VC  Fluke Venture Partners

     Office Locations:

520 Kirkland Way, Suite 300
Kirkland, WA 98033
Phone: 425-896-4322
Fax: 425-827-4683



  • Expansion



  • Consumer Products & Services
  • Information Technology
  • Life Sciences & Healthcare



    Founded in 1982, Fluke Venture Partners has a long tradition of assisting Pacific Northwest entrepreneurs in building successful and enduring companies. The firm's mission is to fund a deliberately diverse portfolio of the most promising high-growth technology, healthcare, and consumer-oriented opportunities in the Pacific Northwest. Fluke limits its portfolio size so that its partners can work to actively support the management team of each of its investments. Fluke Partners prefers to invest in later-stage profitable businesses, but enjoys building long-term relationships with successful entrepreneurs at any point, and is interested in meeting them even if initial financing is not in the immediate future. Initial investment size can be as low as $500,000, but the firm typically invests from $2.5 to $4 million per company, inclusive of follow-on rounds of financing. Fluke Venture Partners' current fund, with approximately $65 million, was closed in 2004.

    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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    Denny Weston Senior Managing Director
    Kevin Gabelein Managing Director


    Portfolio companies include:

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      Concordia Coffee Systems
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      MedManage Systems, Inc.
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      Red Hook Ale Brewery
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      Starbucks Corporation
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      Sur La Table, Inc.
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      Xcyte Therapies, Inc.
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