PE/VC  Ballast Point Ventures

     Office Locations:

401 East Jackson Street
Suite 2300
Tampa, FL 33602
Phone: 813-906-8500
Fax: 813-906-8514



  • Expansion
  • Growth
  • Middle Market



  • Business Services
  • Communications & Networking
  • Consumer Products & Services
  • Financial Services
  • Information Technology
  • Life Sciences & Healthcare



    Ballast Point Ventures, LP is a venture capital fund with $360 million under management, focused on companies located in Florida, the Southeast and Texas. The firm was founded in 2001, formed by former partners of Raymond James Financial and South Atlantic Venture Funds. BPV seeks to make equity investments ranging in size from $5.0 to $12.0 million. The Fund invests in the following types of situations: Expansion financings for existing businesses, Acquisition financings, Management-led buyouts of growth companies, Recapitalizations of rapidly growing private companies, and providing liquidity to one or more of the company's existing shareholders. Prospective companies must be operating in markets that log at least $100 million in current revenues and are projected to grow at an attractive rate over a 5-10 year period. BPV serves a variety of industry sectors including Healthcare, Communications, Business Services, Technology, Financial Services, and Consumer Products.



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    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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    Beckett Brandewie Associate
    Carl Schifanella Analyst
    Carol Bear Director of Administration
    Drew A. Graham Partner
    Jeff Smith Vice President


    Portfolio companies include:

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      MeYou Health
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      PDQ South Texas
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      Prepaid Technologies
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      The Zebra
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