OVP Staff
March 28, 2016

Thoughtful Listening Leads to Wise Decisionmaking

I took a course in law school on medical ethics, mostly because it was taught by Dr. Jay Katz, a Harvard trained physician, medical ethicist (he had participated in the Federal inquiry into the Tuskegee Syphilis Study), Freudian analyst (in his spare time, I suppose) and campus wise man. One day in class he told […]

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June 23, 2015

Google Marketing: Back to the Future

In late 2000 I sat down with Tim Armstrong, who at the time was head of East Coast sales at Google.  As head of strategy at the time at Verticalnet, I had been tasked by short-tenured CEO Joe Galli with working through a strategic relationship with Google.  These were the days before Adwords or a […]

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OVP Staff
May 19, 2015

Congratulations to 2015 PACT Enterprise Award Winner Sidecar and Finalists SevOne, InstaMed, and Halfpenny Technologies

Last week, PACT – the Philadelphia Alliance for Capital and Technologies – held the 2015 Enterprise Awards, their annual black-tie awards gala. This year the event was held in Philadelphia in the newest wing of the convention center and was well attended by the broader venture community. Each year top regional technology companies and life […]

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May 12, 2015

First CEO Survey Report

Earlier this year, we sent out the first installment of what we hope will become a regular (and brief) survey to capture the pulse of the most important members of the entrepreneurial ecosystem, the entrepreneurs. In each survey we will ask questions on the topics that are top of mind for CEOs running a startup, […]

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May 21, 2014

Congratulations to 2014 PACT Enterprise Awards Winner Bill Marvin of InstaMed and Finalists SevOne, PeopleLinx, and Tim Kowalski of Halfpenny Technologies

On May 8th, the Philadelphia Alliance for Capital and Technologies (PACT) held the 2014 Enterprise Awards, their annual black-tie awards gala to honor the region’s top companies, executives, and entrepreneurs in the technology and life sciences sectors.  Once again, the Osage Venture Partners portfolio was well represented.  The event recognizes three finalists and crowns an […]

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March 5, 2014

Osage Venture Partners Promotes David Drahms to Partner; Names Michael Phelan as Venture Partner

OVP is pleased to announce that David Drahms has been promoted to Partner from Principal and Michael Phelan has joined the firm as a Venture Partner. David is an integral part of OVP’s team, and the promotion recognizes David’s contributions to OVP and to the OVP portfolio.  Mike Phelan was previously CEO of SevOne and has deep […]

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May 16, 2013

Congratulations to PACT Winner InstaMed and Finalists SevOne and Halfpenny Technologies

Last week, the Philadelphia Alliance for Capital and Technologies (PACT) held the 2013 Enterprise Awards, their annual black-tie awards gala.  This year the event was held at the Valley Forge Casino and featured flash mobs of dancers and other once in a lifetime occurrences (we hope). Each year top technology companies and life science companies […]

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OVP Staff
January 15, 2013

SevOne Receives $150 Million Investment from Bain Capital

Osage Venture Partners congratulates SevOne on six tremendous years, and looks forward to continue working with them as they shift into an even higher gear. Press Release Posting Its 6th Consecutive Year of Record Revenues, SevOne Receives $150 Million Investment from Bain Capital Wilmington, DE – January 15, 2013 – SevOne, creator of market leading IT infrastructure management […]

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OVP Staff
September 17, 2012

Hockey Sticks

Most companies raising capital have revenue projections that look something like this chart (with funding occurring at the end of Year 2): Although we see a lot of projections that resemble the one above (commonly referred to in VC/startup lingo as the “hockey stick”), we don’t require this type of optimism to get excited about […]

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May 8, 2012

Congrats to 2012 PACT Enterprise Awards Finalists and Winners

Last week, PACT – the Philadelphia Alliance for Capital and Technologies – held the 2012 Enterprise Awards, their annual black-tie awards gala.  Each year top technology companies and life science companies are nominated for categories corresponding to different stages of business maturity.  The event highlights three finalists in each category and then announces the winners.   […]

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