About Us

We are a transformational venture capital firm with a commitment to nurturing growth one deal at a time. Guided by Christopher B. Lucas, who founded Black Diamond Ventures in 1998, we tailor each investment to our unique form and hands-on approach, with our agility allowing us to synthesize a wealth of detail into a focused vision.


The flow of our economy often dictates change at a moment’s notice. By allowing our investors the opportunity to invest on a deal-by-deal basis—rather than through a committed fund structure—we facilitate responsiveness and an investment strategy that builds upon our vast network of established partnerships.


We consider a myriad of prospective investment opportunities, choosing companies developing exceptional and proprietary products or technologies, utilizing compelling market opportunities, and housing entrepreneurial teams driven to succeed. We believe that building partnerships is critical for working closely with our portfolio companies to provide the experience and relationships essential for shared success.


As opportunistic investors, our venture approach is founded upon evaluating early-stage to late-stage companies, initially investing anywhere from $2MM to $10MM. Over the past decade, our main investment focus has centered in privately-held companies, primarily in the Telecommunications, Biotechnology, Medical Devices, Semiconductor Design, Mobile Applications and Clean Technology sectors.