Advanced Technology Ventures

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Advanced Technology Ventures
Industry Private equity
Founded 1979
Headquarters Waltham, Massachusetts, United States
Products Venture capital
AUM $1.8 billion

Advanced Technology Ventures (ATV) is an American venture capital firm with more than $1.8 billion in capital under management. The firm was founded in 1979 and invests in IT, healthcare, and cleantech companies. ATV has offices in Waltham, Massachusetts and Palo Alto, California.


ATV was created when Dr. Thaddeus (Teddy) F. Walkowicz left Venrock, a venture capital firm associated with the Rockefeller family, to team up with Dr. Ivan Sutherland, George Kokkinakis and Dr. Robert Loewy. Together they founded Advanced Technology Ventures.

Investment funds[edit]

1981 - ATV I closes with $30.2M

1994 - ATV II closes with $28M

1988 - ATV III closes with $30.7M

1995 - ATV IV closes with $100M

1998 - ATV V closes with $175M

1999 - ATV VI closes with $400M [1]

2001 - ATV VII closes with $720M

2007 - ATV VIII closes with $305M[2]


ATV's investments in IT, healthcare and cleantech companies have resulted in 30+ successful exits via IPO or acquisition. For example, Acme Packet had a successful IPO and the company is one of the fastest-growing telecommunications companies in the state of Massachusetts [3] Today, ATV backs a variety of early-stage portfolio companies, including the following.

IT: Alfalight, Anagran, Apprion, CaseCentral, Cenzic, Cedexis,[4] CombineNet, Handango, Host Analytics, HVVi Semiconductors, Liquid Engines, Nextivity, Nominum, Omneon, Packet Design, Qumu, Sanovi, Tripwire, X+1

Cleantech: AltaRock Energy, Coskata, CaliSolar, GreatPoint Energy, Nuventix, Rive Technology, Sub-One Technology, Solar Junction, Wakonda

Healthcare: Acceleron, Aperio, Apoptos, Ardian, ConcepTx Medical, Emphasys, EndoGastric Solutions, Five Prime, GI Dynamics, GluMetrics, Gynesonics, Helixis, Hydra BioSciences, NeuroVista, Plexxikon, PolyRemedy, Portola, Powervision, Proteolix, Second Genome, Valeritas, Zeltiq


  1. ^ Staff (December 26, 2001),“ATV Creates $800 Million Venture Fund”[permanent dead link], “EDN”, Retrieved 2008-23-12.
  2. ^ Sorkin, Andrew Ross (February 6, 2008). "Advanced Technology Closes New $303 Million Fund". The New York Times: Dealbook. Retrieved 2008-12-26. 
  3. ^ Noblett J. (January 11, 2008), “Andy Ory Ahead of the Pack”, “Boston Business Journal”, Retrieved 2008-23-12.
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