VC  Tango




     Office Locations:

831 Pearl Street
Boulder, CO 80302
Phone: 303-381-2602

 

Stages:

  • Early


 

Industries:

  • Consumer Products & Services
  • Information Technology

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    Description:

    Tango is a private investment firm founded in 1998 by Boston Chicken founder Scott Beck. In 1992 Mr. Beck founded and served as Chairman, CEO and Director of Boston Chicken, Inc., and four years later as a founder and Chairman of Einstein/Noah Bagel Corp. Mr. Beck was the first and largest franchisee of Blockbuster Video after joining the company in 1987 and served as Vice Chairman of the Board and Chief Operating Officer of Blockbuster Entertainment Corporation. Tango has invested in over a dozen successful companies, including Service Magic and IZZE Beverage. The firm is a sponsor of the Colorado based CAPCO, High Country Venture (see profile). Tango CEO, Scott Beck, was the first and largest franchisee of Blockbuster Video. After selling his franchise to Blockbuster in 1988, he served as Vice Chairman of the Board and Chief Operating Officer of Blockbuster Entertainment Corporation Worldwide. In 1992, Scott founded and served as Chairman and CEO of Boston Chicken, Inc., and four years later as a founder and Chairman of Einstein/Noah Bagel Corp. Scott was Chairman and CEO of Waldo's $ Mart, a 350 store retail chain expanding throughout Mexico and Latin America. Scott has also been a lead investor in some successful technology/internet companies including servicemagic.com; myfamily.com; reel.com; qualvue.com; envision.com; and victorsandspoils.com. Scott is currently an active investor in Pacific Dental Services.



    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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    Chris Marks Partner
    Rob Schmiedeler Partner
    Scott Beck Founder and CEO

     

    Portfolio companies include:


      IZZE Beverage
        web link


      Pacific Dental Services
        web link


      ServiceMagic.com
        web link


      VictorOps
        web link


     

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