VC  Stage 1 Ventures

     Office Locations:

500 East Kennedy Blvd., Suite 300
Tampa, FL 33602
Phone: 617-794-8926

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  • Early



  • Information Technology
  • Software & Internet



    Stage 1 Ventures is an early stage venture capital firm which invests in companies that have demonstrated market enabling IP. Stage 1 serves companies located throughout the world and that tend to be capital efficient and 'more about the movement of bits than atoms.' Stage 1's market focus is in Mobile, the Executable Internet or Software as a Service (SaaS), IPTV and Internet Video, Pay-For-Performance Marketing and Advertising, and Security. The management team of Stage 1 has invested in more than 100 companies over the last twenty years, roughly half of them in the mid-Atlantic region, and has produced almost $1 billion of investment proceeds. The firm has offices in Massachusetts, Florida, California and Taiwan.

    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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    Bill O’Connell Operating Partner
    David H Buckley Operating Partner
    David William Baum Managing Director
    Eric Giler Operating Partner
    Gary Shih Operating Partner


    Recent Funding Events (trailing 12 months):







      Freight Farms



      Series B-3







      Senda Biosciences



      Series C


      XY Retail








      Series A


    Portfolio companies include:


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      Freight Farms
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      Gravyty Technologies
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      Senda Biosciences
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      XY Retail
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