Brian Dunn is the Founder and CEO of Growth Capital Services.  He leads the team’s efforts in corporate development and revenue generation.

Previously, Mr. Dunn co-founded Aquillian Investments, an investment advisory firm oriented towards sustainability. He learned the craft of investment banking at Tennyson West, where he worked on M&A deals in the natural foods and clean tech sectors.

He served as the first staff person of Investors’ Circle, an angel investment group that is now 25 years old and going strong. Mr. Dunn spent his pre-graduate years working in microfinance in Burkina Faso, Brazil, Haiti and Mozambique.

Mr. Dunn earned an MBA from the Wharton School of University of Pennsylvania, an MA in Economics from Johns Hopkins University, and a BA in International Studies from UC Berkeley. He holds FINRA Series 7, 24, 27, 39, 63, 65, 79 and 99 registrations.

A born adventurer, Mr. Dunn has worked and traveled in over 100 countries. Now settled in San Francisco, he plays saxophone in a local band. On the weekends, he splits firewood at his cabin in the mountains near Santa Cruz.

Growth Capital Services
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What We Value

  • Entrepreneurs who maintain their own office and brand identity, source, and execute their own deals
  • Collaboration with others on our platform to expand distribution efforts as appropriate
  • Long term relationships - win-win partnerships that keep our best producers loyal to our platform
  • Culture of professional cooperation with a focus on investor protection

How We Work

  • Platform built by practitioners for practitioners
  • Independent contractor model allows latitude regarding investment mandates
  • Proprietary software supports many private placement deal types
  • Accessible and experienced Compliance team equipped to supervise most private investments
  • Chaperone service enables foreign placement agents to show mandates to U.S. institutional investors

What We've Done

  • Over $2 billion in U.S. dollar transaction value
  • Over $500 million equivalent in foreign currency transaction value
  • Over 2,000 transactions
  • Over $50 million commissions generated by reps
  • Over 1,000 investors served​

Who We Are

  • Providing consistent service since 2003
  • Supervised thousands of successful private placements in a large variety of industry sectors
  • Specializing in capital raises, M&A opportunities, and secondary sales of private stock
  • Registered in all 52 U.S. states and territories
  • Headquartered in San Francisco, with registered representatives located throughout the U.S.