Accelerating growth through efficient capital
Scaling new heights starts with the foundation
"KISO" is the Japanese word for "foundation". For KISO Capital, our investment approach focus on companies which exhibit early revenue traction and solid business fundamentals.
KISO Capital provides venture backed and bootstrapped companies with growth capital through flexible and customized credit solutions. As a private specialty finance company, we act swiftly and with conviction to provide the optimal solution for your growth needs. We are thesis driven and not transactions oriented. We focus on the entrepreneur and fundamental business metrics.
Conviction through experience
The principals of KISO Capital have more than 80 years of combined experience working with entrepreneurs through numerous economic cycles. We've collectively launched and financed over 1,000 businesses and deployed over $1 billion in capital.
We've also been entrepreneurs ourselves and understand the challenges and pitfalls of scaling a company with limited resources. We understand what it takes for startups to succeed. We've been there, and we can help.
Our investment decisions are always driven by a strong conviction in the entrepreneurs and the businesses we choose to partner with.
The KISO CAPITAL Team
Get to Know Us
Ted is a seasoned business executive with 30 years of experience spanning across commercial banking, strategic consulting, operations, planning, and analysis with emphasis on fast growing businesses.
In addition to being the CFO at several startup companies ranging from Ed-Tech to Digital Media, Ted has also held senior management positions at City National Bank US Bank, and Homestreet Bank.
For over 30 years, Damon has been financing early to late stage emerging growth companies, and devoting his efforts to helping entrepreneurs grow their companies. Providing alternative financing solutions to growth companies has been his professional focus.
Prior to co-founding KISO Capital, Damon was the Founder and Managing Partner of Montage Capital, and served as EVP and CFO of Sand Hill Capital. He has also served in various executive and senior level positions at Silicon Valley Bank, US Bank, Bank of the West, United American Bank, and Legacy Bank.
An international venture investments and business development professional for 25 years, Tony has been an active and continuous participant in Silicon Valley and Asia Pacific venture capital and entrepreneurial ecosystems since 1995 as an investment professional, angel investor, and a trusted advisor.
Prior to co-founding KISO Capital, Tony was a venture partner at WI Harper, Vice President at NXT Capital, and Director of International Venture Capital at Silicon Valley Bank.