VC  Azure Capital Partners

     Office Locations:

1050 Battery Street, Suite 100
San Francisco, CA 94111
Phone: 415-276-5500
Fax: 415-276-5590

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  • Early



  • Information Technology
  • Software & Internet
  • Storage & Hardware



    Founded in April 2000, Azure Capital has over $750 million under management with a focus on infrastructure technologies. Azure targets early-stage technology companies with the opportunity for transformative growth. Past investments that have gone on to success include VMware, Bill Me Later, Calix, and Top Tier. Azure's philosophy of investing is a platform approach of supporting and accelerating companies throughout their lifecycle of growth, ranging from early seed stage through maturity in the public markets. Azure Capital's geographic focus is across all of North America, with approximately 50% of their investments being outside of the Bay Area. The firm's investment pace is highly selective and has averaged 4 to 6 new investments per year.

    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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    Ali Wasti Principal
    Andrea Drager Vice President
    Dan Park Venture Partner
    Mike Kwatinetz General Partner
    Paul Ferris General Partner


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