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BancBoston Ventures

Investor type Venture Capital


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Total investments 76
Average round size
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Portfolio companies 59
Lead investments 9
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Exits 28
Key employees Soon
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture
Late Stage Venture

Areas of investment

  • Software
  • Internet
  • Communications Infrastructure
  • E-Commerce
  • Telecommunications

The company was established in North America in United States. The main office of represented VC is situated in the Boston.

Comparing to the other companies, this BancBoston Ventures performs on 8 percentage points more the average number of lead investments. The usual things for fund are deals in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars. The fund is constantly included in 2-6 investment rounds annually. The important activity for fund was in 2000. The average startup value when the investment from BancBoston Ventures is 100-500 millions dollars. Speaking about the real fund results, this VC is 2 percentage points less often commits exit comparing to other organizations. The top amount of exits for fund were in 2004.

We can highlight the next thriving fund investment areas, such as Semiconductor, Telecommunications. The fund has specific favorite in a number of founders of portfolio startups. In case when startup counts 3 or 5+ of the founder, the chance for it to get the investment is meager. Besides, a startup requires to be at the age of 4-5 years to receive the investment from the fund. For fund there is a match between the country of its foundation and the country of its the most frequent investments - United States. Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight Blackboard, Endurance International, CenterPoint Broadband Technologies.

The standard case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 5-6 partakers. Despite the BancBoston Ventures, startups are often financed by Polaris Partners, ModusLink Global Solutions, Boston Millennia Partners. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Polaris Partners, J & W Seligman, Battery Ventures. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Polaris Partners, Oak Investment Partners, Masthead Venture Partners.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

Centric Software

Fast-Moving Consumer Goods
Information Technology
Sporting Goods
$14M15 Jan 2008 Campbell, California, United States

Cloverleaf Communications

Communications Infrastructure
Data Storage
Network Hardware
$11M28 Jun 2005 New York, United States


$13M16 Jul 2004 Massachusetts, United States

Papa Gino's

Food Processing
$1M19 Mar 2004 Massachusetts, United States

Cloverleaf Communications

Communications Infrastructure
Data Storage
Network Hardware
$10M01 Oct 2003 New York, United States


$19M21 Apr 2003 Massachusetts, United States


$18M17 Apr 2003 Massachusetts, United States


Application Performance Management
Enterprise Software
$18M27 Jan 2003 Lowell, Massachusetts, United States

$2M26 Jun 2002 Massachusetts, United States


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