Costanoa Venture Capital

Costanoa Venture Capital

Costanoa Venture Capital is a Palo Alto, California-based venture capital company founded in 2012 and focused on early-stage investments in cloud-based service companies.

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Costanoa Venture Capital

Costanoa Ventures backs tenacious and thoughtful founders who change how business gets done.

Company Overview

Costanoa Venture Capital is an early-stage investor in cloud-based services solving real problems for businesses and consumers. The firm is designed to deliver a unique value proposition to entrepreneurs: the flexibility to invest moderate amounts of capital and yet support companies over time; active collaboration with entrepreneurs around product-market fit and initial market entry; and the support and patience to help them build real companies with real technology. The firm formally launched in December 2012 with an early-stage fund of $100 million.


The firm, founded by Greg Sands, started with a $100 million fund in 2012. The venture capital firm specializes in series A, seed/startups, and early-stage investments. It seeks to invest in cloud-based services for businesses and consumers leveraging data and analytics with a focus on applications and infrastructure, social and mobile opportunities in the enterprise, and big data technologies. The firm invests between $0.5 million and $3 million. Costanoa Venture Capital is based in Palo Alto, California.

Costanoa Ventures team has helped hundreds of startups go to market, achieve product-market-fit, and become successful. They focus on early-stage companies because it's where they have the most impact. They invest mostly in SaaS infrastructure and marketplaces.


Costanoa Ventures has made 83 investments. One of their investments was made on Apr 4, 2019, when they invested $3M in AppOmni. Costanoa Ventures has raised a total of $550M across 5 funds, one of them being Costanoa Ventures Opportunity Fund. This fund was announced on Dec 6, 2018, and raised a total of $75M.


Costanoa announced the closing of their $135 million second fund in 2015. The firm focuses on cloud-based consumer and business services, analytically driven applications, and data-driven infrastructure. Costanoa Venture Capital provides seed and Series A funding for smaller companies. First-round investments range from $500,000 to $3 million.

Costanoa Venture Capital started with ten initial investments. The current portfolio includes: Acme Ticketing, Alation, Apptimize, Bugcrowd, Demandbase, Directly, Gamechanger, Grovo, Guardian Analytics, Inflection, Intacct, Kahuna, Kenna (Risk I/O), Krypton, NovoEd, Propeller Aero, Quizlet, ReturnPath, Stitch Labs, VictorOps, Viglink, Welcome and ZenIQ. Datalogix, iSocket, Lex Machina, LinkSmart, and 3scale have been acquired.

Founded Date
June 1, 2012
Palo Alto, California

April 4, 2019



December 6, 2018

Costanoa Ventures Opportunity Fund


December 2012

The firm formally launched in December 2012 with an early-stage fund of $100 million.
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