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DescriptionVenture Capital Firm



270 Lafayette Street
Suite 1301
New York, NY, 10012



Plough Penny Partners

Founded in 1985, Plough Penny Partners is a New York City based investment firm that manages the assets of the Traphagen family.

Plough Penny Partners has interests in numerous publicly traded and privately held companies, in addition to various real estate holdings and partnership interests.

Plough Penny Partners’ entrepreneurial nature and lean structure results in rapid decision making and timely due diligence. The name of the firm was inspired by Ross Traphagen’s farm in New Vernon, NJ, called Plough Penny Hill.

Recent Milestones


Company Date Round Size Participants
basno 7/2013Series A$1M5
We Heart It 6/2013Series A$8M3
Tinypass 6/2013Venture Round$3M3
Solve Media 6/2013Series B$6M6
DietBetter 5/2013Seed$1.9M24
Zeel 1/2012Angel$1.5M11
Health Guru Media Inc. 6/2011Series D$6M4
AdChina 3/2011Venture Round4
BONDS.COM 3/2011Venture Round$6.5M5
Babble 5/2010Series B$3M4
Cel-Fi by Nextivity 10/2009Venture Round1
KoolConnect Technologies 11/2007Venture Round$6.5M2
Critical Media 11/2005Series A1
Game Trust 6/2005Venture Round1



  1. Basno Raises $1M For Its Digital Badges Platform That Aims To Monetise Boasting ( [edit]
  2. We Heart It, The Social Photo Phenom That’s Quietly Amassed 20M Monthly Users, Nabs $8M Funding ( [edit]
  3. Tinypass Closes $3M Funding ( [edit]
  4. Solve Media Lands $6M From New Atlantic, First Round, AOL And Others For Its Fast-Growing CAPTCHA Advertising Platform ( [edit]
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  7. Health Video Site Lands $6 Million ( [edit]
  8. Plough Penny Partners [edit]
  9. Secures an Additional $6.5 Million Financing ( [edit]
  10. Babble lands $3M for online parenting advice ( [edit]
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  12. koolconnect announces significant equity investment by major shareholders ( [edit]
  13. Plough Penny Partners [edit]
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