About Us

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DIVERGENT VENTURES, LLC:

is an early-stage venture capital investment firm headquartered in Seattle Washington.  We

The Managing Directors are Kevin Ober, Rob Shurtleff, and Todd Warren, highly experienced and successful early-stage investors.   The firm invests in early-stage companies, with an emphasis on big data,  virtualization/cloud, next generation applications and storage.

Our experience has taught us the importance of being closely involved with the companies we invest in, partnering with management to help overcome the many challenges faced by early-stage companies.

In addition to investment capital, we actively work with our portfolio company management teams and potitial investment management teams to refine their plans, introduce them to potential customers, employees and investors.
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[wptab name=’Essentials’]STAGE
We have participated in all stages of venture investing. Our preferred initial investment point is in the first professional round. We will consider seed stage investments and we reserve capital for participating in follow on rounds.

THEMES
Big data, Mobile data, Virtualization/cloud and Storage: We have over 30 years of experience building products and services and investing in companies that provide the technical building blocks that today’s networks and information systems are built upon.

GEOGRAPHY
Early Stage investing is well served by being accessible and available. We have found that time zones make it much more difficult to deliver on the promise of close involvement. We have successfully invested across the country, but are focusing our current efforts on the west coast.

TRACK RECORD
We have a historic track record of over 20 companies with more than half our investments having positive returns with some quite substantial. To succeed in venture capital it is essential that investors and entrepreneurs stay aligned so all possible paths to positive returns can be explored.
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    Accessible

 

    Above Board

 

    Admit when we are wrong

 

    Consensus driven

 

    Entrepreneur focused

 

    Ethical

 

    Focused on a small number of opportunities

 

    Forthright

 

    Hard working

 

    Honest

 

    Know what we don’t know

 

    Open

 

    Patient

 

    Results oriented

 

    Supportive

 

    Team approach

 

    Thought provoking

 

    Understand the importance of alignment

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    Arrogant

 

    Controlling

 

    Corporate

 

    Dictatorial

 

    In the weeds

 

    Know it all

 

    Overbearing

 

    Pompous

 

    Pretentious

 

    Short term focused

 

    Unethical

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