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Websitekephapartners.com
Employees

Funds

Fund II, 5/2012 $85M

Offices

HQ
303 Wyman Street
Suite 300
Waltham, MA, 02451
USA

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Kepha Partners

“Kepha” is Aramaic for “rock.” They have a back-to-basics approach focused on pre-seed, seed and Series A companies. They call this “venture building,” and it is what created the venture industry in the first place. It is the foundation, or rock, of venture capital.

Their mission:

  1. Be the true entrepreneur’s first choice

  2. Aggressively build shareholder value that will last for many generations

  3. Establish a new standard for value-add and become the McKinsey & Co. for entrepreneurs

They seek entrepreneurs who have disruptive ideas and know that they can do it better. They recruit executives who are energized by making a difference in how they lead teams and out-execute incumbents. They want to work with people who would rather try and fail vs. not try at all.

Recent Milestones

Investments

Company Date Round Size Participants
VoltDB 3/2014Series B$8M2
HapYak 11/2012Seed$850k3
Shareaholic 6/2012Series A$3M3
VoltDB 4/2012Series A$590k2
Boundless 4/2012Series A$8M5
Cloze 4/2012Seed$1.2M3
Boundless 4/2012Seed$1.7M4
Azuki Systems 1/2012Venture Round$5.1M2
On The Spot Systems 1/2012Seed$750k3
OwnerIQ 6/2011Venture Round$7M2
Linkable Networks 3/2011Series A$8.3M3
Azuki Systems 12/2010Venture Round$4M2
AutoVirt 10/2010Venture Round$3.8M2
Goby 10/2010Series A$2.5M2
Linkable Networks 10/2010Seed$1.5M2
VoltDB 9/2010Series A$5M2
OwnerIQ 12/2009Series C$5.8M5
AutoVirt 11/2009Venture Round$5M2
Azuki Systems 5/2009Series B$6M2
Bluefin Labs 5/2009Seed$1.2M7
AutoVirt 11/2008Series B$4M2
AutoVirt 1/2008Series A$4.5M2
Azuki Systems 9/2007Series A$6M2
AutoVirt 1/2007Seed$500k2

Videos

Sources

  1. Second Fund From Kepha Partners Reaches $73.7M (fis.dowjones.com) [edit]
  2. SEC filing (sec.gov) [edit]
  3. VoltDB Closes $8M Series B Funding (finsmes.com) [edit]
  4. HapYak gets $850K for social startup (masshightech.com) [edit]
  5. Shareaholic Raises $3 Million Series A Led By Kepha Partners For Sharing And Analytics Platform (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  6. VoltDB gains $590K in funding (masshightech.com) [edit]
  7. Publishers Sue As Boundless Learning Grabs $8M For An Open Alternative To Textbooks (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  8. Cloze raises $1.2M from three VC firms (masshightech.com) [edit]
  9. Boundless Learning Raises $1.7M, Taking Big Swing In Education (bostinno.com) [edit]
  10. Azuki adds $5.1M in new funding round (masshightech.com) [edit]
  11. On The Spot Systems Secures $750,000 in Seed Funding (surveyonthespot.com) [edit]
  12. OwnerIQ Closes $7M Funding (finsmes.com) [edit]
  13. Bain Capital Ventures Believes In ‘Loyalty 2.0′, Invests $8.3 Million In Clovr Media (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  14. Azuki Systems adds $4M in VC funding (masshightech.com) [edit]
  15. NH software firm AutoVirt rounds up $3.8M financing (masshightech.com) [edit]
  16. Goby Raises $2.5 Million For Activity-Driven Search Engine (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  17. Clovr Media Announces Seed Funding (clovrmedia.com) [edit]
  18. VoltDB gets charged up with $5M in first round (masshightech.com) [edit]
  19. Mass High Tech (masshightech.com) [edit]
  20. Autovirt gets $5M from return investors Sigma, Kepha (masshightech.com) [edit]
  21. Azuki Systems scores $6 million in equity financing (fiercemobilecontent.com) [edit]
  22. TechCrunch [edit]
  23. AutoVirt adds $4M to advance data migration tech (masshightech.com) [edit]
  24. AUTOVIRT CLOSES ADDITIONAL $4 MILLION IN FINANCING (autovirt.com) [edit]
  25. thealarmclock.com [edit]
  26. EDGAR [edit]
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