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90 Best & Most Active San Diego Investment Partners

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Investment Partners play an important role in the startup ecosystem. We have curated a list of the top San Diego 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 San Diego Investment Partners

Data sourced from Crunchbase and SemRush.


Howard Lindzon

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Investor Type: Investment Partner, Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Howard Lindzon – Founder & General Partner @ Social Leverage


Bill Maris

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Investor Type: Investment Partner, Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Bill Maris is an entrepreneur and prominent venture capitalist focused on technology and the life sciences. He is the founder and first …


Hem Suri

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage: Early Stage Venture, Late Stage Venture, Venture

Hem is an accomplished investment, board and executive management leader with two decades of experience as an entrepreneur, venture capital …


Bill Malloy

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Bill Malloy is an innovative investor and technologist with a track record of successfully investing and building companies. He is currently…


Nagraj Kashyap

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Nagraj oversees Microsoft Ventures. He has more than 20 years of experience in venture capital, business development, software engineering a…


Naveen Rao

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Investor Type: Investment Partner, Individual/Angel

Investment Stage:

Naveen Rao


Jonathan Lim

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Jonathan Lim is Founder of Ignyta, Inc. (Nasdaq: RXDX), an oncology precision medicine biotechnology company that is a portfolio company of …


Sheldon Lewis

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Sheldon Lewis, Managing Director. Lewis is co-founder and Managing Director of Blueprint. Prior to co-founding Blueprint, Lewis was Senior V…


Paul E. Jacobs

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Investor Type: Investment Partner, Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Paul E. Jacobs is an Executive Chairman and Chairman of the Board of Directors at QUALCOMM Incorporated. Paul has served as Chairman of the …


Larry Bock

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Investor Type: Investment Partner, Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Larry Bock is the founder and organizer of the USA Science & Engineering Festival, and a former founder of the San Diego Science Festival. M…


Drew Senyei

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Drew is a managing director at Enterprise Partners where he leads the life science practice. Drew focuses on investments in pharmaceuticals…


Michael Weisman

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Investor Type: Investment Partner, Individual/Angel

Investment Stage:

Michael Weisman


Bobby Ocampo

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Bobby is Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Blueprint Equity. Prior to co-founding Blueprint, Bobby was a Partner with Revolution Ventures, …


Brandon Zeuner

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Brandon Zeuner is a co-founder and partner at [Venture51](http://www.crunchbase.com/financial-organization/venture51). Zeuner also cofounded…


David Coats

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

As a Co-Founder and Managing Director of Correlation Ventures, David helps lead the firm, including managing its Life Science and Clean Tech…


Kevin Forrest

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Kevin M. Forrest, Ph.D. joined 5AM Ventures in 2005 from Princeton University where he studied RNA-based regulatory processes. His work has …


Kirk Haney

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Kirk Haney is President and Chief Executive Officer of SGB, Inc. Mr. Haney has a successful track record developing sustainable, for-profit …


Quinn Li

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Quinn oversees Qualcomm’s $1B global venture investment portfolio of 150+ companies across seven regions. Quinn and his team invest in key a…


Arama Kukutai

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Arama Kukutai joined Finistere Ventures as Partner & Co-Founder in 2005.As Managing Director, Kukutai is responsible for Finistere Venture’s…


Wolf Bielas

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Wolf Bielas is the Managing Partner of Wolfpack Ventures in San Diego, CA and a veteran of the technology industry. Less than a year after g…


Peter Arrowsmith

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Peter Arrowsmith is a General Partner at JMI Equity. He has served on the boards of numerous JMI portfolio companies and has over 15 years o…


Clare Ozawa

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Clare became a Versant managing director in January 2017 and leads investments in San Diego and the Bay Area. Clare currently is responsible…


David Michael

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

David Michael is Managing Director at Anzu Partners, an investment partnership which invests in innovative industrial technology companies. …


Jay Lichter

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Jay Lichter joined Avalon Ventures as Managing Director in 2007.Dr. Lichter has served on Otonomy’s board of directors since May 2008. Dr. L…


Ryan Kuder

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Ryan is Managing Director at Techstars, the global startup ecosystem that helps entrepreneurs build great businesses. He currently runs Tech…


Vikram Sudarsan

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Vikram Sudarsan is Strategy Head of Cipla New Ventures at Cipla USA since October 2013. Vikram is a versatile biotech pharma professional wi…


Steve Mollenkopf

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Steve Mollenkopf is the Chief Executive Officer at QUALCOMM Incorporated since March 2014 and a Member of the Board of Directors since Dece…


Suken Vakil

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Suken Vakil – General Partner @ JMI Equity


Andy White

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Investor Type: Investment Partner, Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Andy White Bio: I most recently lead the VegasTechFund to become the 5th most active Micro VC firm in 2014. The focus was to empower amazing…


Carol Gallagher

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Investor Type: Investment Partner, Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Carol Gallagher joined NEA in October, 2014. She is primarily focused on biopharma investments. Carol is a proven entrepreneur, operator a…


Daniel O’Leary

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Investor Type: Investment Partner, Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Grant, Private Equity

Entrepreneur, Principle consultant to startups and fortune 500’s, 25 years of experience, military veteran and UC Berkeley Grad.


Kim P. Kamdar

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Kim joined Domain in 2005 and became a partner in 2011. With a background in small molecule drug discovery, Kim has been involved in cutting…


Brian Mesic

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Brian is passionate about working with entrepreneurs to solve big problems and build great companies. He spends most of his time working dir…


Steve Tomlin

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Steve Tomlin has been an entrepreneur, senior executive and investor in the wireless technology, biotechnology and Internet industries for o…


Leo Speigel

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Leo Spiegel is a Managing Partner at Mission Ventures, Prior to joining Mission Ventures, Leo Spiegel was President of Digital Island, Inc.,…


Tim Bubnack

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Tim Bubnack joined Huntington Capital in June 2007 and has more than 17 years of lending, technology investment and financial experience. Pr…


Steven Hamerslag

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Steven Hamerslag is a Co-Founder of TVC Capital. He has over 34 years experience starting, growing and leading high tech enterprises. Hi…


Eckard Weber

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Eckard Weber, M.D. is a co-founder of Ocera and served as a member of its board of directors since Ocera’s inception in December 2004, and a…


Hope Mago

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Hope Mago – Partner @ HCAP Partners


Nimesh Shah

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Nimesh is a co-founder and current board member of Zyga Technology and a board member of Benvenue Medical, Cotera, Fractyl Laboratories, Mir…


Robert Finzi

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Investor Type: Investment Partner, Individual/Angel

Investment Stage:

Robert Finzi is a consultant at Risk Data.


Caitlin Wege

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Investor Type: Investment Partner, Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Early Stage Venture, Seed

Caitlin Wege – Partner @ Moodoos Investments


David F. Hale

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Investor Type: Investment Partner, Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

David F. Hale is our Founder and Executive Chairman. He is Chairman and CEO of Hale BioPharma Ventures, LLC, a private company focused on th…


Sachin Deshpande

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Sachin Deshpande


Susie Harborth

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage: Seed

Susie Harborth is Chief Financial Officer at Mission BioCapital. Prior companies include BioInnovation Captial, BioLabs, GnuBIO, Boston Hea…


Yuichi Iwaki

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Dr. Iwaki holds three professorships at the University of Southern California School of Medicine in the Departments of Urology, Surgery and …


Thomas Daniel

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Thomas O. Daniel was President, Global Research and Early Development at Celgene Corporation over the last decade, as the company emerged as…


Parker Hinshaw

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

As a collaborative leader and innovative serial entrepreneur, Parker provides business development and strategic expertise to Bootstrap’s ea…


Carl Eibl

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Carl Eibl is a Managing Director at Enterprise Partners. In addition to serving as an investment partner, Carl is also responsible for manag…


Ken Hood

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Ken Hood is a Managing Partner at FusionX Ventures.


Lucian Iancovici

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Lucian is an Investment Manager at Qualcomm Ventures, who makes investments through Qualcomm’s Life Fund. His background and experience in …


Jayson Punwani

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Jayson joined Pappas Ventures in 2011 as an intern, while in business school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. While in bu…


Mark McDowell

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Investor Type: Investment Partner, Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Mark McDowell is the Board Partner at Real Ventures.


Dean Rosenberg

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Dean Rosenberg


Tom Isett

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Tom Isett is CEO and Co-Founder at Wibi+Works.


David Kabakoff

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

David Kabakoff joined Sofinnova Ventures as an Executive Partner in 2007. David has 30 years of experience leading technology and product de…


Jeb Spencer

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Jeb Spencer chairs the Board’s Mergers and Acquisitions Committee and served the Board since August 2011. From September 2006 to the present…


Paul Barber

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Paul Barber – Chairman @ JMI Equity


Antonius Schuh

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Dr. Antonius Schuh has been the chief executive for a series of successful start-up molecular diagnostic companies. Currently he is the chie…


Ivor Royston

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Ivor Royston is president & CEO, Viracta Therapeutics.


Arda Minocherhomjee

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Dr. Minocherhomjee is a founding Partner of Chicago Growth Partners. Prior to founding CGP, he was a Managing Director at William Blair Capi…


Sureel Sheth

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Sureel Sheth – Principal @ JMI Equity


Jeremy Caldwell

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Jeremy Caldwell


Timothy Wollaeger

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Tim has nearly thirty years’ experience in the medical products and biotechnology fields in both corporate management and venture capital. M…


James Thompson

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

James Thompson, Ph.D. is a Vice President of GF Private Equity Group and serves on the Investment Committee. He researches investment opport…


Lake McGuire

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Lake McGuire – Managing Director | Life Sciences @ Hercules Capital


Rick Fink

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Rick co-founded Miramar Venture Partners in 2001. Prior to founding Miramar, Rick was a partner with the national law firm of Brobeck, Phle…


Dennis Dunn

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Dennis Dunn is an Operating Partner at Blackford Capital. Dunn brings with him a wealth of private equity and operational experience and wil…


Brian Hersman

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Brian Hersman – General Partner @ JMI Equity


Charles Noell

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Investor Type: Investment Partner, Individual/Angel

Investment Stage:

Charles Noell – Partner @ JMI Equity


Stuart J. M. Collinson

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Dr Collinson is a partner at Forward Ventures, and the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Tioga Pharmaceuticals. Previously he was C…


Matt Meehan

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Matt Meehan


Debra K. Liebert

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Debra K. Liebert


Jean Balgrosky

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Jean has served for more than 20 years as CIO of large, complex health care organizations, working for such health systems as Scripps Health…


Perry Nisen

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Perry Nisen Executive Partner Sofinnova Investments.


Chet Billingsley

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Chet Billingsley is the Chairman, CEO, and founder of Mentor Capital, Inc. He is a native of Minnesota who received a congressional appointm…


Naser Partovi

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Naser Partovi – Board of Directors @ Gigabit Optics


Albert Wang

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage: Early Stage Venture, Late Stage Venture, Seed

Albert Wang is a Director at Qualcomm Ventures. His current investment areas are mobile, cloud, internet of things (IoT), and artificial int…


Frank Mora

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Frank Mora – Partner @ HCAP Partners


Kim Davis King

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Kim Davis King is the Partner at Launch Factory.


Mike Grey

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Mike Grey – Venture Partner @ Pappas Ventures


Joseph Leveque

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Joseph Leveque


David Bergeron

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

David works with Rev1 clients on market validation. He helps entrepreneurs develop business plans that position startups to clear milestones…


Paul Grossman

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Before joining THP, Paul was Head of Strategy and Corporate Development for Life Technologies where he was responsible for spearheading the …


Annie Mak

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Annie Mak is a member of Tech Coast Angels since 2015. Annie became an Investigator III, Assay Development & HTS of GNF. She has joined Geno…


Anthony Flores

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Anthony Flores – Head of Southwest Life Sciences and Healthcare @ Silicon Valley Bank


Robert Lake

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage: Debt

Robert Lake


Richard Bollinger

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Richard joined CapX Partners in May 2002, bringing a well-rounded depth of experience to financial accounting, taxation and portfolio manage…


Michael White

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Michael White is a National Head of Business Development and Managing Director for Silicon Valley Bank.


Bhairvee Shavdia

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Bhairvee joined HCAP Partners in September 2015 and holds a unique role spanning both the firm’s Impact and Investment practices. Bhairvee …

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