|Founded||2008 as FirstMark Capital|
|Headquarters||New York, New York|
|Key people||Lawrence Lenihan, Jerry Poch, Amish Jani, Rick Heitzmann|
FirstMark Capital is a private equity firm focusing on venture capital transactions. FirstMark invests in early stage technology companies, frequently as the first institutional investor, and is based in New York City.
Among the firm's areas of focus are:
- Data and analytics
- Emerging Internet and advertising
- Cloud infrastructure software
- Vertical applications and solutions
The founders of FirstMark Capital are Amish Jani, Richard Heitzmann, Lawrence Lenihan, and Gerald Poch. The founders spun out of Pequot Capital Management in 2008 to establish an independent investment firm.
FirstMark, and its predecessor Pequot Ventures, were also investors in Aveksa, Boomi (acquired by DELL, Riot Games (acquired by Tencent Holdings), Netgear (NASDAQ: NTGR), First Advantage (NASDAQ: FADV), StubHub (acquired by eBay), Netegrity (acquired by Computer Associates), Flarion (acquired by Qualcomm), OutlookSoft (acquired by SAP AG), Vallent (acquired by IBM) and Navic (acquired by Microsoft).
- Pequot Ventures Spun Off As FirstMark Capital
- Pequot Ventures Plans Split With Hedge Fund
- Restricted Stock Partners Secures Funding From Pequot Ventures. September 19, 2007
- Lot18 Raises More Cash to Sell Wine Online. New York Times, May 2, 2011
- Riot Games Rounds Up $8 Million. New York Times, September 9, 2009
- Lumos Labs Raises $3 Million. VentureBeat, June 3, 2008
- Shopify Raises $7 Million Series A Funding
- McBride, Ryan. "Investors Back Growing Bay State Software Firms Aveksa and Apparent Networks in Pair of Series C Financings". xconomy. Retrieved 5 April 2013.
- Dell to Acquire Boomi
- China's Tencent Buys Riot Games for $400 Million
- EBay Will Buy StubHub for $310 Million. New York Times, January 11, 2007
- CA Acquires Netegrity
- SAP Acquires Outlooksoft