TEL Venture Capital, Inc.

TEL Venture Capital, Inc.

TEL Venture Capital, Inc.

Date Founded



3100 West Warren Avenue,Fremont, CA 94538-6423

Type of Company



Private Equity & Venture Capital
Investment Services & Portfolio Management

Company Description

TEL Venture Capital focuses on early-stage investments technology companies that have the potential for long-term global impact. The firm invests in a variety of industries including: (1) semiconductor and semiconductor-related (2) nanotechnology/enabling materials (3) clean energy and human health (4) solar energy (5) next generation displays (6) MEMS/NEMS and (7) network technologies including broadband and wireless.TEL uses a five point selection strategy for investing in new companies. These criteria include market attractiveness, technology, management, viability of the business plan and financial portfolio. TEL is looks for companies with positive growth potential and a compatible investment scope. The company's technology value, competitive advantage in its market segment and value of intellectual property are also evaluated in the selection process. TEL looks for companies with a viable and realistic business plan, a reasonable forecast, as well as return on invested capital.

Executives & Employees




Venture Partner

Venture Partner

Venture Partner

Venture Partner

Venture Partner

Associate General Counsel

Group Director, US Region

Board of Directors

Director, Senior Vice President & General Manager at TEL NEXX, Inc.

Vice President & General Manager, IT Division President, Tel Solar Services AG at Tokyo Electron Ltd.

Former Director, Head-Technology & Development at Tokyo Electron Ltd.

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Recent Transactions
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Johnson Matthey Plc purchases MIOX Corp. from Altira Group LLC, Doll Capital Management, Inc., Sun Mountain Capital LLC, TEL Venture Capital, Inc., New Mexico Community Capital, Sierra Ventures, Flywheel Ventures LLC

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Advised onJohnson Matthey Plc purchases MIOX Corp. from Sierra Ventures, Altira Group LLC, Flywheel Ventures LLC, Doll Capital Management, Inc., Sun Mountain Capital LLC, New Mexico Community Capital, TEL Venture Capital, Inc.

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