Azure Capital Partners

Investor type Venture Capital
Founders Cameron Lester Mike Kwatinetz Paul Ferris Paul Weinstein


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Total investments 160
Average round size
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Portfolio companies 91
Rounds per year 7.27
Lead investments 24
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Exits 36
Key employees 4
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture
Late Stage Venture

Areas of investment

  • Software
  • E-Commerce
  • Information Technology
  • SaaS
  • Telecommunications

In 2000 was created Azure Capital Partners, which is appeared as VC. The company was established in North America in United States. The leading representative office of defined VC is situated in the San Francisco.

The current fund was established by Mike Kwatinetz, Paul Ferris, Paul Weinstein. We also calculated 4 valuable employees in our database.

The typical case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 4-5 participants. Despite the Azure Capital Partners, startups are often financed by Oreilly AlphaTech Ventures, Wand Partners, Quest Venture Partners. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Wand Partners, DFJ, Kinetic Ventures. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Wand Partners, Intel Capital, Foundation Capital.

The high activity for fund was in 2007. Despite it in 2019 the fund had an activity. Deals in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars are the general things for fund. The fund is constantly included in 7-12 investment rounds annually. Opposing the other organizations, this Azure Capital Partners works on 6 percentage points less the average amount of lead investments. The higher amount of exits for fund were in 2008. Considering the real fund results, this VC is 5 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other organizations. The average startup value when the investment from Azure Capital Partners is 5-10 millions dollars.

Among the most successful fund investment fields, there are VoIP, Travel. Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight VMware, Onix Microsystems, Fonality. For fund there is a match between the country of its foundation and the country of its the most frequent investments - United States. Moreover, a startup needs to be at the age of 4-5 years to get the investment from the fund. The fund has no specific favorite in a number of founders of portfolio startups. In case when startup counts 5+ of the founder, the chance for it to get the investment is meager.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation


Consumer Goods
Subscription Service
$6M30 Aug 2021 New York, New York, United States


$1M29 Jul 2021 Edmonton, Canada


$1M13 Jul 2021 Atlanta, Georgia, United States


Digital Media
Media and Entertainment
Mobile Apps
$3M10 May 2021 New York, New York, United States

Information Technology
IT Infrastructure
IT Management
$10M06 May 2021 Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Baseball Info Solutions

Big Data
Information Technology
14 Apr 2021 Whitehall, Pennsylvania, United States

$2M26 Jan 2021 Palo Alto, California, United States


Home and Garden
Real Estate
$2M12 Oct 2020 San Francisco, California, United States


Higher Education
Information Technology
$1M06 Oct 2020 San Francisco, California, United States
GenXComm Raises $20M in Series B Funding

– GenXComm is an Austin TX-based provider of private networking solutions.
– Company raised $20M in Series B funding.
– The round was led by Motive Companies, with participation from Raine Next-Gen Communications, BMW iVentures, Intel Capital, Azure Capital and Bandgap Ventures.
– The company intends to use the funds to accelerate product development and commercial launch of their private 4G LTE and 5G network solutions.

QuoteToMe Lands $2.5 Million in Venture Funding

– QuoteToMe, which is digitizing the construction industry’s procurement and financial processes, announced it has funded a fully subscribed VC investment round of $2.5 million (CAD).
– This $2.5 million round was led by Builders VC and Blackhorn Ventures, with participation from Argonautic Ventures, Azure Capital, Stanford University | Farmers Investment Club, and the Donnelley Family, among others.
– QuoteToMe has drawn extraordinary interest because it automates purchasing and financial transactions for purchasers of construction materials and equipment.
– QuoteToMe centralizes buy-side/sell-side communications, offering users quote comparisons, while automatically reconciling purchase orders and invoices.
– Contractor clients of QuoteToMe report savings of up to 15%, which can easily double a buyer’s traditional profit margins.


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