Founded in 2015, Next Frontier Capital partners with mission-driven, talented entrepreneurs to build Rocky Mountain 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 twenty 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, The MeatEater, Aumni, Halp, and PatientOne. The Fund’s portfolio companies have raised over $140m in total equity capital from leading firms such as Summit Partners, Venrock, True Ventures, Amgen Ventures, BMW iVentures, Toyota, Millennium Technology Value Partners, The Chernin Group, 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 and Rocky Mountain 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.



The Fund seeks to lead or co-lead venture investments in Montana and Rocky Mountain technology companies. We focus on leading $2-4m financings in companies with product in market and a history of capital efficient growth.

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 aims to invest in five to six 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.



The Fund primarily invests in industries with high intellectual property values, such as enterprise software, data science, mobile applications, 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.

While the Fund is stage agnostic, our preference is to lead $2-4m financings in companies with product in market and a history of capital efficient growth.


NFC has the unique ability to relate to the daily activity of an entrepreneur while providing material insight on what it takes to scale. NFC has experience in scaling SaaS companies along with valuable experience in big data and AI. Optio would not be where it is without Will’s service on our board and support from the entire NFC team.
— Optio