VC  Rincon Venture Partners

     Office Locations:

803 Chapala St.
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Phone: 805-969-5484
Fax: 805-845-2270



  • Early



  • Energy & Clean Tech
  • Information Technology
  • Media & Digital Media
  • Software & Internet



    Rincon Venture Partners fills the need for more modest first-round funding. The firm's initial investment in a company is typically in the range of $500,000 to $1.5 million, and Rincon is typically a company's first institutional investor. The firm targets a geographic region that it believes displays favorable supply-demand characteristics for venture capital investing. This region is bounded by San Luis Obispo, CA to the north, and Orange County to the south. Rincon considers investments outside of this area, but generally only in conjunction with strong co-investors who are located near the company. The firm focuses on sectors such as digital media, cleantech, technology-enabled services, and consumer Internet, but remains open-minded with regard to opportunities in other sectors. The average total investment over a portfolio company's life is $3,000,000.



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    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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    Brian Kelly Limited Partner
    Jim Andelman Partner
    John Greathouse Partner
    Loren Shepard Administrative Director


    Recent Funding Events (trailing 12 months):










      Series A


    Portfolio companies include:

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      Blue Casa Communications
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      Campus Explorer
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      Campus Steps
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      Conversion Logic
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      Digital Performance
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      Elephant Drive
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      Gradient X
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      HG Data
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      Iconix Video
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      Keen IO
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      Launchpad LA
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      Local Market Launch
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      Soliant Energy
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      The Resumator
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