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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

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.

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.

John Cowgill | February 10th 2020

What I Look For in Founders as an Early-Stage Investor

Many founders tie themselves in knots over the funding process. Everyone knows that early stage investors want to back great founders, but…

Martina Lauchengco | March 11th 2020

Startup Playbook for Customer Success

A Net Promoter Score (NPS) that beats Apple’s. An award-winning app that “customers can’t live without” — despite being in the very…

Jim Wilson | January 27th 2020

3 questions to qualify your deal for early stage companies

Who’s your perfect prospect?

Costanoa Ventures | September 30th 2019

3 signposts on the road to product market fit

In the earliest stages of startup life, every founder’s central task is to find the right product market fit. They must find a real…

Martina Lauchengco | September 4th 2019

You’re the founder of an early-stage startup. This is how You Start Marketing.

Marketing seems pretty straightforward, right?

Costanoa Ventures | July 22nd 2019

How to leverage product as your growth engine

When many startups take on a funding round, their immediate instinct is to scale the business. Often, that involves massive digital and…

John Cowgill | May 20th 2019

A Practical Guide to Understanding and Reducing Churn

High growth SaaS startups often think they have it all figured out. They nail product market fit, staff up a go to market team, and grow…