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Schooner Capital

Investor type Private Equity Firm
Founders Vin Ryan


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Total investments 55
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 35
Rounds per year 1.08
Lead investments 16
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 9
Key employees 2
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture
Late Stage Venture
Private Equity

Areas of investment

  • Health Care
  • Biotechnology
  • Software
  • Medical
  • SaaS

In 1971 was created Schooner Capital, which is appeared as VC. The main department of described VC is located in the Boston. The venture was found in North America in United States.

The current fund was established by Vin Ryan. The overall number of key employees were 2.

The higher amount of exits for fund were in 2018. The fund is constantly included in 2-6 investment rounds annually. The top activity for fund was in 2016. Despite it in 2019 the fund had an activity. Speaking about the real fund results, this VC is 26 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other organizations. This Schooner Capital works on 15 percentage points less the average amount of lead investments comparing to the other organizations. Deals in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars are the general things for fund.

The typical case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 2-3 participants. Despite the Schooner Capital, startups are often financed by Tribeca Venture Partners, Rainfall Ventures, Lerer Hippeau. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Highland Capital Partners, Tribeca Venture Partners, Rainfall Ventures. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Highland Capital Partners, Western Technology Investment, VTF Capital.

We can highlight the next thriving fund investment areas, such as Biotechnology, Therapeutics. For fund there is a match between the location of its establishment and the land of its numerous investments - United States. Moreover, a startup needs to be at the age of 6-10 years to get the investment from the fund. The fund has no exact preference in some founders of portfolio startups. If startup sums 4 or 5+ of the founder, the chance for it to be financed is low. Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight Emerald Cloud Lab, Maxwell Health, Commonwealth Fusion.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

SeLux Diagnostics

Health Care
Health Diagnostics
$50M28 Feb 2022 Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Commonwealth Fusion

Clean Energy
Electrical Distribution
Renewable Energy
$1B01 Dec 2021 Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States


Food and Beverage
$18M13 Sep 2021 Virginia, United States

JETCOOL Technologies

Mechanical Engineering
Product Design
14 Jun 2021 Littleton, Massachusetts, United States

Wren Therapeutics

Health Care
$16M25 Jan 2021 Cambridge, England, United Kingdom

Cullinan Oncology

Medical Device
$131M17 Dec 2020 Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

Zippity, Inc.

Autonomous Vehicles
Home Services
Information Technology
$1M12 Nov 2020 Massachusetts, United States


Property Management
Rental Property
$8M04 Aug 2020 Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Commonwealth Fusion

Clean Energy
Electrical Distribution
Renewable Energy
$84M26 May 2020 Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
MarginEdge, a restaurant management software company, raises $18M

– MarginEdge, a restaurant management app, raised $18m in Series B funding.
– The round was led by Schooner and joined by IGC Hospitality.
– It brings the company to a valuation of $100m.
– The company was using some different technology platforms to manage inventory and sales, but was looking for something to manage its whole inventory process.


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