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Signal Hill Creates Partnership with Launchpad Venture Group as Exclusive Investment Banking Sponsor

Published on: 07/08/2013

Signal Hill, the largest independent advisory boutique serving the M&A advisory and private capital raising needs of growth companies, is pleased to announce its sponsorship of Launchpad Venture Group (“Launchpad”), a Boston-based angel investor group that provides funding to early-stage companies.

Launchpad is the largest angel investing group in the Northeast and one of the top three most active groups in the U.S. in terms of deal volume and dollars invested.  The group is dedicated to providing its portfolio companies with the resources they need to build successful businesses, not only through the funds they provide, but also through knowledge transfer and mentoring relationships with industry veterans.

Signal Hill’s sponsorship of Launchpad is part of an overall commitment to help business leaders achieve organizational growth and meet their goals, whether it’s through the traditional advisor/client relationship or through providing guidance and support within a community. Signal Hill’s investment professionals will act as mentors to Launchpad’s portfolio, drawing on past client and transaction experience, in order to lead information and learning sessions.

“We're honored to have been invited to be Launchpad's exclusive investment banking sponsor,” said Alex Hart, Managing Director and Head of Signal Hill’s Boston office, “It is a tremendous organization that has shown a continued ability to help start and build best-in-class technology companies. As a close partner of theirs, we are excited to work with their investors and entrepreneurs to help drive the growth and success of their portfolio companies.”

"We are very pleased to have the opportunity to formalize our relationship with Signal Hill,” said Christopher Mirabile, co-Managing Director of Launchpad.  “They bring deep expertise to the process of selling companies and, in fact, were instrumental in the sale of one of our portfolio companies to Google last year.  We look forward to working with them and having access to their team of knowledgeable professionals across the United States."

About Signal Hill
Signal Hill is the largest independent advisory boutique serving the M&A advisory and private capital raising needs of growth companies.  Signal Hill's experienced bankers provide deep domain expertise and an unyielding commitment to clients in our sectors: Internet & Digital Media, Internet Infrastructure, Services and Software.  With over 500 completed transactions and offices in Baltimore, Bangalore, Boston, Nashville, New York, Reston and San Francisco, Signal Hill leverages deep strategic industry and financial sponsor relationships to help our clients achieve Greater Outcomes®. For more information, visit www.signalhill.com.

About Launchpad Venture Group
Launchpad Venture Group is a Boston-based angel investment group that provides funding to early-stage companies. We are looking for innovative, technology-driven startup companies addressing a significant market opportunity where our investment can make a difference. We introduce entrepreneurs to potential investors through business plan presentations at monthly meetings. Launchpad Venture Group consists of individual angel investor members interested in achieving superior returns by financing privately held companies at an early stage of development.  Learn more at www.launchpadventuregroup.com.

Signal Hill Creates Partnership with Launchpad Venture Group as Exclusive Investment Banking Sponsor