VC  Acuity Ventures

     Office Locations:

1960 The Alameda, Suite 200
San Jose, CA 95126-1493
Phone: 408-261-4286



  • Early
  • Seed



  • Software & Internet



    Acuity Ventures is a Silicon Valley based venture capital fund that provides investment capital and strategic and operational guidance to early stage and emerging growth companies. The firm is currently investing Acuity Ventures III, L.P., formed in 2004. The Fund provides capital through convertible preferred debt, direct equity investments and other investment participations. Acuity strives to incubate qualified companies with financing facilities and access to important alliances in order to position these companies for profitable growth and liquidity exit. Acuity's primary focus is on early-stage companies in the web-based software industry. The firm targets web-based applications that have a sustainable competitive advantage, upwards of 50% founder ownership, and strong intellectual property.

    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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    Eric Hardgrave Founder
    Larry Hootnick Founder


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