VC  TeleSoft Partners

     Office Locations:

One California Street, 28th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94111
Phone: 415-765-7240
Fax: 415-765-7265



  • Early
  • Expansion
  • Growth



  • Communications & Networking
  • Information Technology
  • Software & Internet



    Founded 1996, TeleSoft manages venture capital funds of more than $625 million focused on next generation systems, software, services, and component companies. The firm invests $1-15 million per company (initial and follow-on investments), and the investment mix is approximately one-third early stage, one-third development & expansion stage, and one-third late stage. TeleSoft concentrates on 25 to 30 investments per fund, typically as lead or co-lead investor.

    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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    Al Howard Chief Financial Officer & SBIC Director
    Alan Foster Managing Director
    Arjun Gupta Founder and Managing Partner
    Bill Magill Managing Director
    Chris LeBlanc Industry Research


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