Investing in Hawaii’s Startups

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Sultan Ventures

A Startup Catalyst™

Our purpose is to drive innovation and growth forward by providing the best in expertise, education, capital, and connections to startups and investors.


For investors and entrepreneurs


Working closely with investors and entrepreneurs alike, we provide due diligence, deal sourcing, capital raise and business planning services...



Our passion is to build amazing and innovative companies and technologies. We are sector agnostic, however, we do focus on certain funding stages...



We manage over $10M collectively between our funds and will participate in angel financing rounds with our preferred investment partners...



Our core investment thesis reflects a heavy emphasis upon personal and collective education. We invest significant resources to promote best practices...

Sultan Ventures has emerged as a major force in Startup Paradise. Susan Yamada Executive Director, Pacific Asia Center for Entrepreneurship, University of Hawaii


The Startup Catalyst Podcast: Wrapping Up a Fantastic Season

by Luke Tucker

One thousand six hundred ninety. That is the amount of interview minutes we’ve recorded and published in our 30 total episodes (including bonus shows). That’s over 2.7 gigabytes worth of conversation, laughter, and yes, even some emotional moments. It’s been a fantastic ride, and this content is and always will…

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Investors - Omar Sultan, Meli James, Susan Yamada, Tarik Sultan, and Michael Pfeffer - getting ready for UberPITCH!

And the Winners of UberPITCH Are…

by Tarik Sultan

A week ago, we held Hawaii’s first #UberPITCH event to promote and support our Startup Paradise ecosystem. Sultan Ventures was honored to partner with Uber on this great initiative and bring it to Oahu and Maui. The event took place over the course of 4 hours where roughly a dozen…

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Your Investor is Arriving In a Startup Paradise Uber Near You

by Tarik Sultan

The elevator pitch is that 30-second window entrepreneurs have to grab the attention of listeners and excite potential investors. The future of one’s company can hinge on the success or failure of your elevator pitch. We coach our startups that you should “always be pitching”. Honing, improving, updating, tailoring for…

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