Mindgruve Ventures. A tech innovation group accelerating early stage companies.

Who We Are

a group of experienced tech entrepreneurs who are passionate about guiding and transforming early stage companies into mature, sustainable businesses.

Our Wheel House

we’re seeking quality people with great ideas who are obsessed with solving customer problems and building disruptive businesses that stand the test of time.

Chad Robley - Founder
Chad Robley
Founder, Managing Director
Dan Hellbusch
Dan Hellbusch
Managing Partner
Ken Davenport
Ken Davenport
Managing Partner
Early Stage
great ideas that need funding
Disruptive Technologies
supply chain or delivery system innovations
High Growth Industries
iPad, smartphone, social, ecommerce
Large Addressable Markets
consumer product, healthcare, media

How We Do It

we leverage our experience, network, back office infrastructure, design and technology teams to develop go-to-market strategies that accelerate customer acquisition, drive revenue and optimize gross margins.



One of the keys to consumer engagement is killer UX. We help entrepreneurs build functional solutions that drive exceptional utility.



Early stage companies need strategies for scalable, cost-effective customer acquisition and lead generation. Our performance marketing team can help.



All startups need help with sales strategies, channel partnerships and distribution. We help companies develop sound revenue models to best monetize their products, content and services.

How Much We Invest

Our investments range from $25,000 to $500,000 depending on the team, market opportunity and initial traction. We often co-invest with other angels and venture groups.

How It Works

A startup fills out the Pitch Your Business form. If we like the model, we invite the startup to sunny San Diego to pitch their startup at our offices. If we like the team and the business — we say “yes”.

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Our Companies



Pitch Us Your Business

Is your start up ready for explosive growth? We want to hear from you.