Matt Ridenour and Momentum Venture Management looking to help pre-Series A startups

Bambi Francisco Roizen · February 13, 2008 · Short URL:

Like a lot of new venture capital firms, Momentum Venture Management is looking for a niche in an industry that is awash in both VCs and money.

Founding partner and managing director Matt Ridenour says he sees a disconnect between small, lean startups that don't need much funding to expand and traditional early-stage VC firms that have raised large funds.

The profit model of those firms requires them to make investments between $2 million and $5 million, he says.

In this interview, Ridenour tells Bambi Francisco that the firm will look for its opportunities among small, very-early stage companies that  do not need that much cash.

Momentum Venture Management will invest less than that, lend management expertise to their startups and then assist the companies in getting the next level of funding when they need it.  

"We want to help entrepreneurs get out of the garage and into the big leagues," Ridenour says.

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Bambi Francisco Roizen

Founder and CEO of Vator, a media and research firm for entrepreneurs and investors; Managing Director of Vator Health Fund; Co-Founder of Invent Health; Author and award-winning journalist.

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