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18 Best & Most Active Santa Barbara Investment Partners

Investment Partners play an important role in the startup ecosystem. We have curated a list of the top Santa Barbara Investment Partners. We have tried to select a variety of different types of investors across a variety of niches.

This list is designed to show off the investors with exceptional track records, industry experience and a unique understanding of the ecosystem.

Top Santa Barbara Investment Partners

Data sourced from Crunchbase and SemRush.


Kenny Van Zant

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Investor Type: Investment Partner, Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Kenny Van Zant was the SVP and Chief Product Strategist for SolarWinds (NYSE: SWI), where he helped pioneer the bottom-up model for selling …


Jim Andelman

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Investor Type: Investment Partner, Individual/Angel

Investment Stage:

Jim is co-founder and Managing Director of Bonfire Ventures and Rincon Venture Partners. In this capacity, he is responsible for driving the…


Jason Spievak

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Investor Type: Investment Partner, Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Early Stage Venture, Seed

Jason Spievak is the co-founder and Managing Director of Entrada Ventures, the leading early-stage venture capital fund on California’s Cent…


Andreas von Blottnitz

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Investor Type: Investment Partner, Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Mr. Andreas von Blottnitz is an angel investor and on the advisory board at e.ventures. Prior to his Venture Capital work, Mr. von Blottnit…


Brett Queener

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Investor Type: Investment Partner, Individual/Angel

Investment Stage:

Brett is a Partner at Bonfire Ventures. His entire career has been focused on growing software companies — fast. From 2013-2016, Brett serv…


Kevin O’Connor

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Investor Type: Investment Partner, Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Kevin O’Connor is currently the founder and general partner at [ScOp Venture Capital](https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/oconnor-ventur…


John Vincent

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage: Seed

John is CEO and Co-Founder of EyeWonder, one of the original pioneers in video and rich media advertising that launched in August of 1999. U…


Chris Lueck

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Prior to joining FastSpring, Chris was a co-founder and Managing Partner of Pylon Capital, an entrepreneurial investment firm focused on inv…


John Greathouse

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Investor Type: Investment Partner, Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

John has held a number of senior executive positions with successful startups during the past fifteen years. At Computer Motion (RBOT), he w…


Avery Rosin

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Investor Type: Investment Partner, Individual/Angel

Investment Stage:

Avery Rosin is a Principal at Lead Edge Capital, LLC. He joined the firm on July 05, 1995 and previously served as an Associate. Prior to th…


Dan Engel

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage: Convertible Note, Early Stage Venture, Late Stage Venture, Secondary Market, Seed, Venture

Dan has been a software entrepreneur and investor since 1997. Prior to being Managing Partner and Founder at Santa Barbara Venture Partners,…


Jim Villanueva

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Investor Type: Investment Partner, Individual/Angel

Investment Stage:

Jim Villanueva – Managing Director @ Global Partnerships/Eleos Social Venture Fund


Peter Grubstein

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Peter Grubstein is a founder and Managing Director of NGEN Partners. Peter has over 30 years of experience as an entrepreneur, operating exe…


Jeffrey Sweeney

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Jeffrey Sweeney is a lifelong entrepreneur with extensive experience in leading firms with a forward-thinking approach. Currently Chairman a…


Robb McLarty

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage: Convertible Note, Debt, Early Stage Venture, Initial Coin Offering, Post-Ipo, Private Equity, Venture

Investing in technology since 2002. Principal and Investment Committee Member, NGEN Partners 2007-2013: Invested ~25% of NGEN’s $250mm F…


Thomas Tighe

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Thomas Tighe has served as President and CEO of Direct Relief, a nonprofit humanitarian medical organization, since October 2000. Direct Rel…


John-Michael Lind

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

John-Michael Lind – Managing Director @ Farwest Ventures


Eric Kanowsky

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Investor Type: Investment Partner, Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Early Stage Venture, Seed

Eric Kanowsky – Co-Founder and Managing Partner @ Entrada Ventures

Written by Mark Kendall

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