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Ballast Point Ventures

Ballast Point Ventures

A private equity firm in Florida that focuses on providing expansion capital to rapidly growing private companies.

Ballast Point Ventures is a private equity firm in Florida that focuses on providing expansion capital to rapidly growing private companies. Founded 2001 in St. Petersburg, Florida, United States by Drew Graham and Paul Johan, it invests in early stage ventures and private equity. Its portfolio profile include The Zebra, Carterra, Spotio, Abacode, Tissuetech, SkuVault, AVOXI, Symphonic Distribution, Intelligent Retinal Imaging Systems and Iconixx Software. As of March 2020, Ballast Point Ventures has made 34 investments. Their most recent investment was on February 5, 2020, when The Zebra raised $38.5M. Ballast Point Ventures has had four exits, the most notable of which include TicketBiscuit, Tower Cloud, and Symphonic Distribution. Ballast Point Ventures has raised a single venture fund, Ballast Point Ventures III. This fund was announced on January 28, 2015 and raised a total of $164M.


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Mollie O Brien
May 7, 2020
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