Our Investment Strategy

We invest in the most promising early stage, rapid growth technology companies in the Mid-Atlantic region.

 

Portfolio companies benefit from the Fund’s affiliation with one of the largest and most active technology councils in the nation for introductions to customers, recruits, resellers and distributors, Board directors, investors and quality service providers.

 

The Fund typically invests $500,000 to $2.5M initially, with up to $4-5M to support the company’s growth. The general partners are active investors, typically (but, not always) a Board Director and lead investor.

 

75

YEARS EXPERIENCE

150

NUMBER OF FINANCINGS

8

MARKET VALUE CREATED

Tech Council Ventures

The firm manages $130 million across two comparably focused early stage venture funds. The Fund was created by the NJ Tech Council to provide expansion capital to the region’s rapid growth entrepreneurs and capitalize on the fertile ecosystem.

Trusted Expertise

Portfolio companies benefit from a number of industry and domain experts. The NJ Tech Council touches 30,000 companies in the Mid-Atlantic region, with six major vertical Advisory Boards consisting of CXOs with world class expertise. In addition, more than 200 highly accomplished corporate executives, successful entrepreneurs and industry leading institutions comprise the Fund’s investor base. The Tech Council Ventures team has success and experience building startups into companies that transform industries.

Our Team

Jane Dela Cruz
Jane Dela Cruz
Office Manager & CIO/CTO
Stephanie Petak
Stephanie Petak
Controller
Mark Kolb
Mark Kolb
Entrepreneur in Residence
Jim Gunton
Jim Gunton
Managing Partner & Founder
Jim Barrood
Jim Barrood
Advisor
Aaron Price
Aaron Price
CEO, NJ Tech Council
Stephen Socolof
Stephen Socolof
Managing Partner

NETWORKED CAPITAL

The NJ Tech Council provides business development, education, networking and recognition opportunities as well as advocacy.

The NJ Tech Council programs are designed to help you and your company grow. Member companies (including all employees) enjoy a variety of benefits/discounts and access to a network of leaders empowering the ecosystem and creating the future.
NJTC offers a number of resources from which you can easily access. From funding to talent to workspaces and to advocacy and exposure, they can help you grow your business whether it’s a start up or a multinational. In addition, they can help connect you to the right advisors and mentors along the way.
Are you ready to propel the future? Become a member and join today to access all the resources.

Visit NJTC to learn more.