VC  Activate Venture Partners

     Office Locations:

116 Research Drive
Bethlehem, PA 18015
Phone: 610-849-1990

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  • Early



  • Information Technology
  • Life Sciences & Healthcare



    Formed 2017, Activate Venture Partners replaced the Milestone Venture Partners brand. Glen Bressner and Ed Pietri serve as Activate's Managing Partners, while Ed Goodman is an Investment Partner. The new fund has invested in three promising portfolio companies (Diameter Health, Digital Pharmacist, and Healthify) and seeks to make approximately 15 new investments over the next five years. The firm primarily leads or co-lead its investments with an initial investment of between $750,000 and $3,000,000. In aggregate, the firm's partners currently manage over $200 million of committed capital while Activate's current fund has approximately $50 million to start. With offices in New York City and Bethlehem, PA, Activate invests in high growth, early stage technology businesses easily reached from its offices.

    Investment Firm Key

       VC = Venture Capital
       PE = Private Equity
       A = Angel
       I = Incubator
       MB = Merchant Bank
       VD = Venture Debt
       FI = Family Investment Office
       FOF = Fund of Funds
       ED = Economic Development Office   
       TT = Technology Transfer Office
       CVC = Corporate Venture Capital
       SEC = Secondary Purchaser
       HF = Hedge Fund/Mutual Fund
    Venture Capital
    Seed Stage
    (includes "pre-seed," or
    concept stage)
    No Revenue
    Early StageMinimal
    Growth Stage
    (also called Mid-stage)
    Expansion Stage
    (also called Late-stage)
    $7M and greater
    Private Equity
    Lower Middle Market$10M-$249M
    Middle Market$250M-$499M
    Upper Middle Market$500M-$1B
    Large Cap>$1B

    Investment Team:

    Name   Title
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    Edwin A. Goodman Investment Partner
    Glen R. Bressner Managing Partner
    Todd T. Pietri Managing Partner


    Portfolio companies include:

      Diameter Health
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      Iris Plans
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