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Venture capital firms invest in startup ventures and other companies who are looking to expand their business. 
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Third Wave Digital

Details:

Third Wave Digital
[email protected]
http://thirdwavedigital.vc/

Size of Funds:


N/A

Funded Startups (Active):


88Rising, Air Media, All Def Digital, Battlefy, BeautyCon, Canvas, DanceOn, DigiTour, Drone Racing League, Foodstirs, Girlboss, Greenfly, Gunslinger Studios,  Immortals, Insurrection Media, IRIS.TV, Jebbit, Jukin Media, Kek.tv, Madefire, Merry Jane, Miru, Mondo Media, Oben, Panna, Pltuo.TV, PocketWatch, Rocket Jump, SmileTime, SocialEdge, Stem, TasteMade, The League, The mighty, ToneDen, TopFan, Tobular Labs, VideoAmp, Waggle, We Buy Gold (Naritiv), WeVR, Wisecrack, Wonder (MobLabs), ZEFR

Funded Startups (Exit):
FameBit, Hello Giggles, IndMusic, NextGames, Vessel
Application Process:
Email [email protected] for more information
Program Requirements:
N/A
Focus Areas:
Digital media and technology

Entertainment Media Ventures

Details:

Entertainment Media Ventures
5225 Wilshire Blvd Suite 777 Los Angeles, CA 90036
(323) 904-3777
[email protected]
http://emventures.com/

Size of Funds:


N/A

Funded Startups (Active):

Active International, Actv8.me, American Cinematheque, Caesars Entertainment, Clarins Paris, Dacadoo, Fandor, FieldLevel, FILMRAISER, Ford, Fox Entertainment Group, Fulfillment Fund, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Hubert Burda Media, Hudson Rouge, Humana, Imagination, Intel, JungoTV, The Lincoln Motor Company, LilveXLive, Mahalo, Milyoni, Mother Nature Network, Neusoft, NewAer, NFL Films,  nRapt, Oulin, PMC, Prisa Digital, Shoto, Smashing Ideas, Solar Impulse, Sonic Notify, Team Detroit, ThingLink, Thomson Reuters, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, UCLA School of Theater, Film, and Television, Visual Icon, World Economic Forum, WI Harper Group, Yale School of Management

Funded Startups (Exit):
Beliefnet, Buddy Media, Miraval
Application Process:
For more information, call (323) 904-3777 or email Sanford R. Climan, CEO at [email protected] or Nelly Kim, VP of Strategy and Business Development at [email protected]
Program Requirements:
N/A
Focus Areas:
Global media and entertainment, digital media and new technology, communications, internet and online services

Greycroft Partners

Details:

Greycroft Partners
1375 E 6th St Suite 1 Los Angeles, CA 90021
(213) 896-7126
https://www.greycroft.com/

Size of Funds:


$100K – $5M in a first check and up to $10M over multiple rounds

Funded Startups (Active):

33Across, Acorns, Albert.io, all Def Digital, Amplero, AppAnnie, Axios, Azimo, BaubleBar, BetterCloud, BitPesa, Blinkist, Blitsy, Boxed, Bright Health, Button, Buzz Points, Caresync, Ceros, Clique Media Group, Collective, Connectivity, Cotopaxi, Custora, Cuyana, Data Plus Math, Datascience.com, Deposit Solutions, Dots, Dropoff, Earnest Research, Elicit, Eloquii, Embrace.io, Everything But The House, Extreme Reach, Fig, Flashpoint, Flutterwave, Foodsby, Fortumo, GameSalad, HealthReveal, HealthVerity, Hollar, HopSkipDrive, Hubble, Icertis, Immuta, Inventables, JW Player, Kaleo, Karmic Labs, Knock, Koding, Layer, Managed by Q, MapAnything, Molio, Munchery, Nativo, Netsertive, Newscred, NuORDER, Octiv, Pebblepost, Penrose Hill, Performance Horizon, Qualia, Raze, Recurly, Resonate, Savoteur, Scopely, Seedling, Sensay, Shipt, Shoes of Prey, Skimlinks, Sourcepoint, Steelhouse, Teem, The Dodo, The RealReal, The Skimm, Thrive Market, TYT Network, Validic, Vertical Mass, Vettery, Vitals, Voicera, When I Work, WideOrbit, Wochit, Wonderbly, WorkFusion, Yeahka, ZergNet

Funded Startups (Exit):
AwesomenessTV, Babble, Braintree, Buddy Media, Cleargraph, Digisynd, Elite Daily, etouches, Farfethc, Floored, HealthPlanOne, The Huffington Post, Joyent, Klout, Livefyre, M5 Networks, Marker Studioes, Oggifinogi, paidContent, Plated, Pulse, Pump Audio, Sometrics, Trunk Club, Trustev, Venmo, Vidible, Vizu
Application Process:
Most of their investments come through introductions from angel investors/friends of the firm. If you don’t have anyone in your network who can introduce you to Greycoft, they suggest looking them up on social media and asking a mutual friend for an intro
Program Requirements:
Investments can come from all over the world, preferably for companies that are in the Series A stage. Prefer to fund teams with prior market and technology experience, the potential for a large market, and easy commercial adoption
Focus Areas:
Internet, mobile, data and AI, fintech, adtech, healthcare, retail, tech-enabled services, publishing, gaming, enterprise software, and marketing technology

Endeavour Capital

Details:
Endeavour Capital
444 S Flower St Suite 4300 LA, CA 90071
(213) 891-0115
https://endeavourcapital.com/

Size of Funds:


$25M – 100M but ability to invest substantially more with Endeavour Capital’s partners

Funded Startups (Active):


Aladdin, Alpha Media, Arizona Nutritional Supplements, Bristol Farms, Berkeley Research Group, DTC Logistics, Equality Health, ESCO, EYE-Fi, Genesis Financial Solutions, GlobalWide Media, Grant Victor, Impact Fulfillment Services, Johnny Was, K2 Insurance Services, Metropolitan Market, New Leaf Community Markets, New Seasons Market, Nordic Ice, OFD Foods, Pacific Market International, Port Logistics Group, Providien Medical, Tall Oak, USNR, Vigor, The Willamette Valley Company, ZOOM+care

Funded Startups (Exit):
Barrett-Jackson, Bi-Mart, Citadel Broadcasting Corporation, Classic Sport, Columbia Distributing, Columbus, The Diamond Center, Garden Grow Co.,  Grand Canyon University, Legend Brands, Little Red Services,  Market Transport Ltd., Merchandising Technologies Inc., Michaels, National Frozen Foods, Network Global Logistics, Nor-Cal Products, Northland Services Marine Transportation, Grand Heritage Hotel Group, Policy Studies, Poorman-Douglas, ProKarma, SpeeCo, Tall Oak, Tidewater Transportation & Terminals, Umpqua Feather Merchants, Warn, WinCo Foods
Application Process:
Call (213) 891-0115 for more information
Program Requirements:
Seeks companies headquartered in the western US where Endeavour may work as local partners with management teams. Companies should have an EBITDA of $5 million to $50 million or more with flexible minority or majority ownership positions and ability to work with Endeavour for 5-10 years
Focus Areas:
Business services, food & consumer, healthcare, niche manufacturing and industrials, specialty retail

TenOneTen

Details:

TenOneTen
http://tenoneten.net/

Size of Funds:


N/A

Funded Startups (Active):


Curbside, Second Spectrum, Data Science, Replicated, Descartes Labs, Airmap, Conversion Logic, TrueAccord, CREXi, Immersv, Pluot, Particle, Joymode, PipelineDB, Alation, Honk, Chai Energy, Local ID, Social Native, Well, Stasis Labs, Noteworth, Burner, Shippabo, Weotta, Mashgin, Ranker, Kaleo, Scopely, Wish, Zest Finance, ProCore, MomentFeed

Funded Startups (Exit):
Misfit, Wit.AI, Mapsense, Kixer, Vamo,MindMeld,    Divshot, Vurb, Kaggle, Wavii, Goodreads, The Climate Corporation, Movoto, Locu
Application Process:
N/A
Program Requirements:
N/A
Focus Areas:
Technology

Counterpoint Capital Partners

Details:

Counterpoint Capital Partners
555 W 5th St 35th Fl Los Angeles, CA 90013
(213) 282-7601
[email protected]
http://www.counterpointcp.com/

Size of Funds:


N/A

Funded Startups (Active):


Falcon Transport, Artcobell, Abundant Manufacturing, American Wood Dryers, Rex Forge, West Bay Marketing, The Bradshaw Group, Parts Now, Qualy-Pak, Tomich Brothers, Standard Seafood

Funded Startups (Exit):
N/A
Application Process:
Call (213) 282-7601 or email [email protected] for more information
Program Requirements:
Seeking companies with $20 million to $200 million of revenue, EBITDA negative or up to $25 million, headquartered in North America, opportunity for consolidation
Focus Areas:
Niche manufacturing, value added industrial distribution, industrial products, B2B services, logistics and outsourcing, second generation information technology, legacy software and telecommunications, infrastructure construction and development

Wedbush Capital Partners

Details:

Wedbush Capital Partners
1000 Wilshire Blvd Suite 830 LA, CA 90017
(213) 688-8018
[email protected]
http://www.wedbushcapital.com/index.html

Size of Funds:


$2M – $10M

Funded Startups (Active):


Critical Alert Systems, Passport Food Group, VCC Optoelectronics

Funded Startups (Exit):
ASTECH Manufacturing, Acurex Corporation, Criterion Brock, Custom Products, Energy Solutions, ExtruMed, G&H Technologies, Hanover Compressor, HB&G Building Products, L.A. Spas, Outsource Partners International, Pacific Precision Metals, Alpine Confections Inc., Anna’s Linen Company, Hanna Andersson, Nonni’s Food Company/Shadewell Grove, ONE Industries, Reyn Spooner, 180°s
Application Process:
Call  (213) 688-8018 to speak with any of their investment professionals
Program Requirements:
Companies should have revenue between $10-50 million, have the potential for growth opportunities, located in the Western United States, and have a strong management team which co-invests in transaction
Focus Areas:
Business and financial services, niche manufacturing

LDR Ventures

Details:

LDR Ventures
(323) 905-4537
[email protected]
https://ldrventures.com/

Size of Funds:


N/A

Funded Startups (Active):


Halo Home, CourtBuddy, Territory Foods, sweetgreen, Thrive Market, Bow & Drape, Fame and Partners, The Beach People, Branding Brand

Funded Startups (Exit):
N/A
Application Process:
Send a message through https://ldrventures.com/contact-us/, email [email protected] or call (323) 905-4537 for more information
Program Requirements:
Companies should be in the Seed and Series A rounds and can be located anywhere
Focus Areas:
Fashion apparel, accessories, food, health and beauty, legal tech, lifestyle brands, home decor, retail tech, fashion tech

Keiretsu Los Angeles Forum

Details:

Keiretsu Los Angeles Forum
333 S Hope St Los Angeles, CA 90071
(714) 751-1038
[email protected]
http://www.keiretsuforum.com/global-chapters/los-angeles

Size of Funds:


$250K – $3M

Funded Startups (Active):


Lumithera, Art Analysis & Research, Waygate, ROIKOI, KitoTech Medical, Touchjet, Carmell Therapeutics, Topical Remedy, Parakeet, ActX, ORIGA Leasing, Curb, Hotel Communication Network, Lingto, Mission Bio, Phytonic Solar Chemicals, Phyllom BioProducts, Alterna Card Services, Tilting Motor Works, UnaliWear, Caliber, Biosortia Pharmaceuticals, Cadence Asset Management, CityZenith, Gemio, Hello Stage, Troon Pacific, Transform Digital, The True Life, Abom, Bouxtie, Monitor Mask, WhiteSpace Health, Woven Orthopedics, Zive, Lynk Capital, Immunomic Therapeutics, Safe-H2O, Fairway America, OtoNexus, Savara, Pyatt/Broadmark Management, Embera NeuroTherapeutics, Exergyn, Ibus Networks, Kineta, Overlake Capital, PIA Medical, Wellesley Pharmaceuticals, TranscribeMe!, 1WorldOnline, Adaptivecity, Advanced Absorbent Technologies, AppsFreedom, Aqueduct Critical Care,  AsterRide, Bison Agro, Bond IT, Building Energy Inc., California Safe Soil, and more

Funded Startups (Exit):
N/A
Application Process:
Apply at https://keiretsusocal.proseeder.com/site/displayPage.do?siteId=1372454840558&pageId=2995 . After completing the online application, all viable applicants will have an information call with the Keiretsu Forum team. Applicants are then pre-screened by Keiretsu Forum members via a phone call. 7-10 companies will be selected to present at the monthly Deal Screening. Companies selected at the Deal Screening will present at the monthly Keiretsu Forum chapter meetings one week after. In Southern California, the same companies present 3 consecutive days to each of the chapter meetings in Ventura, Los Angeles, San Diego, and Orange Counties. The company enters into a due diligence phase with the Keiretsu Forum members that signed the Gold Sheet. After a company has presented to the Keiretsu Forum chapters in the closest geography and has received investment traction from members of that region, the company then has the unique opportunity to syndicate the deal and present to other chapters throughout the Keiretsu Forum network
Program Requirements:
Keiretsu doesn’t take equity, success fees, warrants or other fees of any kind other than the one-time chapter administration fee. Keiretsu Forum charges an administrative fee for companies that are selected and willing to present in front of our members, which doesn’t apply until the candidate passes the deal screening phase and agrees to present at the general Forum
Focus Areas:
Emerging technologies, healthcare/life sciences, consumer products, real estate and other segment with high growth opportunity
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Altpoint Ventures

Details:

Altpoint Ventures
9200 Sunset Blvd 8th Fl Los Angeles, CA 90069
(212) 497-1100
[email protected]
http://www.altpointventures.com/

Size of Funds:


$100K – $20M

Funded Startups (Active):


Aces, Acorn, Brief, Betagig, CreditXpress, Dreamlines, Edisun Microgrids, F2X, Factual, Ford Models, HONK, JUST, Lyft, Redbooth, Saucey, Stamp, The History Project, ZOWDOW

Funded Startups (Exit):
Timeline Labs
Application Process:
Best to get introductions through any of Altpoint Ventures’ connections. Can also contact through phone at (212) 497-1100 or email at [email protected]
Program Requirements:
Open to investing at any stage in companies they believe in and open to people and ideas from around the world. No geographic restrictions, but prefers to invest locally
Focus Areas:
Any sector, but specifically interested in consumer Internet, new e-commerce approaches, media, virtual and augmented reality, mobile solutions

Anthem Venture Partners

Details:

Anthem Venture Partners
225 Arizona Ave Suite 200 Santa Monica, CA 90401
(310) 899-6225
[email protected]
http://anthemvp.com/

Size of Funds:


$1 million – $5 million with reserve for follow-on investments

Funded Startups (Active):


Audyssey, Big Frame, blurb, CARD.com, Cynvenio, Designers House, GLOSSI, indie Semiconductor, Interset, Janrain, Layer, The Lucky Group, meez, Madefire, NewHound, Panna, Pricelock, Prism Skylabs, Scopely, SpinMedia, StackIQ

Funded Startups (Exit):
Android, Axiom Microdevices Inc., Cognet Inc., Demand Media, Dot Wireless, Entropic Communications, NevenVision, Nextest Systems Corporation, Planet A.T.E, Plixi, RF Magic, Siperian, TROIKA Networks, Viewdle, VuVox, Wavestream
Application Process:
unable to review cold submissions of resumes or business plans; the best way to contact Anthem is through an introduction from someone they know (existing Anthem entrepreneur, partner or friend)
Program Requirements:
N/A
Focus Areas:
Early stage Series A and B technology companies in Southern California

Arena Ventures

Details:

Arena Ventures
arenavc.com/

Size of Funds:


$500k – $1M

Funded Startups (Active):


unGlue, Open Listings, Breaker, FoodWorks, Mend, Medely, Mati Biometrics, Fishbowl, Scale, Dynasty, Skedaddle, Purple Squirrel, Aaptiv, TrendMD, Sourceress, Dray, Andela, Arsenic, BetterView, ClassPass, Codalytics, Crowdcast, DSTLD, Evertoon, Headout, HONK, India Boulevard, Journy, Kindly Care, Laurel & Wolf, Mattermark, Houseparty, One Month, Plated, Product Pay, Reserve, Rinse, Service, Shimmur

Funded Startups (Exit):
FitMob
Application Process:
To pitch for investment, it is strongly encouraged to get an introduction to the Arena team through someone they know. Otherwise, send an email at [email protected]
Program Requirements:
Companies should be at Series B financing or later and based out of Los Angeles, San Francisco, or New York City. Focus on companies attacking large markets with an early product and ambitious path toward revenue within six to twelve months
Focus Areas:
Software-based businesses

Baroda Ventures

Details:

Baroda Ventures
245 S Beverly Dr Beverly Hills, CA 90212
http://www.barodaventures.com/

Size of Funds:


N/A

Funded Startups (Active):


Amplify LA, Blade, Bridg, Crexi,  DSTLD, Embrace, Gem, HelloTech, Healthvana, ID90 Travel, KOH Founders, Local ID, Overnight, Pathmatic, Retention Science, Revolution Credit, Science,  SurfAir, Thayer Ventures, Travo, unGlue

Funded Startups (Exit):
Chromatik, DogVacay, GradientX, OVGuide, Shift
Application Process:
Best way of getting in contact with Baroda is through an introduction from their network (co-investors, portfolio company founders, and other trusted sources). If your network doesn’t overlap with Baroda, you may e-mail and Executive Summary or general request to [email protected]. Due to the high volume of requests, Baroda will follow up only if they are interested in your company
Program Requirements:
For pre-seed and seed stage investors with a strong preference for Los Angeles based companies. Must have strong founding team, large potential markets, and low capital requirements
Focus Areas:
Internet, SaaS, e-commerce, mobile, digital media

M13

Details:

M13
215 S La Cienega Blvd Suite 200 Beverly Hills, CA 90211
[email protected]
https://m13.co/

 

Size of Funds:


N/A

Funded Startups (Active):


Pintrest, Lyft, Snapchat, Laurel & Wolf, Ring, ClassPass, Headspace, Daily Harvet, The Chia Co, VenueNext, Blackbird Vineyards, Rhythm Superfoods, Surkus, ShelvSpace, Chomps Snack Sticks, Local ID,   Warby Parker, SMS Assist, Birchbox, Fanduel, Leesa, June, Hylete, Tender Greens, Urban Remedy, Purely Pinole, Yoi, Wine Awesomeness, Aloha, Slack, Hyperloop, Scopely, Radpad, Blue Bottle Coffee, Soothe, Influential, Fleur Du Mal, Sambazon, Violet Grey, Wilde, Luxury Garage Sale, Carbon38, bonobo Winery, TheBouqs.com, Thrive Market, SpaceX,Kite Hill, Pressed Juicery, Munchery, Tripping, The Real Coconut, Surf Air, Clover, Foodstirs, Ten Thousand, Back to the Roots, Vacatia, MakeSpace, Spiffly

Funded Startups (Exit):
Bonobos, Krave Jerky, Suja, KeVita, Shake Shack
Application Process:
Email [email protected] to get connected with M13
Program Requirements:
Typically seek companies at the Seed or Series A stage, but open to investing across all stages
Focus Areas:
Consumer, media, and technology with an emphasis on health and wellness  

Machine Shop

Details:

Machine Shop
215 S La Cienega Blvd Suite 200 Beverly Hills, CA 90211
[email protected]
http://machineshop.co/ventures/

 

Size of Funds:


N/A

Funded Startups (Active):


Lyft, Robinhood, Shyp, Blue Bottle Coffee, uBeam, Immortals, Hyperloop One, Little Star

Funded Startups (Exit):
N/A
Application Process:
Email [email protected] for more information
Program Requirements:
For early to growth stage companies
Focus Areas:
Consumer focused companies, innovation through technology and design

Clarity Partners, LP

Details:

Clarity Partners, LP
100 N Crescent Dr Beverly Hills, CA 90210
(310) 432-0100
http://www.claritypartners.net/index.html

 

Size of Funds:


N/A

Funded Startups (Active):


BASE Entertainment, CaseStack, Crescent Entertainment, Critical Media, International Silver, Skype Mineral Partners, TPx, Vaca Energy

Funded Startups (Exit):
Buytime Media, Comstellar, ImpreMedia, IP Wireless, Liberation Entertainment, MetroPCS, Modern Luxury, naylor, OpenReach, Opnext, Oxygen Media, PrimeCo, Vue Entertainment, Westec Interactive, Woosh Wireless
Application Process:
Call (310) 432-0100 for more information
Program Requirements:
Companies should be led by strong management teams, are industry leaders or have dominant positions in attractive niches, have established and scalable business models, demonstrate a sustainable competitive advantage, and have significant growth opportunities. Clarity invests in businesses headquartered across the US and internationally
Focus Areas:
Broad range of sectors including media, communications, business services, basic industries, energy, and natural resources

Cross Culture Ventures

Details:

Cross Culture Ventures
10351 W Washington Blvd Culver City, CA 90232
http://crossculturevc.com/

 

Size of Funds:


N/A

Funded Startups (Active):


Catalyte, Ready Responders, Yumi, Wonderschool, ReplyYes, Hingeto, Skurt, Sidestep, Gimlet, Thrive Market, Mayvenn, mSurvey, LendStreet, Afrostream

Funded Startups (Exit):
Dropbox, the Skimm, Warby Parker, Lyft, Uber, Spotify, Genius
Application Process:
Contact through http://crossculturevc.com/contact/ for more information
Program Requirements:
N/A
Focus Areas:
Technology, consumer products

The Raine Group

Details:

The Raine Group
9560 Wilshire Blvd Beverly Hills, CA 90212
(310) 987-7700
http://www.raine.com/

 

Size of Funds:


N/A

Funded Startups (Active):


Blade, Cheddar, Dojo Madness, Dubsmash, Globality, happn, Houseparty, Kite & Lightning, Machinima, Make:, Mitosis, Mobcrush, Pixvana, Plexchat, Raze, Second Spectrum, Super Evil Megacorp, Tastemade, The Blk Tux, Vettery, Waggle, Wattpad, Whipclip, Within

Funded Startups (Exit):
AltspaceVR, Rising Tide Games, Starmaker, tuul, eSports, Wrap
Application Process:
Call (310) 987-7700 for more information
Program Requirements:
N/A
Focus Areas:
Technology, media, telecommunications

6Pacific Group

Details:

6Pacific Group
10940 Wilshire Blvd Suite 1600 Los Angeles, CA 90024
(310) 746-5420
http://6pacificgroup.com/

Size of Funds:


$500K – $2M

Funded Startups (Active):

Steaz, Lindora, JuiceWell

Funded Startups (Exit):
New Chapter, Botanical Laboratories, J.R. Simplot Company, Give and Go Prepared Foods Corp, Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Mighty Leaf Tea, HerbalScience Nutraceuticals, Dean Foods, Ralcorp Holdings Cliffstar, ST Speciality Foods, Perkins Restaurants, Nancy’s Specialty Foods, Bear Creek Country Kitchens, Hormel Foods Corporation, Avid Health, The J.M. Smucker Company, Dave & Busters, Country Pure Foods, California & Washington Company, Tanimura & Antle, Oregon Chai, Don Miguel, Pacific Sun Industries, Dole Food Company, Willow Brook Foods, Eurofresh, Gumtech International, Eagle Family Foods, US Foodservice, Sylvan Learning Systems, Vicorp Restaurants, Copart, Hagler Bailly, Heilig-Meyers, Digitas Inc, L90 Inc., Speedway Motorsports, ImageX, Blue Ridge Carpet, TBA Entertainment, United Natural Foods, Aarons, City Holding Company, REIT Income & Growth Trust
Application Process:
Call (310) 746-5420 for more information
Program Requirements:
Seeking companies with identifiable sales run-rate greater than $1 million, redefines or extends a current category or creates a new category, possesses a path to profitability within 12-18 months
Focus Areas:
Consumer industries, especially health/nutrition, food/beverage and other products

Karlin Ventures

Details:

Karlin Ventures
11755 Wilshire Blvd Suite 1400 Los Angeles, CA 90025
(310) 806-9700
http://karlinvc.com/

Size of Funds:


$250K – $2M

Funded Startups (Active):


3TEN8, Bark, Bitium, Bridg, BrightFunnel, ChowNow, CREXI, DataRPM, FIGS, The Grid, HelloTech, HONK, InvestedIn, Jukin Media, Kaleo, Laurel & Wolf, Markkit, Noun Project, Pathmatics, Percolata, Pixalate, PolicyGenius, Preact, Prevoty, Retention Science, Saygent, ShipHawk, Annex Cloud, TetraScience, True Link, Verge Genomics, Victorious, Yoi

Funded Startups (Exit):
CirroSecure, GameMix, Gyft, Kimono Labs, StrikeAd, TONX, Wallaby Financial  
Application Process:
For more information, aall (310) 806-9700 or email [email protected]
Program Requirements:
Prefer to take part in companies as a co-investor and participate in follow-on rounds. Must be a US-based company, preferably on the West Coast. Must have proof-of-concept in place (post-revenue or with secured contracts) requiring less than $5 million and three years to reach break-even point. Portfolio companies also became Karlin Fellows, a program that consists of four workshop classes taught by industry experts throughout the year
Focus Areas:
Enterprise software, commerce platforms and marketplaces but open to exciting ideas in other verticals

Koh Founders

Details:

KOH Founders
11845 W Olympic Blvd Suite 1100W Los Angeles, CA 90064
[email protected]
http://kohfounders.com/

Size of Funds:


N/A

Funded Startups (Active):


Agrilyst, Brand Networks, Bringhub, BUILDERS, Clora, CREXi, Fama, Fluid Financial, Hologram, Ketpack Workflow, Kobunga Korean Grill, MuckerLab, Regroup Therapy, Retention Science, Sapho, Say Media, Simple Contacts, Triggr Health, Trim, Wellth, Youbeo

Funded Startups (Exit):

FreshTemp,  Gradient X, LUXE, OVGuide, SHIFT, Zofari

Application Process:
For more information, contact through [email protected]
Program Requirements:
Ideal founding team should include those who have product, design, development, sales and marketing expertise. Focus on entrepreneurs from Southern California, the Midwest and the Mid Atlantic region, as well as the Bay Area
Focus Areas:
Marketplaces, digital healthcare, AI, messaging platforms, mobile, IoT, inefficient industries, software and services 

Levine Leichtman Capital Partners

Details:

Levine Leichtman Capital Partners
335 N Maple Dr Suite 130 Beverly Hills, CA 90210
(310) 275-5335
[email protected]
http://www.llcp.com/

Size of Funds:


N/A

Funded Startups (Active):


Allied Aerofoam, Bertuccis, Brass Smith Innovations, Capsa Healthcare, Caring Brands, CJ Fallon, FASTSIGNS, FlexXray, Genova,  GL Education, Global Franchise Group, Hand & Stone Franchise Corporation, HomeVestors, Jonathan Engineered Solutions, Lawn Doctor, McKenzie Taxidermy Supply, Monte Nido, Nobles Worldwide, Nothing Bundt Cakes, Pacific Handy Cutter, Pacific World Corporation, Polyform, Regional Rail, SFERRA, Smith System, Syntron, Therapeutic Research Center, Trinity Consultants, ZorgDomein

Funded Startups (Exit):

Allied Equipment Rentals, AmeriCredit Corp, Angel Management, Beef ‘O’ Brady’s, Butler International, Carpets N More, Champion Manufacturing, CiCi’s Pizza, CLC, Concentrex, Consolidated Foundries, Consumer Portfolio Services, Custom Food Products, Dexter Magnetic Technologies, Falcon Products, Hackney Ladish, Harlows, Henry Company, Interdent, Jon Douglas Real Estate Group, Luminator, Magnolia Bluffs, MPW, Media Arts Group, Mikohn, National Corrective Group, Overhill Farms, Pacific Wave Systems, The Poma Companies, Quizno’s Subs, Revenew Holdings, Santa Cruz Nutritionals, SeaWest Financial, Senior Helpers, Sequel, SFI Holdings, Simula, TC Capital, Tronair, Werner Holding Co., Wetzel’s Pretzels

Application Process:
For more information, call (310) 275-5335 or email [email protected]
Program Requirements:
Middle-market companies that require long-term capital, but wish to minimize equity dilution
Focus Areas:
Consumer/branded products, franchises, business services, healthcare, education, engineered products/light manufacturing

SGVC

Details:

SGVC
9665 Wilshire Blvd Suite 430 Beverly Hills, CA 90212
[email protected]
http://www.sg-vc.com/

Size of Funds:


N/A

Funded Startups (Active):

Addepar, Tipalti, HomeLight, RolePoint, Keywee, Interlude, Omnity, TheBouqs, Vydia, Switch, HealthSherpa, YouNow, AngelSense, Duda, OpenGov, Sunbit, Covercy, TripActions, Next Insurance, Loop Commerce, Globetouch, RedKix, SkyGiraffe, Plenty

Funded Startups (Exit):

Alibaba, SalesPredict, Booshaka, talkspace, SoFi

Application Process:
Contact through http://www.sg-vc.com/contact-us/ or email [email protected] for more information
Program Requirements:
Seeking Series A-C companies, B2B/B2B2C companies with established revenue models, strong ecosystem of investors, a defensible products and ability to scale
Focus Areas:
Technology companies across a spectrum of industries

Ireland Ventures

Details:

Ireland Ventures
9800 Wilshire Blvd Beverly Hills, CA 90212
(310) 443-8329
http://ireland-ventures.com/

Size of Funds:


$200K – $2M with ample reserve for follow on investments

Funded Startups (Active):

Elite Sports Club, Prova, Spirit of America, Ultra Ankle, MADFit, Physmodo, DQE

Funded Startups (Exit):

N/A

Application Process:
Send message through http://ireland-ventures.com/#s_contact or call (310) 443-8329 for more information
Program Requirements:
Companies should be at the Seed or Series A round and must be US-based
Focus Areas:
Technology companies actively pursuing opportunities in the sports, health and wellness sectors

Kairos Ventures

Details:

Kairos Ventures
9440 S. Santa Monica Blvd #710 Beverly Hills, CA 90210
(310) 271-1866

[email protected]
http://ireland-ventures.com/

Size of Funds:


$150K – $40M

Funded Startups (Active):

3D Bio, Actinobac Biomed, Amorphology, Applaud Medical, Axial Biotherapeutics, Behavioral Signals, Chimera Bioengineering, Compellon, DEARhealth, Delpor, Foldax, Gene Sciences, Holoclara, KM Labs, MemiRay, MixComm, NanoClear Technologies, Neuro-Bio, Provivi, Symbiotic Biotherapies, Transient Plasma Systems

Funded Startups (Exit):

N/A

Application Process:
Send a message through http://www.kairosventures.com/contact/, email [email protected] or call (310) 271-1866 for more information
Program Requirements:
N/A 
Focus Areas:
Science and technology

Omninet

Details:

Omninet
9420 Wilshire Blvd 4th Fl Beverly Hills, CA 90212
(310) 300-4100
[email protected]
http://omninet.com/

Size of Funds:


N/A

Funded Startups (Active):

RADLogics, Cargomatic, Expand Networks, Sonics, Calore Medical Ltd., Civcom,  EdenIQ, StyledOn, Samesurf, WannaGo, PayMaxs, Fusic, Shoutz

Funded Startups (Exit):

AirPrime, CoSine Communications

Application Process:
Email [email protected] or call (310) 300-4100 for more information
Program Requirements:
Late stage companies with outstanding management, competitive advantage, viable business model, product commercialization  
Focus Areas:
Communications and internet technologies

Wells Levitt

Details:

Wells Levitt
2108 Pacific Ave, Venice, CA 90291
(424) 250-0025
[email protected]
http://wellslevitt.com/

Size of Funds:


N/A

Funded Startups (Active):

Adam Hunter, Downey Ventures, Edoughable, Eric Buterbaugh, Gray Malin, Honor, Kontor, Kushner Companies, La Boulangerie, Lootsie, Maisonette, Poprageous, Render Media, Retail Petroleum Consultants, Tiller Partners, Zola

Funded Startups (Exit):

N/A

Application Process:
Send a message through http://wellslevitt.com/contact, call (424) 250-0025 or email [email protected] for more information
Program Requirements:
N/A 
Focus Areas:
N/A

CRG Capital Partners

Details:

CRG Capital Partners
1999 Avenue of the Stars Suite 1100 LA, CA 90067
(310) 205-4121
[email protected]
http://www.crgcapitalpartners.com/

Size of Funds:


$5M or more investment range

Funded Startups (Active):

MarLu Food Group, Cardiff Films, Vista Poly Recycling, Newbon Pharma Management, The BrainWare Corporation, Ternaben Vetrieb Group, Smile Stations Inc., American Dream Technology Inc., USTitle

Funded Startups (Exit):

N/A

Application Process:
Contact through http://www.crgcapitalpartners.com/take-action/ if your company aligns with CRG’s investment criteria
Program Requirements:
Seeking companies that have revenue range of $50 million to $1 billion, EBITDA range of $5 million to $200 million, headquartered in North America
Focus Areas:
Wide range of industries including retail, entertainment, recycling, healthcare, consumer education and software, consumer goods, digital media, manufacturing, IT software

Shelter Capital Partners

Details:

Shelter Capital Partners
10880 Wilshire Blvd Suite 1850 Los Angeles, CA 90024
(310) 234-2300
http://www.sheltercap.com/

Size of Funds:


N/A

Funded Startups (Active):

Cardean Learning Group, isensix, Kryptiq, Passenger, Roamware

Funded Startups (Exit):

IDS, Oxford Semiconductor, Ruckus Network, TransDimension, u-Nav Microelectronics

Application Process:
Due to the large volume of plans Shelter Capital Partners receives, they no longer accept unreferred proposals for new investments
Program Requirements:
N/A
Focus Areas:
Technology/technology-enabled companies specifically in the media, wireless/communication, enterprise software, and semiconductor industries

VoiVoda Ventures (Santa Monica)

Details:

VoiVoda Ventures
604 Arizona Ave Suite 224 Santa Monica, CA 90401
[email protected]
http://www.voivoda.com/

Size of Funds:


N/A

Funded Startups (Active):
GoCoin, Fieldwire, Realty Mogul, Gremln, LeanPlum, GonnaBe, TranscribeMe, Promojam, Vidcaster, Jelli, Vertigo, ClimateMinder, Planana, Atlas, Xform Computing, Scopix, Partners 1993, Val9000, CloudBasic
Funded Startups (Exit):
WebMessenger, AnyMeeting, Handster
Application Process:
Apply online at https://voivoda.proseeder.com/site/displayPage.do?siteId=1372454481337&pageId=960. Although VoiVoda Ventures accepts business plans from everyone, the most effective way to contact is through an introduction or referral to their network
Program Requirements:
Open to companies worldwide. Best fit with companies looking to raise their first institutional round ($500k-$1.5 million). Ideally companies have two co-founders, strong technology, and some early market/sales validation. Companies should be operating in large markets and have scalable business models
Focus Areas:
Technology acceleration fund focused on business-to-business (B2B) startup companies specializing in mobile, SaaS, Cloud, IT, security, and enterprise software sectors

Jump Investors

Details:

Jump Investors
12011 San Vicente Blvd #405 Los Angeles, CA 90049
http://www.jumpinvestors.com/

Size of Funds:


N/A

Funded Startups (Active):
Akamai Technologies, Google,  NuMat Technologies, Inspire Energy, Seagate, Peek, Asset Health, CollarCard, Return Path  
Funded Startups (Exit):
Avamar Technologies, Business.com, Community Connect, GSX Group, L90, Postini, ViaFone, UrgentRx
Application Process:
N/A
Program Requirements:
N/A
Focus Areas:
Technology 

Shamrock Capital Advisors

Details:

Shamrock Capital Advisors
1100 Glendon Ave #1600 LA, CA 90024

(310) 974-6600
[email protected]
http://www.shamrockcap.com/

Size of Funds:


N/A

Funded Startups (Active):

Appetize, BTI Studios, Consilio, FanDuel, Giant Creative Strategy, Isolation Network,  Maple Media, Mobilitie, Omega Wireless, Questex, RBmedia, Screenvision Media, Silvergate Media, Wazee Digital, Harlem Globetrotters

Funded Startups (Exit):
K2 Towers, Learfield Communications, LifeStage Media Group, MarketCast, Media Storm, Modern Luxury, Mojiva, NETGEAR, NextWave Media Group, PGOA Media, PortalPlayer, PRN Corporation, RealD, TeleGuam Holdings, Triad Broadcasting Company
Application Process:
Email [email protected] or call (310) 974-6600 for more information
Program Requirements:
Companies should have strong management teams and attractive business models that are poised for growth
Focus Areas:
Media, entertainment, communications sectors

Archer Venture Capital

Details:

Archer Venture Capital
11390 W Olympic Blvd Suite 380 Los Angeles, CA 90064
(310) 974-6600
[email protected]
http://www.archervc.com/

Size of Funds:


N/A

Funded Startups (Active):


TrueCar, 2U, Sovrn Holdings, ConsumerDirect, Networks in Motion, Leadpoint, Impact Radius, Swoop, Akana Software, Fair, QMerit, BetheBeast

Funded Startups (Exit):
TrueX Media, SquareTrade, Shopkick, Alacra
Application Process:
Contact through http://www.archervc.com/contact.html, email [email protected] or call (310) 916-9599 to learn more information
Program Requirements:
Archer Venture Capital primarily works with companies in the seed, Series A and select later growth stages of their business
Focus Areas:
N/A

Freeman Spogli & Co.

Details:

Freeman Spogli & Co.
11100 Santa Monica Blvd Suite 1900 Los Angeles, CA 90025
(310) 444-1822
[email protected]ogli.com
http://www.freemanspogli.com/

Size of Funds:


N/A

Funded Startups (Active):


Planet Fitness, Cafe Rio, Batteries Plus Bulbs, City Barbeque, Integrated Supply Network, Osprey, Regent Holding, Plantation Products, totes»Isotoner, Arhaus, microStar Keg Management, Boot Barn, Floor & Decor, El Pollo Loco, Sur La Table

Funded Startups (Exit):
First Watch, hhgregg, Smile Brands Group, Luxury Brand Holdings, PETCO, Paradies, Brooks Equipment, Savers, Asurion, Mattress Giant, Winebow, VIBE/SPIN, Asbury Automotive Group, AV Partnership, AFC Enterprises, The Pantry, CB Richard Ellis, Hudson RCI, Century, Galyan’s, Advance Auto Parts, Micro Warehouse, Medical Arts Press, Envirosource, Marcus Cable, WebVision, Miadora, Buttrey Food & Drug, Calmar, Brylane, Orchard Supply Hardware, Purity, Hallmark, Duff & Phelps, HTM Sports Holding B.V., Sun Carriers, Tops Friendly Markets, Webcraft, Piggly Wiggly, P&C Foods, Bayless Food Markets, The Boys, TriCoast Container Corporation
Application Process:
Call (310) 444-1822 or email [email protected] for more information
Program Requirements:
Looking for established companies with strong management teams, defensible market positions, possess a platform for organic and acquisition growth, and have solid margins and free cash flow
Focus Areas:
Consumer sector including retail services, consumer products, restaurants, e-commerce, and direct marketing; distribution sector including wholesale, business to business, and specialty

Stage Venture Capital

Details:

Stage Venture Capital
417 N Robertson Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90048
http://www.stagevp.com/

Size of Funds:


N/A

Funded Startups (Active):


VNTANA, Pie, Iris.TV, CoInspect, WhereFor Business, Placer, Kuona, Spidr Tech, Retina.AI, TrackStreet

Funded Startups (Exit):

RentJuice, Planet ATE, Entropic, Amino Health, MadeSolid

Application Process:
For more information, contact through http://www.stagevp.com/new-page-4
Program Requirements:
Open nationwide to enable startups to access corporate buyers for their products in the LA market
Focus Areas:
Enterprise software, technology

Baroda Ventures

Details:

Baroda Ventures
245 S Beverly Dr Beverly Hills, CA 90212
 
http://www.barodaventures.com/

Size of Funds:


N/A

Funded Startups (Active):

Amplify LA, Blade, Bridg, Crexi,  DSTLD, Embrace, Gem, HelloTech, Healthvana, ID90 Travel, KOH Founders, Local ID, Overnight, Pathmatic, Retention Science, Revolution Credit, Science,  SurfAir, Thayer Ventures, Travo, unGlue

Funded Startups (Exit):

Chromatik, DogVacay, GradientX, OVGuide, Shift

Application Process:
Best way of getting in contact with Baroda is through an introduction from their network (co-investors, portfolio company founders, and other trusted sources). If your network doesn’t overlap with Baroda, you may e-mail and Executive Summary or general request to [email protected]. Due to the high volume of requests, Baroda will follow up only if they are interested in your company
Program Requirements:
For pre-seed and seed stage investors with a strong preference for Los Angeles based companies. Must have strong founding team, large potential markets, and low capital requirements
Focus Areas:
Internet, SaaS, e-commerce, mobile, digital media

Navita Capital

Details:

Navita Capital
11990 San Vicente Blvd Suite 350 Los Angeles, CA 90049
http://navitascap.com/

Size of Funds:


$100K – $5M over the full lifecycle of the investment

Funded Startups (Active):

Truss, Honest Buildings, Aquicore, Sweeten, Gridium, PlanGrid, Matterport, View, Comfy, Ravti, Happyco, PiinPoint, Enmetric Systems, Optimum Energy, Waygum, Stir, Serious Materials, Powermat, Lunera Lighting, SNTech, Sustainability Roundtable Inc.

Funded Startups (Exit):

Hara, Can2Go

Application Process:
For more information, contact through http://navitascap.com/contact/
Program Requirements:
Companies should be high executing with both technical and domain expertise and the ability to relate to the customer pain point. Businesses should possess and “unfair” technology or business model innovation that is defensible over the long term. Companies should have a scalable go-to-market strategy and capital light business models. Navitas Capital is open to investing at any stage during a company’s lifecycle, but typically invest in companies at the Seed and Series A rounds. Companies should be based in the US and Canada, but Navitas is willing to consider investments globally as long as a strong co-investor is in the local area
Focus Areas:
Energy and IT sectors for real estate, with specific domain expertise on Intelligent Buildings and Enterprise start-ups

Mucker Capital

Details:

Mucker Capital
202 Bicknell Ave Santa Monica, CA 90405
http://www.muckercapital.com/

Size of Funds:


N/A

Funded Startups (Active):

Ascend Consumer Finance, Bambee, BloomNation, Bridg, Butter, Chromatik, Dropoff, Emailage, Foodstirs, GoToTags, Hologram, Honey, LeaseLock, LoanHero, Mashape, Medely, Med, Naritiv, Next Trucking, Openbucks, Panjo, Replicated, Retention Science, RocksBox, Service Titan, SOXHUB, Surf Air, Tapatalk, TaskRabbit, The Black Tux, Twenty20, UpKeep, Victorious, Vidme, Wallaby Financial, Wizely Finance, Younity

Funded Startups (Exit):

Blayze, Trunk Club

Application Process:
For more information, email [email protected] or [email protected]
Program Requirements:
Seed and pre-seed stage companies that build defensible and scalable businesses; partners principally in the greater Los Angeles area
Focus Areas:
Internet software, services and media

Scopus Ventures

Details:

Scopus Ventures
12100 Wilshire Blvd #1960 Los Angeles, CA 90025
[email protected]
http://www.scopusventures.com/

Size of Funds:


$500K at the seed stage with the capital capacity for follow on investments

Funded Startups (Active):

Fuel Cycle, Jitterbit, Mobileum

Funded Startups (Exit):

Scopus, VM Ware, GT Nexus, On Link Technology, K12, SweetIM

Application Process:
For more information, email [email protected]
Program Requirements:
Typically invests in late seed and early stage companies where the product has been built and product-market fit is initially validated. Prospective companies can come from anywhere as long as there is a commitment to relocate headquarters to the US
Focus Areas:
Business intelligence and automation, cyber security, SaaS, Digital Media, Healthcare IT and FinTech

Nimes Capital

Details:

Nimes Capital
1801 Century Park West 5th Fl Los Angeles, CA 90067
(310) 203-3800
http://www.nimescapital.com/index.html

Size of Funds:


N/A

Funded Startups (Active):


Togo’s, TD Food Group, Granite State manufacturing, SolarReserve, Poseidon Water, Umami Burger, SBE, Ingenu, Echo, InnerWorkings

Funded Startups (Exit):

N/A

Application Process:
To learn more about Nimes Capital Private Equity or to submit opportunities please contact Jeff Kovick at [email protected]
Program Requirements:
Nimes Capital seeks to invest directly in operating businesses led by strong management teams with stable historical performance and solid future growth prospects. Companies with annual EBITDA of $2-15 million are of interest 
Focus Areas:
N/A

Celerity Partners

Details:

Celerity Partners
12121 Wilshire Blvd Suite 512 Los Angeles, CA 90025
(310) 268-1710
http://www.celeritypartners.com/

Size of Funds:


$2M – $20M

Funded Startups (Active):


360 Physical Therapy,  eStudySite, Meridien Research, National Research Institute, Tru Fit Athletic Clubs, Well-Form Inc.

Funded Startups (Exit):

Thompson/ADB Industries, ABC Laboratories, Advanced Accessory Systems, All Aboard America! Holdings, Ascension Insurance, Dynamic Details Inc., O Premium Waters, OnCore Manufacturing Services, Ortho Organizers, PC Helps, Peer 1, Pinnacle Treatment Centers, Project Leadership Associates, Rincon Industries, Streamline Circuits, SMTC Corporation, SynteractHCR, Verari Systems, Vince & Associates Clinical Research

Application Process:
Call (310) 268-1710 to see if your company fits with their criteria
Program Requirements:
Companies should be based in the US and Canada
Focus Areas:
Healthcare, contract manufacturing, energy services, infrastructure and environmental services, transportation and logistics

Aurora Capital Partners

Details:

Aurora Capital Partners
10877 Wilshire Blvd 21st Fl LA, CA 90024
(310) 551-0101
[email protected]
https://www.auroracap.com/

Size of Funds:


N/A

Funded Startups (Active):


Joerns, NTS, Pace Analytical, Randall Reilly, Restaurant Technologies, SRP Companies, Zywave

Funded Startups (Exit):

Market Track, Industrial Container Services, DuBois, Ames Taping Tools, Porex, Mitchell, ADCO Global, NuCO2, United Plastics Group, Douglas Dynamics, Anthony, Impaxx, K&F Industries, FleetPride, Aftermarket Technology, Autocam, Western Nonwovens, Newport Media, Astor, RBC Bearings, Coast Gas

Application Process:
Call (310) 551-0101 or email [email protected] for more information
Program Requirements:
Target premium companies with a defensible market position and management team with a passionate vision for the future of their industry. Businesses should be valued between $100-500 million, with a conservative approach to leverage that deploys between $50-300 million of equity per transaction
Focus Areas:
Business services and distribution, specialty manufacturing and highly engineered products, information and technology enabled services

Ambient Capital

Details:

Ambient Capital
1840 Century Park East Suite 800 Los Angeles, CA 90067
(310) 556-1200
[email protected]
http://www.ambientcapital.com/index.htm

Size of Funds:


N/A

Funded Startups (Active):


N/A

Funded Startups (Exit):

N/A

Application Process:
Call (310) 556-1200 or email [email protected] for more information
Program Requirements:
Companies should have large potential markets, proprietary or defensible product/service characteristics, Management and Board of Directors committed to take the steps to build substantial value in their businesses, and either public or private ownership
Focus Areas:
Wide range of industries with a particular interest in healthcare/life sciences, information technology/communications, electronic systems business services and various enabling technologies related to these business sectors

FocalPoint Partners

Details:

FocalPoint Partners
11150 Santa Monica Blvd Suite 1150 Los Angeles, CA 90025
(310) 405-7000
[email protected]
http://focalpointllc.com/

Size of Funds:


N/A

Funded Startups (Active):


Milacron, Lucky Strike Lanes, Rightpoint, CarbonLite, Coolhaus, Ride to Conquer, Activate, Milacron Manufacturing Technologies, Abbyson Living, Cosmetic Design Group, NetIG, Ranger Offshore, Bedford Technoloy, Gross & James Co, Proactive Packaging & Display

Funded Startups (Exit):

Club Pilates, Kat Somerville, Lyall, Pinkberry, FDSI Logistics, The Walking Company, La Brea Bakery, GSM Outdoors, Crunch, Fuddruckers, ADI Strategies, Affliction, Ready Pac, BeGreen Packaging, Physicians Formula, BowlMor Lanes, Envision Plastics, Round Table Pizza, Nest Bedding, LA Boxing, Lyfe Kitchen, Encore, Drake, Fantasy Cookie Company, Elements Massage, Fusion Logistics, Nabco, Clover Industries, Equipois, Independent Aerial Equipment, Proler Steel International, Drake Automotive Group, Orange Line Oil, All Reach Equipment

Application Process:
Call (310) 405-7000 or email [email protected] for more information
Program Requirements:
Seeking middle-market companies
Focus Areas:
Consumer, industrial, aerospace and defense, technology/media, business services, healthcare

Double M Partners

Details:

Double M Partners
11812 San Vicente Blvd #510 Los Angeles, CA 90049
http://www.doublempartners.com/

Size of Funds:


N/A

Funded Startups (Active):


Scopely, Slique Media Group, Tradesy, HONK, Sense360, ChowNow, Prevoty, Emailage, Kaleo, Bitium, Tuition.Io, Pathmatics, Reaction Commerce, Fama, EV Connect, MomentFeed, Shippabo, Inspire, Retention Science, Opendrives, hiQ Labs, inVia Robotics,   BlueLine Grid, Zowdow, Seismic Games, Waved, Adstage, Pledgeling, Quietly, FieldTest, ArxPax, TallyGo, Forcefield, Local ID, PingThings, Mover, Stop, Breathe & Think

Funded Startups (Exit):

SHIFT, The Trade Desk, Orbitera,  Edge Cast, Lettuce, Gradient X, MessageLabs, Clearwire, Webb Interactive Services, Infospace, Pingg

Application Process:
N/A
Program Requirements:
Core offering within companies should be in business-to-business infrastructure, software, security, management platforms and/or hardware. Primarily geared towards SoCal, but invests in companies across North America
Focus Areas:
Media, internet, communications companies

St. Cloud Capital

Details:

St. Cloud Capital
10866 Wilshire Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90024
(310) 475-2700
http://www.stcloudcapital.com/

Size of Funds:


$5M – $20M

Funded Startups (Active):


Burke Williams, Restoration Media, Gen-E Holdings, Apposite Technologies, Renters Warehouse, Life Spine, Blue Casa, Stat Health Management, EZ Own Auto Source, Bravo Sports, BigRentz, CS Mining, COR Clearing, Secureone Data Solutions, Universal Tank & Fabrication/Gulfex

Funded Startups (Exit):

Advanced H20, Intuitive Surgical, Concepts Direct, Continucare, Diamond Contract Services, Eclipse Aerospace, Early Scheib, Eastern Mountain Sports, Frontline Sales, Gamers Factory, Pacific Groservice, Security Contractor Services, Seven Wells, AutoReturn,   XLNT Veterinary Care, Midnite Air Corp., Safe Security, PetWatch Animal Hospitals,Demand Media, Banc of California, Mertz Manufacturing, National Securities, Dr. Miracle’s/Johnson Products Company, Compact Power Equipment, Tuff Shed Storage Buildings & Garages, Prestige

Application Process:
Welcome investment referrals from investment banking firms, brokers, lenders, attorneys, accountants, consultants, business executives and other investors. Call (310) 475-2700 or email Jeremy May at [email protected] or Eric Lai at [email protected]
Program Requirements:
Lower middle market companies with annual revenues generally between $10 million and $150 million throughout the US
Focus Areas:
Wide range of industries including manufacturing, distribution, retail, business services, logistics, consumer, healthcare and financial services

Pritzer Group

Details:

Pritzker Group
11150 Santa Monica Blvd Suite 1500 Los Angeles, CA 90025
(310) 575-9400
[email protected]
https://www.pritzkergroup.com/venture-capital/

Size of Funds:


$500K – $1M

Funded Startups (Active):


Interior Define, SMS Assist, Viv, Outcome Health, Dollar Shave Club, SilverVue, Signal, Baselayer, Eved, AiCure, The Honest Company, Level Ex, Vettery, Casper, SpotHero, G2 Crowd, IrisVR, Vow To Be Chic, PureWow, Shiftgig, Pindrop Security, Opternative, HelloGiggles, EverTrue, eSpark, CultureIQ, Brilliant, Snapsheet, x.ai, Telnyx, SwipeSense, Spring, Sportvision, Sittercity, Simple.TV, Retrofit, Pluto.TV, Options Away, Mapbox, Kollective, IO, Industrial Toys, Augury, Graphiq, GiveForward, FleetMatics, Firm58, Upserve, Apervita, Curiosity.com, Cloud Technology Partners, Cleversafe, Hightower, AVIA, Analyte Health, Retention Science, AirCell, InterOptic, Active.com

Funded Startups (Exit):

Big Frame, Zinch, TicketsNow, SinglePlatform, Playdom, LeftHand Networks, HyperQuest, Everdream, eGreetings, eCollege, Cartavi, AwesomenessTV, Away.com

Application Process:
Contact at https://www.pritzkergroup.com/venture-capital/contact/ or call (310) 575-9400 for more information
Program Requirements:
Early stage Series A or B companies with highly experienced founding teams and have a demonstrated product-market fit
Focus Areas:
Consumer products, internet-based technologies, software, digital health, emerging technology

Vicente Capital Partners

Details:

Vicente Capital Partners
11726 San Vicente Blvd Suite 300 Los Angeles, CA 90049
(310) 826-2255
[email protected]
http://www.vicentecapital.com/index.php

Size of Funds:


$5M – $20M

Funded Startups (Active):


Global LT, Intellectual Technology Inc., Campus Explorer, SMT, MedBridge Healthcare

Funded Startups (Exit):

VXi, iBwave Solutions, US Dermatology Medical Group, Sendio, Vermont Composites, O2 Science, CaseStack, Rent.com, Rayne Water Conditioning, Boncor Water Systems, AMSI, Overture

Application Process:
Begins with an initial review to determine whether the company is a fit with Vicente investment criteria (1-2 weeks). After the initial assessment, they discuss the opportunity with their entire partnership and develop a detailed term sheet negotiations with the seller and/or management team (1-2 weeks). Upon completion of due diligence on the business, they ask the management team to present their business plan to their partnership (4-6 weeks). After management’s presentation, Vicente Capital Partners addresses any final issues with the seller and/or management and our Investment Committee, with no other approvals required, makes a determination whether to proceed with investment. Assuming both parties agree to move forward, legal documents typically take 4-6 weeks to finalize and a closing occurs. Post-closing, Vicente works with management at a board level to achieve their objectives
Program Requirements:
Target companies have generated sufficient revenue to demonstrate market acceptance of their product or service, are on a robust growth trajectory at the time of investment and will continue to grow into solid middle market businesses. Vicente doesn’t invest in startups or turn-around situations
Focus Areas:
Broad range of industry sectors including business process outsourcing, internet services, telecom services, healthcare, residential delivery, education, aerospace and defense, environmental products

QueensBridge Venture Partners

Details:

QueensBridge Venture Partners
1801 Century Park East Suite 1132 Los Angeles, CA 90067
https://qbvp.com/

Size of Funds:


N/A

Funded Startups (Active):


Bilna.com, Bukalapak.com, Pomelo, Tradesy, Totspot, Thrive market, Beyond, Lumoid, Storefront, Pro.com, SeatGeek, RoadsTruck, Reserve, Pocket, RadPad, PillPack, Parachute, Pager, Enchanted Diamonds, One Hop, Billowby, Move Loot, MakeSpace, Lyft, Kiwi Crate, Away, Inkshares, Holidog.com, Lofty, General Assembly, Eaze, D, Class Pass, Casper, Cargomatic, Caarbon, Bellhops, AuditFile.com, BitFury, Block Cypher, Earnest, inDinero, ProducePay, Represent, Robinhood, Rinker, Vaurum, All Day, BattleFY, Beautycon, Brightline, Cielo24, Cointent, Draft, FanDuel, Fuisz Media, Genius, LessThan3, Mitu, The Noun Project, Pluto TV, TotalMedia, Vantage, ViralGains, VRideo, Vydia, Asl, August, Beep networks, Bikanta, Edyn, Knightscope, LivBlends, Matternet, Pantry, Reaction, Ring, Snowshoe, Soma, Vengo, Virtuix Omni, Volta, Abacus, Amplitude, Aptible, Lookout, do, Drawbridge Networks, Dropbox, Eligible, FiscalNote, Immediately, Koru, NationBuilder, Neptune.io, Paperspace, prism Skylabs, Reaction Commerce, Brand Networks, Shift Messenger, Sourceeasy, Splash, Unoceros, Walk Source, Wellframe, 500 Startups

Funded Startups (Exit):

N/A

Application Process:
Contact through https://qbvp.com/contact-us/
Program Requirements:
N/A
Focus Areas:
Technology

CrossCut Ventures

Details:

CrossCut Ventures
373 Rose Ave Venice, CA 90291
http://www.crosscut.vc/about

Size of Funds:


$200K – $2.5M

Funded Startups (Active):

ActiveReplay, Arsenic, Boom.tv, Boon + Gable, Branch Messenger, Candy Club, Comparably, Conversion Logic, DataScience, DermStore, Docstoc, Foray, Hijro, GumGum, HelloTech, Iconery, Immortals, Inspire, Instant eSports, ipsy, JustFab, Jyve, Ledger Investing, Little Labs, Local Store Identity, Measurabl, Mobcrush, Narvar, Omaze, Overnight, Plyfe, Purple Squirrel, Reaction Commerce, Science, Soma, StarMaker, Streamlabs, StyleSaint, Super Evil Megacorp, The Black Tux, Unmute, Verve, Winc, Zingle

Funded Startups (Exit):

Circle Street, Gradient X,  Lettuce, Pulpo Media, SHIFT, ShoeDazzle, Star.me

Application Process:
Program Requirements:
N/A
Focus Areas:
Technology

Redpoint Ventures

Details:

Redpoint Ventures
11150 California State Route 2 #1200 Los Angeles, CA 90025
(310) 477-7678
http://www.redpoint.com/

Size of Funds:


N/A

Funded Startups (Active):

TruSignal, Gigster, Bright Health, Essential Products, Cockroach Labs, RasieMe, Astro, Chorus, SentinelOne, Nu Bank, Brandless, Sourcegraph, HashiCorp, Guild, Clara, Flexe, Justworks, Lifesize, Duo, Collective Health, Nextdoor, Springpath, Button, Tenor, Luxe, Snowflake, Vurb, Platform 9, Victorious, Yunshan Networks, BitGo, Renrenche.com, Just Eat, Draft Kings, Pocket Gems, Qwilt, Caspida, XuetangX.com, RelateIQ, Pindrop Security, APUS, Tact, Memoir, Acompli, Arista, Igneous, Renmaitong, Jaunt, Bangcle, Looker and more

Funded Startups (Exit):

Refresh, Inpulse, LoopNet, Into_Now, MMC Networks, Concur, Blue Fin Labs, Posterous Spaces, CouchDM Relax, NextG Networks, StorSimple, Gravity, Auditude, Internet Brands, Clicker, Cloud.com, Answers.com, Heroku, BlueKai, TrueX Media, Fraud Sciences, Adap.TV, www.360.cn, Fan TV, Kadang, Clearwell, CGEN, WiChorus, Jumptap, RightMedia, Myspace, Zimbra, EfficientFrontier, Kazeon, Fortinet, Lifesize, Danger, Line 6, Responsys, Netflix, TiVo, Juniper Networks

Application Process:
Call to inquire (310) 477-7678
Program Requirements:
Startups should be in any of the three phases: seed, early, or growth
Focus Areas:
N/A

Carlyle Group

Details:

Carlyle Group
11100 Santa Monica Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90025
https://www.carlyle.com/

Size of Funds:


$5M – $20M

Funded Startups (Active):


4Gas Holding B.V., AA Ireland, Abtran, Accudyne Industries, Acosta Inc., Acufocus Inc., Addison Lee Group, ADT CAPS Co., Akari Care Group, Al Nabil Food Industries Ltd. Co., Alamar Foods, Allsec Technologies Limited Amrod, Apex Parks Group, Arctic Glacier Inc., Array Canada Inc., ArtGo Holdings Limited, ARUHI Corporation, Asia Satellite Telecom Holdings and much more

Funded Startups (Exit):

58.com, 7 Days Group Holdings Limited, ACIS Holdings Limited, Actelis Networks Inc., ADA Cosmetic Holding GmbH, Adesso Systems Inc. Air Cargo Inc., Air2Web Inc., Alamosa Solar Generating Project, Alchemedia Inc., Align Technology Inc., Alliance Boots PLC, Allison Transmission, Altice S.A., AMC Entertainment Inc., American Achievement Corporation, Andritz AG, Anyday.com, Apama Ltd., Apollo Global, Appfluent Technology Inc. Applied Systems Inc., Applus Services S.A., Aprovia, AqueSys Inc., Arebela Holding S.A. de C.V., Archetype Solutions Inc and much more

Application Process:
Carlyle doesn’t accept investments from the general public. People who already have an investment account with Carlyle or with whom Carlyle has already initiated discussions regarding the possibility of making an investment through one or more private investment funds sponsored by Carlyle may contact Head of Investor Relations, Michael Arpey at (202) 729-5626
Program Requirements:
N/A
Focus Areas:
Aerospace, defense and government services, consumer and retail, energy and power, financial services, healthcare, industrial, infrastructure, real estate, technology and business services, telecommunications and media, transportation

Caltius Equity Partners

Details:

Caltius Equity Partners
11766 Wilshire Blvd Suite 850 Los Angeles, CA 90025
(310) 996-9566
http://www.caltius.com/equity.asp

Size of Funds:


$10M-$30M

Funded Startups (Active):


MC Sign Company, OrthoClassic, Vision Holdings, Kiss My Face, Starpoint Health

Funded Startups (Exit):

Impact Facility Services, National Industrial Coatings, Diversified Human Resources, SeniorBridge Family Companies, Electra Bicycle Company, MCC Control Systems, Scientech, Arrowhead Brass Products, DavexLabs, Northwest Coatings , CRC Health Corp, SM&A, LA Dove, Consolidated Fire Protection, CampGroup

Application Process:
For more information, contact at http://www.caltius.com/equ_secondary.asp?pageID=7
Program Requirements:
Companies should have $10 million to $50 million in enterprise value, defensible market positions, growth potential, profitable operating histories, proprietary concepts or brands, limited technology risk
Focus Areas:
Broad range of industries with particular focus in business services, consumer products/services, healthcare services, specialty chemicals

CAA Ventures

Details:

CAA Ventures
2000 Avenue of the Stars Los Angeles, CA 90067
[email protected]
http://www.caaventures.com/index.html

Size of Funds:


N/A

Funded Startups (Active):


500px, Airtime, August Home, Bark & Co, Beautylish, Beyond Games, Bloom Technologies, Brava, Chorus, CreativeLIVE, Crowdpac, Darby Smart, Drone Racing League, DSTLD, Experiment 7, Genies, Giphy, Green Matters, Hinge, Houseparty, Immersv, Kickback, Medium, Mobcrush, NuORDER, Patreon, Peek, Rinse, Second Spectrum, Seedling, Shyp, Skydio, Sliver.tv, Sprig, Storybird, Streamlabs, thatgamecompany, WayUp, Whisper

Funded Startups (Exit):

Celery, Crowdrise, Julep, NOMI, QuizUp, Sparks

Application Process:
For more information, contact through [email protected]
Program Requirements:
Companies with strong entrepreneurs, defensible technologies, and early signs of traction that indicate that there is a huge scale to business. Generally co-invests in launched companies that are raising institutionally-led early stage financing; also interested in later-stage investments where a company has demonstrated traction with strong momentum and revenue growth
Focus Areas:
Pop culture, entertainment, sports, creative artists agencies

Karlin Ventures

Details:

Karlin Ventures
11755 Wilshire Blvd Suite 1400 Los Angeles, CA 90025
(310) 806-9700
http://karlinvc.com/

Size of Funds:


$250K – $2M

Funded Startups (Active):


3TEN8, Bark, Bitium, Bridg, BrightFunnel, ChowNow, CREXI, DataRPM, FIGS, The Grid, HelloTech, HONK, InvestedIn, Jukin Media, Kaleo, Laurel & Wolf, Markkit, Noun Project, Pathmatics, Percolata, Pixalate, PolicyGenius, Preact, Prevoty, Retention Science, Saygent, ShipHawk, Annex Cloud, TetraScience, True Link, Verge Genomics, Victorious, Yoi

Funded Startups (Exit):

CirroSecure, GameMix, Gyft, Kimono Labs, StrikeAd, TONX, Wallaby Financial

Application Process:
For more information, call (310) 806-9700 or email [email protected] 
Program Requirements:
Prefer to take part in companies as a co-investor and participate in follow-on rounds. Must be a US-based company, preferably on the West Coast. Must have proof-of-concept in place (post-revenue or with secured contracts) requiring less than $5 million and three years to reach break-even point. Portfolio companies also became Karlin Fellows, a program that consists of four workshop classes taught by industry experts throughout the year
Focus Areas:
Enterprise software, commerce platforms and marketplaces but open to exciting ideas in other verticals

Seidler Equity Partners

Details:

Seidler Equity Partners
4640 Admiralty Way Suite 1200 Marina del Rey, CA 90292
(213) 683-4622

[email protected]
http://www.sepfunds.com/

Size of Funds:


N/A

Funded Startups (Active):


LA Fitness, Visual Comfort Circa Lighting, Hal Leonard Corporation, Sportsman’s Warehouse, SRP Companies, Quick Quack Car Wash, Sunny Sky Products, The Wheel Group, aden + anais, Emergency Essentials, Allied Oilfield

Funded Startups (Exit):

PADI, Windy City Wire, International Studies Abroad, Harmar Mobility, Korvis, Paragon Medical, Tomah Holdings, Lodging Enterprises, JaCam Chemical, Gary Platt, Phone Directories Company

Application Process:
Inquiries welcome from business owners and executives, as well as from intermediaries, attorneys, accountants, and other professionals. Contact at (213) 683-4622 or email [email protected]
Program Requirements:
N/A
Focus Areas:
N/A

TYLT Ventures

Details:

TYLT Ventures
The Verona Building 530 Wilshire Blvd Suite 201 Santa Monica, CA 90401
https://www.tyltventures.com/

Size of Funds:


N/A

Funded Startups (Active):


LA Fitness, Visual Comfort Circa Lighting, Hal Leonard Corporation, Sportsman’s Warehouse, SRP Companies, Quick Quack Car Wash, Sunny Sky Products, The Wheel Group, aden + anais, Emergency Essentials, Allied Oilfield

Funded Startups (Exit):

PADI, Windy City Wire, International Studies Abroad, Harmar Mobility, Korvis, Paragon Medical, Tomah Holdings, Lodging Enterprises, JaCam Chemical, Gary Platt, Phone Directories Company

Application Process:
Please contact with pitches, or advisory services at https://www.tyltventures.com/contact-us
Program Requirements:
N/A
Focus Areas:
Open to any business sector but especially for businesses that present a near term opportunity resulting in extraordinary returns

New Century Capital Partners

Details:

New Century Capital Partners
1510 11th St Suite 203 Santa Monica, CA 90401
(310) 451-9073

[email protected]
http://www.newcenturycap.com/

Size of Funds:


N/A

Funded Startups (Active):


Cascade Health Services, GM Lighting, Leabo Foods Distribution Inc.,  Anglo Dutch Energy LLC,  AnyMeeting, Koelsch Senior Communities, HMC Healthcare LLC, Heavy Earth Resources, BAROnova, Sparkplug Communications, RGM Group, Arco Capital Corporation, Pacific Capital Group, LeisureLink, Ad Pepper, Seanergy, Arco Capital Corporation, Recovery Energy, Ante 5, United Refining Energy Corporation, Virgin

Funded Startups (Exit):

tonegate Nursing Center, Sterkly, MedTrakRx, Physicians Realty Trust, Tibion, Tuscany Design Automation, Cystic Fibrosis Services, OPUS-ISM, Ciranova, Aragon Surgical, Pathway Medical Technologies, EXAR, KulaByte, Hudson Holding Corporation, Incept BioSystems, FlowCardia

Application Process:
For general inquiries, email [email protected] or call (310) 451-9073
Program Requirements:
N/A
Focus Areas:
Technology, clean technology, healthcare, oil and gas

Upfront Ventures

Details:

Upfront Ventures
1314 7th St Santa Monica, CA 90401
(213) 683-4622
https://upfront.com/

Size of Funds:


N/A

Funded Startups (Active):


11 Honre, Adore Me, Apeel Sciences, ChowNow, Comparably, Cordial, DailyLook, DataSift, Deliv, Density, Digital Air Strike, Drone Base, Eagle Crest Energy, Emida, FabFitFun, Factual, Fame and Partners, Goat,  Grove, GumGum, Happy Returns, Health Data Vision, HelloTech, HopSkipDrive, Imbellus, Infosum, Invoca, Jiko, Kyriba, Loot Crate, Luxe, MakeSpace, Mitú, MongoLab, MyTime, Nanit, Navdy, Nexkey, Nextplus, Nima, NuOrder, Osmo, Parachute, Pathmatics, Qordoba, Rentention Science, Ring, Ritual, Rubica, Seedling, Sense360, Seriously, Shots, Silversheets, Skurt, Skyline Home Loans, Stem, Tact.ai, Territory, The Mighty, TheWaveVR, thredUP, Token, Troopwork, uBeam,  Vemba, Vidme, VREAL, Waldo, Walker and Company, ZestFinance

Funded Startups (Exit):

Adly, Alpha Draft, Awe.Sm, BillMeLater, Burstly, Copilot, CyberSource, Dealertrack Technologies, Draft, Envestnet, Epoxy, Ferris, GoodRx, Gravity, Health Data Insights, lastminute.com, Maker Studios, Overture, Qyalys, TrueCar, UGO, Ulta Beauty

Application Process:
N/A
Program Requirements:
Upfront Ventures invests nationwide and sometimes in Europe and Canada. Typical companies should be at the Seed or Series A round. Upfront Ventures takes on 10-12 new companies each year
Focus Areas:
Digital media, commerce technology and marketplaces, consumer goods and services, SaaS

Tech Coast Angels

Details:

Tech Coast Angels

Home


Size of Funds:


N/A

Funded Startups (Active):


Accuscore, Active Life, Advanced Monitors Corporation, Aggregage, AirAllé, Amplyx, Anabios, Apeel Sciences, Ascendant Spirits, Avaxia Biologics, Banshee Bungee, Beacon, BeJane,  Benchmark Revenue Management, BeTheBeast, Bitvote, The Bouqs Company, BrainX, Brainrush, BrandAmerica, But It Installed, CardioCreate, Carepoynt,  Carterra, CaseStack, Cashie Commerce, Cloud Sight, Cloudbeds, Codelucida, Cognition Therapeutics, Coin-In, ComFreight, Conectric, Connected Signals, Continental Wind Power, Controltec, CudaSign, CURB, CureCare, Cyber-Rain, CytomX Therapeutics, DealCurrent, Digsy, Discotech, Doctible, Docufide, Dodo OmniData, Echo Laboratories, Educated Investor, Edufii, ElephantDrive, Emerald Logic, Enmotus, Enstigo, EV Connect, Fama Technologies, Fin.Solutions, Fitspot,  FloWater, Forge Therapeutics, Funraise, Fusion Brakes, Gemmus Pharma, Get This, Glassbeam, grandPad, Grenln, GoundMetrics, H2Scan and more

Funded Startups (Exit):

Adventrx Pharmaceuticals, AgileNano, Airsis, Allylix, Althea, AnyMeeting, BizBuyer, Blue Titan Software, Bluebeam Software, Cadforce, Cargo Tech, ClearCare, ClimateMinder, Cognition, CRISI Medical Systems, CrowdTorch, Cruiser Systems, CytomX Therapeutics, DAX Solutions, Dispatch & Tracking Solutionds, DTHERA Sciences, eTeam, Etronika, ExtendCredit.com, Green Dot, Green Earth Technologies, Greenplum, Hipmunk, HitFix, Hookit, IndX Software Corporation, InnoZen, Integrien, IP3 Networks, Language Weaver, LendAmend, Lytx, MINDBODY, Molecular Medicine BioServices, Multistat, N Spine, Olive Medical, OptionEase, Organic To Go, Pacific Mercantile Bank, Phat Noise, Pictage, Q3DM, RealAge, RetroSense Therapeutics, Sandpiper Networks, Savara Pharmaceuticals, ScanlanKemperBard, SeQual Technologies, Stage One Capital, TherMark Holdings, Trius Therapeutics, TrueCar, Vigilistics, Vital Therapies, Voyager, WeGoLook, WiseWindow, WiSpry, Yowza!!

Application Process:
Program Requirements:
Each chapter of TCA holds screening sessions, normally semi-monthly, where “pre-screened” entrepreneurs present their company and investment opportunity to the TCA membership. Applying companies should be based in Southern California, match TCA’s early stage and industry focus, and seeking to raise between $50,000 and $1,000,000
Focus Areas:
Technology, biotech, consumer products, Internet, IT, life sciences, media, software and environment

Palisades Growth Capital

Details:

Palisades Growth Capital
11726 San Vicente Blvd #450 Los Angeles, CA 90049
(310) 571-6214
[email protected]
http://www.palisadesgrowth.com/

Size of Funds:
$5M – $10M 
Funded Startups (Active):
xAd, Polaris Wireless, Micro Power, Peregrine Semiconductor, Akana, Apacheta Corporation, Visage, Zinio, Docupage
Funded Startups (Exit):
Language Weaver, Lucix Corporation, Omneon, MegaPath
Application Process:
For more information, call (310) 571-6214 or email [email protected]
Program Requirements:
Target companies should have rapid and sustainable growth, recurring revenue streams, high margins, proprietary expertise or technology, solid core management teams, opportunities to expand product lines or markets. Preferred equity investments in growth stage companies with proven products, solid management teams, and established revenues that are based in Southern California and the Western US
Focus Areas:
Technology, media, telecommunications and business services sectors including encompassing a wide variety of industries including healthcare, consumer/retail, environmental services, financial services and manufacturing services.

Brentwood Associates

Details:

Brentwood Associates
11150 Santa Monica Blvd Suite 1200 Los Angeles, CA 90025
(310) 477-6611
 [email protected] 
http://www.brentwood.com/

Size of Funds:


N/A

Funded Startups (Active):


Advantage Solutions, AerSale, AspenDental, ABG, BJ’s Wholesale Club, Caliber Collision, Charter NEX, CHG Healthcare Services, Clean Energy Fuels, Insight Global, Jetro Cash & Carry, Pure, Shake Shack, Signet Jewelers, SoulCycle, The Tire Rack, Topshop, Union Square Hospitality Group, Activision Blizzard, Air Lease Corporation, Cascade Bancorp, Del Taco, Equinox, FTD, Rite Aid, Whole Foods Market

Funded Startups (Exit):

David’s Bridal, Ellucian, ExamWorks, HITS, J.Crew, Jo-Ann, Life Time, Lucky Brand, Mister Car Wash, Motorsport Aftermarket Group, MultiPlan, North American Partners in Anesthesia,  Packers Sanitation Services, PDC Brands, Prospect Medical Holdings, Quintiles IMS Holdings, RestorixHealth, Savers, Tank Holding Corporation, The Container Store, Tourneau, Troon, US Renal Care, United States Infrastructure Corporation, Animal Health International, Big 5 Sporting Goods, Brickman,  CCC Information Services, Leslie’s Swimming Pool Supplies, The Neiman Marcus Group, Petco, Scitor Corporation, VCA Antech

Application Process:
Send a message through http://www.leonardgreen.com/contact/ or call (310) 954-0444 for more information
Program Requirements:
N/A
Focus Areas:
Consumer, business, healthcare services, and retail

Leonard Green & Partners

Details:

Leonard Green & Partners
11111 Santa Monica Blvd Suite 2000 Los Angeles, CA 90025
(310) 954-0444

http://www.leonardgreen.com/

Size of Funds:


N/A

Funded Startups (Active):


Advantage Solutions, AerSale, AspenDental, ABG, BJ’s Wholesale Club, Caliber Collision, Charter NEX, CHG Healthcare Services, Clean Energy Fuels, Insight Global, Jetro Cash & Carry, Pure, Shake Shack, Signet Jewelers, SoulCycle, The Tire Rack, Topshop, Union Square Hospitality Group, Activision Blizzard, Air Lease Corporation, Cascade Bancorp, Del Taco, Equinox, FTD, Rite Aid, Whole Foods Market

Funded Startups (Exit):

David’s Bridal, Ellucian, ExamWorks, HITS, J.Crew, Jo-Ann, Life Time, Lucky Brand, Mister Car Wash, Motorsport Aftermarket Group, MultiPlan, North American Partners in Anesthesia,  Packers Sanitation Services, PDC Brands, Prospect Medical Holdings, Quintiles IMS Holdings, RestorixHealth, Savers, Tank Holding Corporation, The Container Store, Tourneau, Troon, US Renal Care, United States Infrastructure Corporation, Animal Health International, Big 5 Sporting Goods, Brickman,  CCC Information Services, Leslie’s Swimming Pool Supplies, The Neiman Marcus Group, Petco, Scitor Corporation, VCA Antech

Application Process:
Send a message through http://www.leonardgreen.com/contact/ or call (310) 954-0444 for more information
Program Requirements:
N/A
Focus Areas:
Consumer, business, healthcare services, and retail

Altpoint Ventures

Details:

Altpoint Ventures
9200 Sunset Blvd 8th Fl Los Angeles, CA 90069
(212) 497-1100

[email protected]
http://altpointcapital.com/

Size of Funds:


$100K – $20M

Funded Startups (Active):


Aces, Acorn, Brief, Betagig, CreditXpress, Dreamlines, Edisun Microgrids, F2X, Factual, Ford Models, HONK, JUST, Lyft, Redbooth, Saucey, Stamp, The History Project, ZOWDOW

Funded Startups (Exit):

Timeline Labs

Application Process:
Best to get introductions through any of Altpoint Ventures’ connections. Can also contact through phone at (212) 497-1100 or email at [email protected]
Program Requirements:
Investing at any stage in companies they believe in and open to people and ideas from around the world. No geographic restrictions, but prefers to invest locally
Focus Areas:
Any sector, but specifically interested in consumer Internet, new e-commerce approaches, media, virtual and augmented reality, mobile solutions

Funk Ventures

Details:

Funk Ventures
15332 Antioch St #119 Pacific Palisades, CA 90272

http://funkventures.com/

Size of Funds:


$100K – $500K with most financings totaling about $2M – $5M with other co-investors

Funded Startups (Active):


Prolacta Bioscience, AlterG, Virgin Charter, Game Ready, Organic To Go, Usedcardboardboxes.com, Cyber Rain, Fuji Food Products, Own, Encore Fitness

Funded Startups (Exit):

N/A

Application Process:
Include a link to your company’s executive summary or write a few paragraphs about your venture at http://funkventures.com/contact/. If interested, Funk Ventures will contact you for more information. If you wish to mail a business plan or sample product, please mail to Funk Ventures – 15332 Antioch Street #119 Pacific Palisades, CA 90272. Get in touch if you know someone who can make a trusted introduction as well
Program Requirements:
Seeking companies closely aligned with mission-driven philosophy to make a significant contribution to people, society or the environment. Prefer to make Series A or B investments in teams with the knowledge, experience and dedication to grow a successful business. Preference for California-based companies. Companies should have highly disruptive products, technologies and services
Focus Areas:
Healthcare, wellness, medical technologies and cleantech

Invent Ventures

Details:

Invent Ventures
1930 Ocean Ave #305 Santa Monica, CA 90405
http://invent.vc/

Size of Funds:


$250K

Funded Startups (Active):


Revenue.com, Sanguine

Funded Startups (Exit):

N/A

Application Process:
Contact through website for more informatoion
Program Requirements:
N/A
Focus Areas:
Technology

MK Capital

Details:

MK Capital
1524F Cloverfield Blvd Santa Monica, CA 90404
(310) 586-7400
[email protected]
http://www.mkcapital.com/

Size of Funds:


$100K – $500K with most financings totaling about $2M – $5M with other co-investors

Funded Startups (Active):


Apex Learning, AwesomenessTV, BidPal, Bladelogic, Brightmont Academy, Carbon Media Group, CellTrak, Datapop, DramaFever, eSpark, Eved, GameFly, HealthiNation, Junction Solutions Kollective, Llamasoft, Machinima, Multicast Media, Netuitive, Nerdio, PECO Pallet, ReachForce, SimpleReach, Smoothstone, Unitas Global, Wellspring Worldwide, Zefr

Funded Startups (Exit):

Aprimo, Ariba, bTrade, Buzznet, Cobalt, Concord, CWI, Cerner DHT, Exodus, Extraprise, GammaLink, Go2Call, Initiate, InPhonic, IP Logic, Jamcrackers, Knowlagent, Magnify, Metalico, Republic Services, RSASecurity, Security Dynamics, TCI, Toplander Corporation, USA Waste, VPNet, Zond

Application Process:
Submit business plans or executive summaries to MK Capital via email to [email protected]
Program Requirements:
Welcomes companies at all stages of the funding lifecycle
Focus Areas:
Cloud infrastructure, digital media, software, education technology

Wavemaker Partners

Details:

Wavemaker Partners
1333 2nd St Suite 600 Santa Monica, CA 90401
(310) 861-2103

http://wavemaker.vc/

Size of Funds:


N/A

Funded Startups (Active):


17 Hats, 500 startups, ACK3 Bionetics

Funded Startups (Exit):

AdEngage, Adly

Application Process:
Call (310) 861-2103 for more information
Program Requirements:
Early-stage companies will work with Wavemaker Partners over 12-18 months
Focus Areas:
Healthcare, wellness, medical technologies and cleantech

Siemer & Associates

Details:

Siemer & Associates
1333 2nd St Suite 600 Santa Monica, CA 90401
(310) 861-2100

http://www.siemer.com/

Size of Funds:


N/A

Funded Startups (Active):


ofo, Morph Labs, Dedicated media, ShoeDazzle, Vantage Media, Channel Intelligence, WildTangent, Reactrix, Legalzoom.com, SpecificMEDIA

Funded Startups (Exit):

SocialRadar, ShopSavvy, Local Corporation, DataPop,  mDialog, Pulpo Media, TVGuide.com, Mogreet, TapIt!, Fetch Technologies, Smartclip, ExpenseCloud, GoTV, Pringo, Countdown Media, LevelVision: College, AdEngage, Blast Radius, Schematic, SighStorey Digital Media, Sync Cast, ITtoolbox, Club Penguin, UGO, GoApply, eCrush, Climax, Grouper, Neven Vision, CoCreate, Spear Technologies, MyPoints, Quote.com, iFilm, Musicmatch, Trymedia, Myspace.com, Rent.com

Application Process:
Call (310) 861-2100  for more information
Program Requirements:
N/A
Focus Areas:
Digital media, internet and technology

Rincon Venture Partners

Details:

Rincon Venture Partners
1217 2nd St Santa Monica, CA 90401
https://www.rinconvp.com/

Size of Funds:


N/A

Funded Startups (Active):


Postie, Nord Sense, LiftIgniter, Qordoba, Raken, Zingle, Particle, mPulse, Comparably, SimpleLegal, Rockbot, Rainforest, TaxJar, Mobcrush, ConversionLogic, Earnest, HG Data, Silversheet, Sideqik,Keen IO, Rentlytics, Tradesy, Launchpad LA, Steel House, Jazz, Ranker, Elephant Drive, Invoca, Digital Performance, Campus Explorer

Funded Startups (Exit):

Respondly, Prompt.ly, Divshot, Connexity, Gradient X, SHIFT, Data Pop, Burstly, Packet Island, Cadforce, BlueCasa

Application Process:
N/A
Program Requirements:
Early stage businesses founded by experienced and cohesive teams, employ proven business models and have the potential for explosive growth and massive value. Rincon Venture Partners invests nationally, with an emphasis on California-based companies
Focus Areas:
Web-based businesses

March Capital Partners

Details:

March Capital Partners
725 Arizona Ave Suite 304 Santa Monica, CA 90401
[email protected]
http://marchcp.com/

Size of Funds:


N/A

Funded Startups (Active):


Active Hours, Appcito, AppLariat, Bridg, Branch, BillDesk, Cancun Systems, CarTrade.com, Coho Data, CrowdStrike, Deep Forest Media, Descartes Labs, Dojo Madness, E8 Security, The Fabric, Fog Horn, Genvid, The Hive, IoTium, Lexicon Travel Technologies, NEVA, nWay Open House, Pensa Networks, SpyCloud, Perspica, TeleSign, Velo Cloud, Vyng, Wavedash, Zowdow

Funded Startups (Exit):

Ankeena, Apture, BEAM, CarsDirect, CETAS Instant Intelligence, Cognet, Composite Software, FindTheBest, Heal, HitForce, iBeam Broadcasting, Idealab, Integrien, Kazeon, Mimosa Systems, NetZero, PayPal, PhoneFactor, Raise, Rubicon Project, Schoola, CSC Servicemesh, SOASTA, Specific Media, Sum, SupplyFrame, UseTesting.com, Vantage Media, Vast, Viagogo, XenoPort

Application Process:
For more information, contact through [email protected]
Program Requirements:
N/A
Focus Areas:
Technology

Finaventures Focuses

Details:

Finaventures Focuses
http://finaventures.com/

Size of Funds:


N/A

Funded Startups (Active):


OEwaves, Intentus, Eden Energy Group

Funded Startups (Exit):

Artemis, Aviacom, Verdis, Docubox, FDP, HyperTech, JetDocunet, JPS, Network City, Profilium, Saisie.ma, SBI, Sicodex, Sofratec, Sysnek, Technibank, Telecom Partners, Apogee Photonics, Asip, Cyoptics, Entropic, New.net, Reef, RF Magic, Atrenta, Global Communications Semiconductors, General Photonics Corporations, NexPlanar, Nanonexus, Sequoia Communications, UltraRPM Domains, Genigraph, Photowatt Technologies, Vector Cuatro, Petra Systems, FRAM

Application Process:
For more information, contact through http://finaventures.com/about-us/ or email [email protected]
Program Requirements:
Must be an early to mid-stage company with a dynamic management team and a clear value proposition to a targeted market segment
Focus Areas:
Growth equity technology with a particular interest in innovations in the web space with a clear paradigm shift

Canyon Creek Capital

Details:

Canyon Creek Capital
http://canyoncreekcapital.com/

Size of Funds:


N/A

Funded Startups (Active):


ChowNow, Jukin Media, Winc, HoneyBook, HelloTech, Gyft, ShipHawk, Bridg, Amplify, Relativity, Miso Robotics, Bringhub, Vertical Mass, Figs, Blue Bottle Coffee Co, Harri, Pixalate, SocialAnnex, StudySoup, Verbling, Meadow, TrueChoice, Iconery, Wedgies.com, Native Tap, LawnGuru, Final, Matic, TONX, AnyMeeting, Vydia, Translation Exchange, ShopSavvy, StrikeAd, Afinity, Pongalo

Funded Startups (Exit):

N/A

Application Process:
To submit a business plan, contact Buck Jordan at [email protected]
Program Requirements:
Companies should be in the Series A phase and Canyon Creek Capital prefers to see evidence of market adoption and/or traction before investing
Focus Areas:
Enterprise computing, software applications, infrastructure, storage, communications, wireless technologies, photonics for optical networking, chips, and digital services

Rustic Canyon

Details:

Rustic Canyon
201 Santa Monica Blvd Suite 500 Santa Monica, CA 90401
(310) 998-8000
http://www.rusticcanyon.com/

Size of Funds:


N/A

Funded Startups (Active):


Dollar Shave Club, Fulcrum BioEnergy, Kin Community, Navigating Cancer, Science Media, Trion Worlds, Velocify

Funded Startups (Exit):

Docstoc, Foodlink, Gaikai, Good Technology, GSI Commerce, Internet Brands, LoopNet, Netscape, Sandpiper Networks, Savings.com, SiliconSystems

Application Process:
Not considering new investments and is in the process of winding down operations
Program Requirements:
Early stage businesses founded by experienced and cohesive teams, employ proven business models and have the potential for explosive growth and massive value. Rincon Venture Partners invests nationally, with an emphasis on California-based companies
Focus Areas:
Consumer internet, digital media, e-commerce, energy and efficiency, SaaS

Frontier Venture Capital

Details:

Frontier Venture Capital
100 Wilshire Blvd Suite 1270 Santa Monica, CA 90401
(424) 354-2244
[email protected]
http://www.draperfrontier.com/

Size of Funds:


$50K – $500K with additional capital reserved for follow-on investment as the company progresses

Funded Startups (Active):


Trinity Mobile Networks, HAAWK, Able Lending, Syndio, ROLI, TicketSauce, DailyPay, SilverVue, Noteworth, Notion, Sensydia, SonicSensory, Gobbler, Live List, Switch, Occipital, CollegeBand, Frasier Sterling, Edufii, GameSalad, SmartRG, Seismic Games, Janrain, HYDRA Dx, Zad Space, MomentFeed, Skincential Sciences, UCode, Synthetic Genomics, Netpulse, NinthDecimal, BOOM! Studios, Prolacta Bioscience, Intematic

Funded Startups (Exit):

Big Frame, Unsubscribe.com, Predixion, Graph Effect, Audio Micro, Instantly, ClearAccess, Delve Networks, Synapsense, World of Good Inc., MaxPreps

Application Process:
Submit information about your company for initial review at http://www.draperfrontier.com/contact/
Program Requirements:
Businesses should have unique capabilities in content curation, distribution, marketing or data optimization, within the value chain from the production of media to its consumption via mobile and internet platforms
Focus Areas:
Startups commercializing media and technology innovations

Clearstone Venture Partners

Details:

Clearstone Venture Partners
725 Arizona Ave Suite 304 Santa Monica, CA 90401
(310) 460-7900
http://www.clearstone.com/

Size of Funds:


N/A

Funded Startups (Active):


AOptix Technologies, Apture, BillDesk, Clearfly Communications, Comet Systems, Composite Software, Cooking.com, DiVitas, Games2win, Geodelic, Good, Idealab, Integrien, Interspearse, Kazeon, LeisureLink, Meru Networks, Mimosa Systems, Nokeena, Novariant, PeopleSupport, Phasebridge, Presto, Rubicon Project, Six Degrees Games, Soonr, Spock, SupplyFrame, Glossi, United Online, UserTesting.com, Vast

Funded Startups (Exit):

Health Allies, MP3.com, Overture, PayPal

Application Process:
Call to inquire at (310) 460-7900
Program Requirements:
Primarily for Southern California businesses
Focus Areas:
Next generation infrastructure, eCommerce, social, mobile or other solutions that generate strong economic value

What the Future VC

Details:

What the Future VC
1010 Hammond St Apt 204 West Hollywood, CA 90069
(323) 601-3590
[email protected]
http://www.wtfvc.com/

Size of Funds:


N/A

Funded Startups (Active):


Pixsweet, Janne Kyttanen, Land Life Company, L-Nutra, SmarterVision, Freedom of Creation

Funded Startups (Exit):

N/A

Application Process:
Email [email protected] or call (323) 601-3590 for more information
Program Requirements:
Open to investments globally
Focus Areas:
Technology
San Gabriel Valley

Pasadena Angels (Altadena)

Details:

Pasadena Angels (Altadena)
2400 N Lincoln Ave, Altadena, CA 91001
http://pasadenaangels.com/

Size of Funds:


$100K – $1.5M in early stage and seed funding

Funded Startups (Active):


ShipHawk, Wasatch Microfluidics, Yapert, Jirbo, TranscribeMet, Makucell, LeisureLink, Gridtest Systems, EV Connect, Emerald Logic, Eco-Me, BeTheBeast.com, AlphaGenius, Yowza!!, SleepSafe Drivers, Ranker, MobileCause, LendAmend, JobSync, ExtendCredit.com, ClimateMinder, Bucha, AnaBios Corporation, TrueChoice Solutions Ondax, H2scan, XCast Labs, Parchment, Wedge Buster, TvPlus, Roozt, Perfect Point, Accuscore, Savara Pharmaceuticals, Funium, HitFix

Funded Startups (Exit):

Nami Media, Atlas, MINDBODY, Bluebeam, Open English, AnyMeeting, OptionEase, TherMark

Application Process:
Submit an online application through https://gust.com/organizations/pasadena-angels. Within 2-3 weeks, you will be contacts for additional questions. If your company is selected, you will be asked to make a presentation to the Screening Committee. Companies that generate interest at the screening meeting will be asked to make another presentation to the full membership at a breakfast meeting on the first Wednesday of the month. As each member of the Pasadena Angels makes his or her own investment decisions, subsequent meetings will be established after the breakfast presentation for those who have a continued interest in your company
Program Requirements:
Must be based in Southern California, must have a good team of founders/advisers, must have a large market opportunity with significant untapped potential, must have a proof of concept, must have proprietary assets, rapid growth potential, market differentiation, keen understanding of customer base, realistic financing plans, and an exit strategy
Focus Areas:
Biotech, cleantech, engineering, financial, healthcare, internet, mobile, products, services, software

Momentum Venture Management

Details:

Momentum Venture Management
(626) 737-9739
[email protected]
http://www.mvmpartners.com/index.php

Size of Funds:


N/A

Funded Startups (Active):


Graphight, DataPop, PhoenixET, Digital Performance,  ISAccountable, Sendio, TherMark

Funded Startups (Exit):

iChange, Cyber-Rain, nQueue, Academy123

Application Process:
Momentum Venture Management has transitioned into a harvest mode and will no longer be engaging with new portfolio companies
Program Requirements:
N/A
Focus Areas:
N/A

Arcturus Capital

Details:

Arcturus Capital
199 S Los Robles Ave Suite 535 Pasadena, CA 91101
(626) 578-5700
http://www.arcturusvc.com/index.html

Size of Funds:


$1M – $2M

Funded Startups (Active):


ChimeraCore, HTG Molecular Diagnostics Inc., pliant Technologies, Academy123, Green Hills Software, Novariant, Ondax, Prolacta Bioscience, Supplyframe, V-Enable, Visioneered Image Systems, Xponent Photonics, Zag.com

Funded Startups (Exit):

Apple Computer, Cirrus Technologies, GDE Systems, Gene Logic, IC Works, PetSmart, System Integrators, SOFTCOM Microsystems, Vitesse Semiconductor Corporation

Application Process:
Submit a business plan in Microsoft Word format through email to [email protected]
Program Requirements:
Companies should have innovative technology that provides a significant and long lived competitive advantage, management that has a record of success and is deeply experienced in the field, a clear “pain point” the product or service is addressing, sizable addressable markets, business models that lead to profitability and a path to liquidity over a reasonable time frame
Focus Areas:
Early stage technology companies in the Southern California area

Pasadena Angels (Pasadena)

Details:

Pasadena Angels (Pasadena)
1 N San Rafael Ave Pasadena, CA 91105
http://pasadenaangels.com/

Size of Funds:


$100K – $1.5M in early stage and seed funding

Funded Startups (Active):


ShipHawk, Wasatch Microfluidics, Yapert, Jirbo, TranscribeMet, Makucell, LeisureLink, Gridtest Systems, EV Connect, Emerald Logic, Eco-Me, BeTheBeast.com, AlphaGenius, Yowza!!, SleepSafe Drivers, Ranker, MobileCause, LendAmend, JobSync, ExtendCredit.com, ClimateMinder, Bucha, AnaBios Corporation, TrueChoice Solutions Ondax, H2scan, XCast Labs, Parchment, Wedge Buster, TvPlus, Roozt, Perfect Point, Accuscore, Savara Pharmaceuticals, Funium, HitFix

Funded Startups (Exit):

Nami Media, Atlas, MINDBODY, Bluebeam, Open English, AnyMeeting, OptionEase, TherMark

Application Process:
Submit an online application through https://gust.com/organizations/pasadena-angels. Within 2-3 weeks, you will be contacts for additional questions. If your company is selected, you will be asked to make a presentation to the Screening Committee. Companies that generate interest at the screening meeting will be asked to make another presentation to the full membership at a breakfast meeting on the first Wednesday of the month. As each member of the Pasadena Angels makes his or her own investment decisions, subsequent meetings will be established after the breakfast presentation for those who have a continued interest in your company
Program Requirements:
Must be based in Southern California, must have a good team of founders/advisers, must have a large market opportunity with significant untapped potential, must have a proof of concept, must have proprietary assets, rapid growth potential, market differentiation, keen understanding of customer base, realistic financing plans, and an exit strategy
Focus Areas:
Biotech, cleantech, engineering, financial, healthcare, internet, mobile, products, services, software

Berkus Technology Ventures

Details:

Berkus Technology Ventures
(626) 355-5375

Investor


Size of Funds:


N/A

Funded Startups (Active):


Auriq Systems, Beacon Healthcare Systems, CEYX Technologies, CPM Systems, EPC International, Transcepta, ExtendCredit

Funded Startups (Exit):

Active Network, Green Dot, Durand Communications, Kodiak Ventures LP, eTeam, GameSpy Industries/IGN Network, Inceptor, LeisureLink, Macro Educational Systems, Multi-Systems, Phatnoise/Harmon International, Pictage, Ping Identity, xAd, WiSpry

Application Process:
Mr. Berkus does not accept unsolicited funding requests
Program Requirements:
Primarily based in Southern California
Focus Areas:
Technology

California Technology Ventures

Details:

California Technology Ventures
670 N Rosemead Blvd Suite 201 Pasadena, CA 91107
http://ctventures.com/

Size of Funds:


$250K – $2M, with up to $5M over the life of the investment

Funded Startups (Active):


Ablexis, Agile Materials and Technologies, Inc., Akiva, Aivita Biomedical, Jumala, Clear Flow, Education.com

Funded Startups (Exit):

AngioScore, Aurora SFC Systems, Ceregene, China Genetics Holdings, DolphinSearch

Application Process:
If investment criteria is met, visit CTV’s proprietary deal entry system, MyDealVC.com (beta) and create your personal profile. Enter your deal, load attachments, and maintain updates. Contact through [email protected] with any questions
Program Requirements:
Looking for experienced and capable management; unique “must-have” or proprietary products/services that meet a pressing need; opportunity to create a leadership position in a large and growing industry; compelling business model with clearly-defined milestones to reach profitability; a defensible and sustainable competitive position
Focus Areas:
Information and communications technology (computer hardware, telecommunications, electronics, semiconductors, software, multi-media, and Internet), life sciences (bio-pharmaceuticals and medical devices)
San Fernando Valley

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BrahmaX

Details:

BrahmaX
4240 Lost Hills Rd #2602 Calabasas, CA 91301
(347) 601-4799
[email protected]
http://brahmax.com/

Size of Funds:


N/A

Funded Startups (Active):


Doctor Insta, Dysruptor Labs

Funded Startups (Exit):

N/A

Application Process:
Send message through website http://brahmax.com/#portfolio, call (347) 601-4799  or email [email protected]
Program Requirements:
Seeking companies based in the US and India
Focus Areas:
Technology

Black Diamond Ventures

Details:

Black Diamond Ventures
450 N Brand Blvd Suite 600 Glendale, CA 91203
(818) 245-6250
http://www.bdventures.com/

Size of Funds:

Iinitial investment of $2M – $10M

Funded Startups (Active):


Altwork, Berkeley Lights, Capella Intelligent Subsystems, Consumer Brands, Engage3, Liquidspace, MUMO, N.E.I. Treatment Systems, Obalon, Tela Innovations, Theranos

Funded Startups (Exit):

Advanced Fibre Communications, Avinger, Cadence, Cerus, Dexcom, DivX, Force10, GlobalLogic, GoTo, Khimetrics, Macromedia, Microfabrica, Mobile 365, Mogreet, Preview Systems, Quantum Health, Siimpel, Vixel

Application Process:
Send pitch ideas to [email protected] or call (818) 245-6250
Program Requirements:
Seeking entrepreneurs developing market-transforming products or technology
Focus Areas:
Telecommunications, biotechnology, medical devices, semiconductor design, mobile applications and clean technology sectors

Steamboat Ventures

Details:

Steamboat Ventures
801 N Brand Blvd Suite 665 Glendale, CA 91203
(818) 858-1890
http://steamboatvc.com/index.php

Size of Funds:


$2M – $15 M with a maximum of $20M in a single company

Funded Startups (Active):


Anova Data, EMN8, GameSalad, Joyus, Photobucket, RazorGator, Reply!, Vobile

Funded Startups (Exit):

Baynote, EdgeCast, Elemental, Fanzter, Fastclick, FreeWheel, GoPro, Greystripe, Iridigm, Kapow Software, Kyte, MediaOcean, MoveNetworks, Passenger, Playdom, PopularMedia, Pure Digital Technologies, Quigo, Rosum, Scrapblog, Sometrics, VoodooVox

Application Process:
Call (818) 858-1890 to inquire
Program Requirements:
Companies should be in the early through growth stage
Focus Areas:
Technology, media, and consumer sectors

VoiVoda Ventures

Details:

VoiVoda Ventures (Glendale)
3501 Ocean View Blvd Glendale, CA 91208
[email protected]
http://www.voivoda.com/

Size of Funds:


N/A

Funded Startups (Active):

GoCoin, Fieldwire, Realty Mogul, Gremln, LeanPlum, GonnaBe, TranscribeMe, Promojam, Vidcaster, Jelli, Vertigo, ClimateMinder, Planana, Atlas, Xform Computing, Scopix, Partners 1993, Val9000, CloudBasic

Funded Startups (Exit):

WebMessenger, AnyMeeting, Handster

Application Process:
Apply online at https://voivoda.proseeder.com/site/displayPage.do?siteId=1372454481337&pageId=960. Although VoiVoda Ventures accepts business plans from everyone, the most effective way to contact is through an introduction or referral to their network
Program Requirements:
Open to companies worldwide. Best fit with companies looking to raise their first institutional round ($500k-$1.5 million). Ideally companies have two co-founders, strong technology, and some early market/sales validation. Companies should be operating in large markets and have scalable business models
Focus Areas:
Business-to-business (B2B) startup companies specializing in mobile, SaaS, Cloud, IT, security, and enterprise software sectors
South Bay

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Century Park Capital Partners

Details:

Century Park Capital Partners
2101 Rosecrans Ave Suite 4275  El Segundo, CA 90245
(310) 867-2210
http://www.centuryparkcapital.com/

Size of Funds:


$10M – $40M

Funded Startups (Active):


The Mochi Ice Cream Company, Better Life Technology, Covercraft Industries

Funded Startups (Exit):

ICM Products, Cirtext Medical, Hi-Tech Rubber, Dickinson Frozen Foods, Becker Underwood, Eckler’s Enterprises, Kidsline, Lync Grills, Specialty Manufacturing, ROM Corporation, Moss, Packaging Plus, Ryan’s Express Transportation Services, Aqua-Flo

Application Process:
Submit an introduction for your company through http://www.centuryparkcapital.com/referrals/ or email Matt Minnaugh, Director of Business Development at [email protected]
Program Requirements:
Companies should make revenue of $20-100 million, be headquartered in the US or Canada, have historical and projected growth, recurring revenue streams, be manageable cyclicality, have a diversified customer base, and identifiable competitive advantages
Focus Areas:
Business services, chemicals, consumer products, industrial and medical products/services

Marlin Equity

Details:

Marlin Equity
338 Pier Avenue Hermosa Beach, CA 90254
(310) 264-0100
http://www.marlinequity.com/

Size of Funds:


$10M – $40M

Funded Startups (Active):


ABIT Europe, Absolute ATM, Adam, Advanced Health Management Services Inc., Advanced MD, Anatole, Anexinet, AppRiver, Aprimo, Arcplan, Arcserve, Asentinel, Asset Control, ATC Drivetrain, Barometer IT, Bluehornet, Burroughs Payment Systems, Changepoint, Coriant, Sycamore Networks, Daptiv, Domo Tactical Communications, e-MDs, Edgenet, Elenion Technologies, eMobus, Experior, ExtraMed, Fidelis Cybersecurity, giftcertificates.com, Hospedia, iolo Technologies, Iptor Supply Chain Systems, ListenLogic, Logi Analytics, Longview, Mapp, McKesson Practice Choice, MD Everywhere, Medius, Openwave Mobility, Pendum, Phoenix Technologies, Qualitest, Resolution1 Security, Revenew, Serenova, Solvport, Syrus, Tangoe, Tellabs, Telstrat, Test Direct, Tidemark, Topspin Security, True Office Learning, Uniface, Vivonet, Zetta

Funded Startups (Exit):

6N Systems, Agilysys, Aldon, Around the Block, Bluegarden, Capario, Chatter Box, Chelford Group PLC, Click Commerce, CompassLearning, Conduit, Diogen Lighting, Duncan Solutions, Emptoris, FCTI, Furi, Hara, Homecare CRM, i/O Concepts, International Informance, intuitive, kaidara, Kooky Klickers, Liquent, Lochbridge, LogicBlox, MCA Solutions, Medvind.it, Micro Sun Technologies, Neff, OnX Enterprise Solutions, Openwave Messaging, Palladium Energy, Predictix, Quik Cross, Relevant, Renzulli Learning, Rivermine, Ronco, Servigistics, SigmaCare, Solarsoft, Ultra Pro, VantagePoint, Verisae, ViryaNet, WorkNew, WorkOasis, Xcitec Progressive Solutions, ProLogic

Application Process:
For more information, contact through http://www.marlinequity.com/contact/ or call (310) 364-0100
Program Requirements:
Seeking companies earning $10 million to $2 billion in revenue with strong installed customer base and a defensible market position with barriers to entry
Focus Areas:
Software and technology, services, healthcare, consumer, industrial

Lovell Minnick Partners

Details:

Lovell Minnick Partners
2141 Rosecrans Ave Suite 5150 El Segundo, CA 90245
(310) 414-6160
http://www.lovellminnick.com/

Size of Funds:


$20M – $100M

Funded Startups (Active):


361 Capital, Commercial Credit Group, Currency Capital, Engage People, Foreside Financial Group, Global Financial Financing Justice, J.S. Held, Keane, Lincoln Investment, LSQ Funding, Matthews, Mercer Advisors, Seaside, Trea Asset Management, TriState Capital Bank, Worldwide Facilities

Funded Startups (Exit):

ALPS, AssetMark, Atlantic Asset Management, Berkeley Capital Management LLC, Centurion, ClariVest, Dahlman Rose, Duff & Phelps, First Allied, HD Vest Financial Services, Kanaly Trust, Leerink Partners, PlanMember Financial Corporation, Powell Johnson, Stein Roe Investment Counsel, UNX

Application Process:
Contact via http://www.lovellminnick.com/contact/ or call (310) 414-6160
Program Requirements:
Companies should be motivated, experienced and incentivized management teams; profitable, growth-oriented businesses; niche or differentiated business models, products or services; opportunity for LMP to delived added value; high-quality revenue streams
Focus Areas:
Specializing in financial and business services sectors

B Capital Group

Details:

B Capital Group
1240 Rosecrans Ave Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
(310) 698-1270
https://bcapgroup.com/

Size of Funds:


N/A

Funded Startups (Active):


Evidation Health, Ninja Van, SilverCloud Health, Lanetix, CXA Group, Icertis Applied Cloud, InTurn, Bright.md

Funded Startups (Exit):

N/A

Application Process:
Call (310) 698-1270  or email [email protected] for more information
Program Requirements:
Focus on pioneering B2B and B2B2C startups that are ready to scale across the global stage
Focus Areas:
Consumer experience, financial services, health and wellness, industrial and transportation sectors
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