VC  Palomar Ventures

     Office Locations:

233 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 900
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Phone: 310-260-6050
Fax: 310-510-6836

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  • Early
  • Seed



  • Communications & Networking
  • Information Technology
  • Software & Internet



    Launched in 1999 by veteran venture capitalists to focus on early stage information technology companies, Palomar Ventures has assisted in building nearly 50 public companies. Palomar Ventures is currently investing Palomar III, a $225 million fund, bringing total capital under management to over $500 million. Palomar's key areas of expertise and strategic focus include: Infrastructure software, Networking telecom infrastructure, Next-generation storage, Wireless solutions, and Security initiatives. Palomar Ventures does not require a minimum investment. Typical investments are $2 million to $5 million of a $5-$10 million first round, and the firm prefers to act as a lead or co-lead investor early in the process of value formation. On occasion, Palomar Ventures also participates in seed funding. Collectively, the partners at Palomar Ventures possess nearly 100 years of experience in venture capital and have successfully assisted dozens of companies through the journey from start-up to initial public offering or to acquisition.



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    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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    Amanda Reed General Partner
    Bob Obuch Partner
    Jim Gauer Managing Director
    Lisa Riedmiller Chief Finanical Officer
    Su-Lyn Ortiz Office Manager


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