VC  Rustic Canyon Partners

     Office Locations:

100 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 200
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Phone: 310-998-8000
Fax: 310-998-8001



  • Early
  • Expansion
  • Growth
  • Seed



  • Business Services
  • Communications & Networking
  • Energy & Clean Tech
  • Information Technology
  • Media & Digital Media
  • Software & Internet



    Established in September 1999, Rustic Canyon Partners invests in early stage companies positioned for strong growth. With over $800 million under management, Rustic Canyon has invested more than $360 million in approximately 50 companies. To date, Rustic Canyon has invested in a broad array of technology-driven and middle-market companies in the sectors of Internet/Digital Media, and Clean Technology. With a preference for West Coast-based companies, the firm's venture capital investments typically range from $100 thousand to $10 million, but it is possible that Rustic Canyon can invest outside this range in special situations.

    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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    David Travers Partner
    Ed Fu EIR
    John Babcock Venture Partner
    Mike Jones Venture Partner
    Nate Redmond Managing Partner


    Portfolio companies include:

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      Capella Photonics
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      Foodlink Online
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      Fulcrum BioEnergy
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      Hisense Broadband
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      Identec Group
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      Live Gamer
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      Meteor Entertainment
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      Navigating Cancer
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      Science, Inc.
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      Serious Energy
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      The Deal
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      Trion Worlds
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