VC  Pacific Community Ventures

     Office Locations:

51 Federal St., Suite 402
San Francisco, CA 94107
Phone: 415-442-4300
Fax: 415-442-4313

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  • Expansion
  • Growth



  • Business Services
  • Consumer Products & Services
  • Education & Training
  • Energy & Clean Tech



    Founded in 1999, Pacific Community Ventures (formerly known as Silicon Valley Community Ventures), develops and invests in businesses providing economic gains to low-income communities in California. PCV helps companies (in traditionally overlooked areas) gain access to capital, business advice, and critical business resources. Currently, PCV targets existing businesses throughout California, but has a particular focus on the Bay Area and Los Angeles, San Diego and the Central Valley. PCV manages two for-profit investment funds seeking double bottom line returns, meaning both financial return (measured in terms of IRR) and social return. PCV and its affiliates manage over $60 million in private equity funds. Currently, the firm is investing out of PCV III, a $40 million fund that closed in 2007. PCV invests $1 to $4 million with a primary industry focus on food products and distribution, manufacturing, consumer and business and services, and sustainable businesses such as alternative energy, health, and trade schools.

    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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    Andrea Banas Program Coordinator
    Carolyn Clarke Chief Financial Officer and Chief Credit Officer
    Mary Jo Cook President and CEO
    Patrick Duggan Director
    Robert Porter Managing Director


    Portfolio companies include:

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      Evergreen Lodge
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      Moving Solutions
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      New Leaf Paper
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