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, 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 CEOs. We share best practices or ask questions and get immediate support from one another.”

- Casey John Ellis, Founder and CEO

Our Perspectives

Martina Lauchengco | August 18th 2017

Bringing Vulnerability and Your Whole Self to Work

Earlier this year, I lost my father to cancer. It was a deeply emotional time for me, and I struggled with how much to reveal to my…

Costanoa Ventures | July 28th 2017

Costanoa Access Fellowship Spotlight: Javaughn Lawrence

As a first generation college grad and immigrant, Javaughn’s drive and intelligence immediately caught our attention. Originally from…

Greg Sands | July 26th 2017

The Fundamentals

If Intacct were an NBA star, it would be Tim Duncan who played his entire 19 year career with the San Antonio Spurs and quietly put up All…

Costanoa Ventures | July 19th 2017

Costanoa Access Fellowship Spotlight: Sophie Lalonde

When we saw Sophie’s submission for our Access Fellowship, we were impressed with her original thinking, analysis and initiative. It wasn’t…

Drew Dillon | July 13th 2017

6 Steps for a Bulletproof Process

make your employees happier and ensure better outcomes faster

Bucky Moore | June 21st 2017

The role of people in cybersecurity: Announcing our investment in Elevate Security

By: Bucky Moore, Principal and Neill Occhiogrosso, Partner at Costanoa Ventures

Martina Lauchengco | June 29th 2017

How to Hack D&I into Your Venture Day-to-Day

So much has been said condemning the bad behavior brought to light by a few courageous women — most recently in venture-land. But pledges…

Martina Lauchengco | June 9th 2017

Jim Barksdale’s Talk on Leadership and Management

During a visit this week from Jason Rosenthal, CEO of Lytro and fellow Netscape alumnus, this “Barksdale-ism” came up: “Profits are like…

John Cowgill | June 1st 2017

Five Signs It’s Time to Add Bizops

Investors and CEOs tend to place a lot of emphasis on a company’s strategy. This isn’t too surprising. Strategy is fun. It’s easy for…