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We invest in great businesses with exceptional owners

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Blue Ono Capital is a private investment firm that invests in small to mid-size businesses with owners seeking growth capital and leadership expertise.

About Us

We know how important your business is to you. Thinking about growth and leadership transition is a major decision. We seek owners who are ready for this challenge and want support from experienced investors and operators.

Blue Ono partners with owners and other entrepreneurs to deliver growth capital and augment the team with new leadership.

Our experience stems from building divisions in Fortune 500 companies, leading high-growth startups, and more recently - acquiring and operating SMBs. We can bring new ideas and strategy to your company as an active or passive investor.

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Investment Criteria






Software, tech, business services, speciality trades



$5 to $50 million
in revenue



Stable cash flow

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Stephen Koza, Managing Partner

Stephen is an entrepreneur, investor and operating executive. He currently serves as the CEO of EverOps, a cloud and IT services firm he acquired through a self-funded search.

Prior to founding Blue Ono, Stephen built new businesses inside two successful Silicon Valley technology companies: Samsara, a recent-IPO industrial software startup; and Meraki, a $3B division of Cisco. There he grew a business from inception to $400M in annual sales. He's also an active advisor to early-stage startups.


Stephen has worked internationally and led teams responsible for delivering over $1B in revenue. He is passionate about tech, entrepreneurship and leading ambitious teams to accomplish big things.

Stephen lives in Tiburon, CA with his wife and two active toddlers.

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