Venture Capital

  • Alberta Investment Management Corporation (AIMCo) is one of Canada’s largest and most diversified institutional investment fund managers, with an investment portfolio of approximately $70 billion. We invest globally on behalf of our clients, 26 pension, endowment and government funds in the Province of Alberta.

  • AppFolio creates easy-to-use, web-based software that helps small and mid-sized businesses improve their workflow so they save time and make more money.

  • Bay City Capital was established in 1997 for the purpose of managing investment funds in the life sciences industry. Since that date, they have managed eight venture funds representing over $1.6 billion in capital invested in over 90 companies worldwide. Five of these funds are general life sciences funds, and three are sector funds.

  • Cycad Group is a venture capital firm focusing on investments in companies with enabling solutions, disruptive technologies and innovative products. They seek opportunities to work with exceptional entrepreneurs creating technology driven businesses.

  • With offices in Los Angeles, Portland, Sacramento, and Santa Barbara, DFJ Frontier invests in seed and early stage technology companies on the West Coast.

  • Dragoneer Investment Group is a financial investment advisory firm headquartered in San Francisco, California. The firm manages 8 accounts totaling an estimated $276 Million of assets under management.

  • Draper Fisher Jurvetson is a venture capital firm that was founded in 1985. DFJ has backed more than 400 companies in enterprise, software, mobile, cleantech, energy, health care, and other disruptive categories. DFJ's team operates across the globe and specializes in many industries and geographies. DFJ works with companies in seed, early, and growth stages.

  • Finistere Ventures is a leading life science venture capital firm based in San Diego, California, focused on “Food, Energy and Health” related technologies. Their funds focus on technologies related to agricultural innovation and medical devices and diagnostics.

  • Ivantis, Inc. is a company dedicated to the development of new and innovative solutions for glaucoma. Current therapies for primary open angle glaucoma (POAG) include eye drops, laser therapy, and surgery. But each of these has its limitations. Glaucoma remains the leading cause of blindness worldwide, in need of better treatment alternatives. It is our goal to develop new and effective solutions for ophthalmology specialists and the 70 million people worldwide who are affected by this debilitating and sight-stealing disease.

  • Okapi Venture Capital provides long-term capital and management support to start-ups. Okapi is currently managing Okapi Ventures I, LP - a venture capital fund chartered to invest in seed and early-stage information technology and life science companies along the Tech Coast that is southern California with a particular emphasis on Orange County startups.

  • Orca Systems is a provider of highly integrated radio frequency (RF) and modem technology delivering leading edge solutions for high performance wireless applications. Orca Systems' solutions use DSP-RF™ an innovative technology platform that provides solutions with industry leading silicon area, power consumption and radio performance.

  • RightScale cloud management enables organizations to easily deploy and manage business-critical applications across public, private, and hybrid clouds. RightScale provides efficient configuration, monitoring, automation, and governance of cloud computing infrastructure and applications. RightScale supports 9 public clouds, which include AWS, Rackspace, Windows Azure, Google Compute Engine, HP, SoftLayer, Logicworks, IDCF, and Datapipe as well as 3 private cloud providers OpenStack, CloudStack, and Eucalyptus. Since 2006, millions of servers have been launched with the RightScale solution by leading enterprises including the Associated Press, CBS Interactive, Intercontinental Hotels Group, PBS, and Zynga.

  • Rincon Venture Partners seeks to partner with extraordinary entrepreneurs and assist them as they build world class businesses. Start-up founders are the heroes of Rincon stories: they serve in supporting roles to help them achieve success. Rincon Venture Partners invest in early stage web-based businesses that are located in Southern California, are founded by experienced and cohesive teams, employ proven business models and have a clear path to profitability with modest capital requirements.

  • SAIL's Partners are a diverse team of successful entrepreneurs, corporate executives, experienced investors, government insiders and seasoned venture capitalists. Our team's broad range of skills includes, but is not limited to:

    • Operations
    • Financing
    • Deal Structure
    • Growing and managing successful organizations
    • Legal expertise
    • Energy & Environmental policy

    Our industry backgrounds are equally diverse and encompass government, technology, environmental science, food & agriculture, energy, legal, automotive, manufacturing, building materials, safety and financial services.

  • TherOx, Inc. is a private, venture-financed medical device company based in Irvine, California, dedicated to elevating the standard of care for treatment of heart attack patients.

  • Versant Ventures is a leading venture capital firm that specializes in investments in game changing medical devices, biopharmaceuticals, and other life science opportunities. Founded in 1999, the firm consists of an experienced team of managing directors committed to helping entrepreneurs build successful companies that impact healthcare and improve quality of life.