VC/I  Vermont Seed Capital Fund

     Office Locations:

210 Colchester Avenue
Burlington, VT 05405
Phone: 802-656-3880



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    VCET opened in June 2005 under the vision and efforts of U.S. Senator Patrick J. Leahy, the Vermont Technology Council and the University of Vermont. Today, VCET is a leading-edge technology incubator serving all of Vermont under a mandate to increase technology startups and accelerate next generation job creation for this generation of Vermonters. VCET offers a targeted business incubator program designed to foster the success of high opportunity technology firms by providing firms with substantive business mentoring along with traditional incubator services such as low cost, flexible office space, shared resources, capital, networking, training, etc. The Vermont Seed Capital Fund, LP is looking for select investment opportunities in early stage, high opportunity, technology based companies in Vermont. Objectives are to impact next generation job and wealth creation in Vermont by providing companies and entrepreneurs access to early stage risk capital. The fund is a revolving, 'evergreen' equity fund with $5 million of initial capitalization from the State of Vermont and U.S. Senator Patrick J. Leahy. The Vermont Economic Development Authority (VEDA) is a strategic partner for this fund. This is a professionally managed venture capital fund which invests exclusively into Vermont start-ups and growing firms determined as offering high growth potential, financial return commensurate with risk, and public benefit for Vermonters. Portfolio firms also have access to substantive programs, facilities, partners, and value-adding services offered via a strategic relationship with the non-profit VCET incubator. Investment transactions range from $50,000 to $250,000. The fund can act as lead investor or as part of investment syndicate.

    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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    Andrew Stickney VCET Vice President
    David Bradbury VCET President and Fund Manager
    H. Kenneth Merritt Investment Committee Member
    James Robinson Investment Committee Member
    Tucker Severson Director of Client Programs


    Recent Funding Events (trailing 12 months):










      Series C


    Portfolio companies include:


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