Founded in 2005, S3 Ventures is a venture capital firm based in Austin, Texas. The firm seeks to make seed, early-stage, late-stage and growth equity minority investments. The firm prefers to invest in companies from the healthcare devices and supplies, Software as a Service, Cybersecurity, Financial Technology, and E-Commerce sectors.
S3 Ventures is backed by a philanthropic, multi-billion-dollar family who, for over a decade, have worked to support entrepreneurs with patient capital and the resources required to grow companies. With more than half-a-billion dollars under management, they lead Seed, Series A, and Series B investments with the capacity to follow-on for the life of a company.
S3 Ventures make initial investments ranging from $250,000 to $10 million. They often lead rounds, hold a board seat, and make follow-on investments for the life of a company. Additionally, their sole financial backer has co-invested $10 million or more into the larger rounds of some of their growth-stage portfolio companies.