Over our long history, CommerceNet has invested in many types of endeavors, often taking an equity stake in companies in return for the resources we supplied.
Our favorite kind of equity investment was an “ignition start,” where we supplied a small amount of money and a lot of other assistance from networking to strategic advisement. The goal was to help the entrepreneur move beyond the “just an idea” stage to having a business plan, prototype, and team.
Most of our portfolio companies have moved through stealth mode to early stage to launched (to acquired!). Some of our alumni include: