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 CTO

Our Perspectives

Martina Lauchengco | September 19th 2017

Adaora, Maureen, Patty and Sarah

Right after our inaugural Seat @ the Table, Megan, a Solutions Engineer at Stitch Labs grabbed me: “A bunch of us want to talk about how to…

Costanoa Ventures | October 6th 2017

Your First Finance Hire: Why, Who, When

By: Mike Albang, VP of Finance at Costanoa Ventures

Neill Occhiogrosso | September 15th 2017

Welcoming FaunaDB

In any investment decision, the team is the single most important variable. Once in awhile, though, we meet people who are so talented that…

Greg Sands | September 14th 2017

These Boots Were Made for Walking

Five years goes by fast. The combination of raising the $175 million Costanoa Fund III and our five year anniversary makes me acutely aware…

Jim Wilson | September 5th 2017

How to Turn Win-Loss Analysis into Buyer Insights

As early stage companies scale they begin to report on wins and losses, but few companies actually turn this data into valuable buyer…

John Cowgill | August 21st 2017

Announcing our investment in Roadster

Be it clothes, glasses, cosmetics, or even insurance, it’s almost hard to remember a time when retailers hadn’t embraced digital commerce…

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…