Wheatley Partners

Investor type Private Equity Firm
Founders Barry Fingerhut Barry Rubenstein Irwin Lieber Jonathan Lieber Seth Lieber


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Total investments 55
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 44
Rounds per year 1.83
Lead investments 7
Follow on index
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Exits 23
Key employees 4
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture
Late Stage Venture

Areas of investment

  • Software
  • Internet
  • Medical
  • Information Technology
  • E-Commerce

In 1992 was created Wheatley Partners, which is appeared as VC. The fund was located in North America if to be more exact in United States. The main office of represented VC is situated in the Great Neck.

Besides, a startup needs to be aged 4-5 years to get the investment from the fund. The fund has no exact preference in some founders of portfolio startups. In case when startup counts 5+ of the founder, the chance for it to get the investment is meager. Among the most successful fund investment fields, there are Service Industry, Information Technology. Among the various public portfolio startups of the fund, we may underline Cepheid, NetVendor, LuxN For fund there is a match between the country of its foundation and the country of its the most frequent investments - United States.

Opposing the other organizations, this Wheatley Partners works on 11 percentage points more the average amount of lead investments. The usual things for fund are deals in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars. The typical startup value when the investment from Wheatley Partners is 100-500 millions dollars. The important activity for fund was in 2000. The fund is constantly included in 2-6 investment rounds annually. Speaking about the real fund results, this VC is 1 percentage points less often commits exit comparing to other organizations. The top amount of exits for fund were in 2011.

The usual cause for the fund is to invest in rounds with 4-5 partakers. Despite the Wheatley Partners, startups are often financed by OVP Venture Partners, New Enterprise Associates, Venrock. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Credit Suisse First Boston, RRE Ventures, Canaan Partners. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by RRE Ventures, Oreilly AlphaTech Ventures, OVP Venture Partners.

The current fund was established by Barry Fingerhut, Barry Rubenstein, Irwin Lieber, Jonathan Lieber, Seth Lieber. We also calculated 4 valuable employees in our database.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation


3D Technology
$8M01 Apr 2018 Israel, North District, Israel


Gift Card
$1M11 Dec 2013 New York, United States


$2M23 Apr 2012 New York, United States

Certpoint Systems

Digital Marketing
Enterprise Software
$3M29 Nov 2011 New York, United States

Searchandise Commerce

Service Industry
$7M13 Apr 2010 Beverly, Massachusetts, United States

NovaRay Medical

Health Care
Health Diagnostics
$5M01 Nov 2009 California, United States

Searchandise Commerce

Service Industry
$7M29 Jul 2008 Beverly, Massachusetts, United States

Fifth Generation Systems

Information Technology
$5M01 Jan 2008 New York, United States

Advanced BioHealing

$25M27 Feb 2007 Connecticut, United States


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