Winter Partners


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Our Foundations

Winter Partners is a venture capital firm headquartered in San Francisco, California. We believe our top-quartile track record is attributable to the core set of values we all share, and which are distilled into a set of operating principles.

Winter’s operating principles are the core of who we are, what we do, and our long-term competitive advantage.

We are an equal partnership.

We are on the side of our portfolio companies.
We make sure everything we do is the right decision for the companies we invest in.

We are a low ego and high confidence firm.
We build the companies we work with and our firm, not ourselves as individuals.

We trust each other.
That trust is built on intellectual honesty, transparency, respect, and very high standards for ethics and integrity.

We get our hands dirty.
We all actively participate in the companies we work with and the investments we are considering.

We make investments by consensus.
We give candid input to one another and engage with all the firm’s companies, whether during diligence or after investment.

We are here to win.
At the end of the day, results matter.