VC  Noventi

     Office Locations:

8100 Jarvis Ave., Suite 110 (Entry 4)
Newark, CA 94560
Phone: 650-325-6699
Fax: 650-325-7799



  • Early



  • Communications & Networking
  • Information Technology



    Founded as Cypress Ventures in 2002, Noventi is an early-stage venture capital firm focused on building successful companies. The firm is actively looking for investment opportunities that focus on the convergence of technology, energy, and the environment including advanced wireless applications, video over IP, and security. The firm's funds include: CIR Ventures (2002, 13 companies with 9 exits, 4 active); and Noventi Ventures II (2006, 1 exit, 3 active companies). Noventi's initial investments range in size from $2-4M in the early institutional rounds. The firm prefers to limit aggregate investment over the life of a company to approximately $6-8M in capital.

    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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    Giacomo Marini Founder and Managing Director
    Masazumi Ishii Venture Partner
    Pierluigi Zappacosta Venture Partner


    Portfolio companies include:

      Aurora Algae
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      Minerva Networks
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      Neato Robotics
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