Vulcan Capital is the multi-billion dollar investment arm of Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist Paul Allen that invests in companies at various stages of their development through four dedicated groups

Venture / Seed

The Venture Capital team invests into promising, early-stage companies across the technology, life sciences and alternative energy sectors

Growth / Late Stage

The Growth Equity team makes $10 to $100 million sized investments into category-leading mobile, internet and technology companies on a global basis

Public

The Public Securities team invests into public companies, primarily in the consumer and technology sector, and is focused on being a long-term investor

Fixed Income

The Fixed Income team invests across the yield curve to capture the best opportunities in all market environments

INVESTMENTS

4INFO is a diversified mobile advertising, technology and media company, with a consistent track record of innovation and reliability. 4INFO reaches millions of mobile consumers daily and interacts with them billions of times a month. 

Alibaba Group operates leading online and mobile marketplaces in retail and wholesale trade, as well as cloud computing and other services. Alibaba Group provides technology and services to enable consumers, merchants and other participants to conduct commerce within their ecosystem.

Applied Proteomics aims to make prevention the new standard in healthcare, and is pioneering the best proteomics platform, a novel discovery approach to protein measurement-based diagnostics. 

Ascentium Capital is an independent specialty finance company that delivers flexible, small-ticket financing to businesses both acquiring and selling those critical equipment assets. Ascentium supports manufacturers and distributors of innovation technology, with vendor programs designed to help you grow. 

Avalanche Technology is comprised of successful serial entrepreneurs and veterans in semiconductor, memory, and storage industries. Through innovations in memory, system hardware, and software, Avalanche is delivering its own high performance storage solutions to address density and cost. 

Avvo is the leading legal services marketplace, connecting attorneys with customers seeking legal advice or representation.

Axsy helps transform the way enterprises do business by enabling mobile service, sales and delivery professionals to deliver better customer experience and increased sales.

BiPar Sciences is a biopharmaceutical company developing and commercializing potential new classes of tumor-selective drugs designed to meet the significant unmet needs of cancer patients.

Acquired by Sanofi-aventis.

Bizo is the global leader in business audience marketing, giving marketers instant access to business professionals. 

Acquired by LinkedIn

Charter Communications underscores Paul Allen’s belief that the "fat pipeline" of cable bandwidth can distribute products and services better than any other system that exists. 

Context Relevant is a leading provider of Big Data analytics modeling and analytics software that reduces risk, simplifies data handling, and enables organizations to turn Big Data into a competitive advantage.

Dato is a predictive analytics company based in Seattle utilizing machine learning to develop predictive models for use across industries. 

Decide taps the power of data to provide online shopping research and predictive analytics, helping to anticipate prices on consumer products.

Acquired by eBay.

DreamWorks Animation SKG produces high-quality entertainment through the use of computer-generated animation. Thanks to movies like Shrek, Madagascar, and How To Train Your Dragon, DreamWorks is recognized as one of the most admired family entertainment brands in the world.

Flipkart is the leading e-commerce destination in India with over 20 million products across 70+ categories. Launched in 2007, Flipkart has expanded rapidly into an online megastore and is the first billion dollar company in Indian e-commerce.

Freedom Financial Network helps people improve their financial well-being through a variety of financial services including consumer credit advocacy, financial solutions and consumer lending. 

Gilt is a leading e-commerce company that uses transformative flash sales modeled to offer consumers a highly curated experience for purchasing designer merchandise at attractive prices. 

Gist is an online service that integrates the social stream with tools like Microsoft Outlook and Salesforce.com and eliminates the hassle of going to multiple services to get news. 

Acquired by Blackberry.

High Fidelity provides users the capacity to build complex interactive virtual experiences; forging creativity, education, exploration and play in an immersive virtual world.  

Juno Therapeutics (NASDAQ: JUNO) develops immunotherapies for the treatment of cancer.

Laureate Education, Inc. provides a superior university experience for traditional and working-adult students worldwide through its leading international network of accredited campus-based and online universities. 

Magic Leap is creating transformative augmented and virtual reality technology derived from respecting human biology, physiology, creativity, and community. Magic Leap’s technology delivers virtual experiences so unique they can only be described as magical.

Off Grid Electric is a leading provider of solar energy services to off-grid residential customers in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Omeros (NASDAQ: OMER) is a Seattle-based biopharmaceutical company committed to discovering, developing, and commercializing small-molecule and protein therapeutics for large-market as well as orphan indications targeting inflammation, coagulopathies, and disorders of the central nervous system. 

Palantir offers a suite of software applications for integrating, visualizing, and analyzing the world’s information.

PTC Therapeutics (NASDAQ: PTCT) is a biopharmaceutical company focused on the discovery, development and commercialization of orally administered, proprietary small-molecule drugs that target post-transcriptional control processes, bringing hope to patients with rare and genetic diseases. 

Redfin is a technology-powered real estate broker that represents people buying and selling homes. Redfin has a team of experienced real estate agents who are advocates not salespeople, and its online tools make the entire process of buying or selling a home easier and more fun.

Scytl´s secure election management and online voting solutions are helping organizations around the globe increase and improve participatory democracy, citizen empowerment and public transparency via innovative online technology. In other words, innovating democracy. 

Shippable helps businesses by removing the friction in software engineering,  leveraging the productivity of containerized workflow in a seamless container-based platform.

Siluria Technologies is a material innovation company developing processes for transforming natural gas into chemicals and fuels.

Spaceflight is a next-generation integrated space products and services company aimed at transforming the use of space. 

SportStream analyzes social media mentions of sports and provides clean data access to news outlets and teams. 

Acquired by Facebook.

TowerCo is an independent, pure-play tower company with the straightforward mission of meeting the infrastructure needs of wireless service providers in 47 states and Puerto Rico.

TrueCar is a negotiation-free car buying platform that creates a significantly better buying experience for both consumers and car dealers. TrueCar empowers car buyers by giving them transparent, market-based pricing statistics for over 10,000 trusted TrueCar Certified Dealers.

Uber is the world’s largest transportation marketplace.

Waterpik is a leading developer in personal oral health care products and shower heads. 

Zuora is the leading global SaaS platform powering the increasing migration towards subscription-based business models. Zuora's applications are designed to automate billing, commerce, and finance operations for companies providing subscription based services.

Ascentium Capital is an independent specialty finance company that delivers flexible, small-ticket financing to businesses both acquiring and selling those critical equipment assets. Ascentium supports manufacturers and distributors of innovation technology, with vendor programs designed to help you grow. 

Freedom Financial Network helps people improve their financial well-being through a variety of financial services including consumer credit advocacy, financial solutions and consumer lending. 

4INFO is a diversified mobile advertising, technology and media company, with a consistent track record of innovation and reliability. 4INFO reaches millions of mobile consumers daily and interacts with them billions of times a month. 

Alibaba Group operates leading online and mobile marketplaces in retail and wholesale trade, as well as cloud computing and other services. Alibaba Group provides technology and services to enable consumers, merchants and other participants to conduct commerce within their ecosystem.

Avalanche Technology is comprised of successful serial entrepreneurs and veterans in semiconductor, memory, and storage industries. Through innovations in memory, system hardware, and software, Avalanche is delivering its own high performance storage solutions to address density and cost. 

Axsy helps transform the way enterprises do business by enabling mobile service, sales and delivery professionals to deliver better customer experience and increased sales.

Bizo is the global leader in business audience marketing, giving marketers instant access to business professionals. 

Acquired by LinkedIn

Context Relevant is a leading provider of Big Data analytics modeling and analytics software that reduces risk, simplifies data handling, and enables organizations to turn Big Data into a competitive advantage.

Dato is a predictive analytics company based in Seattle utilizing machine learning to develop predictive models for use across industries. 

Decide taps the power of data to provide online shopping research and predictive analytics, helping to anticipate prices on consumer products.

Acquired by eBay.

Flipkart is the leading e-commerce destination in India with over 20 million products across 70+ categories. Launched in 2007, Flipkart has expanded rapidly into an online megastore and is the first billion dollar company in Indian e-commerce.

Gilt is a leading e-commerce company that uses transformative flash sales modeled to offer consumers a highly curated experience for purchasing designer merchandise at attractive prices. 

Gist is an online service that integrates the social stream with tools like Microsoft Outlook and Salesforce.com and eliminates the hassle of going to multiple services to get news. 

Acquired by Blackberry.

High Fidelity provides users the capacity to build complex interactive virtual experiences; forging creativity, education, exploration and play in an immersive virtual world.  

Magic Leap is creating transformative augmented and virtual reality technology derived from respecting human biology, physiology, creativity, and community. Magic Leap’s technology delivers virtual experiences so unique they can only be described as magical.

Off Grid Electric is a leading provider of solar energy services to off-grid residential customers in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Palantir offers a suite of software applications for integrating, visualizing, and analyzing the world’s information.

Redfin is a technology-powered real estate broker that represents people buying and selling homes. Redfin has a team of experienced real estate agents who are advocates not salespeople, and its online tools make the entire process of buying or selling a home easier and more fun.

Scytl´s secure election management and online voting solutions are helping organizations around the globe increase and improve participatory democracy, citizen empowerment and public transparency via innovative online technology. In other words, innovating democracy. 

Shippable helps businesses by removing the friction in software engineering,  leveraging the productivity of containerized workflow in a seamless container-based platform.

Siluria Technologies is a material innovation company developing processes for transforming natural gas into chemicals and fuels.

Spaceflight is a next-generation integrated space products and services company aimed at transforming the use of space. 

TrueCar is a negotiation-free car buying platform that creates a significantly better buying experience for both consumers and car dealers. TrueCar empowers car buyers by giving them transparent, market-based pricing statistics for over 10,000 trusted TrueCar Certified Dealers.

Uber is the world’s largest transportation marketplace.

Zuora is the leading global SaaS platform powering the increasing migration towards subscription-based business models. Zuora's applications are designed to automate billing, commerce, and finance operations for companies providing subscription based services.

Applied Proteomics aims to make prevention the new standard in healthcare, and is pioneering the best proteomics platform, a novel discovery approach to protein measurement-based diagnostics. 

BiPar Sciences is a biopharmaceutical company developing and commercializing potential new classes of tumor-selective drugs designed to meet the significant unmet needs of cancer patients.

Acquired by Sanofi-aventis.

Juno Therapeutics (NASDAQ: JUNO) develops immunotherapies for the treatment of cancer.

Omeros (NASDAQ: OMER) is a Seattle-based biopharmaceutical company committed to discovering, developing, and commercializing small-molecule and protein therapeutics for large-market as well as orphan indications targeting inflammation, coagulopathies, and disorders of the central nervous system. 

PTC Therapeutics (NASDAQ: PTCT) is a biopharmaceutical company focused on the discovery, development and commercialization of orally administered, proprietary small-molecule drugs that target post-transcriptional control processes, bringing hope to patients with rare and genetic diseases. 

Avvo is the leading legal services marketplace, connecting attorneys with customers seeking legal advice or representation.

Charter Communications underscores Paul Allen’s belief that the "fat pipeline" of cable bandwidth can distribute products and services better than any other system that exists. 

DreamWorks Animation SKG produces high-quality entertainment through the use of computer-generated animation. Thanks to movies like Shrek, Madagascar, and How To Train Your Dragon, DreamWorks is recognized as one of the most admired family entertainment brands in the world.

Laureate Education, Inc. provides a superior university experience for traditional and working-adult students worldwide through its leading international network of accredited campus-based and online universities. 

SportStream analyzes social media mentions of sports and provides clean data access to news outlets and teams. 

Acquired by Facebook.

TowerCo is an independent, pure-play tower company with the straightforward mission of meeting the infrastructure needs of wireless service providers in 47 states and Puerto Rico.

Waterpik is a leading developer in personal oral health care products and shower heads. 

THE VULCAN APPROACH

Visionary Leadership

Founded by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen, Vulcan Capital takes an entrepreneur-friendly, long term approach to investing

Unique Insight

Vulcan Capital helps our portfolio companies expand geographies, recruit top talent, streamline operations, structure key strategic partnerships and prepare for a merger or IPO

Multi-Stage Approach

Vulcan Capital is not limited by traditional deal structures or holding periods. We have the flexibility to be a long term partner who can support extended holding periods

Global Reach

Vulcan Capital is connected worldwide and is focused on partnering with category-leading companies on a global basis

Flexibility

Vulcan Capital has no defined limits on size or structure, but generally targets direct equity investments of $10 million to $100 million, as well as select smaller venture investments

Philanthropic Impact

Our investing goals mirror Vulcan Inc.’s interest in supporting ventures that have a positive impact on lives and communities. Moreover, the returns that Vulcan Capital generate help fund the many philanthropic initiatives of our founder Paul Allen

TEAM

Abhishek Agrawal

Interim Chief Investment Officer Head of Growth / Late Stage

Steve Hall

Head of Venture Capital /
Seed Investments

Ben Kolpa

Head of Fixed Income

Yongbai Choi

Noel Culhane

Todd Haberly

Albert Hwang

Sean Lobo

Daniel Mattio

Sean Meeker

Nate Mitchell

Stuart Nagae

Skyler Nelson

Eric Rothlisberger

Luke Sikora

Mike Silva

Cliff Su

ABOUT 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.
VULCAN CAPITAL - SEATTLE
505 5th Ave S., Suite 900
Seattle, WA 98104
P: (206) 342-2000
F: (206) 342-3000
VULCAN CAPITAL - PALO ALTO
435 Tasso St., Suite 210
Palo Alto, CA 94301
P: (650) 329-5920
F: (650) 323-3803

For investment inquiries: vulcancapital@vulcan.com
ABOUT PAUL ALLEN
Idea man, investor and philanthropist Paul G. Allen co-founded Microsoft with Bill Gates in 1976 and remained the company's chief technologist until he left Microsoft in 1983. He is the founder and chairman of Vulcan Inc., the company which oversees his business and philanthropic initiatives. In addition, Mr. Allen's multibillion dollar investment portfolio includes large stakes in real estate, as well as a diversity of technology, media and content companies.

REAL ESTATE: Vulcan Real Estate has created a $1.5 billion diversified portfolio of high performing quality assets including office, life sciences, residential, and mixed-use projects. SPORTS: Seattle Seahawks, Seattle Sounders FC, CenturyLink Field, Portland Trail Blazers, Moda Center.

TECHNOLOGY & SCIENCE: Allen Institute for Brian Science, Allen Institute for Cell Science, Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence, Vulcan Aerospace.

GREEN & CONSERVATION INITIATIVES: Great Elephant Census, clean technology investment, Green Sports Alliance.

MUSIC & CULTURE: Cinerama, Hospital Club, Vulcan Productions, EMP Museum, Flying Heritage Collection, Living Computer Museum.

PHILANTHROPY: #TackleEbola, Financial Empowerment, Allen Distinguished Investigators, Oceans Challenge, Faye G. Allen Library Programs.