Vulcan Capital


Vulcan Capital is the multi-billion-dollar investment arm of Vulcan Inc., the company founded by Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist Paul G. Allen. Vulcan Capital is focused on generating long-term value appreciation across a portfolio which spans diverse industry sectors and investment asset classes, ranging from early-stage venture investments to public equity value investing, leveraged buyouts, acquisitions, special situations and fixed income.

Vulcan Capital was formed in 2003 and is headquartered in Seattle with additional offices in Palo Alto and Singapore.

Visionary Leadership

Founded by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen, Vulcan Capital takes an entrepreneur-friendly, long-term approach to investing.


Vulcan Capital has no defined limits on size or structure, but generally targets direct equity investments of $10 million to $100 million, as well as select smaller venture investments.

Unique Insight

Vulcan Capital helps our portfolio companies expand geographies, recruit top talent, streamline operations, structure key strategic partnerships and prepare for a merger or IPO.

Multi-Stage Approach

Vulcan Capital is not limited by traditional deal structures or holding periods. We have the flexibility to be a long term partner who can support extended holding periods.

Global Reach

Vulcan Capital is connected worldwide and is focused on partnering with category-leading companies on a global basis.

Philanthropic Impact

Our investing goals mirror Vulcan Inc.’s interest in supporting ventures that have a positive impact on lives and communities. Moreover, the returns that Vulcan Capital generate help fund the many philanthropic initiatives of our founder Paul Allen.


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Location Seattle, WA, USA
Africa, Antarctica Region, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Asia, Australia and New Zealand, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Europe, Fiji, Grenada, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Kiribati, Mexico, Micronesia (Federated States of), Nauru, Nicaragua, Northern America, Palau, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Suriname, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tuvalu, Uruguay, Vanuatu, Venezuela
Sectors Sector agnostic