Our Story

Shasta Ventures is a leading early-stage venture capital company partnering with bold creative entrepreneurs who are passionate about building epic products that change the way we work. Founded in 2004, Shasta Ventures has more than $1B under management investing in smart software for the enterprise.

Our Expertise

We invest early, typically seed and series A, reserving follow-on capital for future rounds of financing to grow with the companies we back. We are highly selective, averaging only 8-10 investments per year, allowing our team to focus on helping entrepreneurs scale their businesses.

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Our Geography

Epic products can be built anywhere. As Shasta, our priority is US-based companies. We believe it’s important to get together with entrepreneurs, meet their teams, see where they work, how they work and how we can support them. We are constantly and willingly hopping on planes to make that happen. It’s the least that we can do.

About Our Logo

Shasta Ventures partnered with the venerable Michael Schwab Studio to design our iconic logo. “My task, as I see it, is to create a memorable graphic icon that evokes the unique history, attitude and strength of Shasta Ventures. The design should be immediately alluring – bold and intriguing. We’re working with a perfect metaphor for this company: A Mountain – illustrating a quest for greatness. Reaching the peak. The summit. I had various inspirations: Climbing expedition patches, National Park posters, Japanese woodcuts, Ski Patrol badges – heroic team members, etc. The logo needs to work in various formats – very large as well as very small – easily printed, emailed, texted, ‘grammed, embroidered, branded and tattooed. We want it to be proud, modern and cool – but, at the same time, classic, trusted and stable.”

Our Focus

We invest in Smart Software for the enterprise B2B software that uses unique sources of internal and external data to deliver business outcomes through data-driven insights. With the emergence of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and the availability of cloud service providers, it’s easier than ever to create Smart Software. With Smart Software for the enterprise, insights are delivered in relevant context powering users to more efficiently complete a desired task or action. Insights take the form of recommendations, estimates, and suggested next actions. Smart Software creates opportunities across lines of business applications – from marketing and sales to cybersecurity, IT/System Management, and industry-specific software such as manufacturing and financial services. Smart Software changes the way we work – for the better.