VC  High Country Venture

     Office Locations:

831 Pearl Street
Boulder, CO 80302
Phone: 303-381-2638



  • Early



  • Food & Agriculture
  • Information Technology
  • Life Sciences & Healthcare
  • Medical Device
  • Retail & Restaurant
  • Software & Internet



    High Country Venture (HCV) invests in the most promising and innovative early stage companies in Colorado. HCV was founded in 2005 affiliated with the private investment company Tango. The principals have been investing together since 1998. HCV manages approximately $50 million in venture funds and invests primarily in the areas of life sciences (including biotechnology, agritechnology, and medical devices), information technology (including software and Internet companies) and retail. In order to qualify for funding from HCV, a company must be headquartered in Colorado.

    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 Marks Partner
    Mark Lupa Partner
    Robert J. Schmiedeler Partner
    Scott Beck Partner


    Portfolio companies include:

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      Collective IP
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      DCS Surgical
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      Lijit Networks
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      Mosaic Biosciences
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      Surefire Medical
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      Taligen Therapeutics
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