Change how business gets done.
We are Costanoa and partner with founders as early as company formation.
CHANGE COMES FROM UNEXPECTED PLACES
We value technical and product founders who specialize in companies that rethink apps and infrastructure in data, dev, fintech, and Web3.
Initial Investment | Seed
Investment Theme | FinTech
Initial Investment | Series A
Investment Theme | Data/ML Infrastructure; FinTech
Initial Investment | Seed
Investment Theme | Data/ML Infrastructure
FOCUS ENABLES HANDS-ON COMMITMENT AND PARTNERSHIP.
We're focused by design, funding only a small number of companies a year. We work 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.
Parul Gupta, Co-founder of Springboard
“Costanoa has provided truly helpful guidance on everything from hiring to our go to market strategy. Their team is always there when we need them.”
Kevin McNamara, Founder & CEO of Parallel Domain
“From providing office space to helping close our first head of sales, the Costanoa team is helping us build a better company in every way. It was a lot more than I expected.”
Andy Moss, Co-founder & CEO of Roadster
"From the beginning, Costanoa has been really active on our board. They clearly care and are willing to coach me and our entire team.”
Ashish Gupta, CEO of Bugcrowd
"Costanoa has created a real community with portfolio CEOs and an experienced group of Costanoa Operating Partners. We share best practices and get ready support from one another which has helped Bugcrowd grow as a company and team."
Developing Authentic Leaders
We work to build authentic leaders who display personal humility, indomitable will and incredible ambition for their purpose, not themselves.
1:1 Coaching Sprints
We work with you at the speed you need to fill gaps in knowledge and experience and become a well-rounded founder.
Subject-matter experts focused on critical topics leaders and teams need most share their knowledge and advice.
VENTURE IS A TEAM SPORT.
Nearly everyone at Costanoa is a former operator, most of us with a product background. We’ve worked at storied companies - or founded and sold them ourselves. Companies like Amazon, Pinterest, Netscape, Microsoft, Zuora, Databricks, and Merced Systems among many others.
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If you see the world like we do, reach out to Costanoa
(We say Coast-ah-no-ah)