A  Founders Capital Partners


     Office Locations:

1615 Lasuen Road
Santa Barbara, CA 93103
Phone: 805-963-4600
Fax: 805-963-4704



  • Early
  • Seed



  • Information Technology
  • Life Sciences & Healthcare
  • Manufacturing & Industrial
  • Software & Internet



    Founders Capital Partners (FCP) is a group of some 40 individual 'angel' investors that include active and retired entrepreneurs, executives, industrial and academic scientists and engineers. The size of Founders' investments historically has ranged from a low of $100,000 to a high of $5 million. The group's 'sweet spot' is $250,000-750,000. Primary areas of interest include early-stage investments in (1) software, the Internet, and domain expertise to provide business and healthcare services, and (2) sensor, electronic and mechanical technologies applied to life sciences, imaging, monitoring, and similar industrial applications. The focus is industrial products and services and the group does not invest in consumer or fashion businesses. Since 1999, investment activity has been focused principally on the Central Coast of California.

    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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    L. Robert Johnson Managing Partner


    Portfolio companies include:

      Affinity Biosensors
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      Decision Biomarkers
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      E-Z Apps
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      Iconix Video
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      Insight Guru
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