FI/PE/VC  Caretta Partners

     Office Locations:

401 W. Superior St, Suite 200
Chicago, IL 60654

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    Caretta Partners is a private equity and venture capital firm specializing in early stage, growth equity, and buyout investments. Eric Becker started Caretta Partners with the plan of funding just three to five investments over three to five years. The venture's goal will be to make equity investments of $5 million to $25 million in companies within a two-hour plane ride of Baltimore or Chicago -- the two cities where Becker splits his time. Caretta is looking to invest in cash flow-positive businesses within education, healthcare, and business and consumer services. In remembrance of his daughter who passed in 2012, Becker wants to make sure he has a strong, lasting relationship with companies' leadership and that Caretta invests in companies 'that matter.' Two other projects deeply connected to Becker's daughter include the Launch Chapel Hill at the University of North Carolina, a venture lab, and the Karma for Cara Foundation which makes micro-grants of as much as $1,000 to children age 18 or below who want to do service projects in their communities.

    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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    Eric Becker Founder
    Oliver Rose Business Development
    Ryan Schultz


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