VC  Third Wave Ventures

     Office Locations:

345 N. Maple Dr. Ste 277
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
Phone: 310-271-1600



  • Early



  • Information Technology
  • Software & Internet



    Founded 1996, Third Wave Ventures is a venture capital firm that specializes in investing in new technologies. Babak Razi founded Third Wave Ventures in 1996 to help guide the growth of emerging high technology companies in Southern California. Among his endeavors, Babak was an early founder of Innovent Systems, which was acquired by Broadcom Corporation (Nasdaq: BRCM) for $705M and now forms the core of Broadcom's wireless group. Babak currently serves on the Board of Directors of WiLinx Corporation and Ostendo Technologies. Prior to founding Third Wave, Babak was a principal at Grosvenor Holdings, a real estate development firm.

    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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    Babak Cyrus Razi Managing General Partner
    Barak Bussel
    Faryan Afifi


    Portfolio companies include:

      On-Ramp Wireless
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