FOF/VC  Gideon Hixon Fund

     Office Locations:

800 Anacapa Street, Suite A
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Phone: 805-963-2277x11
Fax: 805-565-0929

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  • Early
  • Growth
  • Seed



  • Communications & Networking
  • Information Technology
  • Software & Internet



    The Gideon Hixon Fund utilizes and expands on the experience of six generations of family business. Since 1850, the Hixon Family has been building businesses and providing capital to exceptional entrepreneurs. The Hixon family via the Gideon Hixon Fund, its predecessors Midland Investment Company, HixVen and its partnership with Southwest Venture Partners, have had the opportunity to be part of success stories such as AMP, Apple Computer, Dell Computer, Xiotech, and CorSolutions. The firm's partners are generalists and will invest across most stages and across industries. The fund will invest as little as $100K and usually invest anywhere from $500K to $1.5M over the life of an investment. Gideon Hixon prefers to invest in the United States and does not invest in 'sin' industries or products/services that it feels have negative social ramifications. The firm also engages in Fund of Funds investing, having made investments in Affinity Capital Management, Draper Fisher Jurvetson, and Velocity Equity Partners.



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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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    Bryan Simpson General Partner
    Debra P. Geiger General Partner
    Dylan Hixon Managing Partner
    Eric Hixon General Partner
    Frank H. Foster Managing Partner


    Portfolio companies include:

      BOOM! Entertainment
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      Capella Intelligent Subsystems
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      Glycos Biotechnologies
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      Hansen Engine
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      iosil Energy
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      Marval Biosciences
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      Prolacta Bioscience
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