FOF/A  HOTventures

     Office Locations:

5930 N. Moccasin Trail
Tuscon, AZ 85750
Phone: 520-577-2221



  • Early



  • Information Technology
  • Life Sciences & Healthcare
  • Media & Digital Media



    HOTventures is the investment vehicle for Rick Gibson, who has had a 35-year career building businesses. He founded and co-founded several successful technology companies and has advised over (75) others. 2000, Rick has served as Managing Director of HOTventures, a 'mentor capital fund' for the Southwest U.S., which invests in and advises fast-growth companies, specializing in Information Technology, BioSciences, GreenTech and Media. The firm is also a limited partner in Solstice Capital and a shareholder of Idealab. Gibson is on the Executive Board and Screening Committee of the Desert Angels and on the board and a mentor for UA's Arizona Center for Innovation (AZCI). For several years, was Adjunct Instructor and then Practitioner Faculty for UA's Eller School Entrepreneurship Program, and also served on the MBA Advisory Council.

    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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    Rick Gibson Co-Founder


    Portfolio companies include:

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      Bourque Industries
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      Elite Desert Ventures
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      High Throughput Genomics
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      Real Time Companies
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      Regenesis Biomedical
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      Solstice Capital
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