PE/VC  Northwood Ventures

     Office Locations:

485 Underhill Boulevard, Suite 205
Syosset, NY 11791
Phone: 516-364-5544
Fax: 516-364-0879



  • Early
  • Expansion
  • Growth
  • Middle Market
  • Seed



  • Business Services
  • Communications & Networking
  • Consumer Products & Services
  • Financial Services
  • Manufacturing & Industrial
  • Retail & Restaurant



    Since its founding in 1983, Northwood Ventures has invested in approximately 160 companies. Northwood currently manages in excess of $100 million through two sister funds, Northwood Ventures, LLC and Northwood Capital Partners, LLC, for investment in venture capital opportunities, buyouts, and industry consolidations at all stages of company growth. Northwood invests across a wide range of industries with an historic concentration in the communications, retail/consumer, manufacturing, and financial services sectors. Northwood tends not to participate in the real estate, energy, software, or hardware sectors. Northwood invests in both control and minority positions, and participates in venture, buyout, consolidation, growth, recapitalization, and turnaround situations. Northwood's typical venture capital investments are in the $1 million to $8 million range, depending on the company's stage of development, funding needs, and risk profile. Northwood often participates in 'follow-on' private equity financings and may target a total investment of $8 million or more over the life of any portfolio company. The firm's typical management buyout investments are in the $2 million to $10 million range. Northwood sponsors transactions and also participates in buyouts structured by others and targets enterprise value for buyouts in the range of $15 million to $100 million. Northwood invests primarily in companies located within the United States, and to a limited extent, internationally.

    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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    James G. Schiff Vice President
    Paul R. Homer Principal
    Peter G. Schiff Managing Partner & Founder


    Portfolio companies include:

      Advanced Technology Services
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      Atlantis Bidding
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      Capital IQ
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      Celebration Restaurant Group
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      Cell Pathways
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      CFL Pizza
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      Community Broadcasters
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      Designer Protein
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      Healthy Back Store
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      Hygrade Metal Moulding
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      Ibex Outdoor Clothing
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      Interboro Insurance
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      Jack Rogers
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      JVC Media
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      Pacific DataVision
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      Rudy\'s Barbershop Holdings
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      TriState Capital Bank
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