Arc Capital Development
Kevin Custer, Founding Principal, Arc Capital Development. Custer offers over 25 years of experience in technology solutions for the education and healthcare markets and is a recognized leader in launching and growing successful businesses in the online and enterprise markets. He has the unique ability to foresee market opportunities and put the right people, products and partners together for success.
Mr Custer is a Founding Partner in Arc Capital Development, an Early Stage Venture firm that specializes in technology products for the education and the healthcare markets. Arc has invested and been responsible for more than $10 million in 24 companies that provide products and technology for educators and people with special needs or autism. He serves on the Board for four of the companies and has an active role in a few others. Additionally Arc Partners are advisors to more than 90 of the Education and Special Needs industries fastest growing companies.
Highlights of his career include being the primary architect in the launching of six startups, all becoming multi-million dollars companies, most achieved $20 million in revenues within their first three years, two of which went public with his leadership. The products of his companies have been installed in more than 50 percent of the K-12 schools in the United States and Canada with over 10 million online users each week and total over $300 million in annual revenue. Under his leadership he took a small Internet company public through a reverse-takeover of Canada’s seventh-fastest growing public company. Prior to that, he built an Internet-based subscription service that grossed over $20 million in 30 months. Custer has managed as many as 100 employees as well as raised ten’s of millions of dollars as an investment banker. As an international speaker, he has been recognized as having a strategic vision for the practical application of technology. Custer has presented to many state and national associations, including Autism Society of America, Council for Admin of Special Education, Assoc, of School Business Officers and Council for Exceptional Children, Software and Information Industry Assoc and COMDEX Asia.
Custer received a bachelor’s of science in computer information science and a bachelor’s of science in marketing from the University of Northern Colorado. He has served as the chairman of both the e-business and the education divisions of the Software and Information Industry Association, he has served on the Board of Directors for the Denver Chapter of the Associations for Corporate Growth. In 2009 he participated in Colorado’s Autism Commission, which developed the state’s 10-year strategic plan for autism. He currently serves as the Past-Chair for the Board for the Autism Society of Colorado and on the National Board for the Autism Society of America. Additionally, for over 15 years he has served as a volunteer ski instructor for the National Sports Center for the Disabled in Winter Park, CO.