VC  Granite Ventures

     Office Locations:

101 Second Street
Suite 570
San Francisco, CA 94105
Phone: 415-591-7700
Fax: 415-591-7720



  • Early
  • Growth
  • Seed



  • Communications & Networking
  • Information Technology
  • Software & Internet



    Based in San Francisco, Granite manages over $1 billion in committed venture capital and has invested in over 90 private companies in the software and communications sectors. Since its establishment in 1992, Granite has been consistently investing in early-stage companies with proprietary technologies and sustainable comptetitive advantages. Granite typically makes its initial investment in the seed, Series A or Series B round. The firm's initial investments range from $2 million to $6 million, and $10 million to $15 million over the life of the company. While Granite usually invests in U.S. based companies, the firm will consider select investments outside the U.S.

    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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    Chris Hollenbeck Managing Director
    Chris McKay Managing Director
    Eric Zimits Managing Director
    Isaac Ruiz Senior Associate
    Jackie Berterretche CFO and Managing Director


    Portfolio companies include:

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      Aspen Avionics
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      Command Audio
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      Crowd Science
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      Digital Fountain
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      Fastback Networks
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      Marqeta Payment
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      Martini Media
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      Mojo Networks
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      Pelican Imaging
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      Siebel Systems
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      Tumbleweed Communications
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