VC  Innovation Fund So Cal

     Office Locations:

4901 E. Carson St.
Long Beach, CA 90808



  • Seed



  • Energy & Clean Tech
  • Information Technology
  • Manufacturing & Industrial
  • Medical Device
  • Transportation & Distribution



    Innovation Fund So Cal is modeled after the Innovation Fund at Lorain County Community College (LCCC). The Innovation Fund at LCCC has offered new and young firms pre-seed stage access to capital, intensive coaching and mentoring, and education and internship opportunities since 2007. The Innovation Fund has raised nearly $14 million and invested more than $7.5 million in more than 140 startups, which in turn, have generated more than $20 million in revenue, created more than 400 jobs, provided more than 165 paid internships, and raised more than $80 million in additional investments. Innovation Fund SoCal makes grants and loans to fund startup companies that commit to locating in the Los Angeles Basin. The fund focuses on entrepreneurs in the following areas: CleanTech, Bio Medical devices with an emphasis on products that have two to five year development lead times, and advanced manufacturing.

    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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    Jesse Torres Regional Director
    Sheneui Weber Executive Director


    Portfolio companies include:

      Engine Fitness

      Pick My Solar
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