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The Vault Capital principals, advisors and special investors share a passion for making things happen. They believe there are elegant solutions to even the most complex problems; that great teams build industry leading companies; and that fair dealing companies create a cohesive and strong community.
They are an ambitious group that is committed to the scientists and entrepreneurs they work with and focused on supporting them as they take on the daunting task of launching market-leading companies. They are dedicated to creating businesses and developing new markets with the highest ethics and integrity.
The firm's advisors have worked on boards together for years and have had ample opportunity to refine the art of solving strategic challenges. They believe that it is trust and respect for one another that cultivates the greatest brilliance, leadership and results. They listen well and support the individuality, vision, and drive of great entrepreneurial teams.
Petra Franklin is the Managing Director of Vault Capital and a General Partner of
Vault Capital II. She co-founded the venture capital company in 1998 with Irwin
Treiger and William Justen. Ms. Franklin is responsible for Vault Capital's
investments in Terabeam, Singingfish, HouseValues, Ramgen, eProject, Coffee Equipment Company and Seattle Biofuels.
Prior to Vault Capital, Ms. Franklin worked with start-ups in a management or director capacity and came to that from the data networking and wireless communications field including positions with US West Wireless, AT&T, MFS, UUNET, IBM, WorldCom, and as Associate Producer for CBS in New York City. Ms. Franklin has also worked closely with artist Dale Chihuly building his support organization for upwards of 11 years.
Ms. Franklin is on the board of the National Science Foundation's Science Technology Center for Information Technology, a member of the National Venture Capital Association, the Community Development Roundtable, ACT Theatre, the Alliance of Angels, Washington Software Association, WWFC, the Hilltop Group, and WIT, and was a founding member of Innovation & Science, Agile, Alpha Arts, Seniors Making Art and the Women's Bioethics Project. Ms. Franklin attended Harvard University and Bennington College, where she received her undergraduate degree. She also attended Stanford University and the University of Washington.
||vault_SeattleBiodiesel.gif Leading commercial biodiesel refiners, pioneering locally grown fuel and technology for cleaner air and energy independence. Proprietary refinery technology solutions for sustainable energy.|
||vault_terabeam.gif The industry standard for last-mile broadband wireless products and technologies. Terabeam's state of the art carrier-grade solutions cost less to provision than fiber and can be installed in hours (versus weeks). Using Free Space Optics and Millimeter Wave technologies, Terabeam delivers the
reliability and speed expected from fiber, without the fiber. |
||vault_housevalue.gif Efficient online interface to increase deal
flow to real estate agents. SOLD on Nasdaq|
||vault_ramgen.gif Supersonic turbines scaled to meet the needs of the distributed power marketplace.|
Petra participated in the FundingPost event: Seattle VC and Angel Event
on Tuesday, April 27, 2010 in WA, Sponsored by Perkins Coie LLP
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