A  Lead Dog Ventures


     Office Locations:

85 Old Connecticut Path
Wayland, MA 01778
Phone: 508-358-6178
Fax: 508-358-5586



  • Early
  • Seed



  • Information Technology
  • Software & Internet



    Lead Dog Ventures was founded in 1999 by software industry veteran John Landry to provide intellectual, relationship and financial capital to early-stage technology companies. The group's portfolio focuses on Applications, Application Development, Infrastructure, and Search. Previously, Landry served as Executive Chairman and CTO in three of Lead Dog's investments: interactive advertising leader Narrative Communications (acquired by Excite/AtHome in 1999), web calendaring powerhouse AnyDay.com (acquired by Palm in 2000) and web services management pioneer Adjoin Solutions (acquired by Computer Associates in 2004). Landry has been a long-time trustee of the Mass Technology Leadership Council, a Mass Hi-Tech All-Star, an Xconomy Xconomist, a member of CommonAngels (see profile), a TechStars mentor, the past-president of the Information Technology Assoc of America (ITAA) and the American Software Association, and a Trustee and Instructor at Babson College.

    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 Landry Founder


    Portfolio companies include:

      Adesso Systems
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      Frame Media
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      Practically Green
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