Zero Stage Capital

Investor type Micro VC
Founders Gordon Baty


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Total investments 40
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 25
Rounds per year 0.98
Lead investments 7
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 11
Key employees Soon
Stages of investment
Late Stage Venture

Areas of investment

  • Software
  • Manufacturing
  • Biotechnology
  • Solar
  • Internet

In 1981 was created Zero Stage Capital, which is appeared as VC. The company was established in North America in United States. The leading representative office of defined VC is situated in the Boston.

We can highlight the next thriving fund investment areas, such as Biopharma, Pharmaceutical. Besides, a startup needs to be aged 4-5 years to get the investment from the fund. The fund has specific favorite in a number of founders of portfolio startups. Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight Jenzabar, eYak (Sonexis), Powerspan. For fund there is a match between the country of its foundation and the country of its the most frequent investments - United States.

The increased amount of exits for fund were in 2009. The fund is constantly included in less than 2 investment rounds annually. The high activity for fund was in 2000. The common things for fund are deals in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars. Comparing to the other companies, this Zero Stage Capital performs on 4 percentage points less the average number of lead investments. Considering the real fund results, this VC is 1 percentage points less often commits exit comparing to other organizations.

This organization was formed by Gordon Baty.

The typical case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 3-4 participants. Despite the Zero Stage Capital, startups are often financed by Lazard Technology Partners, Pilot House Ventures, PJC. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Lazard Technology Partners, CB Health Ventures, Pilot House Ventures. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by New Enterprise Associates, Vanguard Ventures, DFJ.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation


Health Care
Health Diagnostics
Medical Device
Product Design
$12M12 Dec 2006 Massachusetts, United States


Health Care
Life Science
$5M16 Jul 2005 Woburn, Massachusetts, United States

TAZZ Networks

Service Industry
Web Design
$6M01 Apr 2005 Providence, Rhode Island, United States


Developer Platform
$3M20 Jul 2004 Connecticut, United States

Konarka Technologies

$18M24 Jun 2004 Lowell, Massachusetts, United States


Health Care
Life Science
$10M29 Jan 2004 Woburn, Massachusetts, United States

TAZZ Networks

Service Industry
Web Design
$10M27 Oct 2003 Providence, Rhode Island, United States


Fossil Fuels
$20M13 Aug 2003 Portsmouth, New Hampshire, United States

Evergreen Solar

Renewable Energy
$29M24 Mar 2003 -


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