PE/VC  Key Venture Partners

     Office Locations:

225 Franklin Street, Floor 18
Boston, MA 02110
Phone: 617-385-6244



  • Expansion
  • Growth
  • Middle Market



  • Communications & Networking
  • Financial Services
  • Information Technology
  • Software & Internet



    Key Venture Partners is a venture capital firm that invests in revenue generating companies with capital-efficient business models. The firm is committed to helping young, venture stage companies, as well as older, well-established companies realize their growth opportunities in the software, communications and information technology (IT)-enabled services sectors. Key Venture Partners currently has $200 million under management and is making $5-$15 million investments from its current fund. Collectively, the firm's partners have invested nearly $400 million in 35 software, IT and communications/media companies since 1994.

    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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    John P. Ward Managing Director
    Joseph T. McCullen Senior Advisor


    Portfolio companies include:

      airBand Communications
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      Band Digital
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      Fusion Media Group
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      Insight Direct
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