Why Princeton Ventures?

Princeton Ventures offers entrepreneurs unique access to the very best resources available to help create significant businesses. Unlike most private equity firms that have rigid investment parameters and areas of expertise, the highly flexible capital we manage and our willingness to partner with other leading co-investors gives us uncommon flexibility in finding the right combination of capital and experience to help businesses become extraordinary.

Flexible Financing Solutions

Our first priority is understanding the entrepreneur’s vision. We then customize an investment structure that maximizes the company’s chances for long-term growth and value creation. We have few restrictions on our capital and the types and sizes of transactions we consider.

Maximizing Partner Value

We often serve on the boards of the companies in which we invest and become an ongoing resource for management; however, we may not be the perfect voice in all situations. We believe an important component of the value we bring is our ability to introduce entrepreneurs to other great partners for their business. Our approach optimizes the two most important aspects of a partnership: the terms of the investment and the right long-term partners for the business.

Private and Public Market Experience

We bring an understanding of the public markets to our private company investments. Through our relationship with Raging Capital Management, a private investment partnership focused on public equities, we gain valuable insights into the public markets. Accordingly our understanding of economic trends and industries is an important resource for entrepreneurs.

Experience and Track Record

Our principals have a strong track record with investments in over 30 companies since 2000. Our ability to help entrepreneurs build great businesses is evidenced by the successful exits we have experienced to date, including the sales of Bankrate to Apax Partners, CallStreet to FactSet (NYSE: FDS), FolderShare to Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT), Majestic Research to Investment Technology Group (NYSE: ITG), Massage Envy to Roark Capital, and Salary.com to Kenexa. Our principals have served on a variety of public and private company boards and bring their experience as investors and entrepreneurs to the businesses in which we invest.

Aggressive and Candid

We operate with respect for an entrepreneur’s time because we know it is his or her most precious resource. We work hard to efficiently evaluate opportunities and close investments. We have a streamlined internal investment process and can commit to the right partnership quickly. In diligence, we pay attention to the big picture while working to confirm our investment thesis. As equity investors, we want entrepreneurs focused on growing their businesses, not raising capital.