Flywheel Ventures is a venture capital firm specializing in seed, early stage and growth capital investments. The firm seeks to invest in information technology services and physical sciences including material sciences sectors with a focus on software, software-as-a-service, internet, semiconductors, networking, mobile computing, digital services, data services, communications, clean technology, and advanced materials. It also prefers to invest in optics, energy technology, and water technology. The firm prefers to invest in companies based in Midwest region, Southwestern or Rockies region of United States with a focus on New Mexico, Colorado, and Arizona. It also seeks to co-invest in technology companies based in California. The firm initially invest of between $0.05 Million and $1 million, with typical target reserves for follow-on funding equal to a 3:1 ratio or greater. It seeks to invest in companies with solutions that address key global challenges in information technology and urban systems. The firm prefers to be a lead investor and seeks to take a board seat in its portfolio companies. It also invests in syndicates with other firms to provide follow-on capital for future financings. Flywheel Ventures was founded in 1999 and is based in Santa Fe, New Mexico with an additional offices in Albuquerque, New Mexico and Silicon Valley, California.