El Dorado Ventures El Dorado Ventures

About Us

  • Focused on early-stage investments in disruptive technologies and business models in emerging and high-growth markets
  • Usually seeks to lead or co-lead the first round of institutional capital
  • Invests across a broad range of technology sectors, with particular expertise in next-generation datacenters, software-as-a-service, online marketing, cleantech and mobile communications
  • A core team of four General Partners and one Principal works closely with the EDV Technology Partner Network, which comprises more than 50 industry veterans who consult on new investments and provide technical assistance to current portfolio companies

Founded in 1986, El Dorado Ventures has a two-decade track record of successful early-stage technology investing, including early investments in Compellent Technologies, Cyras Systems, EarthLink, Efficient Networks, Novellus and NuSpeed Internet Systems.

More than a dozen EDV portfolio companies have gone public, while others have been acquired by major technology companies including AT&T, Ciena, Cisco Systems, nVidia, Siemens and Texas Instruments.