FI  The Hillman Company

     Office Locations:

310 Grant Street, Suite 1900
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Phone: 412-281-2620
Fax: 412-338-3520



  • Early
  • Middle Market
  • Seed



  • Information Technology
  • Life Sciences & Healthcare
  • Medical Device
  • Software & Internet



    The Hillman Company of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania is a 65-year old corporate family office that is owned by, and advises trusts, corporations and foundations formed by or for the benefit of, the Hillman family. Investments include a globally diversified portfolio of direct and indirect interests in venture capital, private equity, real estate, natural resources and other alternative assets. Founded in 1951, the venture capital investments target the industries of medical technology, information technology, and other high-tech enterprises. Hillman in 1972 became a partner in the first venture capital fund of Kleiner Perkins, taking half of that fund. Hillman also became a founding investor in the private equity buyout firm Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co., taking one third of the first fund in 1976. Through Kleiner Perkins and others, as well as directly, Hillman invested in such companies as Tandem Computers, Genentech, and Hybritech. By the early 1980s Hillman had become the largest single venture capital investor in the United States. The Hillman Company has over 100 years of experience investing in private equity.

    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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    Amanda Upton Managing Director
    Chelsea Berger Investment Associate
    Joseph Manzinger Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer
    Kevin Lavelle President and Chief Investment Officer
    Mike Haggerty Managing Director


    Portfolio companies include:

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