I  First Growth Venture Network


     Office Locations:

1251 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10020
Phone: 212-262-6700

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  • Early
  • Seed



  • Consumer Products & Services
  • Information Technology
  • Media & Digital Media



    FirstGrowthVC, a NYC-based accelerator, builds a community of Founders (and strives to avoid engendering competition between the founders within FGVC). FGVC does NOT: (1) take equity, (2) charge, (3) require anyone to do business with anyone else or (4) have a demo day. Founded in 2009, FirstGrowthVC counts seventy five companies as alumni. With well over half receiving funding, while in the program and several with successful exits already, the firm is proud to have played a small role in helping its portfolio and appreciate the jobs and innovation these companies have yielded. FirstGrowth does not take equity stakes in portfolio companies.

    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
    Venture Capital
    Seed Stage
    (includes "pre-seed," or
    concept stage)
    No Revenue
    Early StageMinimal
    Growth Stage
    (also called Mid-stage)
    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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    Adrienne McKeown Presentations Coach
    Ed Zimmerman Founder and Chair
    Edlyn Yuen Entrepreneur-in-Residence
    Jeff Bussgang Executive Committee Member
    Mark P. Kesslen Program Chair


    Portfolio companies include:


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