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Our Fund

Brightstone Venture Capital Fund has a long history of helping build successful companies. Since 1985, Brightstone has managed ten venture partnerships
and currently manages a $50 million venture fund focused on early-growth stage investment opportunities.

Leveraging the operating experience and investment background of the Fund’s partners, we are primarily focused on investing in the following sectors.

Technology

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  • Mobile Connectivity
  • Digital Media Advertising
  • SaaS and Cloud Services
  • Data Storage & Management
  • Enterprise Software & Security
  • Consumer Social/eCommerce

Energy

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  • Transportation
  • Non-Operating Production
  • Materials
  • Technology
  • Trading & Marketing
  • Services
  • Waste Remediation
  • No Drilling

Life Sciences

  • Medical Device
  • Medical Information Technology
  • Healthcare IT
  • Biotechnology therapies
  • Clean-tech

David Dalvey

15 Years Venture Fund Partner experience
10 years Technology Investment Banking
33 years corporate board director/advisor
25 years portfolio management experience with technology and life-science businesses.
Director roles with Mobile Realty Apps, Definity Health, AppTec Laboratories, Navarre Corp., chf Solutions, Agiliti, Nature Vision, Digitiliti and ShoreLunch Recipes.

david@brightstonevc.com

Patrick O'Shaughnessy

12 Years venture investment and investment banking experience
16 years early stage management as CEO, COO, VP Sales/Marketing, VP Finance
Experience in Oil & Gas, Information Technology, Life Sciences and Consumer Products

patrick@brightstonevc.com

Seth DeGroot

8 years venture stage investment and operations
5 years Senior Financial and Operations Analyst
Manager VC due diligence with 2 Life Science Companies
3 years corporate director/advisor

seth@brightstonevc.com

Industry Advisors

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Bahram
Yusefzadeh
Software
  • 35 years’ software and technology entrepreneurial experience building innovative, market-leading companies.
  • Founder/CEO of Phoenix International
  • Founder/CEO of Red Lambda
  • 25 years’ experience VC advisory positions
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Niles
Hushka
Oil & Gas
  • CEO KLJ Engineering- preeminent Bakken engineering firm
  • Extensive advisory experience launching, growing, and operating Oil & Gas related companies
  • Extensive Oil & Gas relationship network- E&Ps, government, land owners, service providers, entrepreneurs, investors.
  • Former ND Senatorial Energy Advisor
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Tom Kieffer
IT & Cloud
  • 27 years’ information technology, SaaS, and Cloud Computing entrepreneurial experience.
  • Founder/CEO Agiliti- pioneering Cloud Computing and SaaS marketplace.
  • CEO of Virteva- $7.5m IT services provider.
  • Founder of Connect Computer a $25m IT services firm acquired by Norstan in 1996.
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James Bracke
Life Science & Biotechnology
  • 25 years’ Life Science, Medical Device, Biotechnology and FDA regulation experience.
  • Founder, President/CEO LifeCore Biomedical- life science company ultimately acquired by Landec Corporation (NYSE: LNDC).
  • President of National Green Gas LLC, a medical waste processing company.

Our Investments

  • AppTec

    APP TEC
  • August Technology

    August
  • Bakken Oil Express

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  • Definity Health

    Definity
  • Health Fitness Corporation

    Health Fitness
  • Nature Vision Inc.

    Nature Vision
  • GeoPark

    GeoPark
  • Homespotter

    HomeSpotter
  • bnocular

    bnocular
  • Horizon Oilfield Services

    Horizon
  • Celcuity
  • Fortus
  • MiroMatrix Medical

    MiroMatrixMedical
  • Vidku

    Vidku
  • truBrain

    trubrain
  • BiteSquad

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  • Gravie

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  • VRchat

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  • RealVision

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  • StemoniX

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Our Criteria

We identify and support highly talented people
Solving a meaningful and quantifiable problem
Addressing large and growing markets
Using technology to gain a defensible advantage

Where our investment/operating experience, and industry
connections provide leverage to help grow meaningful businesses.


We look for:
Opportunities to invest between $250,000 to $5 million
Opportunities to be lead investors
Opportunities with a demonstrable history of development/traction
        - Product Development
        - Team Development
        - Customer Development

Send information about your opportunity to plan@brightstonevc.com

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