Navigate Ventures is focused on investing in startups in Southern California where despite a growing number of successful exits and IPOs, median valuations remain below the San Francisco Bay Area and New York City. 
One of the trends that Navigate ventures has seen the increasing number of seed and early stage funds in Southern California has resulted in a growing number of startups being funded every year that will need growth capital beyond Series A to continue scaling toward an eventual successful liquidation event. 
Navigate Ventures was created to fill this funding gap and bridge Southern California’s most exciting and promising startups between Series A and Series B. Their strategy is focused on working with Series A and Series B funds to identify high potential startups with the best teams, and funding their growth while providing strategic and operational guidance and mentoring by our partners and the many advisors in the Navigate Ventures network. 
Navigate Ventures is focused on investing in software as a service, enterprise software, artificial intelligence, data analytics, platforms, marketplaces, and consumer internet companies. They typically make investments of $2-4 million in companies. 
Navigate Ventures is led by Managing Partners, Ivan Nikkhoo, Fred Thiel, and Jonathan Huberman. The three partners have decades of experience as executives, entrepreneurs, investors, and advisors in the technology industry.