How the world will work
depends on software.

We partner with founders who see that future.

Singularly investing in software to power business.

Every industry will be transformed by software.

Tola Capital has been part of the software revolution for decades and have deep, operational perspective on how it will continue to transform business. We practice hypothesis-based investing and are particularly focused on companies having an impact in the following areas: Domain-specific Foundation Models, AI/ML Tooling, AI SaaS Applications, AI Compliance and Governance, AI Security Tools and Enterprise of the future.

Our Principles

Product focused

Working closely with our companies on their product roadmaps to realize the highest returns over time.

Hypothesis-based strategy

Identifying needs and solutions that drive transformational change in large markets.


A structure and approach that enables us to invest in companies for the long haul.

Selective investing

Building value and creating relationships with founders that last.

Investing locally and globally

Unconstrained by location, investing in great companies all over the world.

A Successful History

Tola is the biggest venture fund in Seattle that you may not have heard of.

For over a decade we’ve been heads down, investing in great founders, helping enterprise software companies become category leaders, and generating great returns for our investors.

Investing in founders with a vision for technology at work.

Diversity at Tola

We live our value of diversity every day.

Diverse thinking

We value teams that embrace diversity and want to build inclusive cultures.

Diverse experience

Our team has different experiences and perspectives that inform how we view the world, markets, and opportunities.

Diverse success

We believe in the business value of diversity and raise the bar on ourselves – and our partners – in measures beyond ROI.

Diverse network

Our network brings a broader pool of the right talent to our portfolio companies.

Our Team

We invest as a team, bringing together our collective experiences and insights to identify opportunities and partner with our companies.

News & Announcements

Practically Intelligent E11: From Decision Support to AI Integration: Navigating BI’s Evolution with Donald Farmer

In episode 11 of Practically Intelligent, we take a look at the dynamic and intricate world of business intelligence (BI) with the esteemed Donald Farmer, a pioneer in BI and the driving force behind Power BI. This episode takes us on a journey through the evolution of BI, from its roots in decision support systems to the burgeoning era of machine learning and the transformative potential of language models.

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