At Comcast Ventures, we love working with entrepreneurs who have ideas that will shift industries and impact the way people interact with their worlds. And we thrive on helping take those ideas big.
By combining the best characteristics of traditional venture funds with the technical insight, scale and experience of a strategic investor, CV offers a best-in-class value proposition for entrepreneurs, portfolio companies, partnering investors, and the Comcast family of companies.
Since our inception in 1999 (under our original name, Comcast Interactive Capital), Comcast Ventures has consistently been a catalyst for both innovation and solid financial returns. Our diverse team brings experience in technology sectors ranging from gaming to mobile, media to consumer Internet -- even finance and operations.
To a person, we're excited about the way that technology is changing the world in which we live, work and play — and about turning potentially disruptive ideas and technologies in the advertising, consumer, enterprise and infrastructure spaces into thriving, successful businesses
We look for investment opportunities in which three main criteria are met:
We work with our portfolio companies to create the best possible path to market success—by putting the resources of our Limited Partner to work on their behalf, and helping establish the key industry relationships through our vast networks.
Initial investments typically range in size from $2 million to $15 million. We will consider investing in promising businesses at any point of development from seed through late stage. We seek a meaningful stake in our portfolio companies.
We typically lead financing rounds and generally participate as a Director on the boards of our portfolio companies. We enjoy collaborating with management teams and other venture capital funds or strategic investors.
We offer entrepreneurs all the strengths of a strategic investor, including the resources and expertise of Comcast Corporation (which owns 51 percent of NBCUniversal). But, like a traditional or independent fund, we measure our success by the returns of our portfolio companies, so our interests are directly aligned with those of our entrepreneurs and co-investors, and we operate with speed and flexibility.
Under the Comcast Ventures umbrella, we’ve established the Opportunity Fund, which invests in the businesses of minority entrepreneurs. The Opportunity Fund’s first investment was DreamIt Ventures, an accelerator program. We also partner with Gil Beyda on seed fund opportunities via Genacast Ventures.