VC  First Capital Group

     Office Locations:

12400 Coit Road, Suite 910
Dallas, TX 75251
Phone: 214-382-1916
Fax: 214-382-1915

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  • Middle Market



  • Communications & Networking
  • Life Sciences & Healthcare
  • Media & Digital Media



    Founded in 1984, First Capital Group is a venture capital firm that invests in a diversified portfolio of well-managed, middle-market companies in Texas and the Southwest. The firm currently manages two investment partnerships, First Capital Group of Texas II, LP and First Capital Group of Texas III, LP, both of which are licensed as Small Business Investment Companies. The firm's total capital under management averages $150 million. First Capital seeks to invest in companies with annual sales of at least $20 million, existing products or services with established distribution channels, and a positive cash flow.

    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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    James A. O'Donnell CFA Managing Member
    Jeffrey P. Blanchard Founder and Managing Member
    Paul S. Williams CFA Principal


    Portfolio companies include:

      Baseball Express
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      Biomedical Development
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      Bluestreak Media
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      BOXX Technologies
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      CCI Telecom
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      Chase Medical
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      Digital Motorworks
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      DL Industries
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      Extreme Communications
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      FairPay Solutions
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      Hicks Broadcasting Partners
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      Injury Sciences
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      Lifestyle Media
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      Media Recovery
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      Meyer Industries
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      Microwave Networks
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      Mimix Broadband
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      Pavilion Technologies
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      Phi Healthcare Technology
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      Protective Packaging
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      PulseTech Products
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