Costanoa Venture Capital is an early stage investor in cloud-based services leveraging data and analytics to solve real problems for businesses and consumers. Great teams who 'live in product,' have deep customer understanding, and can attract and lead people to make great things happen. Founders provide the DNA for companies and we look for people we're excited about working with for the long term.
Efficient market entry – ideas with potential for rapid time to product/market fit but the potential to broaden to bigger markets over time.
Ideas with clear business models – we get that they change, but we want to see a sound hypothesis that shows we're working in high value territory and demonstrates how the founding team thinks.
Companies that fit with some of our core themes and areas of expertise, including:
Applied Big Data – finding ways to aggregate, curate and originate proprietary data and use it to create high value applications;
Leveraging the interplay between Consumer and Business, including consumer-driven interfaces and distributions strategies for Enterprise products and Social/Mobile opportunities in the Enterprise;
Cloud-based applications and infrastructure that support the Consumer and Mobile Internet, including Marketing and Monetization tools;
High Value Consumer Services with clear monetization strategies.