Steamboat Ventures is a venture capital firm based in Glendale, California with additional offices in Hong Kong, Hong Kong and Shanghai, China. The firm specializes in seed, early-stage and later-stage investments. The firm prefers to invest in the technology, media, and consumer sectors.
Steamboat Ventures was founded in 2000, and named after the famous Mickey Mouse cartoon Steamboat Willie. Theatrically released in New York in 1928, Steamboat Willie was the screen debut of Mickey Mouse. It was also the first animated cartoon to use synchronized sound -- a great innovation at the time.