Venture Capital Firms in Bay Area – ATEL Ventures – San Francisco, CA – 12/50
Other Areas of Focus: Information Technology, Life Sciences, Green Technologies
Total Capital: $6 billion
Notable Investments: ARYx Therapeutics, EdeniQ, iPierian
ATEL Capital Group, founded in 1977, owns and manages a large portfolio of assets including low tech equipment leased to primarily investment grade corporations, loans to high growth companies and real estate.
Founded by Eliza and Dean Cash, The ATEL Foundation is a San Francisco based private philanthropic organization that provides funding to organizations that seek to better the lives of all citizens in their respective communities. It is dedicated to the enrichment of the mind and body as a whole through art, education, music, and sports.
The ATEL Foundation will consider funding groups whose focus is on the betterment of our community at large. Majority vote from Foundation members guides funding, and each request is e v a luated based on its merit both as a standalone organization and the impact of its contributions to the community.