Note: O'Connor Ventures is currently seeking additional investments.
O'Connor Ventures is a small firm consisting of, basically, me - Kevin O'Connor. My group of investors is equally small, though often times others will co-invest in companies where I make an investment.
I bring a unique combination of assets to a startup company. I have been involved running my own startups for over 25 years so I understand entrepreneurs and founders very well. I have also invested in many companies and have sat on four public and many private company boards - so I understand investors. I have had tremendous success, along with many mistakes, and these experiences can help you.
My approach to investing is simple. I want to find companies that fill a fundamental consumer or business need in the most efficient way. Cool technology just doesn't cut it - your product has to solve a real problem. I'm looking for management teams that are smart, competitive and aggressive. I'm not looking for people wanting to make a quick buck or to simply get rich - I want to find people who love what they do. I have found if you love what you do and you fill a real need, you'll eventually get rich and have a lot more fun.
If you are located in Southern or Central California and have a technology company with both product and revenue, please drop me an email and let's talk.