A  Acorn Ventures


     Office Locations:

PO Box 6847
Bellevue, WA 98008
Phone: 425-462-1345
Fax: 425-462-4950



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  • Communications & Networking
  • Information Technology
  • Manufacturing & Industrial
  • Software & Internet
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    Acorn Ventures is a Bellevue, Washington based Angel fund founded by Rufus W. Lumry in 1991 after his retirement as EVP/CFO of McCaw Cellular Communications (now AT&T Wireless). Acorn's mission is to find, fund and nurture early-stage companies that present extraordinary opportunities to make industry-changing leaps in technology and applications.

    Investment Firm Key

       VC = Venture Capital
       PE = Private Equity
       A = Angel
       I = Incubator
       MB = Merchant Bank
       VD = Venture Debt
       FI = Family Investment Office
       FOF = Fund of Funds
       ED = Economic Development Office   
       TT = Technology Transfer Office
       CVC = Corporate Venture Capital
       SEC = Secondary Purchaser
       HF = Hedge Fund/Mutual Fund
    Venture Capital
    Seed Stage
    (includes "pre-seed," or
    concept stage)
    No Revenue
    Early StageMinimal
    Growth Stage
    (also called Mid-stage)
    Expansion Stage
    (also called Late-stage)
    $7M and greater
    Private Equity
    Lower Middle Market$10M-$249M
    Middle Market$250M-$499M
    Upper Middle Market$500M-$1B
    Large Cap>$1B

    Investment Team:

    Name   Title
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    Caren Seidle Chief Financial Officer
    Elaine Scherba Senior Vice President and Principal
    Joni Bornstead Office Manager
    Maryan Regan Financial Operations Manager
    Rufus Lumry Founder & President


    Portfolio companies include:

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      Centricity Records
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      Digital Scirocco
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      Perlego Systems
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