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Phone(650) 461-8100



Silicon Valley Office
125 University Ave.
Suite 88
Palo Alto, CA, 94301
Hong Kong Office
Room 2101, 21/F, Westlands Centre
20 Westland Road
Quarry Bay, HKG
2800 Woodlawn Drive
Suite 265
Honolulu, HI, 96822


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Startup Capital Ventures

Based in Silicon Valley, they focus on early-stage companies that require relatively small amounts of capital to achieve success. While most venture firms have grown too large to invest as little as $250,000 to $1 million in a financing round, Startup Capital Ventures targets investments in this range. The firm leverages its investment with unparalleled operations experience from a team of five seasoned professionals. Generally, they target capital efficient companies, such as software, that are generating some revenue and can show a reasonable likelihood of reaching near-term profitability from their investment. Their approach is to build a supportive partnership around an outstanding entrepreneurial team with a clear market vision for its product or service. They focus on investing in strong management teams, not just technologies. They strive to build a supportive working relationship with their portfolio companies based on flexibility, integrity, and patience.

As experienced business executives themselves, who have founded and run companies, they know firsthand the hard work and challenges of building successful companies. A hallmark of their strategy is their ability to deliver deep domain expertise to each of their portfolio companies, which also reduces investment risk for their limited partner investors. An extensive network of strategic contacts and their presence in the US and Asia can make a difference in how rapidly their companies achieve critical milestones. Also, the team’s extensive experience in the financial services industry gives them a special advantage in that investment sector. Their philosophy includes not only a commitment to their portfolio companies, but also a goal of creating industry leading companies for the long term.

Although their primary geographic focus is investments in the United States, they will invest opportunistically in Asia, primarily in China, through their office in Hong Kong. In the U.S., their focus is principally Silicon Valley as well as Hawaii, Texas, and Oklahoma, where the firm has extensive relationships through its limited partner base.

Recent Milestones


Company Date Round Size Participants
Silver Tail Systems 6/2011Series B$20M4
Adama Materials 9/2010Series A$4.75M3
TuneIn 1/2010Venture Round$6M2
Xignite 11/2009Series A$5.72M2
Silver Tail Systems 9/2008Series A$2.1M3
WhiteHat Security 6/2008Series D$7M4
TagArray 2/2007Series A$1.8M2
Packet Island 6/2006Series A$2M3
Attainia 1/2006Series C$800k2



  1. Silver Tail Systems Secures Series B Funding From Andreessen Horowitz ( [edit]
  3. TuneIn: The Sequoia-Funded Radio App With More Usage Than Pandora or Spotify ( [edit]
  4. SEC D/A ( [edit]
  5. Fraud Experts Launch Silver Tail Systems to Fight Against Business Logic Abuse ( [edit]
  6. WhiteHat Security secures $7M ( [edit]
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  8. VoIP software co., Packet Island, raises $2 million ( [edit]
  9. EDGAR [edit]
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