Helping build Montana technology companies of impact, utility and value.
Founded in 2015, Next Frontier Capital partners with mission-driven, talented entrepreneurs to build Montana technology companies of national impact, utility and value. The Firm is backed by a well-diversified pool of investors, endowments, foundations, and executives from the world’s top technology and financial firms, who join us in recognizing the region’s extraordinary growth in technology deal flow. NFC manages $59 million in assets.
The Firm has made sixteen investments to date: SiteOne Therapeutics, Submittable, Clearas, Quiq, Orbital Shift, Phoenix Labs, Blackmore Sensors and Analytics, IronCore Labs, OppSource, Remix Labs, Ataata, onXMaps, TwinThread, Alpin, Section.io, and The MeatEater. Next Frontier Capital will also consider non-Montana investment candidates on a select basis. The Fund’s portfolio companies have raised over $100m in total equity capital from leading firms such as Summit Partners, Venrock, True Ventures, Amgen Ventures, BMW iVentures, Toyota, Millennium Technology Value Partners, and others.
NFC is based in Bozeman and Missoula, MT.
Who We are
Next Frontier Capital is a venture capital firm primarily focused on investing in Montana industries with high intellectual property values. Our mission is to partner with mission-driven, talented entrepreneurs to build companies of impact, utility, and value. The Fund’s partners, investors, and advisors bring experience and expertise in venture capital and in starting and growing successful companies. Next Frontier Capital is based in downtown Bozeman and Missoula, MT.
what we do
The Fund seeks to lead or co-lead venture investments in Montana technology companies. We expect to invest $200,000 to $3,000,000 in any given deal. In addition to providing capital, the Fund is committed to leveraging its network and experience to provide accelerated access to talent, partners, customers, and capital. Next Frontier Capital will also consider non-Montana investment candidates on a select basis.
How we do it
Next Frontier Capital aims to invest in four to five companies per year. While highly selective, once we are committed, we roll up our sleeves and work hard to provide the team capital, support, and counsel. The Fund’s diligence process is thorough and focused on the company’s mission, market, management team, product-market fit, technology, and business model. We aim to provide timely, honest feedback to the companies we evaluate. The Fund prefers to syndicate its investments and plans to take a board seat on deals where it is the lead investor.
what we invest in
The Fund primarily invests in Montana industries with high intellectual property values, such as software, healthcare, and optics and photonics companies. We’ve learned that purity of motivation is an accurate predictor of success and therefore aim to partner with mission-driven, talented entrepreneurs looking to build companies of scale and value. The Fund is stage agnostic. The Fund will selectively consider non-Montana investments as a co-investor in deals with our Limited Partners and partner venture capital firms.