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We believe in transformation.

Yours. Your ideas. Your business.

The startup journey asks a lot of you. So will we.
But we will give you everything we can in return.

We’re Seed and Series A investors in technologies for business. We're boutique by design, funding only a handful of companies a year. We give hands-on help, working shoulder-to-shoulder with you as you grow, even when times get tough. If you need it, we're big enough to fund you all the way through your company's lifecycle.

We believe that pushing you to be great is part of being supportive. That’s why we’re truly collaborative and make time for our founders. Our Operating Partners are the very best at their craft and can coach you on what you need—from sales and marketing to technology and HR. Our Learning Labs--in which outside experts share best practices--help your entire team grow their skills. We’re proud of our +75 Net Promoter Score not just because it’s considered world class but because we believe in the value of measuring ourselves the same way the market will measure you.

We are great at building early stage companies and are always looking for founders that care about building a product and company that makes a real impact. Are you ready to learn faster than ever before? Then maybe we’re for you.

We’ll see you on your journey,
The Team at Costanoa

Our Investment Themes

  • Rethinking Infrastructure & Security
  • Data-Driven Intelligence & SaaS
  • Future Workforce & Marketplaces
  • Rise of the Developer

Our Perspectives

Casey Aylward | May 27th 2020

Strong Data Quality, Strong Data Operations: Our Investment in Toro

At Costanoa, we believe that a new generation of companies will emerge to ease data operations between the data infrastructure layer and…

Martina Lauchengco | May 5th 2020

Be Human, Be Real: New Rules for Marketers Right Now

This is a time of intense vulnerability and crushing uncertainty.

Amy Cheetham | April 15th 2020

Referencing a VC: Separating Believability from the Bullsh*t in a Remote-First World

How to determine if the VCs you’re talking to might be right for you.

Tony Liu | April 8th 2020

How to build a platform data scientists will love

(Hint: Cross-functional collaboration and iteration speed are critical.)

Michelle McHargue | April 22nd 2020

5 Ways Founders Can Support Their Employees Right Now

Today all of us are living an odd life, where time seems to run differently as we sit in our homes (“What day is it again?”), there’s a…

Mark Selcow | March 22nd 2020

How to steer a startup through a major downturn

Here are some actions your leadership team should be taking quickly.

Jim Wilson | April 1st 2020

The Importance of a Buyer’s Perspective for Startups

Why we hired Declan Morris as our newest executive-in-residence

Costanoa Ventures | March 20th 2020

Virtual Office Hours on How to Respond to Emerging…

We will host live office hours to share best practices and tactical responses to emerging challenges.

Costanoa Ventures | February 20th 2020

How to Transition a Slow Start Into a High Growth Startup

When most people think of a startup, they imagine a rapidly evolving company that finds product market fit and launches into the ether…