VC  Athenaeum Fund

     Office Locations:

3100 E. Foothill Blvd., 2nd Floor
Pasadena, CA 91107
Phone: 626-584-0913
Fax: 626-584-0953



  • Seed



  • Communications & Networking
  • Information Technology
  • Semiconductor



    Founded in 1999, the Athenaeum Fund provides seed funding to emerging Southern California technology companies. The fund has invested in start-up companies with a wide range of new technologies incorporated into products and services. The Fund anticipates investing in many companies that are associated with Caltech, the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena's Biotech Corridor, and other major university research laboratories such as UCLA, USC, UCI, and the Keck Graduate College. The Athenaeum Fund focuses on start-up companies with initial capital needs of approximately $250,000 to $500,000, which will benefit significantly from the support and mentoring which the management team will provide. Anthenaeum is currently investing in its fourth fund.

    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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    Dr. John Baldeschwieler Co-Founder
    Dr. Philippe H. Adam Founder
    Malcolm Cloyd Co-Founder


    Portfolio companies include:

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      Fulcrum Microsystems
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      Language Weaver
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