.406 Ventures

Joe SantaBarbara


Joe joined .406 as a Controller in 2019, supporting the team in all aspects of investing, portfolio reporting and the daily financial management functions. He brings seven years of private equity and venture capital experience, with a diversified background in finance and M&A.

Prior to joining .406, Joe was a Senior Manager at Summit Partners, a private equity firm focused on growth and venture stage healthcare, technology and consumer companies. He was actively involved in all of Summit’s finance functions, including fund management, portfolio company reporting and equity valuation.

Before Summit, Joe was a Senior Associate at PricewaterhouseCoopers in their Life Science and Pharmaceutical group.

Joe holds an MBA from The University of North Carolina’s Kenan-Flagler Business School and a BS in Accounting from Stonehill College. In addition, Joe is a CPA.

Meet More of the .406 Team

  • How I want entrepreneurs to perceive the .406 team

    as an extension of their core team, working in collaboration to achieve success

  • Worst fear

    Not living up to potential

  • Favorite book

    Any athlete autobiography

  • Favorite destination

    Maui, Hawaii – best place on Earth

  • Grew up in

    A small town, about 30 minutes north of Boston

  • I can’t live without my

    Georgia Bulldogs - Go Dawgs!

  • I can’t stop eating


  • I'm terrible at

    standing still, I am constantly searching for a new challenge

  • Key to successful leadership

    Communication and trust

  • Key to success

    Determination and the love of the process

  • What I do for fun

    Spending time with my family/friends and watching college football

  • Favorite music

    I enjoy it all, but you will find me listening to sports talk radio any chance I get

  • Why I chose VC

    I get to work with the smartest entrepreneurs and investors in the world on a daily basis; there isn’t a better industry to grow as a professional and person

  • First thing you do when you get up

    I take my chocolate lab, Maddie, to the dog park

  • Still on your bucket list

    Completing a full-distance Ironman triathlon

  • You are most proud of

    My family

  • Most rewarding advice

    Hard work pays off

  • Your nickname(s)

    Joey / Joe, either one works for me