VC  Grayhawk Capital

     Office Locations:

5050 North 40th Street, Suite 380
Phoenix, AZ 85018
Phone: 602-956-8700



  • Early
  • Expansion
  • Growth



  • Energy & Clean Tech
  • Financial Services
  • Life Sciences & Healthcare
  • Semiconductor



    Founded in 1995, Grayhawk Capital has over $500 million in total assets under management and typically invests in early to later stage companies. Grayhawk makes investments between $1 million and $4 million in companies located in the Southwestern United States. Grayhawk generally invests in the form of preferred stock with dividends. In earlier stage situations, the firm will typically invest $1.0 million to $2.0 million in the first round. Grayhawk invests in the software, Internet, Technology-Enabled Services, Healthcare IT, Financial Services, and Clean Tech. Grayhawk is the successor to Cornerstone Equity Partners, a private equity investment company that invested $25 million over a five year period and generated a 84% internal rate of return on its investments.



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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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    Brian N. Burns Managing Partner and Co-Founder
    Brian S. Smith Managing Partner
    Sherman I. Chu Managing Partner and Co-Founder


    Recent Funding Events (trailing 12 months):










      Series B


    Portfolio companies include:

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      Blue Cedar Networks
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      Clear Technology
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      Cypress Golf Solutions
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      Emergent Respiratory Products
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      Health Outcomes Sciences
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      Innovasic Semiconductor
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      ITAX Group
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      Lucid Software
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      MX Logic
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      Response Analytics
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      The B Equal Company
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