VC  Okapi Venture Capital

http://www.okapivc.com





     Office Locations:

1590 S. Coast Hwy., Suite 10
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Phone: 949-715-5555
Fax: 949-715-5556

 

Stages:

  • Early
  • Seed


 

Industries:

  • Communications & Networking
  • Information Technology
  • Life Sciences & Healthcare
  • Medical Device
  • Semiconductor
  • Software & Internet

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    Description:

    Okapi Venture Capital provides long-term capital and management support to emerging businesses in the information technology and life science sectors. The firm currently manages Okapi Ventures I, LP ($30 million according to published reports), a venture capital fund chartered to invest in seed and early-stage information technology and life science companies in Southern California, with a particular emphasis on Orange County startups. The firm focuses specifically on: Biotech, Diagnostics, Internet, Healthcare IT & Services, Material Science, Medical Device, Semiconductor, Software, and Wireless. Okapi targets capital efficient businesses and will typically invest $500K to $2M (on average) over the life of the company. Okapi will engage in investments less than $250K when appropriate.



    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
       
       
       
    COMPANY STAGEREVENUE
    Venture Capital
    Seed Stage
    (includes "pre-seed," or
    concept stage)
    No Revenue
    Early StageMinimal
    Revenue
    Growth Stage
    (also called Mid-stage)
    $2M-$7M
    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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    B. Marc Averitt Co-Founder and Managing Director
    Jeff Bocan Partner
    John Waller Partner
    Sharon Stevenson PhD Co-Founder and Managing Director

     

    Recent Funding Events (trailing 12 months):


      Date


      Name


      State


      Amount


      Stage


      12/12/2017


      Slingshot Aerospace


      TX


      $3,250,000


      Seed


      11/08/2017


      TrackStreet


      NV


      $2,000,000


      Seed


      09/12/2017


      Pegasus Solar


      CA


      undisclosed


      Series A


      04/27/2017


      ChromaCode


      CA


      $12,000,000


      Series B


     

    Portfolio companies include:


      BioTrace Medical
        web link


      ChromaCode
        web link


      Connectifier
        web link


      Focal Therapeutics
        web link


      Helixis
        web link


      My Damn Channel
        web link


      Obalon Therapeutics
        web link


      OrthAlign
        web link


      PathCentral
        web link


      Pegasus Solar
        web link


      Qualaroo
        web link


      RF Nano
        web link


      Slingshot Aerospace
        web link


      TrackStreet
        web link


      Transaction Wireless
        web link


      WellTok
        web link


     

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