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Raising Millions Interview with Eric Hjerpe

The Funding Guru: Today I was lucky enough to interview a partner of a young and fast moving Venture Capital firm called Kepha Partners – as promised, I focused on very specific questions that you’ll need the answers too if you are looking for to secure a $2 or $3 or $5 million dollar investment in your company...

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Of Venture Socialism and the Future of VCs - The Story of Jo Tango and Kepha Partners

Xconomy: This is a story of a different breed of venture capital firm—one so different it practices venture socialism. At least that’s how the founder of Waltham, MA-based Kepha Partners, Josaphat “Jo” Tango, describes it. (Before all you entrepreneurs beat a path to his door thinking he shares more of the wealth back with you, let’s just say it’s not quite what you think...

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Kepha Partners Expands - Eric Hjerpe Joins as a Partner

Press Release: Early Stage and Value-Add “Venture Building” Firm Grows to Address Market Demand...

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Hjerpe Leaves Atlas Venture for Kepha Partners

Mass High Tech: Starting Monday former Atlas Ventures general partner Eric Hjerpe will join Kepha Partners as the Waltham venture capital firm's second investing partner...

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Parallel Entrepreneurs Launch Simultaneous Startups

Mass High Tech: Kepha Partners general partner Jo Tango has invested in three of Palmer and Stonebraker's companies...

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VCs Ending Social Networking Startup Investments

Mass High Tech: As more Americans than ever flock to social networking sites, one group is running in the other direction: investors. In 2006 and 2007, New England web startups saw double-digit growth in venture capital funding. Now investors are turning a cold shoulder to customer-facing Internet companies, fearing that startups of 2005 and 2006 may turn out to be the frothy by-product of a mini-bubble marked by the buzzword “Web 2.0.”...

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Kepha Partners Doubles First Fund to $100MM

Dow Jones VentureWire: The inaugural fund from Kepha Partners, an early-stage tech investment firm, has doubled in size to $100 million. Kepha Partners 1 LP initially closed with $50 million in April 2007, but after being approached by limited partners to expand the fund, the firm added $50 million. The final close was last summer, according to Jo Tango, the firm's general partner...

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Kepha Partners Expands Venture Capital Fund to $100MM

Press Release: Waltham, Mass - January 13, 2009 - Kepha Partners today announced an expansion of its venture capital fund, Kepha Partners I. Initially closed at over $50 million, the fund was expanded to $100 million in order to meet high demand from start-ups and institutional investors...

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