We like big potential; markets in need of new technology-driven solutions. Emerging innovation and new platforms enable thought leaders to create the next compelling opportunity or revolutionalize existing models.
Start early with seed rounds when companies are identifying big opportunities and formulating their technology roadmap and market approach.
Investing with entrepreneurs who are seasoned, thoughtful domain experts makes the difference. Retain fierce conviction and focus, but not at the expense of innovative, flexible thinking.
With over 60 combined years of investing and advising technology companies, we bring deep relationships, relevant experience, and a strong sense of pattern recognition for success.
We look for sustainable business models that feature repeatable sales processes, recurring or transactional revenue, high gross margins and low variable expenses. Investing in growth is paramount; understanding the costs to achieve growth is equally important.
Intercept invests in subsequent financings of our portfolio companies that achieve their milestones. It is imperative to back our winners.
Intercept primarly invests in the following technology growth sectors. We are looking for teams that aim for large, under-served markets with innovative products, services and solutions.
The Intercept team collectively has 60 years of investment, operating and advisory activity in the technology arena. Having managed over $1 Billion of institutional venture captial, we are focusing our extensive network and start-up investment experience to finding the next generation of great companies.
Sam is Managing Director and Founder of Intercept Ventures. With over 30 years of investment, operating and first-hand startup experience, he brings a wealth of practical knowledge to the Intercept portfolio. His deep technical background coupled with investment acumen has enabled Sam to generate a strong track record of success. In addition to his investment activity, he also enjoys incubating new concepts in the alternative energy space. In his free time, Sam can be found enjoying the tranquility of hiking the hills of Portola Valley or feeding his need for speed and the roar of car engines on the various race tracks of California.
Andy is Founder and Managing Director of Intercept Ventures. He has been investing and advising technology companies for close to 30 years and enjoys working closely with young companies that are combining new ideas and novel innovation. Andy 's extensive early stage investment activity coupled with substantial capital markets experience benefits the Intercept portfolio companies as they navigate the natural strategic and financial opportunities that comes with various stages of growth. In his spare time, he can be found riding his bicycle up the peaks of the Bay Area or running trails in the Oakland Hills.