PE/VC/FI  Kestrel Investments

     Office Locations:

Philadelphia, PA



  • Early



  • Business Services
  • Energy & Clean Tech
  • Information Technology
  • Software & Internet



    Founded in 2005 by Mike Kane, Kestrel Investments is the pooled risk capital of a single family. Through the Kestrel venture fund, the firm makes direct investments in early stage technology companies. Through their tactical strategy, Kestrel invests in third party funds with low correlation to the public markets and attractive risk-reward profiles. Kestrel Investments' Tactical fund is concentrated in the sectors of energy, frontier markets, and secondary private deals. Mike Kane previously served as vice president of finance for Kane Is Able, Inc., a third-generation family-owned logistics company.

    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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    Mike Kane Founding Director


    Portfolio companies include:

      Certes Networks
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      Consensus Point
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      Healthy Humans
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      OnFocus Healthcare

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