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Seed Equity Ventures Founder, Todd Crosland, Launches Venture Fund

  • Seed Equity Ventures Founder and CEO, Todd Crosland, launches a new venture seed fund targeting $10 million
  • The fund will benefit from the sourcing, vetting and due diligence process that is performed by the Seed Equity Ventures investment team
  • The fund's affiliation with Seed Equity Ventures has yielded three investments, including its first U.K. based investment in Spatch, Inc. which came out of Techstars London

SALT LAKE CITY, May 5, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Seed Equity Capital Partners, LLC, announced today that it is launching Seed Equity Venture Fund I, L.P. (the "fund"), a venture seed fund targeting $10 million to invest in early growth stage technology companies. The fund has made a filing with the SEC under Rule 506(c), which permits it to engage in public fundraising activities.

Investment opportunities for the fund are expected to be sourced primarily through Seed Equity Capital Partners' affiliate Seed Equity Ventures, a registered broker dealer with the SEC and a member of FINRA and SIPC, that provides investment banking services to startups and growth companies around the world.

"Seed Equity Capital Partners and the fund are a natural extension of Seed Equity Ventures' investment banking services," said Todd Crosland, founder of both Seed Equity Capital Partners and Seed Equity Ventures. "We think the two businesses nicely complement each other. The fund will benefit from access to the global network of companies on the Seed Equity Ventures platform. The companies and investors on the Seed Equity Ventures platform will benefit from having the fund as a potential co-investor. The fund may also provide certain investors on the Seed Equity Ventures platform a means to more easily diversify their investment across the platform."

The fund will focus on early and growth stage investments that meet the following investment criteria:

  • Technology companies with potentially disruptive business models
  • Early traction with either a growing user base or revenues
  • Experienced management teams with prior success

"The fund will target companies that are at the forefront of disruptive changes in the technology industry," said Crosland. "We will be selective about which entrepreneurs and businesses we choose to invest in, and once we've made an investment we will work with the company's management to help make the company a success."

About Seed Equity Capital Partners

Seed Equity Capital Partners, LLC is a venture capital firm investing globally in early growth stage technology companies that are driving transformative change in their respective industries. Our mission is to find and fund successful and visionary entrepreneurs. To date, the fund has invested in three companies. For more information on Seed Equity Capital Partners, please visit www.seedequitypartners.com.

About Seed Equity Ventures

Seed Equity Ventures, LLC is a registered broker dealer with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and a member of FINRA and SIPC. The firm is authorized to engage in private placement of securities and M&A advisory services. Seed Equity Ventures was founded to provide growth equity to entrepreneurs and their startups in exciting industries throughout the world. Seed Equity Ventures' mission is to help find the best and brightest entrepreneurs and connect them with global institutional and individual investors. The Seed Equity Ventures platform includes investors and entrepreneurs from over 90 countries around the world.

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About FINRA and SIPC

For more information about FINRA, please visit www.finra.org.

For more information about SIPC, please visit www.sipc.com.

Notice to Prospective Investors:

This press release is not an offer to sell nor a solicitation of any offer to purchase any securities of the fund; any such offer will be made pursuant to formal offering documents to be furnished to qualified prospective investors. Only accredited investors will be permitted to invest in the fund. Interests in the Fund will not be publicly traded and will be subject to restrictions on transfer. An investment in the fund is only suitable for qualified investors who are familiar with and willing to accept the high risk and illiquidity associated with such an investment.

CONTACT: Seed Equity Capital Partners, LLC Contact: Name: Todd Crosland, General Partner Phone: 385-887-8496 Email: crosland@seedequityfund.com Website: www.seedequitypartners.com Seed Equity Ventures, LLC Media Contact: Name: Adrianne Psarras, Communications Manager Phone: 385-887-8494 Email: adrianne@seedequity.com Website: www.seedequity.com

Source:Seed Equity Ventures