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Phone(310) 998-8000
DescriptionEarly-stage venture capital firm



Santa Monica, USA
100 Wilshire Blvd
Suite 200
Santa Monica, CA, 90401
San Francisco, USA
475 Sansome Street
Suite 1880
San Francisco, CA, 94111


Founding& Managing Partner
Venture Partner
Venture Advisor


Rustic Canyon Partners

Rustic Canyon helps standout entrepreneurs build innovative companies to create and commercialize disruptive change.

We believe great venture capitalists provide the service, support, and resources to assist entrepreneurs realize their vision. We focus our investments on themes that have a transformative impact across industries and sectors within digital media, eCommerce, consumer online services and SaaS.

Rustic Canyon is an early stage firm actively investing out of our third fund, closed in 2008. Rustic Canyon was launched in 1999 by Founding Partner Tom Unterman, and is led by Managing Partner Nate Redmond. As the first or second institutional investor in a company, our investments range from $100,000 to $10 million.

We are one of the largest VC firms in Los Angeles and also have offices in San Francisco. Naturally, our investment activity is focused on California, but we consider opportunities in other regions when we meet remarkable entrepreneurs who are building great companies that fit our theses.

To submit your disruptive idea for consideration, email your business plan to [email protected]

Recent Milestones


Company Date Round Size Participants
UrbanSitter 2/2014Series B$15M5
Good Technology 12/2013Private Equity$65M8
Dollar Shave Club 10/2013Series B$12M5
Live Gamer 7/2013Series C$6.8M4
Chromatik 5/2013Series A$5.7M6
PlayFirst 4/2013Convertible Note$2.02M3
Ellie 2/2013Seed$2M4
Transonic Combustion 11/2012Series D$32M4
Dollar Shave Club 11/2012Series A$9.8M4
Meteor Entertainment 10/2012Series B$18M3
TopFloor 10/2012Venture Round$6M5
UrbanSitter 10/2012Series A$6M4
PayDragon 7/2012Seed$1.35M4
Dollar Shave Club 3/2012Seed$1M8
Velocify 2/2012Series B$15M2
Science 11/2011Series A$10M2
Mertado 9/2011Series A$2.3M4
Gaikai 7/2011Series C$30M5
Marketfish 6/2011Series A$4.5M2
PlayFirst 10/2010Venture Round$9.2M5
Marketfish 9/2010Venture Round$1.5M3
Serious Energy 6/2010Series D$19.8M10
Gaikai 5/2010Series B$10M5
Perfect Market 3/2010Series C$6M4
InSync Software 10/2009Series B$4.7M2
Serious Energy 9/2009Series C$60M6
LoopNet 4/2009Venture Round$50M3
DECA 1/2009Series B$10M4
Ohai 1/2009Venture Round$6M2
GoFish 12/2008Venture Round$22.5M3
TwoFish 10/2008Series B$4.5M3
Trion Worlds 9/2008Series C$70M6
Perfect Market 7/2008Series A$15.6M4
Untangle 5/2008Series B$8M2
Docstoc 4/2008Series B$3.25M1
Fulcrum Bioenergy 4/2008Series B$14M2
ThermaSource 4/2008Series B$41.5M1
Serious Energy 3/2008Series B$2.38M3
DanceJam 2/2008Series B$3.5M3
PlayFirst 12/2007Series C$16.5M4
Serious Energy 11/2007Venture Round$50M3
Hidden City Games 10/2007Series B$15M2
Velocify 10/2007Series A$5.25M1
MerchantCircle 9/2007Series B$10M5
Dipity 9/2007Angel$900k3
Trion Worlds 7/2007Series B$30M6
DanceJam 5/2007Angel$1M8
Capella Photonics 3/2007Debt$20M3
Untangle 12/2006Series A$10.5M2
TwoFish 12/2006Series A$5M2
iCopyright 10/2006Series C$1.29M1
Good Technology 10/2006Private Equity$51.3M4
Visto 9/2006Private Equity$51M7
Azaire Networks 8/2006Series C$21M4
CaseRev 8/2006Series B$4M2
MerchantCircle 6/2006Series A$4.3M4
Krugle 5/2006Series B$6.1M4
LimeLife 3/2006Series B$10M4
InSync Software 1/2006Series A$7.5M2
PlayFirst 1/2006Series B$5M3
Visto 9/2005Private Equity$70M7
ePartners 8/2005Venture Round$25M8
LimeLife 8/2005Series A$5M4
RiverOne 7/2005Venture Round$6M2



  1. UrbanSitter Raises $15M To Harness The Power Of Social Recommendations In Child Care ( [edit]
  2. Good Technology raises half of new $10M funding round ( [edit]
  3. Dollar Shave Club Raises $12M in Series B Funding ( [edit]
  4. Silicon Valley Venture Capital Almanac - Source [edit]
  5. Chromatik continues to make beautiful music with a $5.7 million (and growing) Series A ( [edit]
  6. SEC ( [edit]
  7. Ellie gets $2M in backing to take the ecommerce fight to Lululemon ( [edit]
  8. Transonic Combustion Closes $32M Series D Funding ( [edit]
  9. Big Money For Cheap Razors: Dollar Shave Club Raises $9.8M, Launches In Canada ( [edit]
  10. Hawken publisher Meteor Entertainment raises $18M as big launch draws near ( [edit]
  11. TopFloor, Backed With $6M From Polaris, Google Ventures And Others, Debuts Video-Driven E-Commerce Platform ( [edit]
  12. Urban Sitter raises $6 million ( [edit]
  13. PayDragon Raises $1.35 Million So Hungry People Can Skip Lines ( [edit]
  14. Dollar Shave Club Launches Razor Subscription Service, Raises $1M From Kleiner (And Others) ( [edit]
  15. Lead Management Company Leads360 Raises $15 Million ( [edit]
  16. Mike Jones Launches ( [edit]
  17. Mertado Closes $2.3M Series A Funding Round ( [edit]
  18. Cloud-Based Game Streaming Service Gaikai Raises $30M From Qualcomm, NEA And Others ( [edit]
  19. Marketfish Raises $4.5M in First Funding Round ( [edit]
  20. PlayFirst Completes $9.2M Debt and Equity Financing ( [edit]
  21. Marketfish hooks $1.5 million ( [edit]
  22. Green building supplier Serious Materials brings in $19.8M ( [edit]
  23. Rustic Canyon Partners, Benchmark Capital, Triplepoint Capital and Mystery Investor Funding $10M+ of the Gaikai Series B ( [edit]
  24. Idealab Spin-off Perfect Market Raises $6 Million From Tribune Company, Others ( [edit]
  25. InSync Software, Inc. Announces $4.7 Million in Series B Funding ( [edit]
  26. Serious Materials Raises $60M More, Drywall Still on the Way ( [edit]
  27. LoopNet Raises $50 Million PIPE ( [edit]
  28. snaps up $10M for online production studio ( [edit]
  29. Capital Report Index [edit]
  30. GoFish Corporation Secures $22.5 Million Financing ( [edit]
  31. Twofish [edit]
  32. Trion Closes A Whopping $70 Million In Series C Funding ( [edit]
  33. Perfect Market Raises $15 Million First Round For Archive Monetization ( [edit]
  34. VentureBeat ( [edit]
  35. Docstoc Raises $3.25 Million in Series B Funding ( [edit]
  36. Fulcrum BioEnergy turns trash to fuel ( [edit]
  37. ThermaSource, LLC Completes $41.5 Million Private Equity Financing ( [edit]
  38. Thomson [edit]
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  41. Serious Materials Receives $50 Million in Funding to Reduce the Impact of Building Materials on Climate Change ( [edit]
  42. Hidden City Games raises $15M for trading cards ( [edit]
  43. EDGAR [edit]
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  45. TechCrunch [edit]
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  48. Capella, optical switch company, restarts with $20M ( [edit]
  49. Metavize Becomes "Untangle," Announces New Executive Team And $10 Million In Series A Financing ( [edit]
  50. EDGAR [edit]
  51. EDGAR [edit]
  52. Edgar Report ( [edit]
  53. Visto raises $51 million, as expected — now what? ( [edit]
  54. Azaire Networks Secures $21 Million in Series C Financing ( [edit]
  55. CaseRev Secures $4 Million in Series B Funding ( [edit]
  56. Going local with MerchantCircle ( [edit]
  57. Krugle Secures $6.1 Million in Series B Funding Led by Rustic Canyon Partners. ( [edit]
  58. Company Press Release ( [edit]
  59. InSync finds $4.7M for asset-tracking software ( [edit]
  60. [edit]
  61. EDGAR [edit]
  62. ePartners Closes $25 Million Equity Financing ( [edit]
  63. How to Pick Up Women: LimeLife's Kristin McDonnell on Female Gamers ( [edit]
  64. EDGAR [edit]
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