From our founders
“The entrepreneur has to be a true believer. You look at these great, successful companies that have been built in the world…they start them because they’re on a mission. I always begin there. If people are not passionate, it never works.”
founding managing partner
How we invest
Exclusive deal flow
Our deals are primarily sourced through our proprietary channels, including an exclusive network of CXOs, entrepreneurs, academia, investment ecosystem and known founders. Our relationships enable the firm to re-frame company opportunities to maximize unique industry advantages and global penetration.
Our investments are driven by our belief that semiconductors and systems fuel innovation in the technology stack. Celesta creates cohesive fund portfolios with a focus on foundational technologies in Semiconductors, Communications, Software/Cloud, and Life Sciences/Healthcare.
Value & Velocity
We seek companies that leverage emerging technologies, have the potential to scale globally, deliver new mechanisms of engagement, are margin accretive, and can scale-up asset-light. Our investment professionals leverage their domain expertise, operational and entrepreneurial experience, and network of relationships, to drive value and velocity for our portfolio companies.
We prepare our portfolio companies for each investment stage by engaging the right co-investors, identifying sequential investors, and aligning investment time horizons. “Step Change” is a critical criteria of our selection process and is followed through consistently during periodic targeted reviews with our portfolio companies.
How we partner
The driving force behind our success: powerful relationships inside and out. Through close mentorship, we build long-term value for founders and investors.
We take a hands-on approach to building our portfolio companies. We leverage our network to recruit top executive talent, facilitate commercial relationships with technology ecosystem leaders, strategize best exit outcomes, and provide strategic insight through our advisor network.
Seed to growth
Assembling motivated founders to target unique market opportunities
Helping forge partnerships that are value accretive
Driving tough talent decisions to tackle growth challenges
Drive product and operations strategies