Venture Capital Affiliates
The Sand Hill Angels group works closely with partners at the following firms. We often provide deal flow to these firms and will often syndicate investment with these firms if the start-up is poised for a Series A investment. If the company is very early stage, we will often work with these venture capital firms in the evaluation of the deal and potentially position the company for future discussion with these firms.
Established in 1994, Adams Capital Management is a national venture capital firm noted for its domain expertise in disruptive technologies in the Information Technology and Telecommunications/Semiconductors industries. Adams is a lead and active investor, deploying a market-centric investment strategy to invest in emerging growth companies, whose value propositions are clearly driven by economics, and are likely to define and dominate their product categories.
Founded in 1995, August Capital is a leading venture capital firm that invests in innovative technology companies. With more than 100 years of combined venture, industry, and operational experience, August Capital focuses on helping outstanding entrepreneurs build large sustainable companies. August Capital has $1.3 billion under management, and has invested in more than 60 companies including Atheros, Cobalt Networks, Iridigm, Seagate, Shopping.com, Silicon Image, and Tickle. Recent investments ranged from $500,000 to $130 million in information technology businesses from semiconductors to ecommerce. The firm's partners have previously invested in a number of groundbreaking technology companies, including Actel, Adaptec, Compaq, Grand Junction, Intuit, Linear Technology, Microsoft, MMC Networks, Sun Microsystems, Sybase, Symantec, and Visio. August Capital is located in Menlo Park, California. For more information, please visit: www.augustcap.com
Building a successful company takes more than just an investment of capital. It requires a mix of savvy business advice, access to key technology resources, and an entre to industry partners. And that's what Diamondhead Ventures is all about.
Diamondhead Ventures is focused on investing in information technology companies with substantial intellectual property that is unique and disruptive, e.g., technology that is being developed with potential to perform ten times better than what is currently available in the marketplace. We typically invest in seed, first or second round institutional financings. As in the past, we believe that several of our investments opportunities will come from technology being spun out of leading research universities.
Garage Technology Ventures
We're looking for special entrepreneurs who have big ideas who need seed capital to turn their ideas into action. They see the world for what it could be, not what it already is.
We are not interested in companies that are creating the nth solution to the same old problems nor companies who are trying to improve things by only 10, 15, or 20 percent.
Greylock's strategy is to partner with management in building companies that have the potential to become industry leaders. We prefer to build around an outstanding entrepreneurial leader or team with a powerful technology and market vision. We tend to focus on capital-efficient businesses where high barriers to entry can be constructed, and we work closely with the start-up team to build the organization.
Founded in 1989, Labrador Ventures is one of the oldest, premier seed stage funds in Silicon Valley. With over $200 million under management, Labrador has invested in more than 75 companies over the last 16 years, helping transform the way we work, communicate and transact business.
Nueva Ventures is at the forefront of the re-emerging seed funding market in Silicon Valley. We combine a disciplined focus on a narrow but rich market niche — capital efficient communications ventures located in the San Francisco to Silicon Valley corridor — with a new "high contact capital" business model designed to improve investor return-on-investment.
Established in 1996, Outlook. Ventures actively invests in promising seed and early-stage industry-transforming information technology companies on the West Coast. We are passionate about working with talented entrepreneurs toward a shared vision. The firm applies its depth of industry experience and resources, unique among seed and early-stage firms, to building each individual portfolio company. As a result, Outlook has delivered returns in the top quartile of all venture funds and, more importantly, has helped entrepreneurs achieve profound impact on their industry sectors.
Quantum Technology Partners
Founded in 2000, Quantum Technology Partners invests in early stage information technology and life science companies.
Red Rock Ventures
Red Rock works with early stage entrepreneurs to help them build large successful businesses. Red Rock's partners all have operating backgrounds. They are focused on helping entrepreneurs develop high quality software products, sell those products to corporate customers, recruit a top flight management team and employee group, and raise successive rounds of capital.
Selby Venture Partners is a leading venture capital firm in Silicon Valley focusing on seed and early-stage companies developing disruptive, next generation technologies in software and fab less components for the information technology, communications and consumer sectors.
Selby co-invests with other premier venture funds to help entrepreneurs build successful companies through active involvement and leveraging our close to 100 years of combined operational and venture expertise.
Woodside Fund seeks leading-edge technologies and rational business models that clearly will succeed. We leverage the experience of our eight-member investment team and our strategic partners to identify and develop world-class companies.