About

Digital Ventures (“digi.”) is the personal investment vehicle of Michael Pierce and Paras Maniar. We invest in 'post-seed' companies and are both based in Southern California.

A strong existing seed investors.
Evidence of product/market that is visible in operating data.
Clear medium term (12 months) milestone that inflects the company’s value.

We focus on ‘post-seed’ investments across a spectrum of sectors and geographies. We are equally excited about consumer and enterprise focused solutions. We are drawn to businesses at have light capital costs requirements to get to demonstrable market validation (think <$3m). We require the company to be funded by other super angels or institutional seed funds. We expect the markets our companies are transforming to be BIG (think >$10b) but we also need to feel confident that the solutions and products being developed can create meaningful and repeatable revenue at sustainable, industry leading gross margins. If a company has the vision, product and plan to deliver meaningful gross margin, then our investment stage we aren’t worried about profitability – it just becomes a function of when and how fast they want to grow. We believe each transformative business presents a different set of challenges that will require a different type of entrepreneur. Some need a Harvard v. a Hustler, a CompSci v. a MBA, or a Capitalist v. a Change Agent. And some need a Hustler from Harvard. We spend a lot of time thinking about the founders we back and the leadership their business requires as it grows. If the two don’t align we don’t invest.

Opportunity Fund

Digi Ventures has expanded the investment scope to target A & B rounds; writing checks of $2-6MM.

More information is on the Opportunity Fund Menu Bar

What We Provide

We know we can provide access and capital but then so does everyone else. That’s not enough to win the trust and confidence of visionary founders. We fight hard to win deals by demonstrating we are willing, when called upon, to roll up our sleeves and get involved.

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