FI  Mount Independence Investments

     Office Locations:

11 Robbins Rd.
Lexington, MA 02421



  • Early
  • Growth



  • Energy & Clean Tech
  • Life Sciences & Healthcare
  • Software & Internet



    Mount Independence Investments is a family office that primarily invests early stage and growth capital in B2B service businesses focused on SaaS, IoT, the intersection of IoT and energy, and the health sector. The firm is not a microseed fund, rather a thesis-driven lifecycle investor that holds significant reserves to support the teams we choose to invest with. Investment Themes include Aging & Health, SaaS, Energy, and IoT. Mount Independence also invests in commercial real estate. J.B. Lyon established Mt. Independence Investments in 2012, after spending the first 20 years of his career as an entrepreneur and intrapreneur, and the next 10 years as an investor. Before founding Mount Independence Investments, J.B. helped to create and manage two private equity firms: ZBI Ventures and Vision Media Investors, which focused investments in energy and media, respectively. Prior to this, he was Vice President of Business Development for Staples, Inc. and Vice President of Operations for Staples Business Delivery unit. During his eight year tenure at Staples, J.B. led the launch of the site.

    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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    J.B. Lyon Managing Director
    Tom Dolan Partner


    Portfolio companies include:


      Gradiant Energy Services


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      Visiting Angels



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