Bain Capital Ventures

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Bain Capital Ventures LLC
Limited liability company
Industry Financial services, Investment management
Founded 1984
Headquarters Boston, Massachusetts, New York, New York, Palo Alto, California
Key people
Managing Directors: Ajay Agarwal, John Connolly, Jeff Crisan, Scott Friend, Jeffrey Glass, Michael Krupka, James Nahirny, J. Benjamin Nye, Jeffrey Schwartz
Products Venture capital
Total assets $2.1 billion
Number of employees
Parent Bain Capital

Bain Capital Ventures LLC is the venture capital division within Bain Capital, which has approximately $60 billion of assets under management worldwide. The firm's early-stage investments have included Staples, LinkedIn, Kiva, and Bain Capital Ventures manages approximately $2 billion of committed capital, has over 70 active portfolio companies, and has offices in Boston, New York, and Palo Alto.


Bain Capital Ventures has raised slightly over $3 billion of investor capital since 2001 across five investment funds. The firm is currently investing its fifth fund, Bain Capital Venture Fund 2012, which raised $600 million from investors. The following is a summary of Bain's private equity funds raised from its inception through the beginning of 2012:[1]

Fund Vintage Year Committed Capital ($m)
Bain Capital Venture Fund 2001 $250
Bain Capital Venture Partners 2005 2005 $250
Bain Capital Venture Partners 2007 2007 $500
Bain Capital Venture Partners 2009 2009 $525
Bain Capital Venture Partners 2012 2012 $660
Bain Capital Venture Partners 2014 2014 $650, $200[2]

Some of the company's investments have included: AdReady,[3] Ameritox, Apparent Networks,[4] AppAssure Software, Appriss, Archer Technologies,, BloomReach, Booker Software,.[5] Enclarity, Enservio, Fingerhut, INRIX, Invoke Solutions, iPAY, Kiva Systems, Lala Media, LinkedIn,[6] MagazineRadar, Manicube,[7] MedeAnalytics,[8] Memento,[9] Nomis Solutions,, The Princeton Review, Rave Wireless,[10] Rapid7,[11] RDC, Skyhook Wireless,[12][13]Stackdriver,[14] SurveyMonkey,[15] Targetspot,[16] TheFind, Thumbplay, Tokbox,[17] TravelCLICK, TxVia,[18] vAuto, VMLogix, VMTurbo,[19] Vonage, and ZeroTurnaround.


  1. ^ Data collected from Preqin, a private equity database system
  2. ^ Shieber, Jonathan. "Bain Capital Ventures Raises $850 Million In Two New Funds". TechCrunch. Retrieved 18 June 2014. 
  3. ^ AdReady nails $10 million from Bain, Khosla Ventures
  4. ^ Apparent Networks Obtains Expansion Capital Investment From Leading Venture Firms
  5. ^ Roslyn, Darah. "Booker Raises $27.5 Million Led by Bain Capital Ventures." Press release. The Wall Street Journal. April 16, 2013
  6. ^ LinkedIn Closes Its Round; Got That Billion Dollar Valuation
  7. ^ Kirsner, Scott. "In-office manicure startup Manicube collects $5 million from Bain". Boston Globe. Retrieved 14 April 2014. 
  8. ^ Mede Secures $50M of Funding Led by Bain Capital Ventures
  9. ^ Memento Secures $10M
  10. ^ Rave Wireless Raises $7 Million For Mobile Safety Services
  11. ^ Rapid7 Secures Venture Funding from Bain Capital to Further Advance its Leading Vulnerability Management Solutions
  12. ^ Skyhook Wireless Secures $8.5 million of New Financing to Fuel Global Expansion
  13. ^ Skyhook Wireless Closes $6.5 Million In Venture And Corporate Funding Round
  14. ^ VMware vets launch Stackdriver, raise $5M from Bain Capital Ventures
  15. ^ SurveyMonkey Announces Group Led by Spectrum Equity to Become Majority Investor
  16. ^ Internet Radio Advertiser TargetSpot Secures $8.6 Million Second Round
  17. ^ Video Chat Service TokBox Raises $10 Million From Bain
  18. ^ TxVia, Inc. Raises $15.5M in Series C Financing, led by Bain Capital Ventures
  19. ^ VMTurbo grabs $10M from Bain, Highland to expand cloud virtualization solutions

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