Impact Venture Capital – Partnering with Game-Changing Entrepreneurs and Industry-Leading Corporations
Impact Venture Capital is a Silicon Valley-based early-stage venture capital firm that invests alongside corporate venture groups and top tier investors in seed-stage technology startups with a focus on artificial intelligence applied to cybersecurity, robotics, drones, autonomous vehicles, digital health, and other fast-growing industry sectors.
Alongside top corporate venture groups, Impact Venture Capital works feverishly to identify, capitalize, and support the next generation of world-class artificial intelligence startups. Impact’s portfolio founders are solving big problems, Impact Venture Capital does all they can to accelerate their growth. With corporate, research, and government partners on hand, they empower entrepreneurs to dream big . . . and to execute.
Impact Venture Capital has assembled its team to take advantage of its investment thesis and maximize the value they add to their portfolio companies. Co-founding General Partners, Eric Ball and Jack Crawford, are both graduates of the Kauffman Fellows program, an elite venture capital executive education program that provides two years of professional development to 40 selected Fellows each year. Impact Venture Capital’s venture partners are all subject matter experts in the technologies that Impact invests in helping to identify and vet new opportunities as they are sourced.
Impact Venture Capital’s investment committee has deep experience in corporate venture capital, entrepreneurship, traditional venture investing, academia, and public policy. This allows Impact to add value in several key ways:
- Their corporate relationships deliver exceptional co-investment opportunities, complete with powerful market insight, and accelerated exit opportunities.
- Impact’s empathy for founders and the entrepreneurial journey allows them to anticipate the pitfalls founders face and de-risk investment opportunities. Their networks are a shot in the arm to early-stage founders.
- Their understanding of the forces shaping technology and industry today helps us foresee great investment opportunities others might miss.
“Access to the knowledge, professional networks, and financial capital of venture investors is the lifeblood of the entrepreneurial ecosystem. Without it, most startup founders lack the resources they need to scale and grow their ideas into the next generation of great American companies. We are excited to have Impact Venture Capital providing leadership in this role” said Bobby Franklin, President, and CEO of NVCA.