PE/VC  Kennet Partners

     Office Locations:

950 Tower Lane, Suite 1710
Foster City, CA 94404-2130
Phone: 650-931-0940
Fax: 650-573-8712



  • Expansion
  • Growth
  • Middle Market



  • Communications & Networking
  • Information Technology
  • Media & Digital Media
  • Semiconductor
  • Software & Internet
  • Storage & Hardware



    Established in 1997, Kennet invests in growth companies providing information technology products and business services that leverage information technology including technology-enabled business services, digital media, e-commerce, consumer Internet, enterprise software, telecoms software and infrastructure, semiconductors and IT services. With approximately $600M under management, Kennet serves Europe and the U.S. with offices in London and Silicon Valley. The firm is typically the lead investor and often the first professional investor in a private company, committing between $10 million and $20 million per investment. The firm's typical investment size is $10-100 million. Kennet can invest up to $30 million on their own and as much as $100 million with their institutional investors or syndicate partners. Companies Kennet works with typically have a successful revenue history, with sales ranging from $4 million to $50 million annually.

    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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    David Carratt Managing Director
    Eric Filipek Managing Director
    Francesco Mantica Associate
    Hillel Zidel Managing Director
    Javier Rojas Managing Director


    Recent Funding Events (trailing 12 months):










      Series C


    Portfolio companies include:

      Academi Direct
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      Kapow Technologies
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      Kemp Techonologies
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      Prolexic Technologies
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      Revolution Prep
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      Sequans Communications
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      Spread Shirt
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      Telemedicine Clinic
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      TreeHouse Interactive
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