VC  Ascent Venture Partners

http://www.ascentvp.com





     Office Locations:

255 State Street, 5th Fl.
Boston, MA 02109
Phone: 617-720-9400
Fax: 617-720-9401

 

Stages:

  • Early


 

Industries:

  • Communications & Networking
  • Software & Internet

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    Description:

    Founded in 1985, Ascent Venture Partners (formerly Pioneer Capital Corporation) offers start-up financing and strategic support to entrepreneurs primarily in communications and software businesses, particularly in technology serving the infrastructure of the Internet. Ascent typically invests with proven entrepreneurs to whom the investment team provides hands-on support. The firm operates five funds totaling $450 million under management. In its 20 years, Ascent has invested in over 100 companies. Ascent focuses on the New England and Mid-Atlantic regions with investment sizes from $2 to $8 million.


     

    Funds:


      Fund Name


      Amount


      Date

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    Investment Firm Key

       VC = Venture Capital
       PE = Private Equity
       A = Angel
       I = Incubator
       MB = Merchant Bank
       VD = Venture Debt
       FI = Family Investment Office
       FOF = Fund of Funds
       ED = Economic Development Office   
       TT = Technology Transfer Office
       CVC = Corporate Venture Capital
       SEC = Secondary Purchaser
       HF = Hedge Fund/Mutual Fund
       
       
       
    COMPANY STAGEREVENUE
    Venture Capital
    Seed Stage
    (includes "pre-seed," or
    concept stage)
    No Revenue
    Early StageMinimal
    Revenue
    Growth Stage
    (also called Mid-stage)
    $2M-$7M
    Expansion Stage
    (also called Late-stage)
    $7M and greater
    Private Equity
    Lower Middle Market$10M-$249M
    Middle Market$250M-$499M
    Upper Middle Market$500M-$1B
    Large Cap>$1B
       
       
     

    Investment Team:


    Name   Title
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    Brian J. Girvan General Partner
    Christopher Lynch General Partner
    Frank Polestra Special Limited Partner
    Geoffrey Oblak General Partner
    Luke Burns Principal

     

    Recent Funding Events (trailing 12 months):


      Date


      Name


      State


      Amount


      Stage


      01/16/2018


      Connected2Fiber


      MA


      $8,000,000


      Series A


      11/29/2017


      Pwnie Express


      MA


      $8,000,000


      


     

    Portfolio companies include:


      Bizo
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      Bluesocket
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      ClickFox
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      CloudLock
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      Codeship
        web link


      Connected2Fiber
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      Exchange Solutions
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      Fidelis Security
        web link


      Forefield
        web link


      Invaluable
        web link


      Knoa Software
        web link


      Promoboxx
        web link


      Pwnie Express
        web link


      RapidMiner
        web link


      ScaleBase
        web link


      Sidecar E-Commerce
        web link


      Splash
        web link


      StrikeIron
        web link


      Terascala
        web link


      TimeTrade
        web link


      V.i. Labs
        web link


      Verivo Software
        web link


      WebLayers
        web link


      Whaleback Systems
        web link


      ZoomInfo
        web link


     

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