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Mission Statement
Mission Ventures helps build successful enterprises in Southern California and creates superior returns on investment for its investors. This is accomplished by investing in the most promising early-stage companies in high growth, emerging markets, and providing significant assistance to those companies as they develop. The Partnership brings value-added capital, experience, management talent, and guidance to the most outstanding and innovative ideas and entrepreneurs in the region.
 
 

 

 


Our investment strategy is twofold: 1) Invest in rapidly emerging markets that reflect and leverage our team's experience, and 2) Utilize our relationships with the Affiliate investors, our professional networks, and the substantial support from the local business communities in the region, both before and after investments are made.

This strategy is implemented through the following key actions:


Investing Primarily in the Entrepreneurial Activities of Southern California
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With a broad base of technical, creative, and managerial talent and infrastructure, and the recent convergence of communications, entertainment, and computer industries, Southern California has quickly evolved into one of the world's hotbeds of high growth entrepreneurial activity. Our local presence and relationships allow us to provide entrepreneurs with the support and resources that they need.

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Investing in Early-Stage Software, I.T. Infrastructure and Tech-Driven
Service Companies

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With over 60 years of investment and management experience in Information Technology, the Mission Ventures team is well positioned to support and assist investment opportunities that leverage the latest technologies.

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Assuming Active Roles as Lead Investor
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Because we are primarily a regional investor, we have the ability to take the lead investor role in almost all of the deals in which we participate. As a result, we often take a board seat position in our investments in order to provide as much exposure and value to each portfolio company as possible.

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Forging and Maintaining Loyal, Productive Relationships with Regional
Business Leaders and Entrepreneurs

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By forming high quality, local business relationships, the Partners at Mission Ventures have been able to tap into a depth of industry experience and wisdom. These resources are often very helpful in both evaluating new concepts and revising business strategies within our companies. Furthermore, these professional networks often prove to be quite useful in creating opportunities for strategic business relationships for our investments.

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Helping Portfolio Companies to Develop Strong Management Teams
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One of the most significant issues facing most early-stage companies is recruiting and developing high quality management teams. The Partners at Mission Ventures have played key roles in attracting highly regarded management to portfolio companies from within and outside the Southern California region.

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Partnering with Other Quality Venture Capital Firms
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The composition of the Southern California venture market is such that other local venture capital firms are typically regarded as partners, not competitors. Our team has strong relationships with a number of Southern California VC firms, as well as excellent contact with other VC firms throughout the U.S.

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