VC  The Inventures Group

     Office Locations:

469 Melville Avenue
Palo Alto, CA 94301
Phone: 650-326-2990
Fax: 650-326-2988



  • Early



  • Communications & Networking
  • Information Technology



    The Inventures Group typically invests in early-stage, Bay Area companies. Approximately 90% of the firm's investments are alongside the first round of venture capital, however, the firm will occasionally do pre-venture investing, but only as loans which convert to equity in a venture round. The Inventures Group does participate in follow-on financings, but often below their pro-rata share. The firm's preferred technologies are in the messaging and messaging-related areas (such as e-mail) and heavy infrastructure (operating systems, communications software, software-based 'horizontal' services). Inventures typically invests in the $25,000 to $250,000 range. The majority of the firm's investments have pre-money valuations below $5,000,000. The fund is now closed to new investments.

    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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    Eric Hahn Investing Partner
    Kathy Beal Finance Consulting Partner


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