It all Began with...


the desire to foster the growing tech community on the Westside, which has now become known as "Silicon Beach."  We believe that by leveraging our extensive network of investors and contacts we can provide significant value to entrepreneurs and grow with them to achieve mutual success.   

Our investments are focused in the "Bridge to the A", Series A space and we prefer to see evidence of market adoption and/or traction before we invest.  We search for companies that have the potential to be disruptive to their market and who have strong CEO's we believe in and can work well with.




Buck founded Canyon Creek Capital in 2010 and has over 10 years of experience in finance, media, consulting and M&A.  The firm initially provided early stage advisory services to companies looking to expand market share, re-evaluate company strategy and raise capital but quickly moved on to deploying its first fund in 2011.  Buck has become known for producing top of market due diligence and providing a tremendous amount of value for his portfolio companies.  He is an advisor to several start-ups in the community, received his MBA from the UCLA Anderson School of Management and is a former Army Captain and Blackhawk Pilot.


Ken Hayes, Venture Partner

Ken is a co-founder of Canyon Creek Capital II, LP and is an active angel investor in Southern California. On the board of directors of the Pasadena Angels, Ken specializes in deal sourcing, due diligence and mentoring entrepreneurs through early-stage funding. Ken has been an internet entrepreneur in the United States and Europe, having founded and led IMS Learning A/S, a Scandinavian e-learning agency named to Deloitte's European Fast 500. Ken has also taken executive and/or advisory positions in technology companies, including, Nami Media, AnyMeeting, TripTrotting, Ergosaver and others. Ken has an MBA from INSEAD (France) and BA from Pomona College.


Paul Bricault, Advisor

Paul is the Co-Founder and Principal at the Accelerator and has over 2 decades of experience in media, angel/VC investing, mentoring , start-ups and entrepreneurship.  Previously, he was an EVP and Member of the Board of Directors at William Morris Agency and the founder of the Mailroom Fund.  Currently an advisor and angel investor in over 20 companies such as Burstly, Beachmint, Pose, Gamesalad, playdek, Gamezee, Neely and many others.  He is an Adjunct Professor at the USC Graduate School of Cinema & Television and holds a Masters in Communications at the USC Annenberg School of Communications.