VC  Woodside Fund

     Office Locations:

350 Marine Pkwy., Ste. 300
Redwood Shores, CA 94065
Phone: 650-610-8050
Fax: 650-610-8051



  • Early
  • Expansion
  • Growth
  • Seed



  • Communications & Networking
  • Information Technology
  • Semiconductor
  • Software & Internet



    Founded in 1983, Woodside Fund is an early-stage venture capital firm. Woodside invests in an average of four to six companies per year, and approximately 15-20 companies over the lifetime of a fund. The firm expects to invest $5 to $10 million in each portfolio company, with an initial commitment of $2 to $5 million. Woodside's portfolio is predominately comprised of early-stage companies, however the firm may strategically balance its investments with a small combination of seed and later-stage companies. Woodside focuses on a wide range of opportunities including and Applications and Infrastructure software, Semiconductors, and Networking and Communications Infrastructure. The firm looks for companies that can achieve market value of at least $200 million (preferably more than $1 billion), and requires an investment return of at least 10 times the invested total in 3-5 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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    Gary T. Tyrrell Chief Financial Officer
    John C. Occhipinti Managing Director
    Mark Hoover Venture Partner
    Paul Weinacht Analyst
    Rick Shriner Venture Partner


    Portfolio companies include:

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