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Arizona Venture Capital Directory

Arizona Venture Capital and Angel Fund Directory

FirmTeamLocationSizeTypeAreas of Focus
Agility VenturesHal HaydenPrescott, AZ$35 M (planned)Venture DebtWireless broadband
Alerion Capital GroupJames Unruh
Ricardo DeAvila
Jeff Unruh
Scottsdale, AZ$5.2 MMerchant BankCommercial and/or industrial markets with a variety of engineered products and business services
Arris VenturesCharlie Lewis
Kent Petzold
Mike Stowell
Shawn Boskie
Phoenix, AZUndisclosedVenture CapitalInformation technology, distance learning, communications, networking, e-commerce, microelectronics, life sciences
Arizona AngelsDee HarrisPhoenix, AZN/AAngel CapitalVarious markets
Arizona Technology Investors (formerly ATIF)Jim GoulkaScottsdale, AZN/AAngel CapitalArizona-based technology ventures
Baton VenturesGary PetersonScottsdale, AZ$18 MVenture CapitalMedical technology and devices
Canal PartnersTodd Belfer
Jim Armstrong
Scottsdale, AZN/APrivate EquitySoftware & Internet
Cave Creek Capital ManagementKevin Fechtmeyer
Scott Lavinia
Scottsdale, AZN/APrivate EquityBusiness services, financial services, consumer products, specialty manufacturing, energy, and media services
Columbia West CapitalDavid Barnett
John Farr
Scottsdale, AZN/AInvestment BankingMiddle market companies across industries
Coronado Venture FundJim StricklandTucson, AZ$10 MVenture CapitalInformation technology, life sciences
Coulter Ridge CapitalCarol Lomicka
Bill Lomicka
Tucson, AZUndisclosedAngel CapitalUndisclosed
Desert AngelsCurtis GunnTucson, AZN/AAngel CapitalVarious markets
DCA Capital Partners
(Douglas, Curtis & Allyn, LLC)
Jeremy WolfePhoenix, AZ$10 M (growing to $200 M)Venture CapitalVarious markets
Epic Ventures
(Was Wasatch Venture Fund)
Nick Efstratis
Kent Madsen
Chris Stone
Stephanie Spong
Salt Lake City, UT
Albuquerque, NM
(No longer in Arizona)
$150 MVenture CapitalCommunications, computer hardware, consumer and business services, enterprise software, life sciences, others
Ethos Fund
This fund no longer exists
Adam BoucherScottsdale, AZ$150 MShort-Term DebtRenewable energy projects in Western states eligible for rebates, including solar, wind, and landfill gas recovery from $250,000 to $5 M.
Finao CapitalJohn Ballard
Craig Ballard
Scottsdale, AZUndisclosedVenture CapitalEarly stage technology companies in the southwest.
Grayhawk Capital Partners
(Cornerstone Equity Partners)
Sherman Chu
Brian Burns
Brian Smith
Megan Pautler
Phoenix, AZ$60 MSBICTechnology enabled services, software, healthcare IT, financial services, and clean technology
Greene Holcomb & Fisher (now part of BMO)Chip Fisher
Paul Jevnick
Mike Smiggen
Scottsdale, AZN/AInvestment BankingTechnology, consumer & food, manufacturing, business & financial, education & learning, healthcare
Intel CapitalUndisclosedChandler, AZ
Santa Clara, CA
Other locations
$950 MCorporate InvestorCompanies that complement Intel’s businesses.
JDB Capital ParntersJohn Daniel Bennatt
Lena Dalbey
Scottsdale, AZN/AInvestment BankingTechnology, cleantech, financial services, consumer, manufacturing, and industrial
Lobodos VenturesMichael WolfPhoenix, AZUndisclosedAngel InvestorUndisclosed
Magnet CapitalGregory Mischel
Michael Shields
Phoenix, AZ$21 MSBIC mezzanine debtManufacturing, distribution, services
McKellar and Co.Winston McKellarPhoenix, AZ$100 MAngel InvestorBiotech, consumer products, alternative energy, manufacturing, medical, financial services
Peacock, Hislop, Staley & GivenUndisclosedPhoenix, AZ$50 MInvestment Banking / Private EquityManufacturing, services, technology
Phelps Dodge Ventures
(now part of Freeport-McMoRan)
UndisclosedPhoenix, AZ$10 MCorporate InvestorTechnology, energy, various
Research Corporation TechnologiesGary Munsinger
Shaun Kirkpatrick
Christopher Martin
Kurt Gehlsen
Tucson, AZ$300 MVenture Capital & LicensingBiotechnology, Medical Technologies
Solstice CapitalHarry George
Fred Bamber
Henry Newman
Tucson, AZ
Boston, MA
$85 MVenture CapitalInformation technology, alternative energy, the environment, life sciences, and education
Source Capital GroupW. Todd CoffinScottsdale, AZN/AInvestment BankingSmall to mid-market companies
Thunderbird Angel NetworkDee HarrisGlendale, AZN/AAngel CapitalVarious markets
US Capital Partners LLCBase HornerTucson, AZN/AInvestment BankingMiddle market companies
Valley VenturesJock Holliman
Gregg Adkin
Larry Aldrich
Terry Winters
Ray Radosevich
Dave Durgin
Scottsdale, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Albuquerque, NM
$70 MVenture CapitalLife sciences, semiconductors, systems, and software.
WestCap PartnersPeter Barnhart
Len Lillard
Mill Valley, CA
Paradise Valley, AZ
$26.4 MDebt/equity/ buyoutManufacturing, distribution, and services
Windstone Capital PartnersNorman Clarke
Kevin Loud
Roger Marach
Scottsdale, AZN/AFinancial Advisory and Merchant Banking, including private placementsSmall to mid-sized technology, life science, energy, and service companies

Non-Arizona Venture Capital Funds That Have Invested in Arizona Companies

  • 3i – Offices Worldwide (Participated in a $22.5 million round in Ulthera, Inc.)
  • Accel Partners – Palo Alto, CA (Participated in a $34 million round in Ubidyne)
  • Altira Group – Denver, CO (Participated in a $10 million round in Southwest Windpower)
  • Arcturus Capital – Pasadena, CA (Participated in an investment in High Throughput Genomics)
  • BASF Venture Capital – Germany (Participated in a $6.3 million Series A round in SDCmaterials; participated in a $14 million Series B round in SDCmaterials)
  • Battery Ventures – Menlo Park, CA (Sponsor of Invest Southwest conference)
  • Bay Partners – Cupertino, CA
  • BayTech Venture Capital – Germany (Participated in a $34 million round in Ubidyne)
  • Bessemer Venture Partners – Silicon Valley, Boston, and New York (Invested $6 million in LifeLock)
  • Bridge Capital Holdings – San Jose, CA (Sponsor of Invest Southwest conference)
  • Canaan Partners – Menlo Park, CA
  • Carlyle Group – Offices Worldwide (Led a $17.85 million round in Carefx)
  • CSK Venture Capital – Japan (Participated in a $34 million round in Ubidyne)
  • CTV Investments – Houston, TX (Participated in a $10 million round in Southwest Windpower)
  • DCA Capital Partners – Sacramento, CA (Participated in an $8 million round in Environmental Support Solutions Inc.)
  • Doughty Hanson – England (Participated in a $34 million round in Ubidyne)
  • Emerald Technology Ventures – Switzerland and Canada (Led a $6.3 million Series A round in SDCmaterials; participated in a $14 million Series B round in SDCmaterials)
  • Flywheel Ventures – San Francisco, CA, Santa Fe, NM, & Albuquerque, NM (Sponsor of Invest Southwest conference)
  • GE Energy Financial Services – Stamford, CT (Participated in a $10 million round in Southwest Windpower)
  • Generation Partners – San Francisco, CA
  • Horizon Ventures – San Francisco, CA (Sponsor of Invest Southwest conference)
  • Intel Capital – Santa Clara, CA (Sponsor of Invest Southwest conference)
  • Internet Capital Group – Wayne, PA (Invested $13 million in Vcommerce)
  • Invus Financial Advisors – New York, NY (Participated in a $14 million Series B round in SDCmaterials)
  • Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers – Palo Alto, CA (Led an $11.2 million round in The 41st Parameter)
  • Merck Capital Ventures – Woodcliff Lake, NJ (Led an investment in High Throughput Genomics)
  • Mesa Verde Venture Partners- – San Diego, CA (Participated in a $1.35 million round for MediPacs and in a first round for Cylene Pharmaceuticals)
  • Mohr Davidow Ventures – Menlo Park, CA (Invested over $9 million in 2 rounds in Infusionsoft)
  • New Enterprise Associates – Menlo Park, CA & Baltimore, MD (Led a $22.5 million round in Ulthera, Inc.)
  • NGP Energy Technology Partners – Washington, DC (Participated in a $10 million round in Southwest Windpower)
  • Norwest Venture Partners – Palo Alto, CA (Participated in an $11.2 million round in The 41st Parameter)
  • Nth Powers – San Francisco, CA (Participated in a $1.65MM Series A Financing of Tempronics in Tucson)
  • Peninsula Equity Partners – Menlo Park, CA (Invested in Response Analytics Inc.)
  • QuestMark Partners – Baltimore, MD
  • Rockport Capital Partners – Boston, MA (Participated in a $10 million round in Southwest Windpower)
  • RRE Ventures – New York, NY
  • RWI Ventures – Menlo Park, CA (Invested in Response Analytics Inc.)
  • Sierra Ventures – Menlo Park, CA (Invested in Flypaper Studio)
  • Signal Peak Ventures – Salt Lake City, UT (Participated in a $7.9 million 2nd round in Infusionsoft)
  • Ticonderoga Capital – Wellesley, MA (Invested in AFS Technologies and International Towers)
  • Trinity Ventures – Menlo Park, CA
  • TVM Capital – Germany (Participated in a $34 million round in Ubidyne)
  • UV Partners – Salt Lake City, UT (Participated in a $17.85 million round in Carefx)
  • WestView Capital Partners – Boston, MA

If you identify any errors or omissions on this list, please contact us.

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