Activated Companies

Decades of experience and a far-reaching network of contacts

12 successful IPOs

40+ profitable exits to strategic and financial buyers

150+ technology-enabled companies financed

50 companies in healthcare

100+ companies financed as lead/co-lead investor

75% of capital invested in the Mid-Atlantic region

$10+ billion in market value attained upon exit

mostly pre-revenue companies at time of first investment

1st institutional investor in 85% of portfolio companies

50%+ of companies financed pre-revenue at time of first investment

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Investment Focus

Visionary founders with domain knowledge and the ability to scale a business operationally
Markets that are at an inflection point in demand where new approaches can create significant value and upset the status quo
Seed and early-stage companies where our decades-long track record of experience as a lead investor adds value in a company’s first institutional equity financing
Capital efficient businesses where first round financings of $5 million or less can create significant progress toward achieving business objectives

Meet our team

Glen Bressner

Co-Founder and Managing Partner

Todd Pietri

Co-Founder and Managing Partner

Don Yount

General Partner and Chief Financial Officer

Jarred Bressner, MD


Avlyn Ashterman-Reece

Administrative Director

Ed Goodman

Venture Partner

Jeff Davison

Venture Partner


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Activate Venture Partners Launches

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New York, NY 10022
Phone (212) 223-7400