Rafael focuses on growth stage investing for Vulcan Capital and is based in Palo Alto. Prior to joining Vulcan Capital, Mr. Costa was an investment professional in the Menlo Park Office of Summit Partners, a global growth equity firm with $7+ billion in capital under management, where he was responsible for sourcing and executing investments across the technology sector. He was actively involved in the firm’s investment in Fuze (formerly ThinkingPhones). Previously, Mr. Costa worked as an investment banker in the Global Technology, Media and Telecom group at UBS Investment Bank in New York where he advised technology companies on a wide range of financial and strategic matters including mergers and acquisitions, debt and equity offerings, and leveraged buyouts.
Rafael graduated with distinction and business honors from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University, where he earned a B.S. in Finance, Accounting and Entrepreneurship & Corporate innovation.