VC  Manitou Ventures

     Office Locations:

Old Engine Co. No 2
460 Bush Street, Second Floor
San Francisco, CA 94108
Phone: 415-288-0727
Fax: 415-627-9079



  • Early
  • Growth



  • Communications & Networking
  • Energy & Clean Tech
  • Information Technology
  • Media & Digital Media
  • Semiconductor
  • Software & Internet



    Manitou Ventures is a venture capital firm specializing in investments in early and mid stage companies. It primarily focuses on high growth technology sectors including communications, Internet, new media, semiconductors, and information technology services. The firm is also researching business models and ideas for the energy and clean tech sectors. It's currently focused on solar development and financing as well as energy efficiency. The firm seeks to invest in Asia or the United States, with a focus on Asian markets. It also co-invests in U.S. based companies, primarily with their existing Asia partners and potentially with other venture capital firms. Additionally, the firm seeks to make lead investments in early stage companies based in California and occasionally, elsewhere in the western United States.

    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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    Chris Wadsworth Co-Founder and Managing Director
    Jack Wadsworth Co-Founder and Managing Director
    Shirley Wadsworth Operating Partner


    Portfolio companies include:

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      Seed & Spark
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      Virtual Silicon
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