Walter Kortschak Overview

  • Investor Type
  • Angel

  • Status
  • Active

  • Investments
  • 15

  • Portfolio
  • 6

  • Exits
  • 7

Exits

Walter Kortschak General Information

Description

Mr. Walter Kortschak is the Founder and serves as Managing Partner of Kortschak Investments. He serves as Board Member at Torpago. He serves as Board Member at Vatom. He also serves as the Founder at WMAS Management Group. He serves as Managing Partner at Firestreak Ventures. He served as Board Member at Elliptic and Comet. He also serves as Advisor & Board Member 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
  • 625 East Main Street
  • Suite 102B-408
  • Aspen, CO 81611
  • United States
+1 (650) 000-0000

Walter Kortschak Investments (15)

Company Name Deal Date Deal Type Deal Size Industry Company Stage Lead Partner
Overmind 09-Sep-2022 Seed Round 00.000 Business/Productivity Software Startup 000000 000000000
0000000 25-Oct-2021 0000 00000 000.00 Other Financial Services Generating Revenue 000000 000000000
00000 0000000 23-Nov-2020 00000 00000 00000 Logistics Generating Revenue 000000 000000000
00000000000 27-May-2019 00000 00000 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
EvntLive 06-Feb-2013 Seed Round 00.00 Entertainment Software Generating Revenue 000000 000000000
MomentFeed 10-Aug-2012 Seed Round 00.00 Business/Productivity Software Generating Revenue 000000 000000000
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Walter Kortschak Exits (7)

Company Name Exit Date Exit Type Exit Size
Frame.io 07-Oct-2021 Merger/Acquisition 00.000
0000000000 15-Jun-2021 0000000000 0000
0000 000000 000 01-Jul-2018 000000000000000000 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 Aspen, CO
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Walter Kortschak Co-Investors (23)

Name With Exits Lead Partner Series Industry
GV 1 0 Series chart Industry bar
Index Ventures 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
Massar International 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
SignalFire 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
Volvo Group Venture Capital AB 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
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