Our Focus

We back tenacious and thoughtful founders who change how business gets done. We partner early and make meaningful investments in a select few. Our job is to enable you to succeed faster.

Every company is different

Each company is its own puzzle and on its own journey. We stay with them every step of the way.

Product market fit

Product market fit is more than getting the product to market. It’s getting all elements of the go-to-market business cycle aligned so a company can reach its potential. Our operating partners and expertise focuses on these areas.

We believe

Working with venture investors should feel genuinely helpful. We believe in candor, education and a community that helps build companies that stand the test of time.

Our Portfolio

We invest in companies like:

"Costanoa has been with us every step of the way. They’ve been true partners.”

- Christopher Golec, Founder and CEO at Demandbase

“There’s a playbook to building strong enterprise software companies and Costanoa has it. Their counsel has saved us countless hours of wasted time and energy.”

- Satyen Sangani, Co-Founder and CEO

“Greg and Neill use their own experience and network as former product managers to help me navigate through the early product market fit challenges.”

- Brandon Levey, Co-Founder and CEO

"Costanoa immediately offered hands-on operational help to jumpstart announcing our growth and expanding our team and product.”

- Andrew Sutherland, Founder and CTO

“Costanoa has created a real community with their portfolio. We share best practices or ask questions and get immediate support from one another.”

- Casey John Ellis, Founder and CTO

Our Perspectives

Michelle McHargue | March 19th 2018

Take the Time to Find Top Talent

I’ve been in talent for the past 15-plus years, starting back during the the era of the brick phone — which I happily owned — but that’s a…

Mark Selcow | March 19th 2018

On Joining Costanoa and Becoming a VC

After two years working as a Venture Partner at Costanoa Ventures, I am thrilled to announce I am joining the firm as a new General…

John Dawes | March 15th 2018

Three Reasons Product Planning for Enterprise Needs to Be Different from Consumer

Hint: It’s all about the buyer

Martina Lauchengco | March 12th 2018

Seat @ the Table 3

Moments before I went on stage at our inaugural Seat @ the Table event, Lauren Mullenholtz, Director of Global Insights at LinkedIn, told…

Martina Lauchengco | March 8th 2018

Our Berlin Wall Moment: How Venture is #MovingForward

By: Martina Lauchengco, Operating Partner & Greg Sands, Founder & Managing Partner

Greg Sands | March 5th 2018

The Pursuit of Great Ideas: How Fresh Perspectives Keep Us Growing at Costanoa

To be successful in venture capital over long periods of time, you can’t rely on yesterday’s conventional wisdom sectors or technology…

Martina Lauchengco | February 23rd 2018

Welcome to Your Own Personal $!*# Show!

Over the last week, I’ve had multiple talks with people at wildly different startups* that went something like this:

Greg Sands | February 22nd 2018

Costanoa Access Fellowship 2018

When I think about the future of venture capital and tech entrepreneurship, it’s people like Sophie Lalonde and Javaughn Lawrence who are…

Martina Lauchengco | February 14th 2018

How to keep company culture healthy when you’re growing 100% Y/Y

When CEO Harry Glaser and his co-founders started Periscope Data, they were so heads down building the company that it came as a shock when…