Venture Capitalism

Village Ventures Breaks Up the VC Band: Cofounders Head to Bain and Greycroft

Mr. Harris

Village Ventures is breaking up. Sort of,” Dan Primack writes in his Term Sheet newsletter this morning. The New York City-based early stage venture capital firm, which invested in notable startups like Dwolla, Zipmark, On Deck Capital, and Simple, will be losing co-founders Matt Harris and Bo Peabody. However the fund’s administration office, based in Williamstown, Massachusetts, will remain open “for the foreseeable future.”

Mr. Harris will be rejoining Bain Capital Ventures (the VC arm of the private equity firm founded by Mitt Romney), while Mr. Peabody will be moving to Greycroft Partners. Rather than citing consolidation in the VC sector (with the rich and well-connected getting more funding and deal flow), Mr. Harris tells Mr. Primack that it had more to do with lack of a coherent and scalable investment philosophy: Read More