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Location: Menlo Park, California, United States United States
Founded in: 2008
Stage: Not applicable
Number of employees: 1-5
Short URL: vator.co/quest-venture-partners
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Quest Venture Partners

Angel group or VC
Menlo Park, California, United States United States
http://www.questvp.com
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Company description

Quest Venture Partners believes in entrepreneurialism and the magnificent achievements the right team of individuals can accomplish. We invest in early stage companies with great ideas, and even greater people behind them. We typically are the first institutional money in, investing between $100k-$1.5mm, with our sweet spot being around $500k. We believe a successful startup must excel in these six points and more:

  • Surrounds itself with the best and the brightest of ambitious, dedicated and passionate people; the best give the expertise and experience needed, the brightest will always find innovative solutions and the ambition & passion will give the courage required to pick yourself up when you fail.
  • Understands that it will, baring incredible luck, likely fail catastrophically at some point and is always planning for this.
  • Has the patience, courage, conviction, and irrational faith to persevere even when there are better alternatives in the market and when the going gets tough.
  • Recognizes a significant and genuine market pain. Provides a cost-effective and adoptable solution to an undiscovered need or problem that exists and is better than any present, emerging or conceivable alternatives.
  • Knows how to successfully market and monetize their solution. Validates their market pain and monetization plan by lining up potential customers for their solution early on.
  • Executes, executes, and executes. Makes sure to do the right things and to do things right. Thomas Edison is known to have said “Genius is 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration.” He is also known to have said “There is no substitute for hard work.”

Team
  • Marcus Ogawa
    Marcus Ogawa | Team member
    Marcus is a Managing Partner of Quest Venture Partners, and is responsible for new investments, evaluating and closing seed / A rounds and working closely with management from portfolio companies. He enjoys strategy games and Greek mythology.