VC  Rittenhouse Ventures

     Office Locations:

4801 S. Broad St., Suite 340
Philadelphia, PA 19112
Phone: 215-972-1502

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  • Early



  • Business Services
  • Financial Services
  • Information Technology
  • Life Sciences & Healthcare
  • Medical Device



    Rittenhouse Ventures, formerly known as Emerald Stage2 Ventures, is a Philadelphia-based early stage venture fund that invests in emerging technology companies across Pennsylvania and the Mid-Atlantic region with $40 million AUM. The firm invests in small (generally $1 to $3 million) financing rounds of early stage information technology companies that utilize emerging technologies to create compelling business opportunities. While the Fund invests across the information technology spectrum, its primary focus is on companies in the Technology-Enabled Services area. The fund's verticals of interest include Healthcare Information Technology, Pharmaceutical Information Technology, Outsourced Business Services, and Financial Services Information Technology.



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    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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    Britton H. Murdoch Fund Principal
    Bruce Luehrs Managing Partner
    Justin Hanley Analyst
    Saul Richter Managing Partner
    Steve Holstad Chief Financial Officer


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