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Sentient Ventures  CERTIFIED

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FIRM OVERVIEW: Medium Private VC founded in 2002 based out of Austin, USA (US Central)

FIRM DESCRIPTION: Sentient Ventures is a venture capital firm that invests in seed, early, and expansion stage private companies using the following financing vehicles: Senior Secured Debt Mezzanine Debt with Warrants Subordinated Debt with Warrants Preferred Stock Common Stock Sentient Ventures evaluates investment opportunities using a comprehensive investment process driven by a team that has extensive experience in the disciplines of venture capital investment, entrepreneurial management, strategic planning, and independent analysis of high growth emerging companies with domain expertise in the following markets: Enterprise Software and Services Communication Software and Services Semiconductors and Nanotechnology/MEMs Life Sciences Intellectual Property (IP) Commercialization This investment and operating experience provides access to top-tier deal flow, expertise to complete thorough due diligence, and the ability to provide hands-on portfolio management with the desire to add value whenever possible to each portfolio company.

TEAM MEMBERS: Dale Chang, David Lee, James Wells, Jarrett Davies, John Stockton, Jonathan Ring,

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Debt Model

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Posted by fundable2 on 2007-10-22

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From an interaction with Sentient, they say they are currently focused only on debt financing. You need to be cashflow positive for them to be interested. This may change in the future, but don't bother contacting them right now if you are early stage (in the red) or are looking for equity.

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Good Guys, Interesting Model

Fund: Sentient Ventures

Posted by Anonymous on 2007-08-16

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If you are looking for early stage money in Austin and haven't heard of Sentient, you should definitely check them out. They aren't your typical VC firm; so they aren't for everyone. But, I found their model innovative and intriguing.

David Lee and James Wells were class acts. We negotiated on and eventually passed on their term sheet, and they were gentlemen throughout the process.

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