PE/VC  Sentient Ventures

     Office Locations:

11412 Bee Caves Road, Ste. 300
Austin, TX 78738
Phone: 512-402-1717
Fax: 512-402-1616

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  • Early
  • Expansion
  • Middle Market
  • Seed



  • Information Technology
  • Software & Internet



    Sentient Ventures is a private equity firm that invests in seed, early, and expansion stage companies using the following fund types: Early Stage Venture Capital, Middle Market Private Equity, and Subordinated Debt. The Sentient Ventures principals invest as individuals and as a group of angels, participating in transactions with an investment size < $1 million. The firm participates in Middle Market Private Equity and Subordinated Debt Funds, and is the investment manager of the Whitecap Texas Opportunity Funds (investment size: $500,000 to $7.5 million). Sentient also engages in University focused Venture Capital Funds through a joint venture with Emergent Technologies, Inc., investing in university based technologies with a current focus on The University of Texas System (investment size: $500,000 to $4.0 million). Sentient targets firms with equity greater than $500 million and growing markets that allow revenue for the portfolio company to expand to $100 million or more within five years.

    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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    Chris Atkins Associate
    David M. Lee Managing Director
    James Wells Venture Partner
    Jonathan Ring Venture Partner
    Mansoor Ghori Venture Partner


    Portfolio companies include:


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