Sultan Ventures

A Startup Catalyst®

We drive innovation and growth forward by providing expertise, capital, and connections.


For investors and entrepreneurs

Invest in Ideas


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

Invest in Startups


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

Investors Invest


We participate in pre-seed and seed financing rounds with our preferred investment partners… More

We Invest in Education


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

Sultan Ventures has emerged as a major force in Startup Paradise.

Susan Yamada

Executive Director PACE


Failing Slow: Balancing Overoptimism and Overconfidence in Entrepreneurship

Overoptimism can kill. But in the world of entrepreneurship, overoptimism might very well be the life raft that helps you weather the roughest storms. While the barriers to entry for startups trying to break into the market can be quite high — from raising enough capital to locating a viable market — there are equally imposing barriers the entrepreneur...Read More

Expert Advice for Entrepreneurs: Lessons From The Startup Catalyst Podcast

Click here to read Lessons From The Startup Catalyst Podcast: Part 1   In Season 2, we asked accomplished founders and investors what advice they had for aspiring entrepreneurs. Here’s what they said: 1. Know yourself and know your unique truth Kathryn Finney, Founder & Managing Director, digitalundivided I think it is really important as an...Read More

5 Ways To Promote Inclusivity In Your Daily Work-Life: Lessons From The Startup Catalyst Podcast

  Understatement: there’s a vast inclusivity gap in the startup world. Tech and startup cultures are known for their longstanding exclusivity, where the majority of founders and VCs are white men, and females and minorities are extremely underrepresented. Since Sultan Ventures started, we’ve been all about equity and access for entrepreneurs— access to opportunities, access...Read More