High Country Venture, LLC (HCV) was founded in 2005 by principals affiliated with the private investment company Tango. The principals at Tango have been investing together since 1998.
The mission of High Country Venture is to invest in the most promising and innovative early stage Colorado companies, help build them into strong, profitable businesses, and to capture that value creation through strategic transactions.
HCV manages approximately $50mm in venture funds and invests primarily in the areas of life sciences (including biotechnology, clean technology and medical devices) and technology (including software and internet). Nevertheless, we encourage all qualified businesses who are seeking capital to submit a business plan, regardless of the industry.
We are long term investors who like to work with entrepreneurs to build their companies from the early stages. Although we are
more likely to invest in companies that are further along the development pathway, we frequently work with founders to develop
the initial business plan, even prior to funding. We also tend to take an active role in our investments, particularly in the early
stages when a low level of funding precludes extensive hiring of senior management or a large staff. Because of our own
experience and background in starting and managing small companies, we feel comfortable in these roles.
Volcano Capital invests in health care companies across a variety of asset classes including venture capital, public equities and
debt. We provide funding and operational expertise to help entrepreneurs grow their healthcare businesses.
At Volcano Capital, we provide funding and operational expertise to help entrepreneurs grow their healthcare businesses. We emphasize a collaborative approach with our portfolio companies and actively provide operating, legal, financial and strategic
expertise in addition to access to our broad network of experienced operators and clinicians. Together, we work to accelerate
growth and build value for shareholders.
Volcano Capital is an evergreen fund that operates free from the constraints of traditional venture capital funds. We focus
exclusively on health care and our streamlined decision making process allow us to provide quick feedback. We are not constrained
by fund life cycles and look to build long term relationships with successful management teams. We are willing to fund an entire investment round ourselves and are willing to consider investing in complex transactions or distressed companies.