Sigma Prime Ventures understands what it takes to takes to turn an innovative idea into a company, and turn a company into a dominant, industry-leading business. Beyond great entrepreneurs and compelling technology, it requires investors with commitment, awareness, and above all, experience. It requires investors that have stood in your shoes and started companies from scratch on a leap of faith. And it requires investors that are willing to work with you, shoulder-to-shoulder, and provide the right balance of strategic guidance, mentorship, and operating leverage.
Since 1984, the partners of Sigma Prime Ventures have been helping entrepreneurs build great businesses. The firm’s partners have deep operating and startup experience, collectively having founded 10 companies and provided executive leadership to 10 companies. For these companies in which we were operators, we had exits worth over $4.2B, including 3 IPOs. Additionally, as investors, we have fostered the growth and exit of numerous companies, including Internet Security Systems (IPO), m-Qube (acquired by VeriSign), Storage Networks (IPO), Vignette (IPO), Vlingo (acquired by Nuance), Aprimo (acquired by Teradata), Initiate (acquired by IBM), Octane (acquired by e.Piphany), OpenPages (acquired by IBM), Tradex (acquired by Ariba) and many others. In closed funds, this team has returned over $1B in gains, for a gross multiple of 5x.
We invest across the U.S., primarily focused on the East Coast. Although there are no strict boundaries, we have a preference toward early stage companies in the areas of SaaS, Cloud, Mobile, Disruptive Technologies and Technology-Enabled Services. But, most importantly, we invest in great people – exceptional entrepreneurs and leaders that have the vision and drive to change the world. If you fit that description, let’s build a great company together.