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Mission


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Mission


Mission

 

Intercept Ventures targets the next wave of technology leadership through seed investing


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Strategy


Strategy


STRATEGY


Find Disruption

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.


Invest Early

Start early with seed rounds when companies are identifying big opportunities and formulating their technology roadmap and market approach.


Back Experts

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.


Engage Network

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. 


Promote Accountability  

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.


Support Winners

Intercept invests in subsequent financings of our portfolio companies that achieve their milestones.  It is imperative to back our winners.

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Portfolio


Portfolio


PORTFOLIO


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.

DailyPay empowers companies by offering daily payments and other financial wellness products to their employees and contractors with its state of the art technology and funding solutions. DailyPay works with companies across a variety of industries, including the On Demand Economy. trydailypay.com

DailyPay empowers companies by offering daily payments and other financial wellness products to their employees and contractors with its state of the art technology and funding solutions. DailyPay works with companies across a variety of industries, including the On Demand Economy.

trydailypay.com

Juvo partners with mobile operators around the world to establish financial identities for the billions of people worldwide who are creditworthy, yet financially excluded. Juvo transforms subscriber consumption with real-time credit, using data-science driven Identity Scoring technology to create an identity-based relationship with anonymous prepaid users, opening up access to otherwise unattainable mobile financial services. juvo.com

Juvo partners with mobile operators around the world to establish financial identities for the billions of people worldwide who are creditworthy, yet financially excluded. Juvo transforms subscriber consumption with real-time credit, using data-science driven Identity Scoring technology to create an identity-based relationship with anonymous prepaid users, opening up access to otherwise unattainable mobile financial services.

juvo.com

Alta Energy is an analytics and procurement company that enables commercial enterprises and property owners to make clear, rational decisions about when, where and how to deploy renewable energy. alta-energy.com  

Alta Energy is an analytics and procurement company that enables commercial enterprises and property owners to make clear, rational decisions about when, where and how to deploy renewable energy.

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GigSky leverages the most advanced mobile data networks in the world and is a leading provider of global connectivity solutions for travelers on the go.  Our service is easy to use, super convenient and affordable. GigSky also offers enterprise solutions. gigsky.com

GigSky leverages the most advanced mobile data networks in the world and is a leading provider of global connectivity solutions for travelers on the go.  Our service is easy to use, super convenient and affordable. GigSky also offers enterprise solutions.

gigsky.com

Budgeta is a powerful financial planning and budgeting cloud app designed for startups. Easily create accurate, high-quality plans and generate clear, results-driven reports. budgeta.com

Budgeta is a powerful financial planning and budgeting cloud app designed for startups. Easily create accurate, high-quality plans and generate clear, results-driven reports.

budgeta.com

Gladly is transforming online advertising by putting users in control of their experience.  Ads don't have to be annoying to be effective, and Galdly is creating premium ad experiences that users want to view. gladly.io

Gladly is transforming online advertising by putting users in control of their experience.  Ads don't have to be annoying to be effective, and Galdly is creating premium ad experiences that users want to view.

gladly.io

UserTesting provides products and services to generate on-demand feedback for customer facing digital marketing.  Clients are able to protect their brands, boost conversions, and enhance the overall customer experience. usertesting.com

UserTesting provides products and services to generate on-demand feedback for customer facing digital marketing.  Clients are able to protect their brands, boost conversions, and enhance the overall customer experience.

usertesting.com

ThinCI was founded to meet growing consumer demands for new interactive products. We have innovated and patented a set of remarkable new technologies that will bring unheard-of Machine Learning & Vision Processing to all types of consumer devices. thinci.com

ThinCI was founded to meet growing consumer demands for new interactive products. We have innovated and patented a set of remarkable new technologies that will bring unheard-of Machine Learning & Vision Processing to all types of consumer devices.

thinci.com

AltaLux is developing a cloud-based, data-driven control platform for the indoor commercial agriculture market.  AltaLux systems will enable growers the ability to maximize crop yields while reducing the cost of production. altaluxsys.com

AltaLux is developing a cloud-based, data-driven control platform for the indoor commercial agriculture market.  AltaLux systems will enable growers the ability to maximize crop yields while reducing the cost of production.

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ZeTrip created Rove, a mobile app that chronicled users' activity from daily life to vacations.  Using location services, photos and other technology, Rove created a detailed diary ofdaily activities.  Rove was acquired by TripAdvisor.

ZeTrip created Rove, a mobile app that chronicled users' activity from daily life to vacations.  Using location services, photos and other technology, Rove created a detailed diary ofdaily activities.  Rove was acquired by TripAdvisor.

 
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Team


Team


TEAM


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.

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Sam Lee

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.

Prior Experience:

  • Infinity Capital
  • Information Technology Ventures
  • Philadelphia Ventures
  • AMD, LSI Logic and Hewlett Packard
  • AltaEnergy – Founder and CEO
 
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Andy Sessions

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.

Prior Experience:

  • Thomas Weisel Venture Partners
  • NationsBanc Montgomery
  • Technology Crossover Ventures
  • Montgomery Securities
  • Goldman Sachs
 
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News


News


NEWS


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Contact


Contact


CONTACT


Our Office

Intercept Ventures
177 Bovet Road, Suite 110
San Mateo, CA 94402

info@interceptventures.com