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Founded1985

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Ascent Venture Partners V, 6/2012 $81.8M

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255 State Street
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Boston, MA, 02109
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Ascent Venture Partners

Ascent is a venture capital firm that invests in early stage, emerging technology companies.

At Ascent, we don’t jump on the latest trends in general technology. Instead, we remain dedicated to investing in a singular space with enormous market potential – enterprise IT innovation.

Our singular focus on enterprise IT, combined with our 28 years of experience and over 100 early stage investments, has yielded powerful results that speak to our deep knowledge, expertise, commitments and networks.

Today, enterprise IT is in the midst of tremendous disruption. Between the shift to the cloud, mobility, consumerization of IT, data analytics and entirely new security architectures, both major challenges and tremendous opportunities abound. Over the next decade, the enterprise IT market will be transformed by these disruptive trends, providing lucrative opportunities for innovative early stage companies to emerge, develop new markets, and become the dominant IT companies of the future.

We have a firm-wide commitment to backing companies that have courageous ideas about how technology can transform business and create market-leading companies along the way. Our partners, funds and extensive network are dedicated entirely to supporting companies in the enterprise IT arena, and helping them to be the best they can be.

Ascent invests in early stage companies in the east coast with initial investment ranging from $2 million to $5 million.

Recent Milestones

Investments

Company Date Round Size Participants
CloudLock 1/2014Series C$16.5M3
Terascala 11/2013Venture Round4
PerspecSys 5/2013Venture Round$12M3
Verivo Software 4/2013Venture Round$4M3
Knoa Software 12/2012Venture Round$7.5M5
ScaleBase 10/2012Series B$10.5M3
HubCast 9/2012Series B$4.3M2
Terascala 4/2012Series B$14M1
Startapp 3/2012Series A$4.3M2
CloudLock 3/2012Series B$8.7M2
Verivo Software 1/2012Venture Round$17M3
ClickFox 11/2010Series C$17.9M5
TimeTrade Systems 9/2010Series A$5.6M2
Everyday Solutions 6/2010Venture Round$2.81M3
StrikeIron 5/2010Venture Round$2.34M3
Cedar Point Communications 12/2009Debt$2M8
Bizo 11/2009Venture Round$6M4
Network Intelligence 2/2009Series C$12M5
WebLayers 1/2009Venture Round$3M3
Fidelis Security Systems 4/2008Series B$22M5
ClickFox 4/2008Series A$12.5M4
Verivo Software 12/2007Series B$1.95M2
V.i. Laboratories 11/2007Series B$8M3
HubCast 11/2007Series A$8.1M2
Interactive Supercomputing 10/2007Series B$11M5
TimeTrade Systems 9/2007Series C$5M3
WebLayers 7/2007Series C$7M3
StrikeIron 3/2007Series C$5M1
Terascala 3/2007Series A$3M1
Whaleback Systems 9/2006Series B$7.5M3
BEZ Systems 9/2006Series C$7.5M5
Guardium 5/2006Series D$6.3M5
Bluesocket 2/2006Series C$9M4
Verivo Software 9/2005Series A$5.2M2
Guardium 8/2005Series C$5.5M4
Cedar Point Communications 8/2005Series D$15M8
Whaleback Systems 7/2005Series A$3M1
Fidelis Security Systems 5/2005Series A$4.1M4
Bluesocket 1/2005Series B$10M5
ZoomInfo 7/2004Series A$7M5

Videos

Sources

  1. Ascent Venture Partners Closes Fund V at $82M Four Years After Launch (pevc.dowjones.com) [edit]
  2. Ascent Venture Partners Congratulates Four Successful Portfolio Companies (freshnews.com) [edit]
  3. CloudLock Raises $16.5M Series C Led By Bessemer (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  4. Terascala Closes Additional Equity Funding (finsmes.com) [edit]
  5. PerspecSys Raises $12M in Funding (finsmes.com) [edit]
  6. Verivo Software raises $4 million (pandodaily.com) [edit]
  7. Knoa Software Secures $7.5 Million Growth Round (businesswire.com) [edit]
  8. Scalebase raises $10.5M, aims to enhance database (masshightech.com) [edit]
  9. HubCast raises $4.3M to grow customers base (masshightech.com) [edit]
  10. Terascala Announces $14M Series B Funding Round Led by Strategic Partner Consortium (marketwatch.com) [edit]
  11. StartApp Raises $4.3M in Funding (finsmes.com) [edit]
  12. CloudLock Raises $8.7M To Help Secure Enterprise Data In The Public Cloud (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  13. Pyxis Mobile Raises $17M, Rebrands As Verivo, Pivots To Licensable App Platform (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  14. ClickFox Raises $18M, Helps Clients Get A Cross-Channel View On Customer Behavior (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  15. TimeTrade Systems Raises $5.6M in Funding, Led by Ascent Venture Partners (timetrade.com) [edit]
  16. FONTINALIS PARTNERS ANNOUNCES INVESTMENT IN EVERYDAY SOLUTIONS THE LEADING PROVIDER OF GPS-DRIVEN SCHOOL TRANSPORTATION INFORMATION MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS (sec.gov) [edit]
  17. EDGAR [edit]
  18. Cedar Point pulls in $2M in debt funding (masshightech.com) [edit]
  19. ZoomInfo Spin-Off Bizo Raises $6 Million (paidcontent.org) [edit]
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  21. WebLayers Secures $3 Million in Funding, Appoints Industry Veteran Jeff Papows as President and CEO and Relocates Headquarters to Accommodate Growth (marketwire.com) [edit]
  22. VentureBeat (venturebeat.com) [edit]
  23. ClickFox Received $12.5 Million for their Customer Behavior Intelligence (venturecapitalupdate.com) [edit]
  24. EDGAR [edit]
  25. V.i. Labs Secures $8 Million in Funding to Extend Product Leadership in Growing Software Protection Market (vilabs.com) [edit]
  26. HUBCAST SECURES $8.1 MILLION IN SERIES A FUNDING (hubcast.com) [edit]
  27. Interactive Supercomputing Raises Series B Funding (insidehpc.com) [edit]
  28. EDGAR [edit]
  29. WebLayers Secures $7 Million to Expand Leadership Position in Automating SOA Governance (weblayers.com) [edit]
  30. Web Services Marketplace StrikeIron Gets More Funds (thealarmclock.com) [edit]
  31. Terascala raises $3m in Series A funding round (blogs.the451group.com) [edit]
  32. Castile Ventures Leads Series B Financing of Whaleback Systems (whalebacksystems.com) [edit]
  33. BEZ Systems Secures $7.5 Million in Series C Financing Led by Ascent Venture Partners (bez.com) [edit]
  34. Cisco invests $6.3m in Guardium (cbronline.com) [edit]
  35. EDGAR [edit]
  36. EDGAR [edit]
  37. Guardium Raises $5.5 Million in 3rd Financing Round (guardium.com) [edit]
  38. Cedar Point adds $15 M to coffers (cedmagazine.com) [edit]
  39. Whaleback Systems Partners with Ascent Venture, Names C. Walter Dick to Board (whalebacksystems.com) [edit]
  40. Fidelis Security raised $4.1 million (washingtonpost.com) [edit]
  41. Bluesocket Raises $10 Million in Funding Round. (thefreelibrary.com) [edit]
  42. boston.bizjournals.com [edit]
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