Southern Cross Venture Partners was launched in 2006 by veteran venture capitalists who have managed and operated companies themselves. We assist early stage technology companies that demonstrate the potential for exceptional growth and market leadership. The founding principle of Southern Cross is partnership -- we are passionately committed to doing everything we can to help our portfolio companies succeed. Our team has a strong record of utilizing their start-up and management experience, industry knowledge, network of business/customer relationships, and recruiting skills to assist in building significant shareholder value.
Southern Cross currently has three funds under management; the $170 million Southern Cross Fund No. 1, the $40 million Southern Cross IIF Fund and the $200 million Southern Cross Renewable Energy Fund.
Southern Cross is currently investing in companies that fit our investment criteria. We prefer to act as lead or co-lead in the early stages where we have experience that can help build value rapidly. We do not have a minimum investment amount, however, a typical initial investment will be $2 million to $5 million with an ability to invest more money in later rounds.
Key areas of investment interest include:
Southern Cross requires a formal submission before meetings or presentations are scheduled. This allows our partners to review and understand your ideas. It also greatly enhances the interactive value of conducting a meeting.
For an initial submission, our preference is a 3 to 5 page executive summary that describes the business, the market opportunity, the problem being solved, and the value of your solution to the target customers. Of course, full business plans and power point presentations will be accepted for review.
Please email, mail or fax submissions to one of our office locations and allow approximately two weeks for us to review your proposal.