Walter Kortschak Overview

  • Investor Type
  • Angel
  • Status
  • Active
  • Investments
  • 12
  • Portfolio
  • 4
  • Exits
  • 6
Exits

Walter Kortschak General Information

Description

Mr. Walter Kortschak is the Founder of Kortschak Investments and serves as Managing Partner. He also serves as the Founder at WMAS Management Group. He serves as Board Member at Comet. He also serves as Advisor at Wishlife. He serves as Chief Investment Officer and Executive Chairman at SignalFire. He also served as Senior Advisor and Former Managing Director at Summit Partners. He joined Summit Partners in 1989 and has served as a director of more than 40 companies, including 20 public companies. He has invested in several industry-defining companies, notably E-TEK Dynamics (NASDAQ: ETEK, later merged with JDS Uniphase in a transaction valued at over $18 billion), an early leader in optical networking; as the initial investor in McAfee (NYSE: MFE, later acquired by Intel), an anti-virus and network security firm and one of the pioneering companies using the Internet business model for distributing software; and HMT Technology (NASDAQ: HMTT, later acquired by Komag) and Diamond Multimedia Systems (NASDAQ: DIMD, later acquired by SONICblue), both early technology buyout and recapitalization transactions in Silicon Valley. Other notable technology investments include AltoCom (acquired by Broadcom), Finisar, NetCom Systems (acquired by Bowthorpe), and Xylan (NASDAQ: XYLN, later acquired by Alcatel). Prior to Summit, he was a Vice President and an Associate at Crosspoint Venture Partners. He received an FBS in civil engineering, with Honors and High Scholarship, from Oregon State University, an MS in civil engineering from the California Institute of Technology, and an MBA with Honors, from the University of California, Los Angeles. He has consistently appeared on the Forbes Midas List of top 100 venture capitalists and is a founder and advisory board member of the USC Kortschak Center for Learning and Creativity at the University of Southern California and a member of the Board of Trustees at the California Institute of Technology. He is also a past director of the National Venture Capital Association.

Contact Information

Website
www.kilp.vc
Investor Status
Actively Seeking New Investments
Primary Investor Type
Angel (individual)
Primary Office
  • 333 Bryant Street
  • Suite 190
  • San Francisco, CA 94107
  • United States
+1 (650) 000-0000

Walter Kortschak Investments (12)

Company Name Deal Date Deal Type Deal Size Industry Company Stage Lead Partner
FreshToHome 27-May-2019 Later Stage VC 0000 Specialty Retail Generating Revenue 000000 000000000
00000000 23-Mar-2016 00000 00000 000 Multimedia and Design Software Generating Revenue 000000 000000000
00000000000 22-Mar-2016 0000 00000 Specialty Retail Generating Revenue 000000 000000000
0000 000000 000 23-Dec-2013 00000 00000 0000 Media and Information Services (B2B) Generating Revenue 000000 000000000
0000000000 11-Dec-2013 00000 00000 00.00 Business/Productivity Software Generating Revenue 000000 000000000
00000000 06-Feb-2013 0000 00000 00.00 Entertainment Software Generating Revenue 000000 000000000
0000000000 10-Aug-2012 0000 00000 00.00 Business/Productivity Software Generating Revenue 000000 000000000
00000000 0 15-May-2012 00000 00000 00.000 Media and Information Services (B2B) Startup 000000 000000000
EcoMom 06-Dec-2011 Early Stage VC 00.000 Internet Retail Generating Revenue 000000 000000000
Main Street Hub 19-Oct-2011 Seed Round 00.000 Media and Information Services (B2B) Generating Revenue 000000 000000000
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Walter Kortschak Exits (6)

Company Name Exit Date Exit Type Exit Size
Main Street Hub 01-Jul-2018 Merger/Acquisition 00000
000000000 15-Oct-2014 000000000000000000
00000000 06-Dec-2013 000000000000000000
Gradient X 09-Sep-2013 Merger/Acquisition 0000
EcoMom 15-Feb-2013 Bankruptcy: Liquidation
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Walter Kortschak Team (1)

Name Title Deals Funds Boards Office
Walter Kortschak Angel Investor 00 0 0 San Francisco, CA
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Walter Kortschak Co-Investors (8)

Name With Exits Lead Partner Series Industry
DAS Capital 1 0 Series chart Industry bar
Kortschak Investments 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
M&S Partners 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
Massar International 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
TTCER Partners 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
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