Investors

Nova Ventures management  is backed by three leading venture capital companies that have invested in Nova Metrix and Nova Instruments: Battery Ventures, Commonwealth Capital Ventures, and Ascent Venture Partners.  The combined capital management for these firms is in excess of $2 billion.

Battery Ventures is a global, technology-focused venture capital and private equity firm investing in companies at all stages of growth.  With a team of over 40 experienced investment professionals, Battery leverages its people, expertise, and capital to actively guide companies in emerging market sectors to category dominance. The firm has invested in hundreds of technology companies worldwide across application software, IT infrastructure, consumer Internet/mobile, and industrial technology sectors.  Battery has offices in Boston, Silicon Valley,  London and Israel.

“Battery leverages its people, expertise and capital to actively guide companies in emerging market sectors to category dominance.”

Commonwealth Capital, founded in 1995 by a team of experienced venture capital investors, is a leading early-stage and venture growth capital firm focused on opportunities in the Instruments & Systems, Software & Services, Internet & Digital Media, and Communications & Wireless sectors.  With over $550 million of committed capital under management, the firm’s partners have invested in more than 130 high-growth companies that are leaders in their industry categories. Commonwealth Capital’s offices are located in Woburn, MA.

“We have found that the venture capital business works more smoothly when we live and breathe a team-based, collaborative approach.”

Ascent Venture Partners is a Boston-based venture capital firm that provides early stage and growth financing to enterprises located in US, Europe and Israel.  Founded in 1985 as Pioneer Capital Corporation, Ascent manages $500 million across six funds. Ascent principally invests in Information Technology related markets, including network and communications systems, specialized IT services and enterprise software, and in Industrial Technology related markets. With over 100 years of combined private equity experience and an extensive network of professional resources, the Ascent investment team provides committed, strategic support to the firm’s portfolio companies.

“We’ve been investing in and partnering with entrepreneurs for over thirty years….when you partner with Ascent, you’re partnering with our full team and the 100+ years of B2B experience that comes with it.”