VC  Diamondhead Ventures

     Office Locations:

1350 Bayshore Highway, Suite 920
Burlingame, CA 94010
Phone: 650-687-7550



  • Early
  • Seed



  • Information Technology



    Diamondhead Ventures is an early-stage technology venture capital firm investing in start-ups with disruptive innovations. Diamondhead focuses primarily on early stage opportunities and leverages close relationships with leading research universities to discover the most promising ideas. The firm believes that spin-out opportunities offer significant capital efficiency benefits by leveraging prior research and development efforts, thereby enabling Diamondhead to fund emerging technologies at lower risk and lower cost than typical early stage opportunities. Diamondhead makes initial seed and Series A investments ranging from $500,000 to $5 million. Diamondhead's sphere of technology focus includes information security, enterprise 2.0, and cross-discipline areas, such as computational biology. Unlike many venture capital firms, they will invest in a company prior to the full development of the technology and/or management team. Diamondhead was founded in 2000 and the firm's $140 million inaugural fund is currently showing returns in the top quartile for performance of vintage 2000 funds.



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    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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    David Lane Founding Managing Director


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