Philip Purcell Overview

  • Investor Type
  • Angel

  • Status
  • Active

  • Professionals
  • 1


  • Investments
  • 4

  • Exits
  • 2


Philip Purcell General Information


Mr. Philip Purcell was the Founder and served as President at Continental Investors. He served as Advisor at RoundTable Healthcare Partners. His goal is to leverage his experience and knowledge, capital and personal relationships with industry leaders to grow Continental's business and support our portfolio companies. Phil is committed to long-term relationships with patience for growth. Continental is investing with aggressive, highly-talented, passionate entrepreneurs and assisting them with their dreams to grow small businesses into big ones. Prior to forming Continental, Phil was chairman and chief executive officer of Dean Witter, Discover & Co. from 1986 until they acquired Morgan Stanley Group Inc. in 1997. He served as chairman and chief executive officer of Morgan Stanley until his retirement in 2005. Phil has had a long career with many accomplishments, including the creation and successful launch of the Discover Card in the mid 1980s. He joined Sears in 1978, coming from the Chicago office of McKinsey and Co. where he was the managing director. While at Sears he was the driving force in their decision to acquire Dean Witter and Coldwell Banker. Phil served on the board of AMR Corp. and American Airlines until their merer with US Airways. He is a trustee at the University of Notre Dame where he chairs the Athletic Affairs committee. He was the founder and chairman of the Financial Services Forum, an organization comprising the CEOs of 20 major financial services firms. He served on the Board of the New York Stock Exchange and was elected Vice-Chairman in 1995 and 1996 and later served on the Executive Board of the Exchange. Phil is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and holds a master's degree in business administration from the University of Chicago and a Master of Science degree from the London School of Economics.

Business Details

Investor Status
Actively Seeking New Investments
Primary Investor Type
Angel (individual)
Corporate Office
  • United States

Philip Purcell Investments (4)

Company Name Deal Date Deal Type Deal Size Industry Company Stage Lead Partner
Aura (Financial Software) 09-Dec-2014 Early Stage VC 0000 Financial Software Bankruptcy: Liquidation 000000 0000000 000
WePay 31-Dec-2013 00000 00000 0000 Financial Software Generating Revenue 000000 0000000 000
Aura (Financial Software) 10-Oct-2013 Early Stage VC 00.000 Financial Software Bankruptcy: Liquidation 000000 0000000 000
Aura (Financial Software) 03-Apr-2013 Seed Round 00.00 Financial Software Bankruptcy: Liquidation 000000 0000000 000

Philip Purcell Exits (2)

Company Name Exit Date Exit Type Exit Size
Aura (Financial Software) 11-Jan-2021 Bankruptcy: Liquidation
WePay 04-Dec-2017 0000000000 00000

Philip Purcell Investments by Industry, Year, and Region

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Philip Purcell Team (1)

Name Title Deals Funds Boards Office
Philip Purcell III Angel Investor 00 0

Philip Purcell FAQs

  • Who is Philip Purcell?

    Philip Purcell is an angel Investor who has made 4 investments.

  • What kind of investor is Philip Purcell?

    Philip Purcell is an angel investor.

  • What does Philip Purcell do?

    As an angel investor, Philip Purcell invests personal money into promising companies, typically in exchange for equity.

  • What has Philip Purcell invested in?

    Philip Purcell has made numerous investments in companies like Aura (Financial Software) and WePay within the Financial Software industry.

  • What has Philip Purcell invested in recently?

    Philip Purcell's latest investment was on 09-Dec-2014 in Aura (Financial Software), a company within the Financial Software industry.

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