Our team includes Chris Onan
, Stacey McKittrick
, Don Parsons
, and Mark Soane
. Collectively, we have been helping entrepreneurs build businesses for more than 60 years. In building our own company, we have purposefully combined diverse talents, skills and experiences as a broad foundation for our whole-company approach
to venture capital investing. In addition to venture capital financing, our backgrounds include operations, engineering, consulting, product design, public finance, legal, sales and marketing and computer systems.
Our team is skilled in full-cycle investing — from early stage strategy, involving product development and market expansion, to long-term value creation and successful exits. As former partners in nine Colorado-based venture capital funds, Appian's managing directors have been involved in many successful investments, including such notable companies as Verio, Veritas, Raindance, Voyant and HighGround Systems.
Together, we are a uniquely qualified investment team, particularly well-suited to seed and early-stage technology investing. And, we enjoy what we do!
Although we like to think that we are a fairly creative group, the truth is that Appian creates the greatest value when we help connect key resources to talented entrepreneurs...and when we connect them early enough to optimize and accelerate success. We are, therefore, committed to productive collaboration within our own team and with entrepreneurs, our Connectivity Partners and our investors.