VC  Hillcrest Venture Partners

     Office Locations:

742 Charcot Avenue
San Jose, CA 95131
Phone: 408-459-9333

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  • Early
  • Growth
  • Seed



  • Communications & Networking
  • Financial Services
  • Information Technology
  • Life Sciences & Healthcare
  • Semiconductor
  • Software & Internet



    Hillcrest Venture Partners is a venture capital firm that takes a methodical approach to investing in seed to growth stage technology companies. Hillcrest Venture Partners invests in companies developing technologies in the following industries: Software, Internet, Communications, Semiconductor, and Biotechnology. Hillcrest Venture Partners invests exclusively in companies that are in the seed to growth (i.e., less than $15 Million in revenue) stage of development. The firm prefers to invest in companies that have at least completed a working prototype of their product. While Hillcrest Venture Partners will consider investing in a company irrespective of the company's location, the firm prefers to invest in companies that are proximate to its offices in SoCal, Silicon Valley, and New York. Hillcrest Venture Partners will make an initial investment between $25,000 to $100 million in a company and will make a maximum investment of $150 million over the life of a company.

    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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    Courtney Hall Co-Founder and Managing Director
    Darin Chen Co-Founder and Managing Director
    Jim Dovey Managing Director
    Julian Lin Co-Founder and Managing Director


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