I  Astia


     Office Locations:

833 Market Street, Suite 605
San Francisco, CA 94103
Phone: 415-421-5500
Fax: 415-837-3204



  • Early
  • Seed



  • Information Technology



    Formerly the Women's Technology Cluster, Astia was founded in 1999 by Cate Muther (former CMO of Cisco) as part of her foundation, the Three Guineas Fund. Astia became an independent not-for-profit, 501(c)(3) organization in 2003. Astia's mission is to foster the full participation and leadership of women in entrepreneurship and as accelerators of high growth businesses. The group accelerates the funding and growth of companies through programs that are designed for start-ups at all stages. These programs are supported by over 450 members of Astia's Advisor Network that includes more than 300 former and current CEOs and 200 investors. Astia works with, on average each year, 55-60 companies. Since 2003, more than $1 billion has been raised by presenting companies with 23 exits to date, including 2 IPOs.

    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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    Catherine Berman Sr. Vice President
    Marie Trexler Director
    Patty Breslin Vice President
    Sharon Vosmek CEO


    Portfolio companies include:

      18 Rabbits
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      Arbor Vita
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      Avaxia Biologics

      Ballooning Nest Eggs
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      Carat Exchange
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      CCO Solutions
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      Crystal Biosciences
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      Emmet Labs
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      Magnolia Prime
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      Mamayoyo Kids Resorts
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      mTN Global
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      Puppyfish Entertainment
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      Shasta Crystals
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