We seek to fund outstanding management teams and technical visionaries whose ideas and hard work create market-leading companies in large, rapidly growing industries. Our investment strategy is focused on four broad areas:
Commonwealth is always looking for new innovations, and we recognize these may come from new and emerging industries.
Historically, 65-75% of the Firm’s investments have been made in startup and early-stage companies, with the remaining 25-35% of capital invested in revenue-generating venture capital opportunities. In either case, we are active, lead investors and are usually the first institutional capital invested in a company. We regularly partner with other leading venture capital firms and place great emphasis on building strong investor syndicates to give management teams the financial and support foundation they need to succeed.
Commonwealth Capital Ventures generally invests $2-$8 million initially, with up to $15 million or more per company over multiple rounds. We have made small seed investments of less than $1 million as well as later stage investments of more than $12 million. We work closely with our entrepreneurs to determine the optimal business and financial strategy, selecting what is best for sustainable growth. Our investment activity is focused on the innovation centers of the Northeast United States. We are strong believers in the value of sitting on the same side of the table with our management teams when problems or opportunities require action.