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


SV Travelogue Part 2: 2018 Global Entrepreneurship Congress in Istanbul

In April, I was on the tail end of my 2-month U.S. tour to meet with other startup champions when a chance invitation changed my course. I was lucky to get a last-minute, spontaneous invitation to the Global Entrepreneurship Congress, which is how I ended up changing my return ticket to Hawaii and rerouting to...Read More

SV Travelogue Part 1: Rise of The Rest, South by Southwest, & New Orleans Entrepreneur Week

Part of our work to drive innovation forward is exchanging knowledge with other startup ecosystems across the globe. In the first half of 2018 I set off on a multi-state tour to represent Sultan Ventures at various investor and ecosystem conferences, also known as the acronym tour (ROTR, SXSW, NOEW). In the spirit of knowledge...Read More

Op-ed: Hawaii Should Continue to Embrace Innovation

Hawaii Should Continue to Embrace Innovation By Tarik Sultan, managing partner of Sultan Ventures and managing partner of XLR8UH, a nationally recognized startup program that invests in Hawaii’s top talent and research.   As a consumer, I look for five criteria when choosing a product or service: 1) Value – What is the price point?...Read More