VC  Crystal Ventures

     Office Locations:

c/o CIVF Management, Ltd.
1120 Chester Avenue, Suite 418
Cleveland, OH 44114
Phone: 216-263-5515
Fax: 216-263-5518



  • Early



  • Information Technology



    Founded in 1997, Crystal Ventures has grown into a family of funds with international offices in North America and Asia that facilitate the pervasive growth and development of worldwide innovation. Crystal partners with companies that support trans-Pacific synergetic operations with proven technology and products, market potential, exemplary management teams, and unique resources particular to Silicon Valley, Taiwan, Singapore, and mainland China. Crystal will lead, co-lead or take a membership role in an investing syndicate. Most of the firm's deals range from $1.0 to $5.0 million, and Crystal takes a board seat on all portfolio investments. Crystal has invested in more than 35 technology companies that make up three layers of information technology: underlying technologies, including infrastructure and communications technology; enabling technologies, including software and hardware; and vertical content and applications. Following is a sampling of our investments from four industry segments: wireless, broadband, enterprise software, and vertical content and applications. As of December 31, 2012 all member funds and the associated General Partnership of Crystal Venture Funds have completed all partnership activities and have concluded operations.

    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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    Daniel Kellogg Managing Director
    Joseph Tzeng Managing Director


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