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Got a super tech idea? Need big bucks to implement it? Here is what an investor expects from you

Garage Technology Ventures, based in California and run directly by principals, funds seed-stage and early-stage ventures.

"We’re looking to invest in entrepreneurial teams with big ideas and a need for seed capital  to turn their ideas into great companies."

"We are willing to invest in unproven teams attacking unproven markets with unproven solutions. We’re not interested in teams that are creating the nth solution to the same old problem nor companies who are trying to improve things by only 10 percent or 20 percent."

"On a more tactical level, the characteristics of the companies we invest in are:

Sectors: Software, services, clean technology, and material sciences (not life sciences)

Funding: Seeking seed or early investments from $500,000 to $3,000,000

Geography: California or Western U.S.-based
Business model: requiring less than $5,000,000 to reach break even or sustainability

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Guy Kawasaki
Managing Director
Garage Technology Ventures
360 Bryant St., Suite 100
Palo Alto, CA 94301
Phone 650-838-0811
Fax 650-853-2416

(Read more articles like this in The Capital Express (, a New York-based online publication tracking global private investment movement.)