How much do you invest?
The smallest investment we have ever made is $50,000 and the largest is $3,200,000. Generally we invest alongside other, experienced private investors or top-tier venture firms. We also help introduce you to the right venture capital firms when and if you have larger funding needs in the future. 

What do you do for start-ups?
We help start-ups accelerate their growth, supporting their efforts in the following areas: What do you look for in an investment?

What markets and technologies do you invest in?
We are experienced in a number of different markets and technologies, including hardware, software, small business, enterprise, Internet, B2B and consumer markets. Our technology clients range from enterprise CIOs, cable and telco executives, and defense contractors to 18-year-old innovators and even Hollywood effects studios. That means we consider a wide variety of good ideas that are technology-related.

Do you have a preference for where companies are located?
Due to our small size, we prefer to work with companies located in either the San Francisco Bay Area or in Austin, Texas. On rare occasions we have also invested in New York. While we have found that many very successful startups are located elsewhere, many seed stage companies would like frequent contact with their investors and we can only provide the high level of service they expect if we are more geographically focused.

What is the best way for me to approach FLOODGATE?
We prefer to receive business plans through a referral. If you can get someone we know and trust excited about your idea, we would be interested in learning more about it.