About Ascend Venture Capital
We invest wherever the Seattle Mariners play on TV.*
When I say “we”, I mean me.
Marketplace, Consumer Brands, SaaS/AI are my favs.
Preferred stage is pre-seed, preferred check $100-$250K.
*Plus Vancouver BC.
I’m Kirby Winfield, Founding General Partner. My CV is on LinkedIn. My email is kirby at ascend dot vc.
I was part of four exits out of four attempts as an operator.
2x IPO…but 2x acquihire too.
I raised venture twice and had to recap once.
I like helping entrepreneurs avoid the mistakes I made, and replicate the successful moves.