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Ballast Point Ventures

Investor type Private Equity Firm
Founders Dick Brandewie Drew Graham Paul Johan


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Total investments 40
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 28
Rounds per year 1.90
Lead investments 18
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 5
Key employees 3
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture
Private Equity

Areas of investment

  • Software
  • Health Care
  • Medical
  • Biotechnology
  • SaaS

Ballast Point Ventures appeared to be the VC, which was created in 2001. The main department of described VC is located in the St. Petersburg. The venture was found in North America in United States.

The fund has 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. Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight ITC Financial Services, The Zebra, Watermark Medical. For fund there is a match between the country of its foundation and the country of its the most frequent investments - United States. Besides, a startup requires to be at the age of 6-10 years to receive the investment from the fund. We can highlight the next thriving fund investment areas, such as Biotechnology, Financial Services.

This organization was formed by Drew Graham, Paul Johan. We also calculated 3 valuable employees in our database.

The usual cause for the fund is to invest in rounds with 2-3 partakers. Despite the Ballast Point Ventures, startups are often financed by Sutter Hill Ventures, Kinetic Ventures, El Dorado Ventures. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Sutter Hill Ventures, Noro-Moseley Partners, Kinetic Ventures. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Sutter Hill Ventures, Kinetic Ventures, El Dorado Ventures.

Speaking about the real fund results, this VC is 37 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other organizations. Opposing the other organizations, this Ballast Point Ventures works on 19 percentage points less the average amount of lead investments. The high activity for fund was in 2009. The fund is constantly included in less than 2 investment rounds annually. The increased amount of exits for fund were in 2019. Deals in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars are the general things for fund.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

Keen Decision Systems

$11M19 Jul 2022 Durham, North Carolina, United States

Symphonic Distribution

Information Technology
$37M03 Jan 2022 Tampa, Florida, United States

Key Data

$5M07 Oct 2021 Santa Rosa Beach, Florida, United States

Pace mate

Health Care
Information Technology
$8M29 Mar 2021 Bradenton, Florida, United States

Developer Platform
$8M14 Dec 2020 Salt Lake City, Utah, United States


Information Technology
$5M05 Mar 2020 Greenville, South Carolina, United States

The Zebra

Application Software
Auto Insurance
Automotive Insurance
Information Services (B2C)
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Search Engine
$43M05 Feb 2020 Austin, Texas, United States


Developer Platform
$6M14 Jan 2020 Salt Lake City, Utah, United States


Real Time
$4M10 Jan 2020 Dallas, Texas, United States
PaceMate Closes $8M Series A Financing

– PaceMate Closes $8M Series A Financing
– The round was led by Ballast Point Ventures.
– The company intends to use the funds to expand market reach for PaceMate™LIVE.
– Led by Tripp Higgins, CEO, PaceMate provides PaceMate™LIVE, a comprehensive, cloud-native cardiac data management solution, delivering round-the-clock remote monitoring service, customized alerts and automated billing codes.

PaceMate™ Closes Series A Financing to Accelerate Growth

– PaceMate™ announced a $8m Series A investment led by Ballast Point Ventures.
– PaceMate™LIVE is a comprehensive, cloud-native cardiac data management solution, delivering round-the-clock remote monitoring service, customized alerts and automated billing codes.
– PaceMate™ will use this investment from Ballast Point to expand market reach for PaceMate™LIVE and enable more cardiac device clinics to care for their patients efficiently with better outcomes.
Ballast Point Ventures is a later-stage venture capital and growth equity fund founded in 2002 to provide expansion capital for rapidly growing, privately owned companies in the healthcare, software and technology-enabled business services industries.
– PaceMate™ is the first investment out of Ballast Point Ventures IV.


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