California Technology Ventures, LLC (CTV) is a venture capital fund that makes direct investments in technology and life science companies. CTV has built a strong reputation for its entrepreneurial approach to investing and working with companies.
Unlike many investment funds, CTV 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. CTV participates in seed/start-up companies, first and second round investments, and later stage investments.
CTV invests 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 considering funding a company, CTV looks 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.
|Clear Catheter Systems||2/2012||Series C||$4.9M||3|
|Clear Catheter Systems||12/2011||Series A||$4M||2|
|Blade Games World||11/2009||Debt||$500k||1|
|Blade Games World||4/2009||Venture Round||$5.43M||2|
|Health Hero Network(Bosch Healthcare)||11/2006||Series B||$16M||5|