VC  PointGuard Ventures

     Office Locations:

349 1st Street
Los Altos, CA 94022
Phone: 650-492-7016
Fax: 650-887-0950



  • Early
  • Growth
  • Late



  • Communications & Networking
  • Information Technology
  • Software & Internet



    PointGuard Ventures, founded by Krish Panu and Pete Thomas, invests in dynamic new technology companies to create new market opportunities or to solve problems in existing markets more cost effectively. Their venture experience spans over 50 startups, 12 IPOs, and many successful M&A transactions. PointGuard's new fund will invest in software, networking, and hardware to provide 'technology convergence' solutions to many of today's markets including Mobile Commerce, Cloud Computing, Greentech, Point-of-Care medical, Education, and applied Data Analytics. The fund strategy is to invest in a mix of companies in need of Series A & B funding, and in select later stage investments that are based in the US with the potential for early global market entry. PointGuard will initially invest $2 to $10 million into any one company and will invest more than $10M in select deals over the life of the investment. The experienced team brings 35 years of venture experience and 35 years of operating experience to help build dynamic new companies.

    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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    Gina Amstadter Executive Assistant
    Krish Panu Managing Director


    Portfolio companies include:

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      Movius Interactive
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      Nod Labs
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