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Our Team

Rochelle Whelan
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Rochelle is a Partner with KIG's Venture Capital group.  Prior to KIG, Shelley spent nearly 10 years with Intel Corporation in a broad range of senior marketing roles. Shelley received her MBA from the University of Washington and her BA from Pomona College.

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Meet Rochelle

Our Investment Philosophy

We invest between $100,000 -250,000 into Founder, Pre-Seed and Seed rounds, with substantial reserve for follow on.  We like to play a supportive and engaged role to help a company early in its life, with a particular focus on connecting our portfolio company's to leading later stage investors up and down the West Coast.


Our primary focus is on software and services, both Enterprise and Consumer.  That said, we have invested in non-software opportunities when the team and market present a compelling opportunity.  We have recently begun investing in companies at the forefront of the "Environmental Economy" who are bringing new, sustainable and compelling solutions to the table.


A typical KIG investment would have the following profile:

  • Founding team with relevant industry experience

  • Headquartered on the West Coast

  • Has a clear idea of how it can become a $1B opportunity

  • Rising tide industry

  • Large scale opportunity (not a feature company)

  • We do not invest in biotech, health tech, medical devices, brick and mortar retail, or vice related opportunities.

Investment Profile
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