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CORSA ventures


Dare to create

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CORSA ventures


Dare to create

 

Corsa Ventures is an early-stage venture capital firm based in Austin, Texas, exploring opportunities in Texas and the US. Our team members have deep operational experience, extensive access to global networks, and strong ties to regional and national venture capital eco-systems.

Our investment interest extends from technology companies leveraging software, social networks, and cloud data services to consumer companies developing brand-based products and services.

Corsa provides financing and execution experience to talented partners daring to create the next generation of great companies.

 
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MEET THE TEAM


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MEET THE TEAM


+ BRIAN GRIGSBY / MANAGING PARTNER

  • Former Founder & General Partner of early stage investment firms, Raven Venture Partners and Venio Capital Partners
  • Within the last decade, led or actively participated in managing investments in over 30 early stage IT companies with exits to IBM, Qualcomm, KLA Tencor, and Salesforce.com
  • Successful entrepreneur and founder of multiple startups including Global Knowledge Service (GKS), a semiconductor software company acquired by Applied Materials (AMAT) in 2001
  • BS degree in Mechanical Engineering & Physics; MS degree in Optical Electronics & Physics, University of Oklahoma

+ ALEX GRUZEN / PARTNER

  • Former Senior Vice President of the Consumer and Small Business Product Group at Dell.
  • Built global teams and industry-leading businesses throughout career, including growth through mergers and acquisitions such as Alienware and Zing Systems
  • Prior leadership roles at Hewlett Packard, Compaq and Sony, including postings in Singapore and Japan, have spanned all functions from sales & marketing to product development to operations and procurement
  • MBA, Harvard Business School; BS and MS degrees in Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering, MIT
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+ KEVIN GREEN / PARTNER

  • Former U.S. diplomat and corporate litigator. Specialized in international economics, political risk analysis, and media relations for the U.S. Department of State. At Patton Boggs, won or successfully resolved numerous complicated, "bet the company" pieces of litigation both domestically and abroad
  • Active early stage investor and advisor to multiple technology and consumer brand focused companies. As a Corsa Ventures Partner, helped build a portfolio of seed stage investments in over a dozen Austin based IT companies.
  • LLM, London School of Economics and UCL (with honors); JD, Baylor Law School, BA, Southern Methodist University
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Current Investments


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Current Investments


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CONTACT


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CONTACT


103 E. 5th Street
Suite 208
Austin, TX 78701