Windspeed Ventures was founded in 1999 to
offer a different private investment experience. The Windspeed
partners have known one another and worked together for
nearly a decade. Over the years, as each was involved in
starting and building new businesses, planning began to
create a private equity investment firm that could offer
more than money to companies at early stages of formation.
Windspeed Ventures was the culmination of this planning.
Windspeed Ventures helps build high technology
companies in the communications, infrastructure, and business-enabling software industries. Windspeed invests in companies
at the early stages through direct investments or
through acquisition or management of existing portfolios.
Windspeed funds focus on early stage and later
stage investments. Our early stage portfolio consists of
companies that we have assisted since inception, some that
have been sold, merged or are preparing for other liquidity
for our investors.
Windspeed funds also provide capital for follow-on
investments in corporate venture portfolios under management.
A good example includes Comdisco Ventures. Windspeed is
the management entity for the portfolio of equity and warrant
positions developed by funds invested by Comdisco Ventures.
Windspeed Ventures provides management, administration and
investment funds for the Comdisco portfolio.
Over the years since inception, Windspeed
Ventures has been identified by our portfolio companies
and by peer institutions as a source of both appropriate,
relevant operational experience and strong financial management