ED  Partnership Fund


     Office Locations:

One Battery Park Plaza, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10004
Phone: 212-493-7400
Fax: 212-344-3344



  • Early
  • Growth
  • Seed



  • Energy & Clean Tech
  • Information Technology
  • Life Sciences & Healthcare



    The Partnership Fund is a private fund with a civic mission. The fund, established in 1996, under the auspices of the nonprofit Partnership for New York City, was the vision of Henry R. Kravis, founding partner of Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co., who serves as its Co-Chairman. It was initially capitalized by contributions of $1 million each from sixty-seven individual and corporate investors, who invested for the good of the city and without expectation of financial returns. This is an evergreen fund, in which realized gains are reinvested in other worthwhile projects. The Fund has raised in excess of $120 million and its investments typically range in size from $1 million to $5 million. The Fund provides equity or debt, structured to meet the needs of the project. It will invest at any stage of business development, but seeks to exit in about five years. To date, the Fund has invested in over eighty projects. The Fund also established the Financial Recovery Fund and raised over $11 million (including a $1 million contribution from the Civic Capital Corporation) to provide 88 recoverable grants to small businesses impacted by the events of September 11. The key criterion for investment is that the venture is likely to generate benefits for New York City and its communities. Priorities include job creation, revitalization of distressed areas and innovative ideas or products that position New York at the cutting edge of growth sector industries. The Fund invests in technology companies but only alongside an experienced lead venture capital investor. Since inception, the Partnership Fund has invested in excess of $135 million in over 150 exemplary projects.

    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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    Alberta Torres Portfolio Manager
    Anthony Giugliano Chief Financial Officer
    Benjamin Bernstein Associate
    Ebony M. Livingston Program Manager
    Laurie J. Giddins Senior Vice President


    Portfolio companies include:

      3rd Ward
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      American Bank Note Building
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      Bien Cuit
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      BioAccelerate NYC Prize
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      Centripetal Networks
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      China Center New York
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      Digital Reasoning
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      Dual Therapeutics
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      ERSP Lab Space Loan Fund
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      Freelancers Union
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      Grameen America
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      Hot Bread Kitchen
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      Independence Care System
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      Intra-Cellular Therapies
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      Karos Pharmaceuticals
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      Kings County Distillery
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      New York Genome Center
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      NY Accelerator Corp
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      NYC Seed
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      NYC Tech Connect
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      PIN Pharma
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      Red Rabbit
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      Scratch Music Group
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      Seaview Senior Living
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      Solar Energy Systems
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      Trey Whitfield School
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      US Energy Group
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      Vivaldi Biosciences
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