A  Blackbird Ventures


     Office Locations:

2223 Avenida de la Playa, Suite 212
La Jolla, CA 92037
Phone: 858-754-3201
Fax: 858-729-0067



  • Early
  • Seed



  • Real Estate & Construction
  • Software & Internet
  • Sports & Entertainment



    Blackbird Ventures invests in diverse businesses including emerging technology companies and real estate development. Neil Senturia, CEO of Blackbird Ventures, has a wide range of experiences includes starting two software companies, serving as CEO of a third, real estate development, and screen writing for popular television sit-coms. Senturia is an adjunct professor in the MBA program at San Diego State University where he teaches new venture creation and has served on the board of directors of SDSU's Entrepreneurial Management Center. Currently, he also co-teaches an entrepreneurship class at the University of San Diego. He is a member of San Diego Social Venture Partners and UCSD Chancellors' Associates.

    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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    Barbara Bry COO
    Neil Senturia CEO


    Recent Funding Events (trailing 12 months):










      Series C


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