VC  S3 Ventures

     Office Locations:

6300 Bridgepoint Parkway
Building One, Suite 405
Austin, TX 78730
Phone: 512-258-1759



  • Early
  • Growth



  • Communications & Networking
  • Information Technology
  • Life Sciences & Healthcare
  • Software & Internet



    S3 Ventures is a group of entrepreneurs with $200 million under management who have successfully built technology companies. Each partner has been a CEO or operating executive of at least one successful technology firm. S3 was founded in 2007 with a $20 million fund. It went on to raise a second $20 million fund, then a $25 million fund and a $30 million fund. S3 announced in June 2013 that it had raised a $75 million fund. S3 invests primarily in early stage ventures, including companies with just a management team, or a more defined company seeking to launch after significant engagement with customers and a technology that is approaching market readiness. Investment sizes can start at $100,000 for a seed round, and move to several million for a more traditional Series A or B financing. S3 invests primarily around the Southwest with a focus on Texas. S3 Ventures also invests in medical devices that improve the human condition.



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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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    Aaron Perman Associate
    Brian R. Smith Managing Director
    Charlie Plauche Vice President
    Rajiv Bala Vice President
    Steve Banks Venture Partner


    Portfolio companies include:

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      Complex Media
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      Packet Design
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      VUV Analytics
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