About Us

Since 1989, we have been investing in digital infrastructure, enterprise technology, and mobility. We have raised $7.1B in fund commitments and are investing out of our seventh institutional fund, a $680M vehicle.

Who We Are

Columbia Capital was founded over 30 years ago and over time has developed a profitable and repeatable investment model, guided by a specialized and experienced team, and invested in over 175 portfolio companies. We’ve focused exclusively on the Communications and Technology (“C&T”) space, and we use our experience and insights in partnership with experienced executive teams to proactively initiate and develop new businesses. Columbia is fortunate to have built relationships with talented entrepreneurs that span multiple portfolio companies and multiple funds over time. We do our best to emulate the winning culture our portfolio leaders cultivate in their individual companies by emphasizing fairness, transparency, and ambition.

Our Differentiation

Alongside our entrepreneurial management teams, we develop an investment thesis and associated execution plan where the required equity capital can be invested in stages, as the business develops scale. This process is similar whether it pertains to a new business that is created in the domain of Enterprise Technology, Digital Infrastructure, or Mobility. We seek to align economic incentives between all stakeholders, assess risk critically, and fund our companies in a success-based manner. We believe this unique approach provides portfolio companies the best chance to drive attractive and consistent investment returns with limited capital impairment.

Our Experience

Columbia has a cohesive team of partners with a similar investment philosophy. The team has deep Communications and Technology roots with an average of 20 years of industry experience, including participation in both principal investing and operational roles in the sector. Over this time, the team has succeeded through different economic and market cycles, has seen industry patterns emerge. By focusing exclusively on C&T, the team has tracked the career trajectory of many of the current and future portfolio company executives from the time they were junior professionals.

Contact Us

Columbia Capital
204 South Union Street
Alexandria, Virginia 22314

(703) 519-2000