We know the potential.

We invest in high-growth, early-stage startups located on the Central Coast. With angel/seed funding, we invest in people and products in fast-growing markets and untapped areas of existing industries.

The Foundation

Our Thesis and Advantage

Now more than ever is an advantageous time to invest in entrepreneurs on the Central Coast. Through our network of GPs and LPs, we have excellent access to startups in this region. Accelerated by growth and domain expertise in software, cleantech, space industry and agtech.

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We are focused on companies that meet the following:

  • Early-stage company with high-growth opportunity
  • Preferred HQ or association with Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, Monterey, or Santa Cruz counties
  • Full-time team of 2 or more people with domain expertise
  • Having a functional MVP/prototype (may not apply for regulated industries)
  • Demonstrable revenue model
  • Substantial market opportunity to afford significant investor ROI

All founders that come in to pitch to CCV need to have a GP or LP champion them.  The champion likely has a pre-existing relationship with the company and will serve as the founder’s primary point of contact throughout the pitch and due diligence process.  The champion will guide the founder and liaison with the GPs/LPs for all questions, feedback, etc.  Our hope is to streamline communication and make it as smooth as a process for the founders.

Feel free to contact CCV’s Co-President and GP, Steven Larsen at stevenlar@gmail.com or 805-746-1775.  Also, feel free to reach out to any of the GPs – they would love to talk with you!  Their contact information is in the Investment Deck.