Portage Venture Partners LLC

Portage Venture Partners LLC

Portage Venture Partners LLC

Overview
Date Founded

1997

Headquarters

1 Northfield Plaza,Suite 530,Northfield, IL 60093-1216

Type of Company

Private

Industries

Private Equity & Venture Capital
Investment Services & Portfolio Management

Company Description

Portage Venture Partners focuses on seed and early-stage investments in industry-leading companies in the information technology, telecommunications, business services, information technology services, nanotechnology and life sciences sectors. The firm looks for companies with rational business models, significant market opportunities and defensible competitive advantages. Portage Venture Partners invests in companies located in the Midwestern region of the US. Investments range from $500,000 to over $20 million. The firm typically provides the first institutional money received by their portfolio companies. Portage Venture Partners will support established entrepreneurs in going concerns and provide seed funding for new companies or university and/or corporate spinouts.

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Recent Transactions
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YouCaring Dot Com LLC purchases GiveForward, Inc. from Portage Venture Partners LLC, The Pritzker Group (Venture Capital), First Round Capital, P & L Advisors LLC, TechStars Central LLC, Founder Collective Management Co. LLC, Firestarter Fund

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Trilogy Enterprises, Inc., Ignite Technologies, Inc. purchase ThinkVine Corp. from Draper Fisher Jurvetson Management LLC, Northwater Capital Management, Inc., Fort Washington Capital Partners LLC, Draper Triangle Ventures, Portage Venture Partners LLC, CincyTech LLC, West Capital Advisors LLC

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Wall Street Systems Holdings, Inc., Wall Street Systems, Inc., Warburg Pincus & Company US LLC purchase Aleri Global Banking from Aleri, Inc., Split Rock Partners LLC, Early Stage Enterprises, Portage Venture Partners LLC, Allegra Partners LLC

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ThinkVine Corp. provides strategic marketing and decision support services. It offers marketing mix modeling software and services that enable agile planning, attribution, forecasting and optimization across various marketing tactics, such as online, offline, digital, and traditional. The firm serves consumer packaged goods, retail, financial services, travel and entertainment and household goods sectors. The company was founded by Damon J. Ragusa and Debra Patek in 1999 and is headquartered in Cincinnati, OH.

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GiveForward, Inc. operates as an online fundraising and donation website. Its platform enables users to raise money for a loved one in need. The firm is a premier online platform for medical fundraising. The company was founded by Desiree Vargas-Wrigley and Ethan Austin in 2008 and is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

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BrainScope Co., Inc. operates as a medical neurotechnology company which develops non-invasive tools. The firm focuses on optimizing analysis of brain electrical signals to enhance detection and assessment of changes in brain function. The company was founded by Elvir Causevic in 1990 and is headquartered in Bethesda, MD.

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