Vulcan Capital

Vulcan Capital is the multi-billion dollar investment arm of Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist Paul Allen.  We are not limited by traditional deal structures, asset classes or holding periods.  Instead we take an entrepreneur-friendly approach and can invest in both private and public companies with a long term investment horizon.  We have no defined limits on investment size but generally target investments of $10 million to $100 million or more, as well as select smaller venture investments.  Vulcan Capital was formed in 2003 and is headquartered in Seattle with an additional office in Palo Alto.

Seattle, US
Vulcan Capital was founded in 2003 and is headquartered in Seattle, US

Key People at Vulcan Capital

Stuart Nagae

Stuart Nagae

Steve Hall

Steve Hall

Managing Director
Yongbai Choi

Yongbai Choi

Venture Capital
Abhishek Agrawal

Abhishek Agrawal

Managing Director & Head of Growth Equity
Skyler Nelson

Skyler Nelson

Private Equity
Luke Sikora

Luke Sikora

Private Equity
Mike Silva

Mike Silva

Growth Equity

Vulcan Capital Office Locations

Vulcan Capital has an office in Seattle
Seattle, US (HQ)
505 5th Ave S

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Vulcan Capital News and Updates

Pointy raises $6 million to bridge the gap between physical stores and online

Dublin-based Pointy has raised $6 million in a Series A round led by Frontline Ventures with participation from Vulcan Capital, Draper Associates, and several angel investors. Pointy has developed a piece of hardware called the Pointy Box that connects to a store’s barcode reader to automatically sc…

Pointy, a startup that lets local retailers easily put stock online with a simple gadget, raises​ ​$6M

 Pointy​,​ ​an Irish start​ ​startup​ ​that​ lets ​local​ ​retailers put their stock online so that they can be discovered via search engines, has raised $6 million in Series A funding. The round is being led by Frontline Ventures, alongside Paul Allen’s Vulcan Capital, Draper Associates and a numbe…

Esports Fan Competition Platform Taunt Raises $1.75m, Led by Foundry Group

PRESS RELEASE: Esports startup Taunt announced today that it has closed a $1.75 million seed financing round, led by Foundry Group. Taunt is the fifth spinout of Pioneer Square Labs ("PSL"), whose founders, Geoff Entress, Greg Gottesman and Mike Galgon...

Taunt raises $1.75 million for esports fan competition platform

Taunt announced today that it has raised $1.75 million in a seed financing round to build an esports fan competition platform. It’s a kind of fantasy sport for esports, where fans compete with each other to predict what will happen in real-time during an esports match. Esports is a fast-growing indu…

Inside the Q2 2017 global venture capital ecosystem

 One thing is clear: The market for startup equity is on firmer footing now than it was three months ago. With two successive quarters of growth, both in the number of deals struck and the amount of money invested, as well as a growing appetite on the part of public markets for shares in venture-bac…

Make.TV raises $8.5 million to source and broadcast live video streams

EXCLUSIVE: Make.TV, which helps broadcasters collect, curate, and distribute live video streams, today announced funding of $8.5 million, led by Voyager Capital. Microsoft Ventures, Vulcan Capital, and Arnold Ventures also joined. The startup provides a cloud-based video router that feeds various li…
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