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Pasadena, USA
670 North Rosemead Blvd
Suite 201
Pasadena, CA, 91107


Managing Director
Managing Director
Director of Finance
Founding Managing Director
Executive Assistant
Founding Managing Director


California Technology Ventures

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.

Recent Milestones


Company Date Round Size Participants
SkySQL 10/2013Series B$20M5
VideoCare 4/2013Seed2
SurgiQuest 12/2012Series D$7.5M5 10/2012Venture Round$2.26M2
SkySQL 5/2012Series A$2.5M1
Clear Catheter Systems 2/2012Series C$4.9M3 1/2012Venture Round$3.5M2
Clear Catheter Systems 12/2011Series A$4M2
SurgiQuest 7/2011Series C$19M5
OrthAlign 3/2010Series A$5.2M2
Blade Games World 11/2009Debt$500k1
Blade Games World 4/2009Venture Round$5.43M2
TravelMuse 11/2008Series A$600k2
OrthoScan 10/2008Series B$7.5M3
AngioScore 10/2007Series E$30M6
Ceregene 6/2007Series C$28M6
TravelMuse 5/2007Seed$3M2
Health Hero Network(Bosch Healthcare) 11/2006Series B$16M5



  1. SkySQL Raises $20M To Support Open-Source Relational Database MariaDB ( [edit]
  2. VideoCare Raises Seed Equity Funding ( [edit]
  3. SurgiQuest Closes $18.5M Equity and Debt Financing ( [edit]
  4. VC funding: Q4 2012 [edit]
  5. SkySQL Ab Names Patrik Sallner as Chief Executive Officer Raises Additional 2.5 Million Dollars From California Technology Ventures ( [edit]
  6. Clear Catheter Systems, Inc.: Series C $4.9M ( [edit]
  7. Holdings raises $3.5M ( [edit]
  8. Clear Catheter Systems Raises $4 Million in VC Funding ( [edit]
  9. SurgiQuest Locates $19M To Improve Surgical Access ( [edit]
  10. OrthAlign, Inc.: Series A $5.2M ( [edit]
  11. SEC ( [edit]
  12. SEC ( [edit]
  13. PE Week Wire: Monday, November 17, 2008 ( [edit]
  14. OrthoScan, Inc. Closes $7.5 Million Series B Financing ( [edit]
  15. AngioScore Announces Completion of $30 Million Financing ( [edit]
  16. Ceregene Partners With Genzyme, Inks $28M Series C ( [edit]
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  18. Health Hero raises $16M for web-based home monitoring technology ( [edit]
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