We Are

Our Investment Strategy

We seek to invest in the most promising early stage, rapid growth technology companies in the mid-Atlantic region.

Portfolio companies benefit from the Fund’s affiliation with one of the largest and most active technology councils in the nation for introductions to customers, recruits, resellers and distributors, board directors, investors and quality service providers.

The Fund typically invests $500,000 to $2 million initially, with up to $4-5 million to support the company’s growth and expansion. The general partners are active investors, typically (but, not always) a Board Director and lead investor.





Our History

Tech Council Ventures

The firm manages $130 million across two similarly focused early stage venture funds. The Fund was created by the NJ Tech Council to provide expansion capital to the region’s rapid growth entrepreneurs and to capitalize on the fertile ecosystem and unmatched network.

Trusted Expertise

Portfolio companies benefit from a number of industry and domain experts. The NJ Tech Council touches 30,000 companies in the mid-Atlantic region, with six major vertical Advisory Boards consisting of CxOs with world class expertise. In addition, more than 200 highly accomplished corporate executives, successful entrepreneurs and industry leading institutions comprise the Fund’s investor base. The Tech Council Ventures team has success and experience building startups into companies that transform the industry.

Reliability and Prestige

Five companies from our portfolio today trade publicly in NASDAQ or NYSE. The general partners have created $7 billion of private and public company market value.

Our Experts

Stephanie Petak
Stephanie Petak
Jim Gunton
Jim Gunton
Managing Partner & Founder
Stephen Socolof
Stephen Socolof
Managing Partner
Jane Dela Cruz
Jane Dela Cruz
Office Manager


Tech Council Ventures’ capital comes from Fortune 25 corporations, financial institutions, family offices, leading professional service providers and the region’s top executives and accomplished entrepreneurs.