venture, Mid Venture
Most Recent Fund Info: Sequoia Capital Seed Fund II ($149mm), Sequoia Capital Israel III, L.P. ($200mm), Sequoia Capital China II LP ($225mm), Sequoia Capital XII, L.P. ($413mm), Sequoia Capital China Growth Fund I ($444mm), Sequoia Capital Franchise Fund, III L.P. ($520mm), Sequoia Capital Growth Fund III, L.P. ($861.47mm)
Investment Type:Venture Capital Investing
Business Description:Sequoia Capital is a venture capital firm specializing in seed, startup, early stage, and growth stage investments. The firm seeks to invest in all sectors with a focus on services, software, systems, and components. Within the industry the firm typically invests in semiconductor and optical components; computer, subsystems, and communication systems; application, network and infrastructure software; consumer, Internet, and professional services companies. It seeks to invest in United States, China, India, and Israel for early and seed stage investments. However, for growth stage investments, the firm does not limit its investments to these countries. It invests between $100,000 and $1 million in seed stage, $1 million and $10 million in early stage, and $10 million and $50 million in growth stage. The firm operates in India through its subsidiary Sequoia Capital India. Sequoia Capital was founded in 1972 and is based in Menlo Park, California with additional offices in Herzelia, Israel; and Beijing and Hong Kong, China.
Primary Address:
Headquarters
3000 Sand Hill Road
Building 4
Suite 180
Menlo Park, California 94025
United States
Main Phone: 650-854-3927
Main Fax: 650-854-2977
Website:www.sequoiacap.com

Company Name: Sequoia Capital India
Company Type:Private Investment Firm
Industries of Interest:Retailing
Stages of Interest:Early Venture, Growth Capital, Late Venture
Most Recent Fund Info: Sequoia Capital India III, L.P. ($300mm), Sequoia Capital India Growth Fund I, L.P. ($400mm)
Investment Type:Venture Capital Investing
Business Description:Sequoia Capital India is a venture capital firm specializing in investments in seed, early, and growth stage companies. The firm prefers to invest in the information technology companies with a focus on the emerging India-US cross border companies in the enterprise software, wireless, semiconductors, and remote services sectors. It seeks to invest in the services, software, systems, and components companies with a focus on services retail, education, healthcare, and Internet and software application, data management, and wireless sectors. The firm will also invest in companies outside India that can leverage or can potentially leverage India’s technology resources. Its typical investment size ranges from $2 million for early stage opportunities to over $10 million for later stage transactions. The firm seeks to invest between $100,000 and $1 million in seed stage, between $1 million and $10 million in early stage, and between $10 million and $50 million in growth stage companies. It prefers to act as the lead investor in most transactions. In selected situations the firm partners with other leading venture firms and acts as a co-lead investor. It prefers to take a seat on the board of directors of its portfolio companies. The firm was formerly known as WestBridge Capital Partners. As of May 3, 2006, Sequoia Capital India is a subsidiary of Sequoia Capital Partners. The firm is based in Burlingame, California with additional offices in Menlo Park, California; Port Louis, Mauritius; Bangalore, India; and Mumbai, India.
Primary Address:
Headquarters
345 Lorton Avenue
4th Floor
Burlingame, California 94010
United States
Main Phone: 650-401-4200
Main Fax: 650-348-7864
Other Phone: 650-348-7478
Website:www.sequoiacap.com/india/

Company Name: Shah Capital Partners, LP
Company Type:Private Investment Firm
Industries of Interest:Retailing
Stages of Interest:Growth Capital
Most Recent Fund Info: Shah Capital I, L.P. ($250mm), Silver Lake Sumeru, L.P. ($1100mm)
Investment Type:Private Equity Investing
Business Description:Shah Capital Partners, LP is a private equity firm specializing in growth capital financing, technology buyouts, management carve-outs, going private transactions, recapitalizations, acquisition financing, and strategic re-positioning. The firm prefers to invest in mature businesses. It focuses on technology businesses with a focus on semiconductor components, circuit boards and subsystems, networking technologies, equipment and services, storage equipment, software and services, electronics design services and software manufacturing, semiconductor capital equipment, supplies and services, embedded and middleware software and tools, and IT services. The firm will also invest in partnership with other leading private equity investors that possess complementary strengths. It will consolidate businesses within a defined market niche to create a strong, viable, and adequately scaled leader in a market segment, capitalize for sustained growth, financial strength, and management depth, and restructure balance sheet through spin-out. The firm prefers to lead its transactions. Shah Capital Partners, LP was founded by Mr. Ajay Shah in 2003 and is based in Santa Clara, California.
Primary Address:
Headquarters
5201 Great America Parkway
Suite 532
Santa Clara, California 95054
United States
Main Phone: 408-982-0200
Main Fax: 408-982-0207
Website:www.shahcap.com

Company Name: Shamrock Holdings, Inc.
Company Type:Private Investment Firm
Industries of Interest:Consumer Durables and Apparel, Retailing
Stages of Interest:Growth Capital
Most Recent Fund Info: Shamrock Activist Value Fund III, L.P., Genesis Real Estate Fund II, L.P ($104mm), Shamrock Israel Growth Fund, L.P. ($125mm), Shamrock Capital Growth Fund II, L.P. ($311.5mm)
Investment Type:Private Equity Investing, Venture Capital Investing
Business Description:Shamrock Holdings, Inc. is a principal investment firm specializing in domestic and international private equity, activist investments in publicly-traded marketable securities, and real estate. The firm invests in media, entertainment, communications sectors, technology, real estate, and software industries, among others. It targets companies based in United States, Europe, Australia, and Israel. The firm invests through funds. The Shamrock Capital Growth Fund specializes in growth capital, leverage buyouts, and recapitalizations in small to middle lower middle market. The fund prefers to invest in media, entertainment, and communication sectors with a focus on advertising outlets, business services, cable broadcasting, directories, cinema distribution, communication consumer products, content libraries and rights, direct marketing, live entertainment, magazines, marketing services, music publishing, online applications, outdoor and out-of-home advertising, publications, radio broadcasting, telecommunication infrastructure, television broadcasting, tradeshows, and wire-line and wireless communication service providers. It makes investments in companies based in U.S. focusing on North America. The fund seeks to invest between $15 million and $50 million equity in companies with enterprise value between $25 million and $250 million in companies with positive cash flow. It prefers to exit its investment between three years and six years. The fund seeks to be the lead investor in its portfolio companies. Shamrock Israel Growth Fund specializes in growth capital, leverage buyouts, and management buyouts. It seeks to invest in small and mid-cap private and public companies. The fund seeks to generate opportunities from conglomerates selling off divisions, family owned businesses in transition, defense and homeland security, maturing venture-backed companies, and Kibbutz industries. It focuses its investments in export oriented middle market companies that require growth capital for international expansion, capacity build out, and acquisitions. The fund targets investments in any industry. It targets investments in companies based in Israel. The fund seeks to invest between $5 million to $20 million equity in companies with enterprise value between $25 million and $125 million, having positive or breakeven cash flow with no pre-revenue companies. It prefers to exit its investments between three years and six years. Through Genesis L.A. Redevelopment Fund, it invests in equity, preferred equity, and mezzanine debt. The fund seeks to invest in real estate projects for retail, office, industrial, and mixed-use residential sectors that receive positive CRA consideration. It prefers to invest in projects based in Southern California. The fund typically, makes investments between $2 million and $25 million in companies with enterprise value between $10 million and $80 million. It seeks to exit its investments between three years and five years. With Shamrock Activist Value Fund, it invests in small and micro-cap public companies. The fund seeks to invest in all industries. It targets companies based in U.S. The fund prefers to invest between $35 million and $75 million in companies with enterprise value less than $1500 million. It seeks to accumulate an ownership position or buy influential equity stakes in its portfolio companies. The fund typically, exits its investment between one and a half years and two years. Shamrock-Hostmark Hotel Fund provides equity, preferred equity, and mezzanine debt. It seeks to invest not more than 25 percent of total investor commitments in any single market or portfolio project in under-performing hotels. The fund focuses on acquisition, redevelopment, renovation, rebranding, and refinancing of full service and limited service hotels in primarily urban markets. It seeks to invest between $5 million and $25 million in its portfolio companies. The fund prefers to exit its investments between three years and five years. Shamrock Holdings, Inc. was founded in 1978 by Mr. Stanley P. Gold and is based in Burbank, California with additional offices in Tel Aviv, Israel and London, United Kingdom.
Primary Address:
Headquarters
4444 Lakeside Drive
Burbank, California 91505
United States
Main Phone: 818-845-4444
Main Fax: 818-845-9718
Website:www.shamrock.com

Company Name: Shasta Ventures
Company Type:Private Investment Firm
Industries of Interest:Retailing
Stages of Interest:Early Venture, Growth Capital
Most Recent Fund Info: Shasta Ventures II, L.P ($250mm)
Investment Type:Venture Capital Investing
Business Description:Shasta Ventures is a venture capital firm specializing in early stage companies. The firm seeks to invest in consumer and business services, infrastructure, and software sectors. Within the consumer and business services sector, it prefers to invest in e-commerce and marketing services. In the infrastructure sector, the firm invests in bandwidth, storage, and computing systems; wireless components, applications, and services; networking services; semiconductors; and infrastructure software and network appliances. Within the software sector, it prefers to invest in application development and deployment software; next generation application software; and system infrastructure software and security. The firm primarily invests in companies based in Western United States but does not rule out other geographies. It initially invests between $250,000 and $6 million and participates in follow-on rounds for a total investment of up to $12 million per company. The firm can invest in either the first or second round of a company’s fundraising. Shasta Ventures was founded in 2004 by Mr. Robert Coneybeer, Mr. Tod Francis, and Mr. Ravi Mohan and is based in Menlo Park, California.
Primary Address:
Headquarters
2440 Sand Hill Road
Suite 300
Menlo Park, California 94025
United States
Main Phone: 650-543-1700
Main Fax: 650-543-1799
Website:www.shastaventures.com

Company Name: Signia Ventures
Company Type:Private Investment Firm
Industries of Interest:Retailing
Stages of Interest:Early Venture
Most Recent Fund Info:
Investment Type:Venture Capital Investing
Business Description:Signia Ventures invests in startup and early-stage Internet companies based in Northern California. Rick Thompson and Larry Braitman founded the firm in December 1999.
Primary Address:
Headquarters
411 Borel Avenue
Suite 510
San Mateo, California 94402
United States
Main Phone: 650-400-0002
Main Fax: 650-372-1212
Website:

Company Name: SilverPoint Investments
Company Type:Private Investment Firm
Industries of Interest:Retailing
Stages of Interest:Emerging Growth, Growth Capital, Late Venture
Most Recent Fund Info:
Investment Type:Private Equity Investing, Venture Capital Investing
Business Description:Silverpoint Investments is a private investment firm specializing in late venture, emerging growth, growth capital, buyout, middle market, recapitalization, industry consolidation, mature, turnaround, and PIPE transactions. The firm prefers to invest in companies engaged in the consumer products, consumer services, retail, food and beverage, manufacturing, and business services sectors. It generally invests in Southern California, but will also consider investments in other locations located in the United States. The firm typically invests between $1 million to $50 million to acquire a controlling stake in its portfolio companies. Silverpoint Investments is located in Newport Beach, California.
Primary Address:
Headquarters
4350 Von Karman Avenue
Newport Beach, California
United States
Main Phone: 949-474-5834
Website:

Company Name: Sippl MacDonald Ventures
Company Type:Private Investment Firm
Industries of Interest:Retailing
Stages of Interest:Early Venture
Most Recent Fund Info: Sippl Macdonald Ventures III, L.P.
Investment Type:Venture Capital Investing
Business Description:Sippl Macdonald Ventures is a venture capital firm specializing in investments in early stage companies. It typically invests in emerging software companies with a focus on Internet and enterprise software. The firm prefers to invest in companies based in the Silicon Valley. It initially invests between $200,000 and $750,000 in a company and expects to participate in all subsequent equity financings. The firm prefers to co-invest with large venture firms in its portfolio companies. Sippl Macdonald Ventures was founded by Mr. Roger J. Sippl and Mr. Jacqueline A. Macdonald in August 1995 and is based in Menlo Park, California.
Primary Address:
Headquarters
1422 El Camino Real
Menlo Park, California 94025
United States
Main Phone: 650-566-6860
Main Fax: 650-326-4404
Website:www.sipmac.com

Company Name: Sky Capital, Inc.
Company Type:Private Investment Firm
Industries of Interest:Retailing
Stages of Interest:Growth Capital
Most Recent Fund Info: First Formosa Technology Fund II ($33mm)
Investment Type:Venture Capital Investing
Business Description:Sky Capital, Inc. is a venture capital investment firm specializing in growth capital. The firm seeks to invest in semiconductor manufacturing, networking and communications, computer peripherals, environmental technology, internet, medical technology, medical device and research, and pharmaceutical research and development, and other emerging technologies. It prefers to invest in companies based in California. The firm seeks to invest between $0.5 million and $15 million. Sky Capital, Inc. was founded in 1995 by Mr. Michael Hsu and is based in Cupertino, California with an additional office in Taipei, Taiwan.
Primary Address:
Headquarters
19500 Pruneridge Avenue
Suite 10309
Cupertino, California 95014
United States
Main Phone: 408-863-9908
Main Fax: 408-863-9907
Website:

Company Name: Skylight Capital
Company Type:Private Investment Firm
Industries of Interest:Consumer Durables and Apparel, Retailing
Stages of Interest:Growth Capital
Most Recent Fund Info: Skylight Capital Fund
Investment Type:Private Equity Investing
Business Description:Skylight Capital is a private equity firm specializing in investments in and acquires companies in micro cap marketplace. The firm’s capital may be used to provide full or partial liquidity to entrepreneurs, family members, estates, passive investors, and corporate owners. It also considers minority investments for growth. The firm prefers to invest in ATM operators, auto paint distribution, business services and outsourcing, consumer products, direct marketing, document services, for-profit education and training, franchisors and franchises, gaming equipment and service, human resource outsourcing, jewelry, non-asset based logistics, specialty retailer, vending, and wealth management companies. It invests in companies based in Western United States with EBITDA between $500,000 and $4 million and minimum EBITDA margins of 10 percent. Skylight Capital was founded by Mr. Collin Hathaway and is based in San Francisco, California.
Primary Address:
Headquarters
Three Embarcadero Center
Suite 2330
San Francisco, California 94111
United States
Main Phone: 415-591-1325
Main Fax: 415-358-9977
Website:www.skylight-capital.com

Company Name: Skyview Capital LLC
Company Type:Private Investment Firm
Industries of Interest:Consumer Durables and Apparel, Retailing
Stages of Interest:Growth Capital
Most Recent Fund Info:
Investment Type:Private Equity Investing
Business Description:Skyview Capital LLC is a private equity firm specializing in acquisitions, industry consolidations, and internal growth capital. It targets investments in technology and services sector focusing on telecommunication equipment and services; software and related services; distribution and logistics; transaction processing; supply chain management; outsourced business services; semiconductors; computer hardware and components; information technology services; healthcare; media content and delivery; networking solutions; information systems; aerospace and defense; catalog; consumer products; transportation; specialty manufacturing; travel and leisure; and food processing and distribution companies. The firm prefers to make investments in companies based in North America, South America, and Europe. It invests in companies generating revenues between $10 million and $400 million and transactions valued between $30 million and $500 million. The firm prefers to invest in divisions, assets, and subsidiaries that have been orphaned or no longer align with the overall strategies of fortune 1000 corporations. It seeks to acquire majority or full ownership stakes in its portfolio companies. Skyview Capital LLC was founded in 2003 by Mr. Alex R. Soltani and is based in Beverly Hills, California.
Primary Address:
Headquarters
9777 Wilshire Boulevard
7th Floor
Beverly Hills, California 90210
United States
Main Phone: 310-273-6000
Main Fax: 310-273-6006
Website:www.skyviewcapital.com

Company Name: Sorrento Associates, Inc.
Company Type:Private Investment Firm
Industries of Interest:Retailing
Stages of Interest:Early Venture, Emerging Growth, Late Venture
Most Recent Fund Info: Sorrento Ventures IV, L.P. ($22mm)
Investment Type:Venture Capital Investing
Business Description:Sorrento Associates, Inc. is a venture capital firm specializing in early stage investments and emerging growth companies. It primarily makes growth capital investments in the first round of investment. The firm typically invests in the Series A or Series B and for capital-intensive businesses the firm participates in an investment syndicate led by another venture firm. It invests through all the business cycles of a company and adequately reserves for follow-on investments in every portfolio company. The firm typically invests in healthcare, retail and consumer, technology, and Internet sectors. Within the healthcare sector, it primarily invests in medical devices and biotechnology. Within the technology sector, the firm seeks to invest in communications, enterprise software, and electronics or hardware. Within the Internet sector, it prefers to invest in enabling technologies and e-commerce. Within retail and consumer sector, the firm seeks to invest in specialty retail and distribution. It primarily invests in companies based in Southern California. The firm seeks to invest between $1 million and $2 million and between $5 million and $10 million over the life of the company. It primarily invests in companies that can grow to $50 million in revenues within five years. The firm prefers to be a lead investor and seeks to take board seat in its portfolio companies. Sorrento Associates, Inc. was founded by Mr. Robert M. Jaffe in 1985 and is based in San Diego, California.
Primary Address:
Headquarters
4370 La Jolla Village Drive
Suite 1040
San Diego, California 92122
United States
Main Phone: 858-452-3100
Main Fax: 858-452-7607
Website:www.sorrentoventures.com

Company Name: Sports Business Ventures, LLC
Company Type:Private Investment Firm
Industries of Interest:Consumer Durables and Apparel
Stages of Interest:Emerging Growth
Most Recent Fund Info:
Investment Type:Venture Capital Investing
Business Description:Sports Business Ventures, LLC is a venture capital firm specializing in investments in emerging growth companies. The firm primarily invests in the sports and leisure sector with a focus on media content and delivery; emerging leagues, events, and properties; business services; and apparel, merchandise, and equipment. It seeks to invest between $1 million and $30 million in its portfolio companies with the average investment size between $5 million and $15 million. The firm makes direct investments but may co-invest with other venture capital and private equity firms on syndicated deals that seek a strategic sports and leisure co-investor. It seeks to hold its investments for a period of three to six years. Sports Business Ventures, LLC is based in Century City, California.
Primary Address:
Headquarters
1875 Century Park East
Suite 1400
Century City, California 90067
United States
Main Phone: 310-270-9509
Website:www.sportsbusinessventures.com

Company Name: Staenberg Venture Partners
Company Type:Private Investment Firm
Industries of Interest:Retailing
Stages of Interest:Early Venture, Late Venture
Most Recent Fund Info: Rustic Canyon Ventures SBIC, L.P. ($200mm)
Investment Type:Venture Capital Investing
Business Description:Staenberg Venture Partners is a venture capital firm specializing in early and later stage investments. The firm seeks to invest in the technology sector with a focus on Internet, software, and telecommunication. It does not invest in the biotechnology sector. The firm prefers to invest in companies based in Silicon Valley and Pacific Northwestern United States. It invests between $100,000 and $3 million. The firm prefers to co-invest in later-stage companies and seeks to take board visitation rights in its portfolio companies. Staenberg Venture Partners was founded in 1998 and is based in Seattle, Washington.
Primary Address:
Headquarters
100 4th Avenue North
Suite 550
Seattle, Washington 98109
United States
Main Phone: 206-404-7777
Main Fax: 206-404-7105
Website:www.staenberg.com

Company Name: Stone Canyon Venture Partners, LP
Company Type:Private Investment Firm
Industries of Interest:Consumer Durables and Apparel, Retailing
Stages of Interest:Early Venture, Emerging Growth, Growth Capital
Most Recent Fund Info: Stone Canyon Venture Partners, L.P. ($80mm)
Investment Type:Private Equity Investing, Venture Capital Investing
Business Description:Stone Canyon Venture Partners, LP is an investment firm specializing in small and medium-sized firms. The firm provides investment capital for expansion purposes including recapitalization, acquisitions, working capital, and plant expansion or product launch. It primarily focuses on sectors like consumer products, retailing, restaurants, services, and media and entertainment. However, it will also make investments in energy and medical businesses. The firm invests in the western United States, primarily in California. It typically provides between $4 million and $6 million over the life of the company, or substantially more in collaboration with other financial partners. The firm requires management to have a substantial equity interest in the company. It is an equity-based Small Business Investment Corporation. Stone Canyon Venture Partners, LP was founded in January 2001 and is based in Los Angeles, California.
Primary Address:
Headquarters
301 North Canon Drive
Suite #302
Beverly Hills, California 90210
United States
Main Phone: 310-432-5180
Main Fax: 310-432-5181
Website:www.stonecanyonvc.com

Company Name: StoneCreek Capital, Inc.
Company Type:Private Investment Firm
Industries of Interest:Consumer Durables and Apparel, Retailing
Stages of Interest:Growth Capital
Most Recent Fund Info: Gordon + Morris Investment Partners I, L.P. ($61mm)
Investment Type:Private Equity Investing
Business Description:StoneCreek Capital, Inc. is a private equity firm specializing in investments in middle market companies. It typically invests in buyouts, recapitalizations, growth capital, and sellers striving to diversify holdings and/or retire. The firm does not invest in turnarounds and excessive leverages. It primarily invests in manufacturing (contract and niche); consumer products which includes branded, automotive accessories, and Hispanic oriented; food services including products, services, and restaurants; and business services which includes distribution, transportation, and direct marketing and advertising. The firm seeks to invest in privately owned companies and corporate orphans headquartered in the United States and Canada with a focus on Southern California and Western United States. It prefers to invest in companies having enterprise value of at least $10 million and EBITDA between $2 million and $10 million. However, there are no criteria of size and location for an add-on acquisition. The firm’s market niche encompasses several hundred thousand companies in the U.S. with revenues between $5 million and $250 million. It prefers to invest in the form of common equity, preferred equity, subordinate debt, seller paper, and earn outs. The firm invests in control as well as minority investments and seeks to invest for a period between five years and seven years. It was previously known as The Gordon+Morris Group. StoneCreek Capital, Inc. was founded by Mr. Bruce N. Lipian and Mr. Michael S. Gordon in 1992 and is based in Irvine, California.
Primary Address:
Headquarters
18500 Von Karman Avenue
Suite 590
Irvine, California 92612
United States
Main Phone: 949-752-4580
Main Fax: 949-752-4585
Website:www.stonecreekcapital.com

Company Name: Sun Microsystems Venture & Strategic Investments
Company Type:Corporate Investment Arm
Industries of Interest:Retailing
Stages of Interest:Growth Capital
Most Recent Fund Info: Sun Microsystems Venture & Strategic Investment Fund, L.P. ($400mm)
Investment Type:Venture Capital Investing
Business Description:Sun Microsystems Venture and Strategic Investments is the investment arm of Sun Microsystems Inc. specializing in venture capital investments. The firm seeks to invest in technology with a focus on Internet and emerging technology. It typically makes minority investments. Sun Microsystems Venture and Strategic Investments was founded in December 1999 and is based in Palo Alto, California.
Primary Address:
Headquarters
901 San Antonio Road
Palo Alto, California 94303
United States
Main Phone: 650-960-1300
Main Fax: 650-336-0646
Website:www.sun.com/aboutsun/venture/index.html

Company Name: Sunflower Capital
Company Type:Private Investment Firm
Industries of Interest:Retailing
Stages of Interest:Early Venture
Most Recent Fund Info:
Investment Type:Venture Capital Investing
Business Description:Sunflower Capital is a venture capital firm specializing in seed stage and early stage investments. The firm primarily invests in Internet and technology related companies. It invests between $500,000 and $2 million. The firm prefers to either lead or co-invest, with a lead investor. It generally takes a board seat in its portfolio company. Sunflower Capital is based San Francisco, California.
Primary Address:
Headquarters
501 Second Street
Suite 406
San Francisco, California 94107
United States
Main Fax: 415-538-8332
Website:

Company Name: Sverica International
Company Type:Private Investment Firm
Industries of Interest:Retailing
Stages of Interest:Growth Capital
Most Recent Fund Info: Sverica International Fund II, L.P. ($120mm)
Investment Type:Private Equity Investing
Business Description:Sverica International is a private equity firm specializing in investments in buyouts, add-on acquisitions, divestitures, and growth capital investments. The firm does not invest in turnaround situations. It seeks to invest in companies in the light manufacturing, distribution, and services sectors. The firm invests in companies based in the U.S. and Canada. It prefers to make control investments in companies with maximum revenues of $100 million and an EBITDA between $3 million and $10 million. The firm also co-invests with other investors. It seeks board representation in its portfolio companies. Sverica International was founded in 1993 and is based in San Francisco, California with additional offices in Boston, Massachusetts; Montreal, Canada; and Birmingham, Alabama.
Primary Address:
Headquarters
44 Montgomery Street
Suite 3000
San Francisco, California 94104
United States
Main Phone: 415-249-4900
Main Fax: 415-249-4901
Website:www.sverica.com

Company Name: Swander Pace Capital
Company Type:Corporate Investment Arm
Industries of Interest:Consumer Durables and Apparel, Retailing
Stages of Interest:Growth Capital
Most Recent Fund Info: SPC Partners IV, L.P.
Investment Type:Private Equity Investing
Business Description:Swander Pace Capital is a private equity investment arm of Swander Pace & Company specializing in investments in lower middle market companies. The firm typically invests in management buyouts; recapitalizations; industry consolidations; corporate divestitures; changes of ownership; growth capital financing; family businesses; and in select situations, turnarounds. It prefers to invest in branded and non-branded manufacturers, marketers, distributors, and service providers that sell through a broad range of retail and institutional distribution channels across a wide range of consumer sectors with a focus on food and beverage; health products; general merchandise; healthy living; packaging; OTC; specialty apparel; specialty distribution; hardware and household products; personal care products; gifts, arts, and crafts products; pet products; sporting good and leisure products; food service products and equipment; ingredient manufactures; private label manufacturers; products distributed through proprietary distribution channels; and consumer services sectors. Within food and beverage, the firm targets bakery, dairy, ethnic, ingredients, natural and organic products. It seeks to invest in companies based in North America. The firm invests between $12 million and $30 million in companies with revenues between $20 million and $300 million; enterprise value between $30 million and $250 million; and EBITDA between $5 million and $30 million. It prefers to take a seat on the board of its portfolio companies. The firm seeks to exit its investments between three years and five years through a sale to a strategic buyer. Swander Pace Capital was founded in 1996 and is based in San Francisco, California with additional offices in Bedminster, New Jersey and Portland, Oregon.
Primary Address:
Headquarters
345 California Street
Suite 2550
San Francisco, California 94104
United States
Main Phone: 415-477-8500
Main Fax: 415-477-8510
Website:www.spcap.com

Company Name: Sweetwater Partners
Company Type:Private Investment Firm
Industries of Interest:Consumer Durables and Apparel, Retailing
Stages of Interest:Early Venture, Growth Capital
Most Recent Fund Info:
Investment Type:Private Equity Investing, Venture Capital Investing
Business Description:Sweetwater Partners is a principal investment firm specializing in incubation of early stage technology start-ups and acquisitions, recapitalizations, and growth capital investments. It also invests in management buyouts, bankruptcies, and turnarounds. The firm invests in manufacturing, food and beverage processing, consumer products, industrial products, chemicals, business services, construction services, financial services, distribution and logistics, media and publishing, resources, retail, travel management, technology, and telecommunications. It prefers to invest in companies based within California and the Western states. The firm seeks to invest in companies with revenue between $10 million and $100 million. The firm invests in equity and debt securities of privately held businesses. Sweetwater Partners was founded by Mr. Christopher S. Dean and Mr. Tim T. Turner in 2002 and is based in San Francisco, California.
Primary Address:
Headquarters
271 28th Avenue
Suite 101
San Francisco, California 94121
United States
Main Phone: 415-505-4454
Main Fax: 415-668-0347
Website:

Company Name: Synapse Capital, L.L.C.
Company Type:Private Investment Firm
Industries of Interest:Retailing
Stages of Interest:Early Venture
Most Recent Fund Info: Synapse Fund II
Investment Type:Venture Capital Investing
Business Description:Synapse Capital is a private investment firm that was established to invest for the founders of Kingston Technology. The company invests in technology start-ups at the angel of venture capital stages. In particular, Synapse pursues medical devices, e-commerce, and Internet infrastructure companies. Synapse Capital was founded in 1998 and is located in Fountain Valley, California.
Primary Address:
Headquarters
Fountain Valley, California
United States
Main Phone: 714-241-3900
Main Fax: 714-241-0408
Website:

Company Name: Tangent Fund Management, L.L.C.
Company Type:Private Investment Firm
Industries of Interest:Consumer Durables and Apparel, Retailing
Stages of Interest:Late Venture
Most Recent Fund Info: Tangent Fund Management II, L.P.
Investment Type:Private Equity Investing, Venture Capital Investing
Business Description:Tangent Fund Management is a private equity firm that works with middle-market companies in the western United States and the Pacific Rim to provide growth and investment capital. The firm seeks investments in consumer-oriented companies in the automotive aftermarket sector, pet foods and pet products and the bath and body care industry. Tangent looks to invest $5 million to $20 million of equity in companies with enterprise values of $15 million to $50 million. It is a licensed Small Business Investment Company (SBIC).
Primary Address:
Headquarters
One Union Square
180 Geary Street
Suite 500
San Francisco, California 94108
United States
Main Phone: 415-392-9228
Main Fax: 415-392-1928
Website:www.tangentfund.com

Company Name: Technology Crossover Ventures
Company Type:Private Investment Firm
Industries of Interest:Retailing
Stages of Interest:Emerging Growth, Growth Capital, Late Venture, Mid Venture
Most Recent Fund Info: Tcv Member Fund Lp, Technology Crossover Ventures VII, L.P. ($3000mm)
Investment Type:Private Equity Investing, Venture Capital Investing
Business Description:Technology Crossover Ventures is a principal investment firm specializing in later stages of development, minority growth capital financings, shareholder liquidity, acquisitions financings, buyouts, and full or partial recapitalizations. In addition to its investments in privately held companies, the firm also provides growth and acquisition capital to publicly traded companies in the form of PIPEs. It seeks to invest in information technology companies with a focus on Internet, financial technology, infrastructure and communications, software and services, semiconductors, and healthcare IT. The firm invests in companies located in the United States focusing on North America and Canada as well as in select international locations. It typically, invests between $20 million to over $200 million and can also co-invest. The firm seeks to take both minority and majority equity positions and prefers a board seat in its portfolio companies. It makes investments in its portfolio companies at the IPO stage and beyond. Technology Crossover Ventures was co-founded by Mr. Jay Hoag and Mr. Rick Kimball in 1995 and is based in Palo Alto, California with additional offices in Millburn, New Jersey; Chicago, Illinois; and New York, New York.
Primary Address:
Headquarters
528 Ramona Street
Palo Alto, California 94301
United States
Main Phone: 650-614-8200
Main Fax: 650-614-8222
Website:www.tcv.com

Company Name: Telos Venture Partners
Company Type:Private Investment Firm
Industries of Interest:Retailing
Stages of Interest:Early Venture, Growth Capital, Mid Venture
Most Recent Fund Info: Telos Venture Partners III, L.P. ($50mm)
Investment Type:Venture Capital Investing
Business Description:Telos Venture Partners is a venture capital firm that invests in seed and early-stage ventures. Telos focuses on the software, Internet, semiconductor, and communications industries. Initial investments range between $1 million and $3 million for companies seeking first or second round financing. Telos will co-invest with other firms. Telos focuses on companies with talented management teams and the potential to be leaders in rapidly growing markets.
Primary Address:
Headquarters
835 Page Mill Road
Palo Alto, California 94304
United States
Main Phone: 650-251-1850
Main Fax: 650-213-9060
Website:www.telosvp.com

Company Name: TGV Partners
Company Type:Private Investment Firm
Industries of Interest:Consumer Durables and Apparel
Stages of Interest:Growth Capital
Most Recent Fund Info:
Investment Type:Private Equity Investing
Business Description:TGV Partners is a private equity firm specializing in investments smaller end of middle market companies. It seeks to invest in growth capital to fund an acquisition or strategic expansion; management led buyouts; and leveraged recapitalizations. The firm prefers to invest in traditional branded manufacturing and service businesses. It targets companies based in the western United States. The firm typically invests between $3 million and $10 million with transaction values between $10million and $50 million. It seeks to invest in companies with revenues between $20 million and $50 million and EBITDA of at least $1 million and $2 million. The firm seeks to make control investments in its portfolio companies and can also co-invest with other firms. It prefers to be an active board member and owner in its portfolio companies. TGV Partners was founded in 1990 by Mr. James W. Geisz, Mr. Lenard B. Tessler, and Mr. Mitchell S. Vance and is headquartered in Newport Beach, California with additional offices at Colorado Springs, Colorado and Newport Beach, California.
Primary Address:
Headquarters
24 Corporate Plaza
Suite 180
Newport Beach, California 92660
United States
Main Phone: 949-720-4679
Main Fax: 949-720-4678
Website:www.tgvpartners.com

Company Name: The Angels’ Forum LLC
Company Type:Private Investment Firm
Industries of Interest:Retailing
Stages of Interest:Early Venture
Most Recent Fund Info:
Investment Type:Venture Capital Investing
Business Description:The Angels’ Forum LLC is a venture capital firm specializing in investments in seed and early stage companies. It primarily invests in disruptive technologies with a focus on high-technology, life sciences, retailing, and other areas. The firm typically invests in companies headquartered in Northern California with a focus on Silicon Valley and Bay area. It initially invests between $100,000 and $1 million in its portfolio company and total investments can reach up to $3 million. The firm prefers to take a board seat in its portfolio company or seeks observation rights. It typically invests in companies seeking series A financing and follows on with a B and C round investments in its existing portfolio companies. The firm can also co-invest with other venture capital or angel investors. The Angels’ Forum LLC was founded in 1997 by Ms. Carol Sands and is based in Palo Alto, California.
Primary Address:
Headquarters
2458 Embarcadero Way
Palo Alto, California 94303
United States
Main Phone: 650-857-0700
Main Fax: 650-857-0773
Website:www.angelsforum.com

Company Name: The Cambria Group
Company Type:Private Investment Firm
Industries of Interest:Retailing
Stages of Interest:Growth Capital
Most Recent Fund Info:
Investment Type:Private Equity Investing, Venture Capital Investing
Business Description:The Cambria Group is a private equity firm specializing in small and mid sized businesses. The firm seeks to invest in leveraged buyouts; management buyouts; recapitalizations; industry consolidations; growth equity infusions; generational transfer of ownerships; companies making strategic acquisitions; shareholder transition such as partner retirements or buyouts; and restructuring of businesses. It does not make investments in startups or early stage companies; turnarounds; hostile acquisitions; and project investments. The firm primarily invests in low cost manufacturing, processing, distribution, transportation, resource, and service businesses. It however does not invest in retail, technology, and healthcare industries. The firm typically invests in company with minimum operating earnings (EBIT) of $1 million; revenues less than $50 million; and valuations less than $25 million. It invests up to a maximum of $5 million in equity to acquire a controlling position and invests in transaction with maximum value of $25 million. The firm’s investment could be used for acquisition of an equity stake; debt recapitalization; acquisitions; capital expenditures; or working capital needs. The firm prefers to be the lead investor but can invest alongside other investors in controlled or shared controlled positions in situations requiring more capital than it can provide alone. It also prefers the current management to remain, particularly in key function roles. It primarily invests in equities or quasi-equities securities and arranges debt financing through lending institutions. The firm prefers to make investments for a period between three years and ten years and can even hold positions indefinitely. The Cambria Group was founded by Mr. Paul L. Davies III in 1996 and is based in Menlo Park, California.
Primary Address:
Headquarters
1600 El Camino Real
Suite 155
Menlo Park, California 94025
United States
Main Phone: 650-329-8600
Main Fax: 650-329-8601
Website:www.cambriagroup.com

Company Name: The Founders Fund
Company Type:Private Investment Firm
Industries of Interest:Retailing
Stages of Interest:Early Venture
Most Recent Fund Info: Founders Fund II, L.P. ($220mm)
Investment Type:Venture Capital Investing
Business Description:The Founders Fund is a venture capital firm specializing in seed stage investments. The firm also seeks to invest in early stage technology ventures. It typically invests in consumer Internet companies. The firm seeks to invest between $500,000 and $1 million in its portfolio companies. The Founders Fund is headquartered in San Francisco, California.
Primary Address:
Headquarters
One Letterman Drive
Building C
Suite 400
San Francisco, California 94129
United States
Main Phone: 415-248-5140
Website:www.thefoundersfund.com

Company Name: The Halo Funds
Company Type:Private Investment Firm
Industries of Interest:Consumer Durables and Apparel
Stages of Interest:Early Venture
Most Recent Fund Info: The Halo Fund III, L.P.
Investment Type:Venture Capital Investing
Business Description:The Halo Funds is a venture capital firm specializing in early stage investments. The firm seeks to invest in technology, consumer, clean-tech markets, and healthcare sectors. It prefers to invest in companies based in California. The firm has exclusive partnership with The Angels’ Forum (TAF) with priority access to their deal flow. The Halo Funds was co-founded by Mr. Edward M. Esber, Jr., Ms. Carol M. Sands, Mr. Philip S. Schein, Mr. Edwin Berkowitz, and Mr. Craig G. Sirnio in 2000 and is headquartered in Palo Alto, California.
Primary Address:
Headquarters
2458 Embarcadero Way
Palo Alto, California 94303
United States
Main Phone: 650-857-0700
Main Fax: 650-857-0773
Website:www.halofund.com

Company Name: The Phoenix Partners
Company Type:Private Investment Firm
Industries of Interest:Retailing
Stages of Interest:Early Venture, Mid Venture
Most Recent Fund Info: Phoenix Partners IV, LP ($35mm)
Investment Type:Venture Capital Investing
Business Description:The Phoenix Partners is a venture capital firm specializing in early, start up, and mid stage investments. The firm seeks to invest in the information technology, Internet, software, communications, and networking sectors. It typically invests between $100,000 and $3 million in a transaction. The firm prefers to invest in the West Coast of the United States. The Phoenix Partners was founded in 1982 and is based in Seattle, Washington.
Primary Address:
Headquarters
1000 Second Avenue
Suite 3950
Seattle, Washington 98104
United States
Main Phone: 206-624-8968
Main Fax: 206-624-1907
Website:www.phoenixvc.com

Company Name: The Preserve Capital Group
Company Type:Private Investment Firm
Industries of Interest:Retailing
Stages of Interest:Growth Capital
Most Recent Fund Info:
Investment Type:Venture Capital Investing
Business Description:The Preserve Capital Group is a venture capital firm specializing in investments in companies transitioning from friends and family funded ventures to venture backed companies. The firm prefers to invest in consumer facing industry with a focus on manufacturers, distributors, and retailers of goods and services. It typically invests between $2 million and $6 million in a portfolio company. The firm prefers to invest in companies having revenue less than $1 million to as high as $10 million. The Preserve Capital Group is based in Belvedere, California.
Primary Address:
Headquarters
31 West Shore Road
Belvedere, California 94920
United States
Website:www.preservecap.com

Company Name: The Sienna Group, LLC
Company Type:Private Investment Firm
Industries of Interest:Consumer Durables and Apparel
Stages of Interest:Growth Capital
Most Recent Fund Info:
Investment Type:Private Equity Investing
Business Description:The Sienna Group, LLC is a private equity firm specializing in investments in middle market, buyouts, growth capital, and subordinate debts. The firm seeks to invest in consumer products and services, business services, healthcare services, multi-unit food retailing and restaurants, and manufacturing. It prefers to invest in Pacific Northwest with a focus on Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and British Columbia. The firm typically invests between $2 million and $10 million in companies with cash flows between $3 million and $6 million. However, it also considers companies with cash flows between $1 million and $10 million. The Sienna Group, LLC was founded by Mr. Scott T. Svenson and is headquartered in Seattle, Washington with an additional office in Chertsey, United Kingdom.
Primary Address:
Headquarters
1100 Dexter Avenue North
Suite 503
Seattle, Washington 98109
United States
Main Phone: 206-332-1960
Main Fax: 206-332-1961
Website:www.thesiennagroup.com

Company Name: The Yucaipa Companies, LLC
Company Type:Private Investment Firm
Industries of Interest:Consumer Durables and Apparel, Retailing
Stages of Interest:Growth Capital
Most Recent Fund Info: Yucaipa Corporate Initiatives II, L.P., Yucaipa Global Partnership Fund L.P., Yucaipa American Alliance Fund II, L.P. ($1200mm)
Investment Type:Private Equity Investing, Venture Capital Investing
Business Description:The Yucaipa Companies, LLC is a principal investment firm specializing in private equity and venture capital investments. It prefers to invest in supermarket chains, cafeterias, grocery stores, and other food-related businesses. The firm also seeks to invest in retail, logistics, and manufacturing industries. The firm was co-founded in 1986 by Mr. Ronald W. Burkle. The Yucaipa Companies, LLC is headquartered at Los Angeles, California with an additional office in Chicago, Illinois.
Primary Address:
Headquarters
9130 West Sunset Boulevard
Los Angeles, California 900693110
United States
Main Phone: 310-789-7200
Main Fax: 310-789-7201
Website:

Company Name: Thomvest Ventures, Inc.
Company Type:Private Investment Firm
Industries of Interest:Consumer Durables and Apparel
Stages of Interest:Early Venture
Most Recent Fund Info:
Investment Type:Venture Capital Investing
Business Description:Thomvest Ventures, Inc. is a venture capital firm specializing in seed and early stage investments. The firm prefers to invest in technology companies with a focus on enterprise software, networking, consumer electronics, and logistics markets. For early-stage ventures, it typically invests between $1 million and $2 million as part of a syndicate of early-stage investors, though the firm is flexible in terms of the scale of its initial investments. For seed ventures, the firm prefers to invest a minimum of $100,000 as part of a syndicate of angel investors that collectively will be providing anywhere from $500,000 to $1 million of seed capital for entrepreneurs who are at the earliest stages of venture formation and may not yet be at the stage of seeking institutional investment. Thomvest Ventures, Inc. was founded in 1996 and is based in Los Altos, California with additional offices at Ontario, Canada and New Providence, The Bahamas.
Primary Address:
Headquarters
5150 El Camino Real
Suite C-24
Los Altos, California 94022
United States
Main Phone: 650-965-4700
Main Fax: 650-618-1509
Website:www.thomvest.com

Company Name: Timberline Venture Partners
Company Type:Private Investment Firm
Industries of Interest:Retailing
Stages of Interest:Early Venture
Most Recent Fund Info: Timberline Fund I, L.P. ($62.4mm)
Investment Type:Venture Capital Investing
Business Description:Timberline Venture Partners is a venture capital firm specializing in start-ups and early stage investments. The firm can also consider later-stage investments. It prefers to invest in the information technology sector with a focus on Internet, intranets, communications, wireless Internet, digital media, broadband, ASP and enterprise software, computers and electronics, and nanotech. The firm primarily invests in companies based in Pacific Northwest and California region. It typically invests a minimum of $250,000 in its portfolio companies, which can grow to at least $50 million in sales and over $500 million in value in three to five years. The firm prefers to act as a lead investor and seeks preferred stock. It seeks to take a board seat in its portfolio companies. The firm seeks to exit its investments either through a public offering or through an acquisition or merger with another company for liquid shares or cash. Timberline Venture Partners was co-founded by Mr. Timothy C. Draper, Mr. William R. Kallman, and Mr. Jeffrey C. Tung in 1988 and is based in Woodland, Washington, with an additional office in Menlo Park, California.
Primary Address:
Headquarters
Woodland, Washington 98674
United States
Main Phone: 360-281-1116
Website:www.timberlinevc.com

Company Name: Triton Pacific Capital Partners, LLC
Company Type:Financial Service Investment Arm
Industries of Interest:Retailing
Stages of Interest:Growth Capital
Most Recent Fund Info: Triton Pacific Growth and Income Fund, L.P. ($100mm)
Investment Type:Private Equity Investing
Business Description:Triton Pacific Capital Partners, LLC is a private equity arm of Triton Pacific Capital specializing in recapitalization, management buyout, growth equity, corporate divestiture, strategic acquisition, and shareholder liquidity transactions. The firm prefers to invest in healthcare services, software and information technology, business services, consumer products, light manufacturing, logistics, and value added distribution sectors. Within the healthcare sector, it invests in home health, home infusion, hospice, specialty pharmacy, contract and outpatient rehabilitation, nurse and allied staffing, surgery centers and specialty hospitals, mobile diagnostics, imaging center services, information technology, and specialty physician services sectors. The firm seeks to invest in small to mid-sized private companies based in the United States. It seeks to make initial investments between $4 million and $7.5 million in companies having revenues between $5 million and $50 million and EBITDA between $1 million and $10 million. The firm structures its investments in the form of common or convertible preferred stock or equity line. It acquires minority and majority stakes in its portfolio companies. Triton Pacific Capital Partners, LLC is based in Los Angeles, California.
Primary Address:
Headquarters
2029 Century Park East
Suite 2910
Los Angeles, California 90067
United States
Main Phone: 310-300-0830
Main Fax: 310-300-0835
Website:www.tritonpacific.com

Company Name: True Ventures
Company Type:Private Investment Firm
Industries of Interest:Retailing
Stages of Interest:Early Venture
Most Recent Fund Info: True Ventures I, L.P. ($155mm)
Investment Type:Venture Capital Investing
Business Description:True Ventures is a venture capital firm specializing in early stage companies. The firm prefers to invest in technology companies with a focus on software, Internet, mobile, and digital media. It has no minimum investment. True Ventures was co-founded by Mr. Jonathan D. Callaghan and Mr. Philip D. Black in 2006 and is based in Palo Alto, California with additional offices in Great Falls, Virginia and San Francisco, California.
Primary Address:
Headquarters
530 Lytton Avenue
Suite 303
Palo Alto, California 94301
United States
Main Phone: 650-319-2150
Main Fax: 650-330-7330
Website:www.truevp.com

Company Name: TSG Consumer Partners
Company Type:Private Investment Firm
Industries of Interest:Consumer Durables and Apparel
Stages of Interest:Growth Capital
Most Recent Fund Info: TSG5, L.P. ($875mm)
Investment Type:Private Equity Investing
Business Description:TSG Consumer Partners is a private equity firm specializing in acquisitions, management buyouts, corporate divestitures of subsidiaries, divisions and product lines, growth capital transactions, and full or partial liquidity for entrepreneurs, family members, or passive investors of middle market companies. The firm seeks to invest in both private and public companies in the branded consumer products and services sector. It prefers to invest in companies based in the United States. The firm typically invests between $15 million and $100 million in companies with revenues between $20 million and $300 million and an EBITDA between $3 million and $50 million. It acquires both minority and controlling interests or majority in portfolio companies through investments in preferred and common equity. The firm makes investment for a period between five and seven years, or longer. It provides capital for internal growth and to fund product, brand, and business acquisitions. The firm was formerly known as The Shansby Group. TSG Consumer Partners was founded in 1987 and is based in San Francisco, California with an additional office in New York, New York.
Primary Address:
Headquarters
600 Montgomery Street
Suite 2900
San Francisco, California 94111
United States
Main Phone: 415-217-2300
Main Fax: 415-217-2350
Website:www.tsgconsumer.com

Company Name: Twin Sun, Inc.
Company Type:Private Investment Firm
Industries of Interest:Retailing
Stages of Interest:Growth Capital
Most Recent Fund Info:
Investment Type:Venture Capital Investing
Business Description:Twin Sun, Inc. is a venture capital firm specializing in incubation and venture financing. It seeks to invest in Internet-oriented businesses. The firm targets investments in companies based in Japan. It may also act as an advisor and joint venture partner to its portfolio companies on a long or short-term basis in any or all phases of the venture life cycle. The firm also provides marketing, strategic, and technical services. Twin Sun, Inc. was established in 1989 and is based in El Segundo, California.
Primary Address:
Headquarters
360 North Sepulveda Boulevard
Suite 1040
El Segundo, California 90245-4483
United States
Main Phone: 310-524-1800
Main Fax: 310-524-1818
Website:www.twinsun.com

Company Name: U.S. Venture Partners
Company Type:Private Investment Firm
Industries of Interest:Consumer Durables and Apparel, Retailing
Stages of Interest:Early Venture, Growth Capital
Most Recent Fund Info: U.S. Venture Partners X, L.P.
Investment Type:Venture Capital Investing
Business Description:U.S. Venture Partners is a venture capital firm specializing in early-stage companies. It invests in technology, components, software, systems, services, and life sciences with a focus on semiconductors, software as a service, networking solutions for storage, wireless data, the Internet version 2.0, biomedical devices, and new drugs with profound social benefits. The firm seeks to invest in markets with revenue potential in excess of $1 billion and rarely invests in companies focusing on a market smaller than $300 million. It prefers to take a board seat at the portfolio companies. The firm was founded in 1981 by Mr. William K. Bowes, Jr. and is headquartered at Menlo Park, California.
Primary Address:
Headquarters
2735 Sand Hill Road
Menlo Park, California 94025
United States
Main Phone: 650-854-9080
Main Fax: 650-854-3018
Website:www.usvp.com

Company Name: Urban Technology Ventures
Company Type:Private Investment Firm
Industries of Interest:Retailing
Stages of Interest:Early Venture, Growth Capital
Most Recent Fund Info:
Investment Type:Venture Capital Investing
Business Description:Urban Technology Ventures is a venture capital firm specializing in seed, early, and expansion stage investments. The firm primarily invests in technology companies with a focus on digital media and Internet. It targets investments in United States, Middle East, and Africa. The firm seeks to acquire a board seat in its portfolio companies. Urban Technology Ventures was founded by Mr. Toby Morning and is based in Los Angeles, California.
Primary Address:
Headquarters
PO Box 85253
Los Angeles, California 90072
United States
Main Phone: 323-908-1550
Main Fax: 323-201-2752
Website:www.urbantechnologyventures.com

Company Name: VantagePoint Venture Partners
Company Type:Private Investment Firm
Industries of Interest:Retailing
Stages of Interest:Early Venture, Emerging Growth, Growth Capital, Late Venture, Mid Venture
Most Recent Fund Info: VantagePoint CleanTech Partners II, L.P., VantagePoint New York Fund, L.P. ($150mm), VantagePoint Communications Partners, L.P. ($203mm), VantagePoint Venture Partners V, L.P. ($1000mm)
Investment Type:Venture Capital Investing
Business Description:VantagePoint Venture Partners, Inc. is a venture capital firm specializing in multi-stage investing regardless of the development stage from start-up to pre-IPO investments. It typically invests in companies in the software, Internet, and media, semiconductors and components, healthcare, information technology, and cleantech companies. The firm typically invests in businesses that require $15 million to $50 million in pre-IPO funding. It invests in excess of $100 million in support of a single company. The firm prefers to be a lead investor in its portfolio companies. VantagePoint Venture Partners was founded in 1996 and is based in San Bruno, California with additional offices in New York, New York and Montreal, Canada.
Primary Address:
Headquarters
1001 Bayhill Drive
Suite 300
San Bruno, California 94066
United States
Main Phone: 650-866-3100
Main Fax: 650-869-6078
Website: www.vpvp.com

Company Name: Velocity Venture Capital, LLC
Company Type:Private Investment Firm
Industries of Interest:Retailing
Stages of Interest:Early Venture
Most Recent Fund Info: Velocity Venture Fund III, L.P.
Investment Type:Venture Capital Investing
Business Description:Velocity Venture Capital, LLC is a venture capital firm specializing Series A and B round investments in seed and early stage companies. The firm focuses its investments on information technology, software, Internet, semiconductor, networking and equipment, media and entertainment, information technology services, broadband and wireless, life sciences, biotechnology, medical device, and clean technology including energy, environmental, and agriculture. It invests in the greater Sacramento region in California. The firm typically invests between $100,000 and $1 million in total round sizes between $500,000 and $5 million. It seeks roles on the Board of Directors and as an Observer in its portfolio companies. The firm seeks between ten percent and 33 percent stake in its portfolio companies. It prefers to be the first institutional investor to invest in its portfolio companies and will actively co-invest. Velocity Venture Capital, LLC is based in Folsom, California.
Primary Address:
Headquarters
101 Parkshore Drive
Suite 100
Folsom, California 95630
United States
Main Phone: 916-608-7996
Main Fax: 916-404-5098
Website:www.velocityvc.com

Company Name: Venture Frogs, LLC
Company Type:Private Investment Firm
Industries of Interest:Retailing
Stages of Interest:Early Venture
Most Recent Fund Info: Venture Frogs Fund, L.P. ($27mm)
Investment Type:Venture Capital Investing
Business Description:Venture Frogs, LLC is a venture capital firm specializing in incubation, start up, and early stage investments. It makes investment in and provides consulting for private companies which are in early development of new strategic opportunities and in a phase of unusual growth. The firm focuses on Internet, e-commerce, information, and telecommunications technology markets. It primarily invests in private companies based in the San Francisco Bay Area. The firm invests between $100,000 and $3 million. Venture Frogs, LLC was formed in 1999 and is based in San Francisco, California.
Primary Address:
Headquarters
1000 Van Ness
Suite 201
San Francisco, California 94109
United States
Main Phone: 415-345-6260
Main Fax: 415-928-4606
Website:www.vfrogs.com

Company Name: VenturePlex
Company Type:Private Investment Firm
Industries of Interest:Retailing
Stages of Interest:Early Venture
Most Recent Fund Info:
Investment Type:Venture Capital Investing
Business Description:Venture Frogs, LLC is a venture capital firm specializing in incubation, start up, and early stage investments. It makes investment in and provides consulting for private companies which are in early development of new strategic opportunities and in a phase of unusual growth. The firm focuses on Internet, e-commerce, information, and telecommunications technology markets. It primarily invests in private companies based in the San Francisco Bay Area. The firm invests between $100,000 and $3 million. Venture Frogs, LLC was formed in 1999 and is based in San Francisco, California.
Primary Address:
Headquarters
1000 Van Ness
Suite 201
San Francisco, California 94109
United States
Main Phone: 415-345-6260
Main Fax: 415-928-4606
Website:www.vfrogs.com

Company Name: Visa Marketplace, Inc.
Company Type:Corporate Investment Arm
Industries of Interest:Retailing
Stages of Interest:Early Venture, Mid Venture
Most Recent Fund Info:
Investment Type:Private Equity Investing, Venture Capital Investing
Business Description:Visa Marketplace, Inc. is an investment arm of Visa International Service Association specializing in seed, startup, first stage, second-stage, mezzanine, and acquisition. The firm seeks to invest in business services, computer services, computer software, financial services, Internet and online services, and telecommunications. It seeks to invest between $1 million and $15 million but its preferred range of investment is $2 to $5 million. The firm seeks to invest in companies based in United States. It participates in syndications and looks to take board seats after financing and take an active part. Visa Marketplace, Inc. Visa Marketplace, Inc. was founded in 1994 and is based in San Francisco, California.
Primary Address:
Headquarters
PO Box 8999
San Francisco, California 94128-8999
United States
Main Phone: 650-432-3200
Main Fax: 650-432-5768
Website:

Company Name: Vision Capital
Company Type:Private Investment Firm
Industries of Interest:Retailing
Stages of Interest:Growth Capital
Most Recent Fund Info:
Investment Type:Venture Capital Investing
Business Description:Vision Capital is a venture capital investment firm specializing in investment in technology companies with a focus on communications, semiconductor, software, Internet, and e-commerce. It prefers to invest in companies based in Europe. The firm seeks to invest between $3 million to $8 million in a portfolio company over the life of the investment and through subsequent rounds of investment. It also co-invests with international venture capitalists and does not prefer to be the lead investor in a round. The firm seeks to take a board seat in its portfolio companies. Vision Capital was founded by Mr. Sven Lingjaerde and Mr. Dag Tellefsen in 1997 and is based in Burlingame, California with an additional office in Geneva, Switzerland.
Primary Address:
Headquarters
One Bayshore Plaza
1350 Old Bayshore Highway
Suite 360
Burlingame, California 94010
United States
Main Phone: 650-373-2720
Main Fax: 650-373-2727
Website:www.visioncap.com

Company Name: VSP Capital
Company Type:Private Investment Firm
Industries of Interest:Retailing
Stages of Interest:Early Venture, Emerging Growth, Growth Capital, Late Venture, Mid Venture
Most Recent Fund Info: Venture Strategy Fund II, L.P. ($175mm)
Investment Type:Venture Capital Investing
Business Description:VSP Capital is a venture capital firm specializing in seed and early stage investments. The firm seeks to make initial investment between $500,000 and $5 million with total investment between $7 million and $10 million in each company. It was formerly known as Venture Strategy Partners. VSP Capital was founded by Mr. Joanna Rees-Gallanter in 1996 and is based in San Francisco, California.
Primary Address:
Headquarters
201 Post Street
Suite 1100
San Francisco, California 94108
United States
Main Phone: 415-558-8600
Main Fax: 415-558-8686
Website:www.vsplp.com

Company Name: Vulcan Capital
Company Type:Corporate Investment Arm
Industries of Interest:Consumer Durables and Apparel, Retailing
Stages of Interest:Early Venture, Growth Capital
Most Recent Fund Info: Vulcan Capital Private Equity I L.P.
Investment Type:Private Equity Investing, Venture Capital Investing
Business Description:Vulcan Capital is the investment arm of Vulcan Inc. specializing in private equity and venture capital investments. In private equity investments, the firm invests in leveraged buyouts, acquisitions, and distressed situations. It seeks to invest in public and private companies, family-controlled enterprises, and corporate divestitures across a range of securities including senior debt, mezzanine, and preferred and common equity. The firm primarily invests in business services, healthcare, consumer products, manufacturing, distribution and logistics, media, energy and natural resources, technology, financial services, insurance, and telecom sectors. It prefers to invest between $50 million to $200 million per transaction and selectively considers larger or smaller transactions. In venture capital investments, the firm seeks to invest in early stage opportunities within the software, semiconductor, life sciences, and communications sectors. It does not invest in film production companies, amusement parks or restaurants, music acts, record companies, or recording studios. The firm makes either through control ownership or strategic minority investments. It is not limited by asset class parameters or holding periods. Vulcan Capital was founded by Mr. Paul G. Allen in 1986 and is based in Seattle, Washington.
Primary Address:
Headquarters
505 Fifth Avenue South
Suite 900
Seattle, Washington 98104
United States
Main Phone: 206-342-2000
Main Fax: 206-342-3000
Website:capital.vulcan.com

Company Name: WaldenVC
Company Type:Private Investment Firm
Industries of Interest:Consumer Durables and Apparel
Stages of Interest:Early Venture, Emerging Growth, Growth Capital, Late Venture, Mid Venture
Most Recent Fund Info: WaldenVC Fund II ($275mm)
Investment Type:Venture Capital Investing
Business Description:WaldenVC is a venture capital firm specializing in investments in early-stage companies and public corporations. The firm focuses on digital media, technology-enabled services, and Internet commerce. Its digital media investments spans infrastructure, services, and content and includes companies that target both consumers and enterprises. Within technology-enabled services, the firm targets software as a service (SaaS) and online services. WaldenVC was founded in 1974 by Mr. Arthur Berliner and is headquartered in San Francisco, California.
Primary Address:
Headquarters
750 Battery Street
Suite 700
San Francisco, California 94111
United States
Main Phone: 415-391-7225
Main Fax: 415-391-7262
Website:www.waldenvc.com

Company Name: webinc.
Company Type:Private Investment Firm
Industries of Interest:Retailing
Stages of Interest:Early Venture
Most Recent Fund Info:
Investment Type:Venture Capital Investing
Business Description:Webinc. was acquired by Venture Catalyst Inc. on 2/1/2000. webinc was a business incubator that looked to the areas of data networking, telecommunications, internet enterprises, wireless interfaces, high-speed data communications, streaming video, advanced Internet audio technologies, digital imaging enhancement and high resolution technologies.
Primary Address:
Headquarters
648 Marine Street
La Jolla, California 92037
United States
Main Phone: 858-454-5974
Main Fax: 858-454-1457
Website:www.webincubate.com

Company Name: Wedbush Capital Partners
Company Type:Private Investment Firm
Industries of Interest:Consumer Durables and Apparel, Retailing
Stages of Interest:Growth Capital
Most Recent Fund Info: Wedbush Capital Partners Fund, L.P. ($120mm)
Investment Type:Private Equity Investing
Business Description:Wedbush Capital Partners is a private equity firm specializing in investments in lower middle market companies. It typically invests in growth capital, recapitalizations, management-led buyouts, corporate divestitures, and family succession transactions. The firm seeks to invest in industries including consumer products and services, business products and services, niche manufacturing, and financial services with a focus on medical devices, materials, containers and packaging, industrials, capital goods, aerospace and defense, building products, construction and engineering, electrical equipment, trading companies and distributors, commercial services and supplies, transportation, consumer discretionary, consumer durables and apparel, leisure equipment and products, textiles, apparel and luxury goods, restaurants and leisure, retailing, consumer staples, financials, banks, commercial banks, diversified financials, diversified financial services, consumer finance, capital markets, energy services, and insurance sectors. It does not invest in real estate, gaming, and commodity products companies. The firm prefers to invest in companies based in the Western United States. It typically makes initial equity investments between $2 million and $7 million and total financings between $2 million and $10 million in companies, with revenues between $10 million and $50 million, enterprise values between $5 million and $50 million, and EBITDA between $1 million and $5 million. The firm acquires both controlling and non-controlling interests in its portfolio companies. It can lead or co-lead new investments. The firm prefers to take board seats in its portfolio companies. It is an affiliate of Wedbush Morgan Securities. Wedbush Capital Partners was founded in 2005 and is based in Los Angeles, California.
Primary Address:
Headquarters
1000 Wilshire Boulevard
Suite 830
Los Angeles, California 90017
United States
Main Phone: 213-688-8018
Main Fax: 213-688-8095
Website:www.wedbushcapital.com

Company Name: Westar Capital LLC
Company Type:Private Investment Firm
Industries of Interest:Consumer Durables and Apparel
Stages of Interest:Growth Capital
Most Recent Fund Info:
Investment Type:Private Equity Investing
Business Description:Westar Capital LLC is a private equity firm specializing in investments in middle market companies. The firm provides capital to acquire established growth companies in partnership with management. It seeks to provide equity financing for corporate expansion, restructurings, or acquisitions and will purchase significant equity positions from large shareholders seeking liquidity. The firm seeks to invest in fragmented industries, corporate divestitures, buyouts, turnaround, acquisitions of privately owned businesses, recapitalizations, growth equity financings, and PIPEs. It seeks to invest in aerospace and defense, business services, consumer products, healthcare services, and value-added manufacturing sectors. The firm seeks to invest in the United States. It seeks to invest between $5 million and $25 million but have the flexibility and capital to invest beyond that range. The firm prefers to invest in companies with annual revenues of at least $25 million and operating income of at least $5 million. It does not consider investments in hostile or unfriendly takeover situations, commodity businesses, overly regulated industries, project-oriented financings like oil and gas exploration, and development stage high technology. The firm typically acts as a lead investor in its acquisitions and seeks to take a board seat at its portfolio companies. Westar Capital LLC was founded in 1987 and is headquartered in Costa Mesa, California.
Primary Address:
Headquarters
949 South Coast Drive
Suite 650
Costa Mesa, California 92626-1776
United States
Main Phone: 714-481-5160
Main Fax: 714-481-5166
Website:www.westarcapital.com

Company Name: Whitman Capital, LLC
Company Type:Private Investment Firm
Industries of Interest:Retailing
Stages of Interest:Early Venture, Late Venture, Mid Venture
Most Recent Fund Info:
Investment Type:Private Equity Investing, Venture Capital Investing
Business Description:Whitman Capital, LLC is a principal investment firm specializing in seed capital, later stage, and mezzanine investments in small and mid cap companies. The firm also makes private placements in public companies (PIPEs). It prefers to invest in the technology sector with a focus on communication, software, and internet. The firm seeks to invest in both public and private companies. Whitman Capital, LLC was founded in 1994 by Mr. Douglas F. Whitman and is based in Menlo Park, California.
Primary Address:
Headquarters
525 Middlefield Road
Suite 210
Menlo Park, California 94025
United States
Main Phone: 650-325-9700
Main Fax: 650-325-9765
Website:www.whitmancapital.com

Company Name: Windjammer Capital Investors LLC
Company Type:Private Investment Firm
Industries of Interest:Retailing
Stages of Interest:Growth Capital
Most Recent Fund Info: Windjammer Senior Equity Fund III, L.P. ($575mm)
Investment Type:Private Equity Investing
Business Description:Windjammer Capital Investors LLC is a principal investment firm specializing in investments in middle market companies. The firm typically invests in management buyouts, recapitalizations, corporate divestitures, growth financings, and going private transactions. It supports both internal growth initiatives and add-on acquisitions to its portfolio companies. The firm does not invest in operational turnaround and early stage companies. It generally invests in all industries with a focus on niche manufacturing, business services, and value added distribution and does not invest in high tech, real estate, and financial services companies. The firm invests in companies based in United States and Canada and invests between $20 million and $100 million as standalone equity or in combination with subordinated debt. It makes initial platform investments in companies with a minimum EBITDA of $7 million and considers add-on acquisitions to existing portfolio companies of any size. The firm invests in the form of control equity, minority equity, subordinated debt, and preferred stock. It was formerly known as Pacific Mezzanine Investors and spun out of Pacific Life Insurance Co. in 1999. Windjammer Capital Investors LLC was founded in 1990 and is based in Newport Beach, California with an additional office in Waltham, Massachusetts.
Primary Address:
Headquarters
610 Newport Center Drive
Suite 1100
Newport Beach, California 92660
United States
Main Phone: 949-721-9944
Main Fax: 949-720-4222
Website:www.windjammercapital.com

Company Name: Woodside Fund
Company Type:Private Investment Firm
Industries of Interest:Retailing
Stages of Interest:Early Venture, Late Venture, Mid Venture
Most Recent Fund Info: Woodside Fund V, L.P. ($146mm)
Investment Type:Venture Capital Investing
Business Description:Woodside Fund is a venture capital firm specializing in seed, early stage, and late stage investments. It typically invests in technology companies with a focus on semiconductors, networking and communications infrastructure, and applications and infrastructure software, and enterprise software companies. The firm primarily invests in companies located on West Coast of United States. It typically invests between $5 million to $10 million with an initial investment of $2 million to $5 million in companies with revenues between $200 million and $1 billion. The firm can also co-invest. It seeks to invest for a period of three to five years and exits its investment through mergers and acquisitions and IPO. Woodside Fund was founded in 1983 by Mr. Vincent M. Occhipinti, Mr. Robert E. Larson, and Mr. Charles E. Greb and is based at Redwood Shores, California with additional offices at Woodside, California; Pleasanton, California; and San Antonio, Texas.
Primary Address:
Headquarters
350 Marine Parkway
Suite 300
Redwood Shores, California 94065
United States
Main Phone: 650-610-8050
Main Fax: 650-610-8051
Website:www.woodsidefund.com

Company Name: WR Hambrecht + Co, Investment Arm
Company Type:Financial Service Investment Arm
Industries of Interest:Consumer Durables and Apparel, Retailing
Stages of Interest:Early Venture, Emerging Growth, Growth Capital, Late Venture, Mid Venture
Most Recent Fund Info: Hambrecht Geneva Ventures Fund, L.P. ($50mm)
Investment Type:Private Equity Investing, Venture Capital Investing
Business Description:WR Hambrecht + Co, Investment Arm is an investment arm of WR Hambrecht + Co. specializing in investments in early stage venture capital, later stage investments including leveraged buyouts, and mezzanine capital. It seeks to invest at every stage in a company’s life, from seed financing to leveraged buyouts. The firm typically invests in the software, Internet, and branded consumer products sectors. It prefers to co-invest with other investors in the deals. The firm typically exits an investment within five years, either through an IPO, a sale, or a recapitalization. WR Hambrecht + Co, Investment Arm was founded by Mr. William R. Hambrecht in 1998 and based in San Francisco, California with additional offices in New York, New York; Boston, Massachusetts; and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Primary Address:
Headquarters
539 Bryant Street
Suite 100
San Francisco, California 94107
United States
Main Phone: 415-551-8600
Main Fax: 415-551-8686
Website:www.wrhambrecht.com/ind/private/index.html

Company Name: WS Investments
Company Type:Corporate Investment Arm
Industries of Interest:Retailing
Stages of Interest:Growth Capital
Most Recent Fund Info:
Investment Type:Venture Capital Investing
Business Description:WS Investments is the venture capital arm of Wilson, Sonsini, Goodrich& Rosati. The firm seeks to invest in communications; Internet; medical; outsourcing; software; and storage industries. WS Investments was founded by Mr. Wilson Sonsini in 1978 and is based in Palo Alto, California.
Primary Address:
Headquarters
650 Page Mill Road
Palo Alto, California 94304-1050
United States
Main Phone: 650-493-9300
Main Fax: 650-493-6811
Website:

Company Name: Zero2IPO Capital
Company Type:Financial Service Investment Arm
Industries of Interest:Consumer Durables and Apparel, Retailing
Stages of Interest:Early Venture
Most Recent Fund Info: Zero2IPO China Angel Fund I, L.P. ($16.5mm)
Investment Type:Venture Capital Investing
Business Description:Zero2IPO Capital is an investment arm of Zero2IPO Group specializing in startups and early stage investments. The firm invests primarily in the first or second round, prior to a formal venture capital financing round. It typically invests in Internet, mobile and wireless applications, digital media, healthcare, green-tech, fast consumable products and services, as well as other emerging sectors. The firm seeks to invest in China. It prefers to adopt syndication investments with eminent foreign or local venture capital funds and firms. Zero2IPO Capital is based in Palo Alto, California with additional offices in Beijing, China; Shanghai, China; and Quarry Bay, Hong Kong.
Primary Address:
Headquarters
100 Hamilton Avenue
Suite 100
Palo Alto, California 94301
United States
Main Phone: 650-461-8100
Main Fax: 650-461-8101
Website:www.zero2ipocap.com

Company Name: Zuma Capital Partners
Company Type:Private Investment Firm
Industries of Interest:Consumer Durables and Apparel, Retailing
Stages of Interest:Growth Capital
Most Recent Fund Info:
Investment Type:Private Equity Investing
Business Description:Zuma Capital Partners, LLC is a private equity firm specializing in middle market private and public companies. The firm typically invests in management buyouts, recapitalizations, and growth capital. It primarily invests in building products, business services, consumer products and services, financial services, industrial products, medical products and healthcare services, packaging, restaurants, specialty retail, and multi-location concepts, specialty chemicals, and transportation services. The firm does not make investments in telecommunications, high technology, real estate, and commodity based business. It seeks to invest in companies with minimum EBITDA of $7.5 million. The firm prefers to make an equity investment between $10 million and $75 million in transactions or acquisitions with values of more than $50 million. It is a research driven organization that works with other partners to originate middle market transaction opportunities. Zuma Capital Partners was founded by Mr. Steve Wiesner in 2002 and is based in Woodland Hills, California.
Primary Address:
Headquarters
21550 Oxnard Street
Warner Center Towers
Suite 480
Woodland Hills, California 91367
United States
Main Fax: 818-716-2778
Website:

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