|Venture Fund Member Profile
Sutter Hill Ventures has financed technology-based start-ups and assisted entrepreneurs in building market-leading companies since 1964. Through our decades of experience, we have developed strong industry networks, considerable operating and venture capital experience, and an understanding of the challenges that early-stage and high-growth companies face. We offer expertise in developing business strategy and partnerships, building management teams, and financing companies in both public and private markets.
We are experienced operating executives who love building companies. Our approach is straightforward. We have a collegial and uncomplicated operating style that is direct and results-driven. We work as a team to respond quickly to new investment proposals and to our portfolio companies' needs. Once we invest in a company, we bring to bear our time, expertise, and extensive industry networks to help these companies succeed. Building companies is our top priority and our favorite occupation.
We have structured Sutter Hill to allow us to invest in a focused portfolio of early-stage companies and build value for the long-term. We're always available to our CEOs and founders as advisors and mentors ready with practical and strategic advice from our own venture capital and operating experiences. We don't insist on winning every argument, but we will always tell you what we think. We also have a network of executives, advisors, and support infrastructure to help our portfolio get going in the right direction quickly. As former line managers ourselves, we know the vision, energy and commitment that building a successful company requires. We strive to build partnerships with entrepreneurs that combine dedicated support from Sutter Hill with trust that the teams we back can make good decisions and execute on the details.
Our limited partners have committed long-term support to our evergreen fund which allows us to make long-term commitments to our companies. In addition, a significant portion of every dollar we invest is our own money, and each one of us participates in every investment. This direct investment reinforces each partner's commitment to every company in our portfolio and ensures that we bring every available resource to bear in helping our companies succeed.
Sutter Hill Ventures
Andy Sheehan focuses his investments on internet software, services and digital media companies.
Andy currently is a director of Buzz Media, Inc., Grain Communications Group, Inc., and Yext, Inc. His prior directorships have included, @Road (acquired by Trimble), AllBusiness.com, BakBone Software, Datran Media, Intermix Media and Myspace (acquired by News Corp.) and ReachLocal. Andy joined the firm in 2007 from VantagePoint Venture Partners, where he was a managing director. Previously, he worked at Alex. Brown & Sons and ABS Capital Partners.
Andy received his BA from Dartmouth College with a degree in English. He earned his MBA in 1985 from the Wharton School.
||Buzz Media, Inc is a leading social media company operating over 30 websites in pop culture.|
||Grain Communications Group, Inc is a minority owned business with collectively over fifty years of experience in the wireless tower industry. GCGI’s core business plan is to acquire, build, own and operate tower sites specifically developed for federal and state government wireless systems.|
||Yext is a collection of independent, authoritative, local online directories by category.|
||Corixa is a developer of immunotherapeutics with a commitment to treating and preventing autoimmune diseases, cancer and infectious diseases by understanding and directing the immune system.|
Andy participated in the FundingPost event: Los Angeles VC and Angel Event
on March 11, 2010 in CA, Sponsored by Bingham McCutchen LLP
To list your Company on our website and make your profile available to Andy and 7,500+ other VCs and Angel Investors, Click Here.
For over Twelve Years FundingPost has worked with thousands
of Angel and Venture Capital Investors. We believe that it is
important to reach investors in every medium possible -
both online and offline. We have been directly responsible for
tons of success stories and Millions and Millions of dollars raised.
We look forward to introducing your company to the leading Venture and Angel Investors nationwide.
|Venture Fund Member Profile|