Semaphore Connections

Following are the Clients, Partners, Friends…our HUB of connections we thought would be helpful, useful and informative:


Accountability – - is a strategic consulting firm that provides onsite outsourced accounting, finance, tax, and human resource solutions, at variable cost.  Ability serves as an outsourced accounting and finance team, freeing up senior management to focus on the core business while keeping overhead costs tightly controlled, or we can serve as an extension of your current finance department.

Accounting Management Solutions – - the leading resource for outsourced accounting and financial management services in the Northeast, Accounting Management Solutions provides a wide range of tailored services that match your needs and evolve as your objectives change.

AMPER, POLITZINER & MATTIA, P.C. – - Eisner LLP and Amper, Politziner & Mattia, LLP Combine to Form the Preeminent Accounting, Tax and Business Advisory Firm in the Northeast

Anstiss & Co., P.C., - founded in 1964, is a regional firm of independent certified public accountants located in Lowell, MA. Our service area includes all six New England states, with the ability to service clients across the country.

Croyle Associates PC – - perform traditional compliance, tax and audit work including audits and reviews of financial statements, planning and tax preparation for corporations and their owners, and much, much more. We also make strategic financial recommendations that maximize the profit improvement potential of our clients’ companies and ultimately the value of their businesses.

Deloitte – - has 45,000 professionals with a single focus: serving our clients and helping them solve their toughest problems. We work in four key business areas — audit, financial advisory, tax and consulting.

DiCicco, Gulman & Company – - is one of the most successful public accounting and financial advisory firms in New England.  We are comprised of top senior talent in the industry who has both national and large regional firm experience.

Ernst & Young – – one of the ‘big four’ accounting and business advisory firms

Feeley & Driscoll, P.C. – - has specialized in providing industry-specific assurance, accounting, tax and business consulting services to leading organizations throughout Boston, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and the rest of New England.

Grant Thronton LLP - http://www.grantthornton.comGlobal audit, tax, and advisory services

Kahn, Litwin, Renxa & Co – - is one of New England's premier accounting and business consulting firms.  With 160 team members and offices in Providence, Boston, Waltham and Newport, KLR provides a wide range of services to both individuals and businesses.

KPMG – - operates as an international network of member firms offering audit, tax and advisory services. We work closely with our clients, helping them to mitigate risks and grasp opportunities with 135,000 people in 140 countries.

Levine Katz Nannis Solomon PC – - We are large enough to provide a comprehensive range of services for any need—from the smallest individual tax planning project to the largest corporate client accounting needs.

MFA - Moody, Famiglietti & Andronico,  – “of Tewksbury, MA offers clients a compelling alternative to giant national accounting firms. MFA is the attractive choice for companies seeking the specialized resources of a larger firm, balanced with highly personal and responsive service.”

Price Waterhouse Coopers – - We offer the perspective of a global organization combined with detailed knowledge of local, state and US national issues.  PwC serves 16 industry sector concentrations. Our industry-focused professionals in the fields of assurance, tax, human resources, transactions, performance improvement and crisis management help to resolve complex client and stakeholder issues worldwide.

RSM   – “deliver global capabilities with the “local” touch that brings world class assurance, tax and consulting expertise to our clients through enduring relationships built on genuine understanding and trust.”

Swifton CFOs – www.swiftoncfos - is an outsourced CFO firm that works with emerging businesses to make it affordable to have a senior level financial partner without the cost of the full-time expense. 

TechCFO - is an executive professional services firm that provides experienced CFOs and senior finance professionals to deliver project and part-time financial and strategic services to technology, life sciences and technology-enabled service companies.

Tofias, PC – - CBIZ Tofias is a leading provider of tax and consulting service, audit and other attest services. CBIZ Tofias and Mayer Hoffman McCann P.C. - Tofias New England Division is one of New England's largest and fastest growing accounting and consulting providers

UHY Urbach Hacker  - goal is to exceed our clients' expectations on every engagement. As such, UHY Advisors has offices across the U.S. that is organized around client-centric specialties to better provide direct access to industry and service expertise. UHY Advisors also offers a wealth of global consulting and tax proficiency to clients with multi-national needs.

Wolf & - is a certified public accounting and business consulting firm with offices in Boston and Springfield, Massachusetts. As a leading regional firm founded in 1911, we provide our clients with comprehensive audit, tax and risk management services delivering extensive resources, specialized industry expertise and outstanding service.


Grove Street - builds “customized private equity fund portfolios for large institutional investors in a separate account format. This approach, pioneered by GSA since 1998, provides our clients with access to top quality funds as well as the full resources of GSA as a true partner dedicated to both superior service and strong investment performance.”            


New England Angels

•           1st Run Angels  - Conway, NH

•           Angel Healthcare Investors   - Newton, MA

•           Angel Investor   - Old Saybrook, CT

•           Bay Angels (Boston)   - Boston, MA

•           Cherrystone Angel   - Providence, RI

•    - Lexington, MA

•           eCoast   - Portsmouth, NH

•           Granite State   - Hanover, NH

•    - Brookline, MA

•           Keiretsu Forum-Boston/New   - Boston, MA

•           Launchpad Venture   - Wellesley, MA

•           Maine   - Maine

•           North Country   - Vermont

•           Race Point Capital  – Boston, MA

•           River Valley   - Springfield, MA

•           Sound   - Stamford, CT

•           Walnut Venture   - Wellesley Hills, MA

New York Angels

•           Central New York Angels   - Syracuse, NY

•           New York   - New York, NY

•           Orange County Angel   - Goshen, NY

•           Rochester Angel   - Rochester, NY

•           Tech Valley Angel   - Troy, NY

•           Tri-State Private Investors   - New York, NY

•           Tristate Ventures,   - New York, NY


Adler Pollock & Sheehan – - is a business-oriented, full-service law firm committed to providing clients with the highest levels of legal service through a wide variety of practice areas in our Providence, Rhode Island; Boston, Massachusetts; and Bristol, New Hampshire offices.

Birnbaum & Godkin – - We handle sophisticated and complex business litigation and intellectual property litigation matters in Massachusetts and across the country. Our clients include emerging and established technology companies, financial services companies, private equity firms, and individuals.

Boston Law Group – - provides high-quality legal representation on a timely and cost-effective basis focusing on Business and Commercial Law, Trademark and Copyright Law, Technology Transactions and Licensing, Litigation, and Commercial Leases.

Sun stein LLP –  - provides legal representation with a focus on IP, including patent, litigation, prosecution and portfolio development. Trademark and copyright portfolio development and business transactions are likewise areas of expertise.

Brown Rudnick –  - is a full-service, international law firm. From offices in the United States and Europe, our 200 attorneys practice across integrated areas of law and provide clients with a breadth and depth of expertise uniquely suited to their individual legal needs.

Burns & Levinson LLP – - Over 125 of our attorneys are located in Boston, MA and Providence, RI. Our core areas of practice are Business/Corporate, Real Estate, Business Litigation, Intellectual Property and Private Client legal services.

Choate Hall - Our mission is to focus on a core group of specialized services that we provide to sophisticated clients on important matters across and, increasingly, outside the country.  All of our lawyers, and the professional management team and staff that support them, are located in Boston.

Chardon Law Offices – - is a full-service litigation firm serving clients located in Massachusetts and New York focusing on Litigation and Dispute Resolution.

Cohn Witesell & Goldberg – - is Boston's leading boutique law firm addressing the problems of distressed companies. Formed in 1990, the firm's practice extends throughout the northeastern United States, and includes out-of-court debt restructuring, Chapter 11 reorganizations, acquisition of distressed businesses, all aspects of bankruptcy law and related litigation.

Coleman & Cagnon – - is a boutique business law firm committed to providing creative and innovative solutions to today’s complex legal problems. By leveraging technology, we aim to deliver exceptional service and the highest quality work product to our clients.

Cook, Little, Rosenblatt & Manson – - is one of New Hampshire’s most respected law firms, providing first-class, sophisticated legal services in transactional and business litigation matters to businesses and individuals. The firm's expertise in the business and litigation arenas makes us able to efficiently and effectively handle a variety of matters for local, regional, national or international clients with interests in the state.

Cooley Godward LLP – – 650 attorneys throughout the U.S  focused on business practice in the areas of venture capital and private equity, corporate securities, mergers and acquisitions, life sciences and technology transactions, tax and real estate, making Cooley a go-to firm for transactional matters.

Davis Malm & D'Agostine – - focuses on the areas of general business representation, mergers and acquisitions, business transactions, contracts, financing, licensing and generally fulfilling the day-to-day legal requirements for businesses.

Day Pitney – - has approximately 350 attorneys in nine offices throughout Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York and Washington, DC. Our lawyers work in cross-disciplinary teams to provide results-driven counsel and forward-thinking solutions to our clients’ most complex litigation and transactional matters.

Demeo & Associates – - is a litigation law firm located in downtown Boston.  The Firm's nine attorneys provide experienced counsel to a broad range of business clients and individuals.

Devine Millimet – - we have four regional offices located throughout Northern New England in Manchester, Concord, and Newport, New Hampshire and Andover, Massachusetts, with more than 200 employees including 80+ lawyers from over 30 law schools around the country.

DLA Piper – - today has 3,500 lawyers in offices throughout Asia, Europe, the Middle East and the United States. We represent more clients in a broader range of geographies and practice disciplines than virtually any other law firm in the world. Our client commitment is also our brand – everything matters when it comes to the way we serve and interact with our clients.

Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott, LLC  – -   is a national law firm with over 320 attorneys located in offices throughout the eastern United States. The firm's clients represent nearly every facet of the economy, including multinational corporations, small businesses, nonprofit institutions, municipalities, government agencies and individuals. The firm is headquartered in Pittsburgh.

Edwards & Angell LLP – www.eapdlaw.comfocus on complex securities, estate planning and fiduciary services, high stakes litigation, insolvency and restructuring, insurance and reinsurance, intellectual property, private equity, public finance, real estate, tax, or other legal services, the Firm’s extensive business knowledge of these focused areas helps make us a value-added member of the client's team.

The Feinberg Law Group, LLC – -  is a boutique corporate law firm, specializing in starting and financing businesses and in general corporate law, with practice areas ranging from corporate finance and mergers and acquisitions to licensing, strategic partnerships, fund formation, securities matters, executive employment and dispute resolution matters.

Farrell & Associates, P.C. – - is a boutique transactional practice, supporting industry-leading companies and entrepreneurs as they build and grow their businesses.

Fish & Richardson – 400+ attorneys in 11 offices focusing on intellectual property, litigation and technology.

Finn Dixon & Herling – - provide a broad range of legal services to clients in the business and financial community throughout the United States and abroad. The firm's clients include publicly traded companies, privately-held companies, substantial private equity and venture capital groups, banks and financial institutions, hedge funds, investment advisers, third party marketers, broker-dealers, entrepreneurs, start-up ventures and governmental entities.

Foley, Hoag & Eliot LLP – - is an acknowledged regional, national and international dispute-resolution powerhouse, and our lawyers are equally adept at large-scale complex patent litigation; at defending individuals or entities charged with business crimes, securities violations, or professional liability claims; and at safeguarding the business viability of emerging companies.

Foley & Lardner - is a highly regarded, national law firm providing client-focused, industry-specific services that result in high-value legal counsel for our clients. Our practice areas encompass the full range of corporate legal services, including corporate governance and compliance, securities, mergers and acquisitions, litigation, labor and employment, intellectual property and IP litigation, and tax.

Gesmer Updegrove  – “is New England’s premier law firm for technology companies and emerging businesses. Our mission is to be the trusted advisor to our clients, providing quality legal services, outstanding business advice and value-added services.

Goodwin   – “850 attorneys advise multinational companies on public/private enterprises and help emerging companies grow. We're business-oriented lawyers equally comfortable in the boardroom and the courtroom. While we handle some of the largest cases on record, we also work with individuals and investors leading the way in new technologies and markets.”

Goulston & Storrs – - is one of the largest law firms in the country, as ranked by American Lawyer’s AmLaw 200 list. Founded in 1900, the firm has nearly 200 lawyers across fifteen disciplines. With offices in Boston, New York and Washington D.C.

Greenberg Traurig – - growth to 1800 lawyers and more than 30 locations is an example of the firm’s instincts for leveraging a changing marketplace…covering a wide array of industries and industries.

GTC Law Group – - specializes in IP Strategy, Mergers & Acquisitions, and Business & Technology Transactions for IP-centric companies and institutions worldwide.

Gunderson Dettmer Stough Villeneuve Franklin & Hichigian – - has become the nation’s leading business law firm for entrepreneurs, emerging growth companies and venture capitalists. A business law firm consisting solely of business lawyers. With over 100 lawyers in four offices–Silicon Valley, Boston, New York, and San Diego—we represent companies in every stage of development—from startup through entry into public equity markets and beyond.

Hamilton, Brook, Smith & Reynolds – - a full-service intellectual property law firm, offers solutions to your intellectual property challenges. Our expertise in the full spectrum of Intellectual Property services, including patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, agreements, and IP disputes, along with the scientific and technical knowledge of our staff allows us to deliver exceptional service while solving complex legal issues.

Hinkley Allen Snyder – - is a multi-service law firm of more than 150 lawyers with offices located throughout New England serving both individuals and businesses, including many of the region's publicly-held corporations and emerging businesses with both domestic and foreign operations, financial institutions, several of the nation's largest real estate developers and construction companies, major hospitals, state and local governments and agencies, and privately-owned businesses and partnerships.

Holland & Knight LLP – - we are able to tap the intellectual resources of more than 1,100 attorneys in the US and abroad to address client interests spread across the scope of the United States and international marketplace. We put our legal acumen, creative ideas, the latest technology and steadfast determination together to help our clients stay ahead of the pack.

Indigo Venture Law Group – - is a new breed of law firm that is squarely focused on the client's business needs and provides high quality legal services in a cost effective and responsive manner.

Jager Smith – - serves the diverse legal needs of a sophisticated individual and corporate client base throughout Massachusetts, New York, New England and the United States. Our attorneys specialize in a broad range of areas, including bankruptcy and restructuring; business, tax and estate planning; litigation; real property and environmental law. This diversity allows us to provide a wide array of services to our clients

Kawesch Law Group – - provides exceptional corporate and securities legal services leveraging years of expertise.  From emerging start-ups to Fortune 500 companies, Kawesch Law Group has the resources and capabilities to support a client’s needs in corporate law, securities, M&A transactions, licensing, angel and venture funding, tax, executive compensation and more.

Kaye Scholer – - is a leading international law firm representing public and private companies, governmental entities, financial institutions and other organizations in matters across the U.S. and around the world. Founded in New York City in 1917, the firm counts more than 450 lawyers in nine offices.

Kirkpatrick & Lockhart Preston Gates Ellis LLP – - comprises nearly 2,000 lawyers who practice in 36 offices located on three continents. Our lawyers in the United States, Europe and Asia are highly experienced in cross-border M&A, securities and financing transactions, as well as corporate counseling in general.

Kriegsman & Kriegsman – - is a highly experienced, full-service, intellectual property law firm that provides legal representation in all aspects of patent, trademark and copyright law.

MacLean Holloway Dohrity Ardiff & Morse – - is one of the largest Massachusetts law firms outside of Boston. Combining the sophistication of a full-service firm with the convenience of a North Shore location, we offer a broad range of legal services to individual and business clients.

Mass Tech Lawyer – - obtain a full range of protection for patents, trademarks, copyrights, licensed materials, trade secrets, and other intellectual property in the United States and worldwide.

Mayer Brown Rowe & Maw – - is a leading global law firm with offices in key business centers across the Americas. Mayer Brown advises on both regional and international transactions and litigation and its lawyers have extensive experience managing pan-European, transatlantic and global projects. The firm takes a cross-practice, cross-border approach to solving the needs of its clients through the seamless integration of its lawyers across the globe.

McCarter & English – - is a firm of over 400 lawyers with offices in Boston, Hartford, Stamford, New York City, Newark, Philadelphia and Wilmington. In continuous business for more than 160 years, we are among the oldest and largest law firms in America.

McDermott Will &  – “is a premier international law firm with a diversified business practice, numbering more than 1,000 lawyers. The expansion of our international platform has supported numerous cross-border transactions and litigation matters, while providing the experience necessary to offer corporate and commercial, international and domestic tax, labor and benefits, competition, intellectual property and regulatory counsel to clients across all industries.”

McLane - founded in 1919, McLane is the largest and most diverse law firm in the state of New Hampshire. With 90 attorneys and more than 25 legal assistants, our progressive approach has enabled us to work with all types of clients in New England and beyond to deliver solutions that are customized and cost-effective.

Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and -- has grown into a versatile law firm of 500 highly qualified and dedicated attorneys representing diverse international clients in many industries who turn to us for a wide range of legal services and resources. Our offices are located in Boston, Washington, D.C., New York, San Diego, Los Angeles, Palo Alto, Stamford (CT), and London.

Montgomery & - Successful start-up and emerging growth companies build on best practices and the proven wisdom of great people. We surround our clients with both. As a result, they reach their goals faster with more value. Our practice is intentionally focused on start-up companies and the corporate and transactional advice they require, both legal and strategic.

Morse Barnes-brown & Pendleton PC – - The law firm built for business focusing exclusively on the core legal services that businesses need to succeed. We are built on a unique business model that provides our clients with access to highly experienced counsel in areas of: business and securities law, technology, licensing and intellectual property, employment and immigration, and taxation.

Morrison Mahoney LLP- - With 160 attorneys and nine offices throughout the Northeast, Morrison Mahoney LLP is recognized as one of the leading litigation firms in the region. The firm works with its clients in diverse practice areas.

Nixon Peabody LLP – - recognized as a “Global 100” law firm—one of the largest in the world with approximately 700 attorneys collaborating across major practice areas in 17 cities. Our clients include emerging and middle-market businesses, national and multinational corporations, financial institutions, public entities, educational and not-for-profit institutions, and individuals.

Nutter, McClennen & Fish LLP – - Clients have access to a broad platform of legal expertise and resources in business and finance, intellectual property, litigation, real estate and land use, labor and employment, tax and trusts and estates.

Peabody & Arnold – - is one of Boston's oldest law firms, and a leading regional firm with offices in Boston and Providence. We specialize in civil litigation and insurance services, including case strategy, discovery and motion practice, arbitration and mediation, trial practice, and appellate practice.

Pepper Hamilton LLP – – “is a multi-practice law firm with more than 500 lawyers nationally. The firm provides corporate, litigation and regulatory legal services to leading businesses, governmental entities, nonprofit organizations and individuals throughout the nation and the world.”

Prince Lobel Glovsky & Tye LLP –  - is large enough to offer a full slate of services, yet small enough to be flexible and accessible, enabling our firm to occupy a unique niche in the region’s legal landscape.

Posternak Blankstein & Lund LLP –  - a unique law firm, with the size and experience to handle sophisticated business transactions and complex litigation focusing on bankruptcy, receiverships and other legal mechanisms are frequently employed by businesses to effect a reorganization, liquidation or going concern sale.

Rich May – - is a Boston-based law firm serving clients throughout the United States and abroad. Represent the newest technology businesses, and the most established regulated industries. We embrace high-tech and low-tech. We negotiate and we litigate. From start-ups to multi-nationals, our clients are our lifeblood. Delivering excellence is our objective.

Robinson & Cole LLP – – “is a law firm with nine offices throughout the Northeast and Florida, serving regional, national, and international clients. With over 250 attorneys, we are ranked among the 200 largest law firms in the U.S. Clients range from Fortune 500 to start-up companies, as well as nonprofit and governmental organizations.”

Ropes & Gray – – With 1000 attorneys and professionals Ropes & Gray is a leading global law firm built on a foundation of over 140 years of dedication to forging strong client relationships, we represent interests across a broad spectrum of industries in corporate law and litigation matters. In addition, we offer counsel on labor and employment issues, tax and benefits, creditors' rights, and private client services.

Ruberto, Israel & Weiner, PC. – - is a well established business law firm based in Boston, providing legal services to a diverse client base throughout the region, across the U.S. and internationally.  We focuses on a variety of industries, including technology, manufacturing, securities, banking and lending, retail, food and hospitality, construction, insurance, and commercial real estate.

Schottenstein Zox & Dunn – - Located in Columbus, Cleveland and Cincinnati, Ohio, we are home to more than 100 attorneys and serve the business community, from small, entrepreneurial and family-owned businesses to publicly traded corporations.

Schulte Roth & Zabel - is a multidisciplinary firm with 450 lawyers and offices in New York, Washington, D.C., and London. Since the firm's founding in 1969, our focus has been on serving the financial services industry.

Seyfarth Shaw Fairweather & Geraldson – - a full-service law firm serving clients throughout the globe. Our growth is the result of a deliberate strategy to meet our clients’ need for coordinated, high-quality legal representation in a global economy.

Shipman& Goodwin – - With more than 140 lawyers practicing from offices throughout Connecticut and Washington, DC, our firm has experience in a number of industry sectors, including education, government, financial services, health care, non-profit organizations, emerging and middle market companies, real estate development, energy and telecommunications, franchising, retail, and software and IT.

Sullivan & Worcester LLP – - Strategic locations in Boston, New York, and Washington, D.C. and international alliances in Europe, Asia and the Middle East with approximately 185 attorneys practicing in a broad range of commercial legal services having experience with domestic and international clients ranging from emerging businesses to Fortune 500 companies and leading financial institutions.

Updike, Kelly & Spellacy, P. C. – - From offices in Hartford and New Haven, we serve clients that include individuals, large publicly held corporations as well as medium and small sized businesses, public agencies and private not-for-profit organizations. Our areas of practice are diverse and, on the whole, the Firm handles all the legal needs of most of its clients.

Van Wert, Zimmer & Conlin – - work with large and small businesses, start-ups, non-profit organizations, executives, and medical professionals. We represent clients across a wide range of industries, with extensive expertise in the technology and health care fields.

Wilmer - We practice at the very top of the legal profession and offer a cutting-edge blend of capabilities that enables us to handle deals and cases of any size and complexity. We are 1,000 lawyers strong, with offices in 12 cities in the United States, Europe and Asia.

Weingarten, Schurgin, Gagnbin & -  assist our clients in seeking, enforcing and promoting their intellectual property, such as inventions, creations, writings, trademarks and trade secrets, which are often crucial to building and maintaining a successful business.

White White & Etten llp – - a corporate law boutique providing sophisticated business advice and legal counsel to start-ups and growing private and public companies in high technology and traditional industries.

Wiggin and - is a regional law firm with a global reach. With over 130 attorneys and offices in Connecticut, New York City and Philadelphia, we counsel our corporate, institutional and individual clients with respect to virtually all their legal needs.


VC Pro - - VCPro Database 2010 (13th Edition) is a downloadable venture capital and private equity directory with complete profiles of over 4,300 venture capital firms worldwide. Compiled by a veteran VC researcher, VCPro Venture Capital Database is available in both Windows and Macintosh formats.

Growth Equity:

Edison Venture   - Leading the East Coast region in growth equity investments, Edison Venture Fund has invested in over 169 companies, having operating and investment experience across the information technology segment.

Eureka Growth Capital –“is a private equity firm focused on partnering with managers of growing, well-run companies to find and realize their potential.  Eureka is committed to supporting management teams of businesses with $10 million to $75 million in revenue in creative, flexibly structured transactions.”

Hercules Technology Growth Capital –“is the leading specialty finance company providing venture debt and equity to venture capital and private equity backed technology and life science companies.”

Key Venture Partners –  – “is a Boston, MA based growth equity investor. The industry segments on which we focus our investing include software, communications, information services and IT-enabled services sectors.”

North Bridge Growth Equity  - is a Waltham, MA based growth equity firm which invests in technology and technology enabled “middle market” companies.

Primus  - invests in established middle-market companies in the business services, healthcare and education industries.

Stripes  – “make $10 to $100 million minority or majority investments in rapidly growing and profitable internet, software, technology-enabled and branded consumer businesses.”

Summit  – “makes growth equity investments in rapidly growing companies with proven business models, records of revenue and earnings growth, and the leadership capable of sustaining that growth. Often, these companies are looking for a partner to help them achieve scale and expand geographically.”

Ticonderoga Capital – - expansion capital in the form of equity and subordinated debt to healthcare software and tech-enabled business services firms located throughout the United States.

Trillium Group – - focus is on growth equity investment opportunities located in Western N.Y. Our current portfolio consists of more than 20 companies in a broad range of industry sectors and businesses.

TWJ – “makes growth equity investments in expansion stage companies which need "acceleration capital" to achieve growth inflection, and venture capital investments in start-up and early stage companies.”

Updata  - Updata Partners invests $5 - $20 million per company in high-growth software, internet, and business services companies looking to fuel momentum, expand market presence, and accelerate profitability.

Weston  investment team has completed transactions across a broad range of industries with a focus on consumer, business services, manufacturing and industrial, media/publishing, healthcare and technology.

Investment Bankers:

Axia  - “provides assistance in developing financial and business development strategies and supports this work through its M&A and equity financing advisory services in target markets.”

Baldwin & Clark Corporate – “is an investment banking and corporate financial advisory firm that represents small to middle market entrepreneurial companies and divisions of publicly traded corporations.”

Benning - “is a new boutique investment bank that provides corporate finance and M&A advisory services to private and public middle market companies and investors”.

The Bigelow – “is an independently owned M&A advisory boutique with a singular and passionate client focus – entrepreneur owner-managers.”

Boston Corporate Finance – (TM Capital) – “is an independent investment banking firm based in New York, Boston and Atlanta which has completed over 200 mergers, acquisitions and financings with a combined value of $12 billion.”

Brown Brothers Harriman & – “is a privately-held financial services firm serving clients globally in three main businesses: Investor Services, Investment & Wealth Management and Banking & Advisory.”

Bulger Capital Partners - –“is a new breed of financial partner dedicated to providing the highest quality strategic advice, transaction execution, and liquidity to growth-oriented businesses.”

Canaccord/ – “is the global capital markets division of Canaccord Financial Inc. (CF : TSX | CF. : AIM), offering institutional and corporate clients idea-driven investment banking, research, sales and trading services from 11 offices worldwide. 

Capstone – “has created a uniquely focused firm that has been built specifically for the needs of middle-market entrepreneurs.”

Consilium Partners – - “is a Boston-based investment banking firm providing merger and acquisition advisory and capital raising services to middle market and emerging growth companies.”

Downer & Company – www.downer.comaddresses the middle market investment banking needs of clients.

Duff & Phelps – –“a leading global independent provider of financial advisory and investment banking services, Duff & Phelps delivers trusted advice, principally in the areas of valuation, transactions, financial restructuring, dispute and taxation.”

Harris Williams & Co – – “focused on serving the middle market with best-in-class advisory services and providing flawless execution for clients worldwide.”

Headwaters MB – – is a FINRA member investment banking and merchant banking firm.

Houlihan Lokey Howard & Zukin – - “provides investment banking services and earned international distinction in mergers, acquisitions, financings, financial restructuring, financial opinions and valuations.”

Mirus Capital – “Founded in 1987, Mirus delivers exceptional merger advisory, financings, valuation and consulting services to middle-market public and private technology and business service companies and family-owned businesses.”

Newbury Piret & Co.- – “Founded in 1981, Newbury Piret & Company, Inc. is a leading middle market investment banking firm providing corporate finance services including M&A, financial advisory, fairness opinions, and valuations.”

Revolution – “Revolution Partners, a division of Morgan Keegan, is one of the nation's largest middle market investment banks specializing in mergers and acquisitions, private capital advisory and complete public equity capital markets services for the technology industry.”

Shields & Company - – “is a middle-market investment bank providing corporate finance advisory services in the areas of: mergers and acquisitions, corporate restructurings and recapitalizations, debt and equity capital raising, financial advisory assignments, and valuations and fairness opinions.”

Shasta Partners - – “is a boutique investment bank focused on providing merger & acquisition, restructuring and capital raising services to technology and technology-enabled emerging growth companies.”

Stonebridge Associates - – “specializes in providing merger and acquisition (M&A), divestiture, private placement, and strategic financial advisory services to middle market and emerging growth companies across a wide range of consumer, technology, and industrial sectors.”

Tully & – provides “investment banking solutions for consumer products companies.”


Massachusetts Capital Resource  - invests in established emerging growth and middle market companies in Massachusetts. Our mezzanine investments fill the financing gap between traditional senior debt and equity.

Prospect Capital – “is a mezzanine debt and private equity firm that manages a publicly-traded, closed-end, dividend-focused investment company (NasdaqNM: PSEC)”


ACG – Association for Corporate  -   is an individual- and company-based organization focused on mergers and acquisitions (M&A) and corporate growth.  ACG Boston members include corporate executives, private equity and venture capital investors, investment bankers, and service professionals.

Lexpertise - - Boston Business Lawyer Network – fostering collaboration among sole practitioners and small office law firms

NSTC – North Shore Technology  - is a non-profit business association focused exclusively on serving the needs of technology industries and companies which are located or are active north-of-Boston.        

SBANE - - Nonprofit membership organization established to promote and protect small businesses throughout the six-state region.

TiE - “is the world's largest not for profit organization promoting Entrepreneurship”

Web  – WebInno’s aim is to support entrepreneurs, visionaries, and creative thinkers in the field by holding events which foster community interaction

XPX – Exit Planning   – is an organization of M&A service providers dedicate to fostering collaborating and education for members in the private company exit planning.


Black Duck  – “is the leading provider of products and services for automating the management, governance and secure use of open source software in multi-source development at enterprise scale.”

Private Equity:

3i – - is an international investor focused on Buyouts, Growth Capital and Infrastructure, investing across Europe, Asia and North America.

ABS Capital -   invests in the very best later-stage growth companies, partnering with CEOs to create a bridge to the next critical stage of success.

Advent International Corp – Global private equity firm investing in a wide range of industries.

AEA – “is a pioneer in the private equity industry, having been founded in 1968 by the Rockefeller, Mellon, and Harriman family interests and S.G. Warburg & Co. AEA focuses on control buyouts in four industry sectors: value-added industrial products, specialty chemicals, consumer products and services involved in these sectors.”

Altitude Capital Partners –“is a leading private investment firm focused on investing $250 million of capital in businesses which own compelling intellectual property assets.”

Atlas Ventures – – “invests primarily in early stage technology and life sciences businesses in the U.S. and Europe.”

Berkshire Partners –“has invested in mid-size private companies for the past 25 years through seven funds with aggregate capital commitments of approximately $6.5 billion.”

Boston Venture Management – - leading middle-market private equity buyout firm, invests in the information and business services, communications, publishing, media, and entertainment sectors.

Braddock Holdings – “is a private equity investment group that seeks investment opportunities through which it can bring synergy to portfolio companies by leveraging the core competencies of its parent company, Braddock Financial Corporation.”

Brentwood – “is a leading consumer-focused private equity investment firm based in Los Angeles. Founded in 1972, Brentwood has an extensive history of investing in leading middle-market growth companies.”

Calvert Street Capital “make control investments in scalable niche manufacturing and business service companies.”

Capital Resource Partners – – “combines debt and equity structures that provide creative financing alternatives for middle-market firms.”

Champlain Capital Partners –“is a $140 million private equity fund dedicated to working with owners and management teams of middle-market companies.”

Circle Peak Capital - “makes significant investments in private companies in the U.S. with an emphasis on private, family companies whose brands exhibit high growth potential. Circle Peak invests in firms with established or emerging brands in luxury, retail and accessories and apparel, consumer packaged goods, health & wellness, beauty, household products, restaurants and asset management.”

Crofton Capital- - is a private investment company that acquires and grows small and midsize businesses based in New England and the northeast.

Endurance Asset Management – –“invests in bank debt and obligations of financially stressed micro and middle market companies (sales ranging from $15 to $250 million.”

First New England Capital – – “provides debt and equity financing to privately-held small and medium size businesses throughout the United States.”

Founders Equity Inc. – - actively engaged in private equity investing and in assisting the growth of small to mid-cap enterprises. We focus on recapitalization or buyouts of established businesses.

Francisco Partners –  - provide transformational capital, across a broad range of technology sectors, including semiconductors, and capital equipment, electronics components, systems and manufacturing, IT services and business process outsourcing (BPO), communications, security and enterprise application and infrastructure software.


Flam & Co., Inc. – – invests in mid marked highly engineered products in the non tech space.

Galen – “is a leading private equity investment firm focused solely on the healthcare industry.”

Garmark Partners – - is a private investment firm based in Stamford, Connecticut that makes debt and equity investments in a wide range of non tech companies.

Gemini Investors – - is a Massachusetts based private equity firm that provides capital and strategic resources to lower middle market companies. Since its inception, we have provided more than $350 million of capital to 75+ businesses throughout the U.S., typically investing $3 – $8 million per transaction in either control or minority positions.

Gladstone Companies –“leaders in private equity, debt and real estate financing, are a family of public and private investment funds with approximately $1.2 billion invested. Our funds invest in small and medium-sized companies and provide businesses the capital to fund growth, acquisitions and recapitalizations.”

Granite Creek Partners, LLC – – “pursues investment opportunities in companies that require a highly customized solution and may otherwise have a difficult time accessing the type of capital that we provide. We seek fundamentally good companies that operate in niche sectors, compete in out-of-favor industries, have endured failed intermediary engagements, or seek structured securities not offered by most financial institutions.”

Granite Hill Equity – – “is an equity investment firm engaged in the buyout of middle-market commercial service and specialty manufacturing companies.”

Greylock – - is a private venture capital firm, founded in 1965, with committed capital of over $2 billion under management. Today, Greylock has operations in the Bay Area, Boston, China, India and Israel.

Great Hill  - provides private equity to finance the expansion, recapitalization or acquisition of growth companies in a wide range of sectors within the business services, consumer services, healthcare, media, communications, and software industries.

Guardian Capital - a private equity firm based in suburban Philadelphia that makes control investments in lower middle market manufacturing and service companies

Halyard - is a private equity firm with over $600 million of capital under management focused on investing in Education, Information and Marketing Services, Communications and Media companies.

Harbour Group Industries, Inc. – "is a St. Louis based privately-owned operating company with a demonstrated record of success in acquiring and building high-quality companies between $30-$500 million.”

Heritage – “provide founders and family businesses with significant personal liquidity, while at the same time allowing them to maintain control of their businesses to participate meaningfully in the upside as their businesses continue to grow.”

HIG – “a leading global private equity firm focused on management buyouts and recapitalizations of leading middle market companies as well as growth equity investments.”

ICV Capital Partners – - focus solely on companies in the lower end of the non technology middle market and we learn from each relationship. Through a singular focus, we’re committed to the realities of growing a mid size business.

Inverness Graham - “is an operationally focused, lower middle market private equity firm headquartered in suburban Philadelphia. Inverness acquires high growth, innovative manufacturing and service companies with enterprise values of less than $75M and EBITDA between $3M and $10M.”

Ironwood Capital –  - “provides vital growth and transition capital to growing, well-managed middle market companies.”

JMH Capital – - “invests in growth-oriented companies with revenues of up to $200 million and sound business strategies, exceptional businesses where there are significant opportunities to accelerate growth, improve operating performance, and acquire complementary operations.”

JMI Equity –“is a private equity firm focused on investing in growing software, internet, healthcare IT and business services companies.”

Kamylon Capital, LLC – – “a principal investment firm based in Boston, manages more than a billion dollars of capital primarily dedicated to preserving and enhancing the value of the businesses in its portfolio.”

Lincolnshire Management – – “ invests in acquisitions of private companies, corporate divestitures, recapitalizations, management buyouts and growth equity for public and private companies.”

LLR Partners – - a leading private equity firm based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, provides capital to middle market growth companies with proven business models in a broad range of industries.

Levine Leichtman Capital Partners –“is an independent investment firm that invests in middle market companies located in the United States. LLCP manages approximately $5 billion of institutional capital on behalf of itself and its worldwide network of investors.”

Massachusetts Capital Resource Company – – “invests in established emerging growth and middle market companies in Massachusetts. Our mezzanine investments fill the financing gap between traditional senior debt and equity.”

MCG Capital –“invest in companies with $20 to $200 million in revenue and $3 to $25 million in EBITDA. We also seek characteristics that indicate predictable, promising long-term performance.”

Nautic Partners – - is a middle-market private equity firm with over $2.5 billion of equity capital under management. Nautic targets equity investments of $25 to $100 million representing majority ownership in companies with proven business models, defensible market positions, and strong growth potential. Areas of focus include business services, manufacturing, healthcare, and communications.

NewSpring – “is a leading provider of private equity capital focused in the Mid-Atlantic region.”

Omninet Capital,™  -“is a diversified investment firm concentrating in the fields of middle-market private equity, late stage venture capital and real estate.  Omninet’s principals were instrumental in the creation of Qualcomm, a leader in wireless communications, providing the foundation for the firm’s proactive investment management style.”

Parthenon Capital – - a private equity investment firm with approximately $2 billion of capital under management. Parthenon Capital has offices in Boston and San Francisco with approximately 30 professionals working for the firm nationwide focusing on investing in select middle-market companies with enterprise values of $50 million to $500 million.

Resolute Investors -   acquire and operate “middle-market” companies with revenues of $2 to $25 million in business-to-business industries

Riverside Partners LLC –“is a Boston-based private investment firm that invests in growing middle market healthcare and technology oriented companies”.

Rockport Venture Partners –“is a unique private placement firm that specializes in raising private equity from a global network of European, Asian and U.S. institutional private equity, cross-over and hedge funds. Rockport clients are venture stage or publicly traded life science companies seeking to leverage the strategic value of a globally diversified shareholder base.”

Saw Mill – “is a middle market private equity firm founded in 1997 that acquires manufacturing and service companies with enterprise values of $25 to $200 million.”

Seguin Partners – - private equity firm focused exclusively on lower middle market services companies.

Solis Capital Partners – - a private equity firm focusing on investment in middle market companies preferring proven service, manufacturing or value-added distribution companies in large, highly fragmented markets, ideally in defensible niches.

Spectrum Equity – “seek opportunities in businesses with common economic characteristics: recurring revenue, significant operating leverage, healthy operating margins, strong free cash flow, and franchise customer loyalty.”

Spire Capital – “is an active and experienced private equity firm with an investment focus in small market companies within the business services, information services, media and communications sectors.”

Sterling Investment Partners – - makes private equity investments in middle-market businesses that have strong, sustainable competitive advantages and growth potential. Sterling maintains a broad industry focus, including business services and outsourcing, niche manufacturing, transportation and logistics, energy services and technology-related businesses.

The Stephens Group – – “is a private, family-owned firm that invests its capital in private and public companies with exceptional management teams resulting in high returns on invested capital in growing industries. We invest in businesses across a broad range of industries, providing growth equity, recapitalization and leveraged buy-out financing to both private and public companies.”

Sverica International – “investment focus has always been on owner-operated businesses in the lower middle market. Having been deeply involved with middle market enterprises for most of our careers, we believe maintaining this focus makes the best use of our skills and experience. The strength and growth of our portfolio companies continually validate this assertion.”

Thomas, McNerney & Partners – a health care venture capital firm that invests in Life Sciences and medical technology companies at all stages.

TowerBrook –“pursues control-oriented investments in large and middle market companies, partnering with highly capable management teams and seeking situations characterized by complexity. TowerBrook has approximately $5 billion under management.”

Trivest Partners - - is a private equity firm focused on partnering with founder and family owned businesses in the United States and Canada.

TSG Equity – “is a private equity investment firm providing growth and acquisition financing to small and lower-middle market profitable, growing companies.”

Vestar Capital – “invests in a wide variety of industries around the globe, in companies that primarily range in value from $250 million to $3 billion. Our extensive global reach makes us unique among private equity firms that focus on companies in that size range.”

Vista Equity “is a leading private equity firm focused on investing in software and technology-enabled businesses.

Watermill Ventures – - “look for companies facing strategic or financial challenges and apply a unique combination of transformational capital, strategic insight, and managerial guidance to drive change in organizations.”

Waud – “is a private equity investment firm that partners with management teams to invest in middle market buyouts, recapitalizations, growth equity investments and industry consolidations.”

Wedbush Capital – “is focused and forthright:  make initial $2 to $10 million equity investments in profitable, growing companies, then support their management teams with objective insights, incremental resources and introductions to prospective customers, add-on acquisitions, capital sources and other key relationships.”

West View Capital – “is a Boston-based private equity firm focused exclusively on lower middle market companies. We currently manage approximately $500 million and commit $5 to $30 million of equity to companies in a variety of recapitalization, growth, buyout and consolidation transactions.”


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Venture Capital:

.406 - like to be the first institutional investor in early stage technology companies being built by the finest entrepreneurs in emerging technologies and services.

Access Venture Partners – - is an early stage IT and Clean tech venture capital fund.

Advanced Technology Ventures – - focus on three core technology markets - IT, Healthcare and Cleantech. With more than $1.6 billion to fund new ideas and help create market leaders, we've established a legacy of partnering with entrepreneurial teams at the forefront of technology innovation.

Allegra Partners - - invests in early stage companies with market-ready products or services focuses on companies in the telecommunication, software and services industries with technology-driven strategies. Our primary interest is in business-to-business and infrastructure investments rather than direct to consumer, brand-building strategies.

Alloy Ventures – - is an early-stage venture capital firm with over $1 billion under management that invests in the entrepreneurs creating the next generation of ground-breaking Information Technology, Life Sciences, and Cleantech companies.

Alta  - “is a leading private equity firm specializing in equity investments in media and communications companies.”

Apex Venture Partner – - is one of the oldest venture capital firms in Mid-America. The firm has invested in over 150 companies throughout the United States and invests $200K to $6million.

Arsenal Capital Partners - -   “a leading New York-based private equity firm that invests in middle market specialty industrial, healthcare and financial services companies”

ArrowPath Venture Partners – - is an early-stage venture capital firm with over $325 million under management. We focus on early and expansion stage companies developing highly differentiated enterprise and infrastructure technologies that offer a compelling value and have the prospect of achieving market leadership.

Ascent Venture Partners – www.ascentvp.cominvests in early stage, emerging technology companies.

Ata Ventures – “is a venture capital firm focused on seeking out early stage private companies which appear to offer above average prospects for capital growth. With over $450 Million of capital under management, ATA Ventures focuses on Information Technology (IT) and provides seed capital and early stages of financing to these companies.”

Atlas Ventures – - Since 1980 Atlas Venture has invested at the earliest stages in technology and life sciences innovation.

Baird Venture Partners – - U.S.-based venture capital fund of Baird Private Equity, makes investments in early- and expansion-stage companies in the Business Services and Healthcare/Life Sciences sectors. We provide capital for new services, products, geographic expansion and acquisitions.

Battery Ventures – www.battery.cominvests globally in technology-driven companies run by exceptional individuals and management teams.

Bessemer Venture Partners – – one of the oldest global venture fund investing in both tech and non tech.

Bluefish Ventures – - is a venture capital firm based in San Francisco that invests in seed and early-stage Internet and technology companies.

Canaan Partners –“is a global venture capital firm that invests in people who turn visionary ideas into valuable and significant technology & healthcare companies.”

Capital Southwest Corporation –“is a publicly–owned business development company with total assets of $496 million as of June 30, 2010. We provide patient capital to exceptional businesses with significant growth potential.”

Castile Ventures – “is a top-performing early-stage venture capital firm that provides financial backing and strategic guidance to help exceptional entrepreneurs build successful technology businesses.”

Chrysalis Ventures- - manages one of Mid-America’s largest funds for early-stage and growth investments. We are focused on building great businesses in industries undergoing significant transformation, primarily in the Healthcare and Technology sectors.

Court Square Ventures –“is a venture capital firm that invests in early-stage communications, information technology, and media companies, with a particular interest in points of convergence between these industries”.

Cross Atlantic Partners – - is a venture capital firm with a distinct perspective. We currently manage four venture funds with over $500 million in total capital under management. Our primary investment focus is in the commercialization of patented or specialty know-how in early to mid-stage technology companies.

Crosslink Capital – www.crosslinkcapital.comstage agnostic tech investing.

Ctinnovations – - provides strategic capital and operational insight to push the frontiers of high-tech industries such as energy, biotechnology, information technology, and photonics in Connecticut.

Commonwealth Capital Ventures - - “is a leading venture capital firm focused on early and growth stage technology companies.”

DynaFund - - provides promising technology companies throughout the United States with the investment capital and active management support they need to grow and succeed.

Egan management Capital –  - does early stage investments in New England in tech and communications.

Excel Venture Management, LLC –“builds companies that apply transformative life science technologies to solve problems in healthcare and beyond. The Excel investment portfolio is balanced across healthcare IT and services, diagnostics, and medical devices, plus life science platforms that address adjacent markets including energy, chemicals, defense and agriculture.”

Flagship Ventures – - is a venture capital firm focused on creating, financing and building innovative companies. Founded in 2000, Flagship manages over $600 million in early-stage funds in Therapeutics, Life Science Tools & Diagnostics, and BioEnergy/Cleantech.

Granite Ventures – focuses on early-stage technology companies.  We focus our investments on sectors where our partners have deep domain expertise, broad industry knowledge, and significant investment experience.

Garage Technology Ventures – - is a seed-stage and early-stage venture capital fund focused on software, services, clean technology, and material sciences.

General Catalyst Partners – - focuses investment activity on three broad sectors: Clean Energy; Consumer, New Media and Internet; and Software, Systems and Services. We invest in stages ranging from hatch (encouraging innovating thinking), to Seed (committing to early-stage ideas and platforms) and Series A (backing a proven business plan and core management team).

Globespan Capital Partners – - is a leading global venture capital firm with over $1 Billion under active management.  Globespan takes a balanced approach to investing with multi-stage investments in information technology and cleantech companies.

Highland Capital Partners – – “a venture capital firm focused on building companies in the communications, consumer, digital media, healthcare and information technology markets.”

Intersouth Partners –“is one of the most active and experienced venture capital firms in the Southeast, having invested in more than 100 private companies. Founded in 1985, Intersouth manages $780 million in seven venture capital limited partnerships, making it the largest venture capital fund in North Carolina and one of the largest in the Southeast.”

ITJ Ventures –“At ITJ Ventures we get behind amazing teams during their seed and A round funding.  Investments are generally located within 150 miles of New York City, and most involve software and information.”

JK&B Capital – - is a venture capital firm focused in the software, IT and communications markets with over $1.1 billion of capital under management.

Kodiak Venture Partners – - “focuses on seed and early stage investments in emerging communications/wireless, semiconductor/equipment, software/services, internet/new media, and life technology companies.”

Lazard Technology Partners – “is a venture firm dedicated to being a capital partner of choice for exceptional management teams with the vision, capacity and commitment to create leading information technology and technology-enabled businesses. Managing over $400 million, we have invested in more than 35 companies since 1998.”

Lightspeed Venture Partners – - is a leading global venture capital firm that manages over $2 billion of capital commitments focusing on tech and tech services.

Liquid Capital Group – is a family of information technology-oriented venture capital funds. We offer accredited investors and families access to a diversified portfolio of superior emerging information technology companies and top venture capital funds.

Longworth Venture Partners – www.longworth.cominvests in software and infrastructure – “Our fund size and investment strategy allow us to put the right amount of money to work at the right time -- whether an initial seed-stage investment (e.g., $250,000) or a larger growth round (e.g., $4 million). We have the resources to help you through the entire lifecycle of your company.”

Massachusetts Technology Development Corp – – “a leading edge venture capital firm that addresses the "capital gap" for start-up and expansion of early-stage technology companies operating in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.”

M/C Venture - M/C Venture Partners is the quintessential lead investor, combining broad company building knowledge with deep domain expertise to guide companies from early stages to profitability and ultimately to successful exits.

Madrona Venture Group – - investing in early-stage technology in the Pacific Northwest since 1995 and since then have been privileged to play a role in some of our region's most innovative technology stories.

Matrix – makes selective technology investments in the US, China and India.

Menlo Ventures –  - invest in entrepreneurs that Think Big in the technology sector.

Mobius Venture Capital – - is an early-stage venture capital fund comprised of seasoned veterans and entrepreneurs from leading technology companies, who bring not only deep domain expertise, but also hands-on operating experience to the companies in our portfolio.

NeoCarta Ventures –“is a leading venture capital firm with principals in both Silicon Valley and Boston.  NeoCarta focuses on technology infrastructure companies with tremendous market potential.”

New Generation Venture – – “is a unique joint venture between The Phoenix Cos., Inc. and Connecticut Innovations, Inc. The company offers seed-stage venture capital and professional management support to high-tech, start-up companies committed to locating their business in Connecticut.”

New Leaf Venture Partners – - is a leader in healthcare technology venture investing.

Point Judith -   is an “early stage venture capital investors focused on the Internet & mobile, energy & healthcare technology, and software industries.”

Polaris Venture – invests in seed, early stage, and middle market companies in high growth industries.

RHO Ventures – - is a leading private equity firm that manages a series of funds, under each of its three divisions, backed by a broad group of institutional investors that include endowments, foundations, families, pension funds, and other financial institutions.

RRE Ventures -“is a leading technology venture capital firm headquartered in New York City. We invest across a range of rapidly growing sectors including consumer and digital media, mobility, green technology, software & services, financial technology and infrastructure.”

Seaport Capital –“is a value-based, active investor. We focus our efforts on private companies with market capitalizations between $20 and $100 million and equity needs of $10 to $35 million.”

Sequel Venture Partners – – “based in Boulder, Colorado, provides venture funding for early stage technology businesses.  Sequel manages $400 million in capital, and specializes in Healthcare, Internet and Enterprise IT, Clean Technology and Internet based services.”

Shepherd Ventures – - is a venture capital fund whose mission is to generate significant capital appreciation through first and later stage investments in carefully selected investing in information technology and life sciences.

Sigma – “invests in innovative technology startups across the United States. Drawing on deep operational backgrounds as entrepreneurs and executives, Sigma’s partners provide management teams with practical strategic counsel through every phase of company growth.”

Signal Lake Ventures –“fill the funding gap between angel funding and major venture capital firms by investing $100K-$100M in world class technical teams that have developed highly innovative intellectual property that can be turned into a product line that results in a sustainable competitive long term advantage.”

Sofinnova Ventures-“has over 30 years of experience building start-ups and spin-outs into market leaders. With $1 billion under management, the firm applies capital and expertise to guide early stage companies to successful exits.”

Spark Capital – www.sparkcapital.commakes early stage investments in disrupters in media, entertainment and technology.

Split Rock Partners –“invests in emerging healthcare, software and Internet services companies in the Upper Midwest and West Coast.”

Stage 1 Ventures –“is an early stage venture capital firm that is seeking to build partnerships with great entrepreneurs that are flexible and who want to build meaningful companies.”

Still River Fund –“is a classic venture capital organization investing in dynamic growing companies who have created cutting edge products or services that have the potential to play a dominant role in the industry they serve…doing business in the information technology, communications and life sciences industries.”

Technology Crossover Ventures – - TCV is one of the largest private equity and venture capital firms focused solely on information technology companies.

Trinity Ventures – - is a boutique early stage venture firm with an unwavering dedication to our entrepreneurs in the consumer and technology spaces.

Trident Capital –“is a leading venture capital and private equity firm committed to empowering entrepreneurs to build innovative and industry leading businesses. Founded in 1993, we have more than $1.5 billion of capital under management across six funds.”

Venrock – - was founded in 1969 as the venture capital arm of the Rockefeller Family and we have $2.2 billion under management and provide funding and services for entrepreneurs with breakthrough ideas in technology, healthcare, media and energy.

Venture Capital Fund of New England – - A focus on early stage companies in the New England region emphasizing technology based enterprises and direct marketing – related businesses

Village – “is a seed and early stage venture capital firm focusing on the consumer media/retail and financial services sectors.”

Venture Investment Management - deploys capital in early-stage companies located in the eastern U.S. and Canada. Today, we have two separate investment teams—one focused on early stage ventures in IT/Adv.Materials technologies and the other focused on life sciences.

Volition Capital“is a growth equity firm that principally invests in high potential, founder-owned companies across different technology sectors.”

Voyager Capital – www.voyagercapital.cominvests primarily in early stage clean IT, digital media, software and wireless companies, where the firm's domain expertise and "Go to Market" resources help build market leaders.”

Windspeed – “helps build high technology companies in the communications, security, media and internet services industries. These industries fall into the sweet spot of knowledge and experience of the partners.”

Worldview Technology – “is a leading venture capital firm focused on investing in and building leading U.S. technology companies.”

Zone – “is a partnership funded by institutional investors for the purpose of providing equity capital to young, high-growth companies, while achieving superior returns to its investors.”

Venture Debt:

Comerica - is a financial services company headquartered in Dallas, strategically aligned into three major business segments: The Business Bank, The Retail Bank, and Wealth & Institutional Management with an active venture debt practice.

Eastward Capital - provides venture debt and equity financing to technology companies.

Lighthouse Capital Partners, Inc. – - is an independent partnership providing debt and equity financing to the early stage technology, life science and clean tech companies backed by top-tier venture capital firms