VC  Blacksmith Capital

     Office Locations:

530 Lytton Ave, Suite 303
Palo Alto, CA 94301
Phone: 650-319-2150



  • Early



  • Information Technology



    Blacksmith Capital was formed by a group of experienced venture capitalists and technology executives on July 1, 2003 to create a new franchise working with the very best entrepreneurs in the technology markets. The firm's goal is to build a portfolio of market-leading technology companies that differentiate themselves through superior, equity-efficient execution. Blacksmith Capital invests in early stage Information Technology companies with an emphasis on software and services business models, where management has strong fiscal discipline, where there is some form of customer validation, and where the Fund is the lead and often first institutional investor.

    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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    John F. Burke Managing Member
    Philip D. Black Managing Member


    Portfolio companies include:

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      Blue Vector Systems
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      Object Video
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