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

Director UH Ventures


5 Ways to Boost Local Innovation

By Tarik Sultan and Omar Sultan for Hawaii Business Magazine Authors say Hawai‘i can help build a vibrant and diverse economy in the 21st century with a coordinated effort by business and government. Visitor numbers keep setting records year after year, but core questions about tourism and the Hawai‘i economy haven’t changed for half a...Read More

Two Hawaii Execs Selected to National List of Influential Young Executives

By Olivia Peterkin  – Web Editor, Pacific Business News Oct 17, 2019, 7:10am HST   Isar Mostafanezhad, founder and CEO of Nalu Scientific, and Tarik Sultan, co-founder and managing partner of Sultan Ventures, have been selected for a national list of influential young executives. The Business Journals’ Influencers: Rising Stars spotlights 100 executives who are having...Read More

The Female Factor

By Katarina Matayoshi for Hawaii Business Magazine Does a founder’s gender shape the evolution of a startup? Three female founders reflect on how being a woman has defined their businesses. You’ve probably heard enough intriguing founders’ stories to know that an entrepreneur’s personal experiences and identity – whether it’s culture, ethnicity, religion, class or education – often leave distinctive...Read More