Our 5 keys to success:

  • Proven Management
  • Realistic Goals & Expectations
  • Innovation & Data
  • Adaptive & Resourceful
  • Passionate Integrity


We invest in seed and early stage

We typically invest in Seed or Series A rounds, reserving follow-on capital for future rounds of financing. We will invest in pre-revenue companies with beta products, proven management teams, and large markets. We average around 4-7 new investments every year with follow-on capital reserved for existing portfolio companies. We invest nationwide but focus our efforts on high potential start-ups primarily in California.


We're with you all the way.

John Casarietti


John is a seasoned finance executive and proven entrepreneur. He has spent his career in many finance roles including Chief Financial Officer, Planning & Analytics, and Investment Analyst. He has extensive strategy and operational experience, and has been involved in large corporations, start-ups, and growth companies. Also, he serves as a board member and strategic advisor to a number of companies including Upper Hill Ventures, Debtwave, ScoreShuttle, K-South Digital, and Five Star Escrow.

Kari Casarietti


Kari has 20 plus year supporting a variety of organizations in the Real Estate industry. Her strengths in organization, execution, marketing, and administration provide extensive value to the various groups she supports. In addition, she supports local organizations including the chamber of commerce.

Antony Murigu


Antony is a serial entrepreneur and investor with 25 years of experience in business strategy, operational efficiencies, and strategic execution. Through his venture firm, he has provided guidance and invested in the seed round or Series A in start-ups in the US, UK and frontier markets that are currently generating over $100MM in revenue per year.


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Technology Platform for managing all credit score objectives.



Technology based document processing company for the student loan industry.


Five Star Escrow

Full-service escrow company licensed by the California Department of Business Oversight.