Meet our Investors
Granite Ventures has been helping early-stage technology companies build solid foundations for success since 1992. We focus our investments on two sectors where our partners have deep domain expertise, broad industry knowledge, and significant investment experience: Communications and Components, and Software.
Granite has managed over $1 billion in venture capital and has invested in more than 90 private companies. We partner with promising and successful entrepreneurs to create businesses that have a competitive edge and help them achieve category leadership.
NextStage Capital focuses on finding undiscovered early stage investment opportunities in the Mid-Atlantic region. With an emphasis on technology software, hardware and services, our goal is to find talented entrepreneurs with a compelling and validated technology offering and help them build company value.
Our team draws on years of experience as entrepreneurs and venture capitalists. The partners have invested over $175M of early stage capital and helped build some of the most lucrative venture-backed companies in the area. Having participated in many successful exits, as well as having worked with companies through difficult situations, the partners offer a comprehensive perspective and experience to entrepreneurs.
Aster Capital is a leading venture capital firm sponsored by Alstom and Schneider Electric, two global leaders with combined revenues in excess of US$40bn.
We have a strong experience in innovative technologies and business models within the fields of Energy and Environment.
The team benefits from the venture capital expertise acquired by the Schneider Electric Ventures team since 2000 through the management of its first fund invested in more than 20 companies in North America and Europe. Two sector experts from Alstom also joined the team, further strengthening its capabilities.
We focus on early to later stage minority investments in innovative companies world-wide. Generally acting as co-investor, Aster Capital is highly involved in its investments to enhance their successful growth.
Aster Capital has offices in France, China and Japan.
Laurel Capital Partners
Laurel Capital Partners aids smaller companies with platform potential in making rapid growth. Since 2007, this financial sponsor based out of Radnor, Pennsylvania, has served as a private equity firm that specializes in buyouts and growth capital investments. The growth capital investments are in reasonably valued, profitable, smaller companies. Furthermore, Laurel Capital Partners primary invests in specialty manufacturing, niche manufacturing, business services, financial services, healthcare, and private aviation services. These sectors located in the eastern half of the United States have enterprise values up to $50 million. Additionally, the firm seeks both lead and co-lead investments typically making equity investments between $1 million to $5 million in businesses with revenues between $5 million to $50 million, and EBITDA between $1 million and $5 million.