A  Bantam Group

http://www.bantamgroup.com





     Office Locations:

50 Bay Colony Drive
Westwood, MA 02090-2511
Phone: 781-329-2020

 

Stages:

  • Early
  • Seed


 

Industries:

  • Communications & Networking
  • Consumer Products & Services
  • Energy & Clean Tech
  • Information Technology
  • Life Sciences & Healthcare
  • Retail & Restaurant
  • Semiconductor
  • Software & Internet

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    Description:

    Bantam Group is the investment vehicle for Joe Caruso, a well established Boston technology veteran and Angel investor. Bantam invests in emerging companies, primarily in areas of technology, and the firm seeks situations where its active involvement can play a key role in building the company. Bantam will consider unproven technologies, where definition of strategy is critical to success, and will invest in troubled situations. The firm will invest alone and with affiliates, with transactions ranging from $10,000 to several million dollars. Target industries include: Software, Web services, Materials/semiconductor, Energy, Security, Analytical Instrumentation, Business services, Life Science, and retail/consumer. Most of Bantam's investments are near greater Boston. Joe Caruso is a member of CommonAngels and eCoast Angels, and was previously a principal in Walnut Ventures and a Managing Partner of Brookwood Partners (see profiles). He also maintains an active consulting practice dealing with the structuring and negotiation of acquisitions, strategic partnerships and financings, and issues related to dispute resolution.



    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
       
       
       
    COMPANY STAGEREVENUE
    Venture Capital
    Seed Stage
    (includes "pre-seed," or
    concept stage)
    No Revenue
    Early StageMinimal
    Revenue
    Growth Stage
    (also called Mid-stage)
    $2M-$7M
    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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    Joe Caruso

     

    Portfolio companies include:


      1mind
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      Adored
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      AirFox


      Allyke
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      Amino
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      ANSWER
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      Apperian
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      Aras
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      Arcbazar
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      Autogenomics
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      Beacons in Space
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      Blokai
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      Bolt
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      Boston Micromachines
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      Cake
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      Calient
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      Campus Fundraiser
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      Carbonite
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      Certes Networks
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      Change Collective
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      ClearGov
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      Clinical Research Inc.
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      CoalTek
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      CommandIQ
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      Constant Contact
        web link


      Content Raven
        web link


      CoreInformatics
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      Crayon
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      Crowdly
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      Crunchbutton
        web link


      Cur Media


      Daily Pnut (Opedspace, Inc.)
        web link


      Dexrex
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      Dip Jar
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      Dockwa
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      Dr Sears
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      EdTrips
        web link


      Emo Labs
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      EnglishCentral
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      Enumeral Biomedical
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      EverTrue
        web link


      Fundraise
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      GeoOrbital
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      Grape
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      GymPact
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      Helpscout
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      Homebinder
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      HubSpot
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      Iconics
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      Image Fortress
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      InnerPass
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      IrisVR
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      Joist
        web link


      Kinvey
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