Investor Overview

Menlo Park, CA
El Dorado Ventures invests in early-stage companies with disruptive technology and business models in emerging and high-growth markets.

Detailed Description


Founded in 1986, El Dorado Ventures (EDV) is a leading early-stage venture capital firm that invests in disruptive technologies and business models in emerging and high-growth markets, across a broad range of sectors including software, technology-enabled services, communications and emerging technology.

El Dorado has a two-decade track record of successful early-stage technology investing, including early investments in Compellent Technologies, Cyras Systems, EarthLink, Efficient Networks, Novellus and NuSpeed Internet Systems. Numerous EDV portfolio companies have gone public or been acquired by major technology companies, including AT&T, Ciena, Cisco Systems, nVidia, Siemens and Texas Instruments.

With more than $750 million in capital under management, EDV has a stable group of institutional investors, most of whom have invested with EDV for more than a decade. EDV's limited partners also include a select group of successful entrepreneurs and other technology luminaries, known as EDV's Technology Partner Network, who play an active role as strategic consultants to EDV and its portfolio companies.

El Dorado's team of investment professionals is cycle-tested, accessible and easy to work with. EDV's General Partners get directly involved in investment decisions early in the process, providing entrepreneurs with valuable and rapid feedback as EDV moves toward making its investment decision.

Current Team (4)


Past Team (14)


Investments (60)


Offices/Locations (2)

  • HQ

    850 Oak Grove Avenue

    Suite 200

    Menlo Park, CA 94025


  • Minnesota Office

    601 Carlson Parkway

    Suite 1160

    Minnetonka, ME 55305