VC  Parakletos@Ventures

     Office Locations:

175 Nortech Parkway, Suite 200
San Jose, CA 95134
Phone: 408-941-7000
Fax: 408-941-7001



  • Early
  • Seed



  • Communications & Networking
  • Information Technology
  • Semiconductor



    Parakletos@Ventures manages over $30 million and invests in high tech companies in the Telecom-munication Infrastructure, Semiconductor, and Wireless industries. The firm's investment size per deal ranges anywhere from $100,000 to $10,000,000. Dr. Paul H. J. Kim formed the firm in 1999 with a focus on companies that are in a very early stage, usually seed round to first round. Parakletos' strength is in working with Korean and Chinese entrepreneurs in the United States. The name Parakletos comes from a Greek noun meaning counsel or advice.

    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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    Alan Hsia Investment Analyst
    Dr. Paul Kim Managing Partner
    Ken Eldred Chairman


    Portfolio companies include:

      Aeris Communications
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      Azalea Networks
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      Essence Technology
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      GCT Semiconductor
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