What Makes Us Different?


MISSION

Our mission is to build world-class companies by providing capital, resources, and guidance to promising and passionate entrepreneurs and their teams.

STRATEGY

We understand that entrepreneurs need more than capital to succeed – they need resources and partners as well. Our team members use their extensive business experience at startup companies and billion-dollar corporations to advise our portfolio companies towards growth and value-creation. We work closely with our portfolio companies to help entrepreneurs through critical strategic, operational, and management decisions. We have helped our portfolio companies build boards of directors and management teams, solve operational issues, manage and conserve cash, raise additional rounds of financing, and analyze new market entry strategies.

INVESTMENT CRITERIA

Unlike many investment funds, we can invest the smaller amounts required by early-stage companies, as well as larger investments for later-stage expansion. Initial investments typically range from $250,000 to $2 million, with up to $5 million over the life of the investment. We participate in seed/start-up companies, first and second round investments, and later stage investments.

We invest primarily in companies engaged in the following industries:

  • Information & Communications Technology, such as computer hardware, telecommunications, electronics, semiconductors, software and systems, multi-media, and Internet;
  • Life Sciences, such as bio-pharmaceuticals and medical devices;

When we consider funding a company, we look for:

  • Experienced and capable management;
  • Unique, “must-have” or proprietary products or services that meet a pressing need;
  • The opportunity to create a leadership position in a large and growing industry;
  • A compelling business model with clearly-defined milestones to reach profitability;
  • A defensible and sustainable competitive position.

To be considered for financing

California Technology Ventures, LLC is actively seeking new investments. We have recently changed our deal submission protocol.  If you meet our investment criteria and would like to be considered for financing, please visit our proprietary deal entry system, MyDealVC.com (beta), and create your personal profile.  From there you will be able to enter your deal, load attachments, and maintain updates. This account will serve as your own profile for any future deals you would like to share with us and any of our partner funds or corporate strategic partners.  We do get numerous submissions, so we appreciate your patience and will try to respond as soon as possible. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out at  info@CTVentures.com or to our physical address below.

CALIFORNIA TECHNOLOGY VENTURES (CTV) HAS A FIRM POLICY AGAINST SIGNING CONFIDENTIALITY OR NONDISCLOSURE AGREEMENTS IN ANY WAY, IMPLIED OR ACTUAL. ALSO, CTV MAY FORWARD BUSINESS PLANS TO OTHER VENTURE FUNDS FOR POSSIBLE SYNDICATION. BY EMAILING YOUR BUSINESS PLAN TO US, YOU ARE AGREEING TO THESE TERMS.

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