VC  Bay Partners

     Office Locations:

10600 North Deanza Blvd, Suite 100
Cupertino, CA 95014
Phone: 408-725-2444



  • Early
  • Seed



  • Communications & Networking
  • Information Technology



    Since its founding in 1976, Bay Partners, an early stage venture capital firm with over $1 billion of capital under active management, has invested in, and nurtured, over 250 technology start-ups. Bay is currently investing its eleventh venture fund, its $285 million Fund 11, and is also making follow-on investments from its $385 million Fund 10. Bay has become a leading SaaS venture capital firm with notable current investments such as Eloqua, Xactly, Cornerstone on Demand, and eProject. Bay invests in early stage companies either through the seed track ($250K-$750K) in bold, out-of-the-box capital-efficient ideas, or through the more typical early stage track ($1M-$7M) in early product development stages of companies. Bay Partners focuses its energies on providers of both wireline and wireless communications equipment, and the software and services that run in these distributed networks.

    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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    Neal Dempsey Managing General Partner
    Stu Phillips General Partner


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