Costanoa Venture Capital hires new partner

Early-stage investor Costanoa Venture Capital has tapped Neill Occhiogrosso as a partner. Previously, Occhiogrosso worked at Investor Growth.


Palo Alto, CA–February 3, 2014–Costanoa Venture Capital, an early stage investor in cloud-based services for businesses and consumers leveraging data and analytics founded in 2012 by Greg Sands, today announced Neill Occhiogrosso as the newest partner.
“We’ve been really pleased with the firm’s progress to date, particularly in our ability to find and back great entrepreneurs building exciting businesses in our core sectors,” said Greg Sands, Founder and Managing Partner of Costanoa Venture Capital. “It felt like the right time to double down and do more–to increase our capacity with a new partner who loves working with early stage entrepreneurs, will source fantastic opportunities and be a value-added partner to the portfolio.”
Occhiogrosso joins Costanoa Venture Capital from Investor Growth, where he was responsible for their investments in Maxymiser, HireVue, Conductor, Acquia, and Guavus. Before IGC, Neill spent four years at Highland Capital Partners where he was actively involved with a number of the firm’s B2B technology investments, including Gigamon, VMTurbo, 2U and Ocarina Networks. He started as a Developer and then Product Manager before becoming a successful investor at Highland Capital Partners and, most recently, Investor Growth Capital (IGC).
Sands adds, “Neill has deep and abiding interest in analytic applications where he invested actively, especially around the digitization of marketing with companies like Conductor, Maxymiser, and Acquia. He will also enhance our capabilities in data-driven infrastructure, so he is poised to find our next VictorOps or 3scale as well.”
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About Costanoa Venture Capital
Costanoa Venture Capital is an early stage investor focused on cloud-based services solving real problems for businesses and consumers by leveraging data and analytics. The firm’s name originates from the first inhabitants of Silicon Valley, the Costanoans, and harkens back to the origins of entrepreneurship and venture capital in Silicon Valley. Costanoa provides early stage entrepreneurs with a combination of “right-sized” amounts of capital and value-added support from a high-quality institutional partner.
The firm is headquartered in Palo Alto, CA. For more information, visit

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