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Phone(212) 863-2500



750 Lexington Avenue
@ 59th Street
New York, NY, 10022


Founder and General Partner
Founder and General Partner
Founding Partner, Special Advisor
Chief Financial Officer
Senior Associate
Special Advisor
Of Counsel
Term Advisor


StarVest Partners

The team of StarVest Partners believes that they have a differentiated positioning in the venture capital community and a targeted investment strategy that allows StarVest to stand out among its competitors in sourcing unique opportunities and supplying capital to outstanding businesses. Their differentiation is derived from the combination of the following characteristics:

  • Their history of success in their targeted investment sectors - technology-enabled business services.

  • Their focus geographically across all U.S. business centers.

  • Their research-driven, proactive investment process.

  • Their demonstrated ability to help drive portfolio company revenue.

StarVest differentiates itself through its expertise and deep domain knowledge of Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), a key area of opportunity for StarVest. They have e invested in as many successful SaaS companies as StarVest, or started investing in as early a time frame (beginning 1999).

When they invest in geographic areas that are less well served by either national or local venture firms (such as Ohio, Arizona, Chicago), they find that their industry expertise is a major attraction for potential portfolio companies. This is because they have more extensive domain knowledge than most other venture funds, and they can provide potential partnership and customer introductions through their contacts in the New York that are in their industries or target customer base. These potential portfolio companies value having a New York-based investor with extensive relationships within the advertising, financial services, media, publishing industries with a wide network of Fortune 1000 executives. They can either be complementary with or provide an alternative to a regional investor.

StarVest also distinguishes itself from its competition by making significant customer and partnership introductions – what growing companies need most.

Recent Milestones


Company Date Round Size Participants
Ceros 4/2014Venture Round$6.2M3
PeopleMatter 10/2013Series E$16M7
UrbanBound 8/2013Series A$5M2
Take the Interview 6/2013Series A$2.2M3
The Receivables Exchange 6/2013Private Equity$10M4
RetailNext 4/2013Series C$15M4
Host Analytics 4/2013Venture Round$6.5M4
Host Analytics 1/2013Series D$17M4
Switchfly 10/2012Series C$2.8M4
Host Analytics 10/2012Venture Round$10.5M1
RAMP Holdings 9/2012Series C$15M8
Veracode 4/2012Series E$30M4
Switchfly 3/2012Series C$15M3
PivotLink 1/2012Venture Round$13M3
Xignite 9/2011Series B$10M1
Lucid Commerce (PrecisionDemand) 7/2011Series C$8M4
NewComLink 7/2011Series B$10M2
ideeli 4/2011Series C$41M5
Accept Software 12/2010Series C$3M3
Transactis 11/2010Series B$7M2
Passenger 10/2010Venture Round$7.5M2
Host Analytics 6/2010Series C$15M4
Veracode 2/2010Series D$12.3M6
ideeli 12/2009Series B$20M3
PivotLink 2/2009Series C$10M3
Passenger 3/2008Series C$8M3
Passenger 11/2007Series B$8.3M3
iCrossing 7/2007Series E$62M4
PerQuest 7/2007Series B$17.3M3
Mazu Networks 2/2006Venture Round$7M5
Fieldglass 1/2005Series D$11M4
Roving Planet 1/2005Series C$6M5
Blazent 5/2004Series C$10M4
Blazent 3/2003Series B$9.2M5
MessageOne 3/2002Series C$10M3


Sources [edit] [edit]
  1. Ceros raises $6.2 million to take on Adobe's creative cloud ( [edit]
  2. PeopleMatter Raises $16M in Series E Funding ( [edit]
  3. UrbanBound Raises $5M In Series A Funding ( [edit]
  4. Take the Interview Picks Up $1.6M Series A for Video Interviews ( [edit]
  5. Receivables Exchange Closes $10M Growth Round ( [edit]
  6. RetailNext Closes $15M Series C Financing ( [edit]
  7. VC Funding: Q2 2013 source [edit]
  8. Host Analytics Raises $17M For SaaS Designed For The Finance Pro Who Wants To Move Beyond Excel ( [edit]
  9. Switchfly Raises $2.8M; Completes Series C Funding ( [edit]
  10. VC Funding: Q4 2012 [edit]
  11. RAMP Secures $15 Million Series C Financing Led by StarVest Partners ( [edit]
  12. Veracode Secures $30M in Additional Funding and Expands Executive Team ( [edit]
  13. Switchfly, Inc. Secures $15 Million to Further Expand SaaS Products Globally in Travel, Loyalty and Payments ( [edit]
  14. PivotLink Secures $13 Million in Funding Builds Momentum in Retail Analytics ( [edit]
  15. Xignite raises $10M for cloud delivery of financial market data ( [edit]
  16. Lucid Commerce Raises $8M in Series C Financing ( [edit]
  17. NewComLink Raises $10M in Series B Financing ( [edit]
  18. Flash Sales Site Ideeli Raises $41 Million ( [edit]
  19. Accept Software raises $3M to hellp businesses win with new products ( [edit]
  20. Transactis secures $7 Million in venture capital financing ( [edit]
  21. Private online community Passenger snags $7.5M, new CEO ( [edit]
  22. Host Analytics grabs $15M more for financial management ( [edit]
  23. EDGAR [edit]
  24. Online Sample Sale Site Ideeli Raises A Whopping $20 Million ( [edit]
  25. PivotLink announces $10 million funding ( [edit]
  26. Passenger gets $8M for market research on private social networks ( [edit]
  27. StarVest Partners Participates in Latest Round of Funding in Passenger. ( [edit]
  28. Goldman Sachs and Oak Investment Partners Lead Investment in Digital Marketing Leader iCrossing ( [edit]
  29. PerQuest, online payroll service, raises $17.3M ( [edit]
  30. Mazu Networks Closes $7 M in Acceleration Round. ( [edit]
  31. Fieldglass Raises $11 Million in New Financing Round ( [edit]
  32. Roving Planet Secures $6 Million in New Financing ( [edit]
  33. Blazent adds $10M in funding ( [edit]
  34. Cohesiant bonds with $9.2M funding round ( [edit]
  35. E-mail manager MessageOne raises $10M ( [edit]
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