Ascent Venture Partners

Founded 1985

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Total investments 94
Average round size
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The average size of a deal this fund participated in
$8M
Portfolio companies 63
Rounds per year 2.61
Lead investments 17
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How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
0.37
Exits 36
Key employees 5
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture

Areas of investment

  • Software
  • Enterprise Software
  • SaaS
  • Analytics
  • Information Technology
Summary

In 1985 was created Ascent Venture Partners, which is appeared as VC. The main office of represented VC is situated in the Boston. The company was established in North America in United States.

For fund there is a match between the location of its establishment and the land of its numerous investments - United States. Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight Fidelis Cybersecurity, Synchronoss Technologies, Bluesocket. The fund has no specific favorite in a number of founders of portfolio startups. When startup sums 5+ of the founder, the probability for it to get the investment is little. Moreover, a startup needs to be at the age of 6-10 years to get the investment from the fund. Among the most successful fund investment fields, there are Information Technology, SaaS.

Speaking about the real fund results, this VC is 23 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other organizations. The average startup value when the investment from Ascent Venture Partners is 50-100 millions dollars. Deals in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars are the general things for fund. The increased amount of exits for fund were in 2009. This Ascent Venture Partners works on 1 percentage points less the average amount of lead investments comparing to the other organizations. The fund is constantly included in 2-6 investment rounds annually. The important activity for fund was in 2005. Despite it in 2019 the fund had an activity.

The typical case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 3-4 participants. Despite the Ascent Venture Partners, startups are often financed by Cedar Fund, Veritas Venture Partners, JMI Equity. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Commonwealth Capital Ventures, Egan-Managed Capital, Veritas Venture Partners. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Egan-Managed Capital, Star Ventures, Commonwealth Capital Ventures.

We also calculated 5 valuable employees in our database.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRoundRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

Connected2Fiber

Ad Network
Business Intelligence
Commercial Real Estate
GPS
Location Based Services
Machine Learning
Optical Communication
Predictive Analytics
SaaS
Telecommunications
1
$12M22 Mar 2021 United States, " United States"}

RapidMiner

Analytics
Artificial Intelligence
Big Data
Machine Learning
Predictive Analytics
SaaS
Software
1
$1M02 Oct 2020 United States, Boston

Connected2Fiber

Ad Network
Business Intelligence
Commercial Real Estate
GPS
Location Based Services
Machine Learning
Optical Communication
Predictive Analytics
SaaS
Telecommunications
1
$5M30 Jul 2019 United States, " United States"}

Health Care
Health Insurance
InsurTech
Wellness
1
$3M29 May 2019 Russia, Moscow

empow

Cyber Security
Information Technology
Security
1
$10M18 Apr 2018 United States, Boston

gr8 People

Business/Productivity Software
Collaboration
Human Capital Services
Human Resources
Information Technology
Recruiting
Software
Staffing Agency
1
$8M13 Feb 2018 United States, " United States"}

Connected2Fiber

Ad Network
Business Intelligence
Commercial Real Estate
GPS
Location Based Services
Machine Learning
Optical Communication
Predictive Analytics
SaaS
Telecommunications
1
$8M16 Jan 2018 United States, " United States"}

Pwnie Express

Cyber Security
Network Security
Software
1
$8M29 Nov 2017 United States, Boston

Sidecar

Advertising
Big Data
E-Commerce
Information Technology
Machine Learning
Marketing
Software
1
$11M11 May 2017 United States, Philadelphia
News
Connected2Fiber Raises $12M in Series B

– Connected2Fiber from Birmingham has secured $12m in Series B financing led by Harbert Growth Partners as well as current investors Ascent Venture Partners, Nauta Capital, and Osage Venture Partners.
– The company uses data science, artificial intelligence and predictive analytics in a cloud-based system that helps B2B telecom network suppliers identify their best customer prospects, and B2B network buyers identify their best suppliers.
– The platform enables users to visualize critical information internally, and to ensure network intelligence is exchanged securely to conform to the customers’ buying process.

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