VC  Adams Capital Management

     Office Locations:

525 University Ave., Suite 230
Palo Alto, CA 94301
Phone: 650-473-0700
Fax: 650-473-0712

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  • Early



  • Communications & Networking
  • Energy & Clean Tech
  • Information Technology
  • Semiconductor



    Adams Capital Management, Inc. (ACM) is a national venture capital firm specializing in early-stage applied technology investments. Established in 1994, ACM is a lead Series A investor and currently manages $815 million. The firm's general partners have domain and operations expertise in the following industries: Information Technology, Networking Infrastructure, and Semiconductor. Typical investments range from $1 million to $5 million initially, and $5 million to $10 million over the life of the investment. Adams Capital selects companies with the potential to become market leaders with 65% gross margins and 25% operating profits. The firm has offices in Austin, Boston, Palo Alto, and Pittsburgh.

    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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    Andrea S. Adams Treasurer
    Jennifer E. Parulo CFO
    Joel P. Adams General Partner
    Matthew J. Kline Senior Financial Analyst
    N. George Ugras General Partner


    Portfolio companies include:

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      Certes Networks
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      First Insight
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      Landslide Technologies
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      Luminescent Technologies
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      nLight Photonics
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      Precision Therapeutics
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      The Efficiency Network
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      Twelvefold Media
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      VBrick Systems
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