Investments and Experience
Since 2000, the principals of Princeton Ventures have invested in over 30 growth companies and realized many significant exit events for entrepreneurs and shareholders. Some of their representative investment experience includes:
Representative Investment Experience
Status: Acquired by Dropbox Inc.
Audiogalaxy provides search and community tools that allow consumers to find music on the internet and make music available to others.
New York, NY
Status: Acquired by Apax Partners
Bankrate, Inc. is the Web’s leading aggregator of financial rate information. The company provides free rate information to consumers on more than 300 financial products, including mortgages, credit cards, new and used automobile loans, money market accounts, certificates of deposit, checking and ATM fees, home equity loans and online banking fees.
New York, NY
Status: Acquired by FactSet Research Systems Inc. (NYSE: FDS)
CallStreet is the leading provider of corrected and formatted transcripts of quarterly conference calls held by public companies. Thousands of investment professionals rely on CallStreet for the most accurate, highest quality content available.
eFashion Solutions, LLC
eFashion Solutions is a comprehensive outsourced e-commerce systems and service provider that has been successful in creating profitable flagship web-stores for global consumers including DKNY, jLo by Jennifer Lopez, Phat Farm, Baby Phat, Rocawear, House of Dereon by Beyonce, ShopElvis (Elvis Presley Enterprises), Judith Leiber and others.
European Wax Center
European Wax Center is the leading provider of facial and body wax treatment services and related products in franchised stores. With over 425 locations open across 35 states, EWC is one of the fastest growing franchise concepts in the United States.
Palo Alto, CA
Status: Public (NASDAQ: FB)
Facebook is a social utility that helps people communicate more efficiently with their friends, family and coworkers.
Status: Acquired by Microsoft Corp (NASDAQ: MSFT)
FolderShare allows users to create a private peer-to-peer network that helps them synchronize files across multiple devices and access or share files with others eliminating the need to send large files via email, burn them to disks, or upload them to a website.
Gerson Lehrman Group
New York, NY
Gerson Lehrman Group provides technology and services to support a marketplace for expertise. Since 1998, its platform for consultation and collaboration, with more than 400,000 subject matter experts, has helped educate and provide expertise to the world’s leading financial services firms, consultancies, corporations, and nonprofits.
Hanover Research is a global information services firm providing knowledge support to both for-profit and non-profit organizations through a unique, fixed-fee model.
Indie Research, LLC
Indie Research partners with industry experts to deliver both individual and institutional investors with first-rate unbiased research, analysis, and commentary across a range of investment sectors. Indie Research products include the Bull Market Report, Next Inning Technology Research, and Tickerspy.com.
InsiderScore is the leading insider and institutional trading data and monitoring service. Utilizing proprietary algorithms, InsiderScore scores and filters every insider trading disclosure in real-time, providing investors with the most actionable information available. The company serves more than 325 of the world’s largest institutional investors.
Intralinks Holdings, Inc.
New York, NY
Status: Public (NYSE: IL)
Intralinks is a leading, global technology provider of secure enterprise content collaboration solutions. Its software enables the exchange, control and management of information between organizations securely and compliantly when working through the firewall.
Mountain View, CA
Status: Public (NYSE: LNKD)
LinkedIn is the world’s largest professional network on the Internet with more than 300 million members in over 200 countries and territories, which currently includes executives from every Fortune 500 company.
Lux Research Inc.
New York, NY
Lux Research provides strategic advice and on-going intelligence for emerging technologies. Leaders in business, finance, and government rely on the company to help them make informed strategic decisions. Through a unique research approach focused on primary research and extensive global network, the company delivers insight, connections, and competitive advantage to its clients.
Majestic Research Corp.
New York, NY
Status: Acquired by Investment Technology Group (NYSE: ITG)
Majestic Research’s differentiated and rigorous approach involves triangulating massive amounts of exclusive data with its unique staff of quantitative & industry analysts to produce data-driven equity research for institutional investors.
Status: Acquired by Roark Capital Group
Massage Envy is the nation’s largest provider and franchisor of therapeutic massage services. Founded in 2002, there are currently more than 1,055 Massage Envy clinics operating in 49 states and generating over $1.4 billion in sales.
MedAvante provides centralized expert psychiatric rating and monitoring services to the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device industries. Centralizing remote raters improves consistency and accuracy of the assessment of symptoms. The company offers a range of services, including assessment of patients via high-quality real-time videoconferencing and quality control for trials via review of videotaped ratings.
Notable Solutions, Inc.
Status: Acquired by Nuance Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: NUAN)*
Notable Solutions is a leader in secure document capture, routing and workflow solutions, enabling organizations to centrally define their information and collection strategy
Partners Capital is a leading Outsourced Investment Office with over $15 billion under management serving investment professionals, endowments, foundations, pensions and high net-worth families globally.
Ragingbull.com was one of the earliest communities on the web while providing financial news, commentary and message boards to individual investors.
Rosetta Stone, Inc.
Status: Public (NYSE: RST)*
Rosetta Stone is changing the way the world learns languages. The company provides interactive solutions that are acclaimed for the power to unlock the natural language-learning ability in everyone. Available in more than 30 languages, Rosetta Stone language-learning solutions are used by schools, organizations and millions of individuals in over 150 countries throughout the world.
Status: Acquired by Kenexa
Salary.com is a leading provider of on-demand talent management, payroll, and compensation solutions helping businesses and individuals manage pay and performance.
The CORE Institute
The CORE Institute delivers integrated, comprehensive orthopedic and neurological care and provides healthcare solutions, care redesign, and service line management for musculoskeletal medical practices. The organization is a leader in payor-reform initiatives, and it is at the forefront of systems-based quality programs which drive value and improve patient care.
New York, NY
Status: Acquired by Light Reading, a CMP Worldwide Company
Unstrung is a news-driven website providing in-depth daily news coverage of the wireless industry, much of it exclusive. The company also has two subscription-based research reports, Unstrung Insider and Unstrung Enterprise Insider.
*Denotes investment from a former partnership.