ITU Ventures is a venture capital and private equity firm investing in technology companies started at American universities, research institutions, and corporations that is headquartered in Los Angeles, California and was founded in 2000 by Chad Brownstein and Jonah Schnel. The firms invests in companies based in California, New Mexico, and the Midwest region of the United States.
According to Pitchbook (as of November 2019) the firm has mad 36 investments, has 3 companies in its portfolio, and has made 17 exits. Notable investments made by ITU Ventures include: Luxtera, XAware, Holochip, Comet Solutions, Chip Estimate, G8wave, Authenticlick, Pivotal Systems, Isovia, PowerSicel, and Agility Design Solutions.
ITU Ventures III
On February 22, 2006 ITU Ventures announced raising $120 million in capital for their ITU Ventures III fund. The limited partners of the fund consist of North American and European pension funds and university endowments. The fund will be used to make investments into companies working on communication, semiconductor, and software-related technologies.