People-driven
Investors

We believe in the power of relationships.

It’s people who make this industry tick. Top Tier has spent two decades building trusting, long-term relationships with managers, LPs, staff, clients and partners throughout the venture capital ecosystem. We take a collaborative approach with every investment, operating as one team with a singular focus on providing support and perspective to fund managers and entrepreneurs alike.

Meet Our Team

Our Values.

  • Leadership

    We acknowledge, accept and develop expertise and strengths in others.
  • Trust

    We provide an environment where we are encouraged to give our honest views and opinions.
  • Transparency

    People are given, and know where to get, information. We don’t like secrets.
  • Respect

    We allow each person to be seen and heard, and contributions are acknowledged.

History in the making.

Over the past two decades, we’ve built strong, long-standing industry relationships, invested in 350+ funds worldwide, and created a database of more than 9,500 companies. Top Tier has $5.1B under management.
  • 1999

    The “Top Tier” fund of funds business is launched within Paul Capital
  • 2001

    The first commingled fund of funds strategy is formed focused on primary and secondary investments
  • 2006

    “Top Tier” forms a joint venture between Paul Capital and Bank of Ireland
  • 2009

    The first co-investment is executed by Top Tier
  • 2011

    Top Tier completes its spin out from Paul Capital
  • 2014

    The first Velocity dedicated strategy is launched to invest solely in secondaries and co-investments
  • 2014

    The first Emerging Manager dedicated strategy is launched
  • 2019

    Top Tier expands, opening Boston and London offices
  • 2019

    The first European dedicated strategy is launched
  • 1999

    The “Top Tier” fund of funds business is launched within Paul Capital
  • 2001

    The first commingled fund of funds strategy is formed focused on primary and secondary investments
  • 2006

    “Top Tier” forms a joint venture between Paul Capital and Bank of Ireland
  • 2009

    The first co-investment is executed by Top Tier
  • 2011

    Top Tier completes its spin out from Paul Capital
  • 2014

    The first Velocity dedicated strategy is launched to invest solely in secondaries and co-investments
  • 2014

    The first Emerging Manager dedicated strategy is launched
  • 2019

    Top Tier expands, opening Boston and London offices
  • 2019

    The first European dedicated strategy is launched

Disclosures

TTCP history includes a predecessor firm, of which current members of TTCP were part of the investment team. Investment metrics are across multiple TTCP entities, which may have been exited and is provided for information purposes only and not to reflect any positive investment experience. Past performance is not indicative of future results. Assets under management as of December 31, 2020. For more information, please see TTCP’s ADV Brochure. View full disclosures.

Doing our part to give back.

At Top Tier, we know the importance of giving back. We would not be here without our community, and it’s our responsibility to keep that community strong and healthy. During COVID-19, we pledged to donate our office expense savings to charitable organizations chosen by the TTCP team. In addition, we continue to partner with charitable organizations like New Door Ventures, Bay Area Deputy Sheriff’s Charitable Foundation and Venture Forward. Learn more about each organization below.

“They have great reputations and are high integrity, good people. They have long standing personal relationships across the firms and are transparent in the conversations, good or bad, which we like and appreciate.”
Jim Fleming, Columbia Capital
“Relationships really matter. They’ve been together and in the industry for a long time. Not everyone has this longevity and set of relationships to provide really good insight.”
Jon Callaghan, True Ventures
“The Top Tier team is approachable and extremely connected. Everyone knows and trusts them. I call it the Power of Top Tier.”
Will Hayes, LucidWorks
“They are our go-to firm for candid feedback. You know, like how your best friend will tell you that you have spinach in your teeth. They are a real partner, an honest partner, who goes to you first and tells you how it is, in a supportive way.”
Kate Mitchell, Scale Venture Partners