PE/VC  Vertical Group

     Office Locations:

PO 218
Berkeley Heights, NJ 07922
Phone: 908-277-3737

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  • Early
  • Expansion
  • Middle Market



  • Life Sciences & Healthcare
  • Medical Device



    The Vertical Group is a venture capital firm that is focused on the fields of medical technology and biotechnology. Founded in 1988, Vertical Group manages private partnerships with a 'vertical' range of investments including: early and late stage venture companies; private operating companies involved in buy-out or corporate spin-off transactions; and public companies of all sizes. The scale of The Vertical Group's investment depends on the nature of the transaction, with investment size ranging from $250K to $5M in venture capital transactions, to over $10M in buyout or public stock transactions. The Vertical Group's private partnerships have an 'evergreen' structure (i.e. without a defined life), and fifty percent of Vertical's partnership capital is represented by the firm's four founding General Partners and two Special Limited Partners. The Vertical Group is the successor to the venture capital division of F. Eberstadt & Co., and has been an independent firm since 1988. Vertical has an additional office in Silicon Valley. For more than 30 years, the principals of The Vertical Group have been founders, early stage investors, major shareholders, and executives of many of the medical technology industry's most successful companies.



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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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    Jack W. Lasersohn General Partner
    John E. Runnells General Partner
    Richard B. Emmitt General Partner
    Tony M. Chou General Partner


    Portfolio companies include:

      Galil Medical

      Meritage Pharma

      Monteris Medical
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      Omada Health
        web link

      Outset Medical

      Remedy Pharmaceuticals
        web link

      Silk Road Medical



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