We help passionate teams build great companies by investing seed-stage capital, time, experience and relationships. Building a valuable company is hard—we've done it—we can help you do it too. We love helping entrepreneurs reach their dreams.

The arrangement of and relationship between the parts or elements of something complex.

We are Structure Capital.


Structures are elegant and impactful - they leave a long-lasting impression.
Think about the structures that move you the most. It could be the Golden Gate Bridge,
The Freedom Tower, the Eiffel Tower or the Temple at Burning Man. Building something meaningful and impactful requires a balance of art and science. Structures are complex
and elegant, with tens of thousands of interdependencies and relationships between
parts - as are companies. 

We focus on companies that create a new market or new set of buyers by exploiting, capitalizing and profiting on under-utilized assets and excess capacity. Assets might include cars, houses, planes, airports, time, skills, knowledge, storage, transport, office space, hotel rooms, event space, personal property, and much, much more. We also like service and solutions companies that support these types of companies. 

If you have a company that can generate lots of revenue by tapping into under-utilized assets, you should probably give us a holler. 


Hey startup folks - thanks for having a look. This is what I know. I know it's really hard to make a go of a company and that you need a lot of help, and some luck, to make it happen. I can't help with the luck part but I can help with the help part. What gives me the ability to help, you ask?

Well, I've been doing the stuff that you're doing for twenty years. I've closed first deals, grown sales teams, done the marketing, closed strategic partnerships, raised money, sold companies, hired people, fired people, worked with the Board, sat on the Board, etc. I did this with a number of companies and founded Leverage Software in 2003 and sold it in 2011. I can help you navigate relationships, contracts, decisions and strategies.

What else? Throughout the years, I've developed relationships with hundreds of brands. Whether you're a consumer company looking to partner with brands or an enterprise company looking to sell to companies; I can introduce you to 100+ brands, including Red Bull, Salesforce, Box, Virgin, O'Neill, Nike, SF Giants and Levi's. I can do this because I've worked with them all and treated them well. In fact, one of my filters for investing in a company is that I need to know 1,000 people that would use the product if it's a consumer facing company and 100 companies that would use the product if it's an enterprise facing company.

This is a team sport. For that reason, I work with other top tier investors at every stage of investing to work on deals together. I won't list the names - you know them all and they have invested in other companies I've invested in - I think this is important for your success because we collaborate to help vet ideas and share relationships with each other.

If these things interest you, and you match the focus area, please send a note. If not, good luck with everything and thanks for stopping by!



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Go inside the walls of top companies, see photos of the office and watch videos of their employees—to see if it's a fit before applying!

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Mix the best music. Explore endless mixes. Listen to the world's mixtape. 

HD trailers, real-time trivia & over a century of film. Play with friends & discover your next favorite movie.

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Film industry introductions to talent, projects, financing and sales. Members can join for free.

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On-demand Marketing Teams in 30 Countries, Localized, Curated and Qualified for your Needs.

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Short-term access to a collection of unique work spaces that help you motivate and innovate.

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The peninsula asked, and we listened: You can now request a low-cost Uber ride anywhere in the South Bay!
Yesterday, Box CEO and longtime Uber fan Aaron Levie took the inaugural Silicon Valley uberX trip. Aaron’s passions for enterprise software and unapologetic tweets are already the stuff of South Bay legend, but now the self-described “Lead Magician” at Box has one more trick up his sleeve. The Uber team met him and driver Mukhtar at Box HQ in Los Altos and snapped some pics before he headed off to his lunch meeting in style.

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We’re excited to welcome Sean Parker, Coran Capshaw, Bruce Flohr, John Frankenheimer and Structure Capital to our already incredible set of investors. It’s important to us that our investors are as passionate about innovating the live music industry as we are, and we don’t mind admitting that we’re awfully impressed with this bunch. 

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Structure Capital is a micro-vc, investing between $100k-200k in the earliest rounds of a company, usually the seed-stage. We also follow on to the next round of financing, typically Series A. We focus on companies that create a new market or new set of buyers by exploiting, capitalizing and profiting on under-utilized assets and excess capacity. Assets might include cars, houses, planes, airports, time, skills, knowledge, storage, expertise, company assets, transport, office space, hotel rooms, event space, personal property, and much, much more. We put our operational experience to work to help you win. We also leverage of relationships with brands, other investors and industry experts to help you with small and big stuff, along the way.

Why the name Structure Capital?
Structures are elegant and impactful - they leave a long-lasting impression. Think about the structures that move you the most. It could be the Golden Gate Bridge, The Freedom Tower, the Eiffel Tower or the Temple at Burning Man. Building something meaningful and impactful requires a balance of art and science. Structures are complex and elegant, with tens of thousands of interdependencies and relationships between parts - as are companies. We are Structure Capital. We help passionate teams build great companies by investing seed-stage capital, time, experience and relationships. Building a valuable company is hard - we've done it - we can help you do it too. We love helping entrepreneurs reach their dreams.

About the network
We are huge believers in community. Perhaps it's because of our operating experience of helping companies build customer, partner, affinity and association communities during the early days of social networking. Perhaps it's just because it's something that we like to do, or perhaps that we realize that the best way to build a company is to leverage the experience of others and that communities and networks allow this to happen efficiently. Structure Capital leverages the power of 5 networks - a strong community of portfolio companies, a community of brands, a community of investors in the fund (LPs), a community of co-investors and a community of advisors to the fund. By providing an environment through which all individuals within these networks can share with limited friction, we're providing a network that allows people to get stuff done, fast. In addition to our own experience, we try to learn from other investors that are leading this community approach, such as First Round Capital, Andreessen Horowitz and others. 

A Micro-VC, investing in the earliest rounds of a company. From to seed-stage to Series A financing.

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Meet the Team.

Cameron Yuill

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Mike has designed missile defense systems, designed and sold air and water pollution control systems and was an early angel investor in Salesforce.com. After a decade of software sales and sales management, Mike founded an enterprise social networking company, Leverage Software, while attending business school at Haas and Columbia University. Following the sale of Leverage, Mike focused his efforts on investing and was a first round investor in Uber. Leveraging his early investment success and love for helping early stage companies, Mike launched Structure Capital in June of 2013 and has invested in 50 companies during the first year of business. Mike is a big supporter of charity: water and lends a hand to other organizations when he can. When he's not traveling or working with companies, he's enjoying hoops with his boys in San Francisco or a beer at ATT park. Mike was hit by lightning in a cemetery when he was 13. That may explain a lot.

Cameron’s past lives include start-up entrepreneur, angel investor, Fortune 100 exec and attorney. Among many start-ups Cameron was a founding team member at Viator (acquired by TripAdvisor $200M). He joined Cendant Corporation where he was the founding Vice President of Partner Marketing, the digital marketing division for this Fortune 100 Company.  He joined Zoom Systems to roll out their iconic automated stores, was a Board Member of the first social media site for travelers, TripMates, (acquired by SideStep) and in 2008, he founded AdGent Digital a global digital media and technology company.  He has invested in start-ups including RentPayment, Peek, Geeklist and Nor1.  Before all of this Cameron was an attorney in his homeland, Australia (he is still recovering). He enjoys sailing, is crazy about good food and wine and enjoys spending time with his family in wine country California.

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Mandy comes to Structure with experience in a wide range of industries from venture capital to media, healthcare, fashion, finance, sports, and politics.  When Mandy graduated from University of Southern California's Marshall School of Business, her focus was originally the entertainment industry where she worked on national marketing, publicity, and partnership campaigns at Fox Sports, 20th Century Fox Television and then Sony Pictures Entertainment for Columbia Pictures, TriStar, and MGM. After returning to the Bay Area, Mandy got her first taste of early stage venture capital working at Plug and Play Ventures.  Shortly after she switched over to the NASDAQ Stock Market to gain insight on the other end of the spectrum, the IPO process.  After working with the New Listings and Capital Markets team at NASDAQ, she pivoted to product development at NASDAQ where she helped build and launch the NASDAQ Private Market as a product manager for their pre-IPO exchange. Upon the successful launch of NASDAQ Private Market, Mandy realized her true passion for startups and jumped on the opportunity to join Structure Capital.  Outside of work, Mandy enjoys spearheading philanthropic NextGen boards for College Track and AFMDA, as well as volunteering with the Hamilton Family Shelter and American Red Cross.  

Jillian Manus

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Prior to Structure, Jillian has had a multifaceted career in finance and media as VP of Media Acquisitions for Credit Suisse, Director of Development for Universal and Warner Bros Studios, TV agent for ICM, Senior Strategic advisor for VantagePoint Venture Capital, Associate Publisher of Upside Magazine and President of Manus Media.  Most recently she founded Broad Strategy, a brand acceleration and investment company with a broad scope of clients including: Carlos Santana, Russell Simmons, Meg Whitman, CSN, Jerry Rice, Kamala Harris, Michael Mina. She attended Oxford University and NYU: Tisch School of the Arts, where she is a board member. Jillian sits on numerous additional boards Box.org, Center for Investigative Reporting, College Track, to name a few. As an active philanthropist, She created the Manus Family Foundation whose mission is "to create paths of safety and self sufficiency for women and children."  The two primarily levers of investment for her are education and health.


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