31 Investments in 29 Companies
4 Acquisitions
Brian Garrett, Rick Smith, Brett Brewer
Venice, CA
Funds Raised:
We are a seed-stage venture capital firm that uses our expertise and network to help passionate entrepreneurs build great companies.

Investor Details


There are no shortcuts to building revolutionary companies, but our background, network and capital can help smooth the path.

We look for dedicated entrepreneurs who have the foresight and personal fortitude to take their ideas and make them happen. In a big way. Passion and conviction are required, as is a grounded sense of the realities inherent in starting and building a world-class company. We like entrepreneurs who can cut hard against the grain.

Your Partner – CrossCut is a partner to those entrepreneurs who understand what it takes to win. We’ll be with you every step of the way – sharing our insight, experience and relationships garnered from over 60+ collective years of starting, operating, investing in and successfully exiting technology companies.

Unique Approach – to VC investing since launching CrossCut in 2008. The large venture fund approach to over-capitalization and unattainable exit values has plagued the industry for the last 10 years. We believe that successful outcomes only happen when entrepreneurs and their capital sources are aligned when it comes to the vision and outcomes they seek. We pride ourselves on how we listen to, work closely with, and trust our entrepreneurs.

A Catalyst for Innovation – We are uniquely positioned with the longest investing history in the emerging technology ecosystem of Southern California, dating back to 1997. SoCal has a very unique DNA and will continue to be a hot-spot to launch and build large and successful companies in areas such as online advertising, mobile, gaming, consumer Internet, e-commerce and the next generation of infrastructure and analytics necessary to support them.

We do not believe that innovation is geographically constrained and know that we can help great entrepreneurs build great companies in the sectors where we excel.

Current Team (8)


Investments (31)


Offices/Locations (1)

  • Venice Office

    373 Rose Ave.

    Venice, CA 90401