FI  Saltwater

     Office Locations:

35 Miller Ave.
Mill Valley, CA 94941



  • Early
  • Seed



  • Energy & Clean Tech
  • Information Technology
  • Retail & Restaurant



    Saltwater is the investment vehicle for Ryan Graves, and the firm buys profitable businesses, invests in scaling startups, and builds technology to support our teams. Ryan Graves (born 1983) is an American billionaire businessman, who previously was the CEO, then SVP of Global Operations at Uber, where he was also a board director until 2019. Founded in 2018, Saltwater focuses on majority acquisitions of technology businesses. Graves and his wife, Molly, are supporters of Charity: Water, which focuses on delivering clean water solutions to people in developing nations. Graves serves on the Charity: Water Board of Directors and has found innovative ways to contribute philanthropically giving stock so the organization's employees could also share in the upside. According to Forbes, Graves is worth approximately $1B. Graves owns about 2% of Uber's shares. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of charity: water, Pachama Inc, and Fort Point Beer. Saltwater started building a venture portfolio that is now 28 companies making an impact and showing great results.

    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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    Carl Arnold Investments
    Geordan Mandell Operations
    Harin Gupta Investments
    Ryan Graves Founder
    Tom McLeod Investments


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