Frank Bonsal Overview

  • Investor Type
  • Angel

  • Status
  • Active

  • Investments
  • 6

  • Exits
  • 6

Exits

Frank Bonsal General Information

Description

Mr. Frank Bonsal is a Co-Founder and serves as the Managing Partner at the Education Capital Group. He is also a Co-Founding Member & Member of the Investment Committee at Red Abbey Venture Partners. He also serves as Advisor at NETCIRQ. He is the Founder of Bonsal Capital. He also served as Manager at Red Abbey Capital Partners. He also serves as the Director of Entrepreneurship at Towson University Foundation. He is also a Co-Founder & serves as the Managing Partner at the Education Capital Group. He was also a founding partner of New Enterprise Associates (NEA), one of the country's largest venture capital firms. During his tenure at NEA, He served on the Board of Directors of a number of life sciences companies, including Aspect Medical Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: ASPM), Biopure Corporation (NASDAQ: BPUR), Cantab Pharmaceuticals PLC (acquired by Xenova Group PLC), GeneScreen, Inc. (acquired by Orchid Biosciences, Inc.), IBAH, Inc. (acquired by Omnicare, Inc.), Molecular Tool, Inc. (acquired by Orchid Biosciences, Inc.), Synaptic Pharmaceuticals Corporation (acquired by H. Lundbeck A/S), and Vertex Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: VRTX). Additionally, He played an active role in a number of NEA's life sciences investments, including Alkermes, Inc. (NASDAQ: ALKS), Anadys Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Bethesda Research Laboratories, Inc. (acquired by Life Technologies, Inc.), Dura Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (acquired by Elan Corporation), GelTex Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (acquired by Genzyme General), Genetic Therapy, Inc. (acquired by Sandoz), Pyxis Corporation (acquired by Cardinal Health, Inc.) and Sepracor, Inc. (NASDAQ: SEPR). He has been a key investor and advisor in a number of venture capital firms during his career, including Amadeus Capital Partners, Boulder Ventures, Sterling Venture Partners, Trellis Ventures, Venturehouse, and Windward Ventures. He also served as Advisor at Fairfax Partners and actively provides capital for each of the firm's investments. He is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Johns Hopkins Hospital and a member of the Johns Hopkins Hospital Endowment Board. Also, He serves on the Board of Directors of a technology company, Ceratech, as well as an investment advisory firm, Brown Investment Advisory, and Trust Co. Prior to co-founding NEA in 1978, He was a General Partner of Alex. Brown & Sons, Inc. He received a BA in Economics from Princeton University in 1959. He also served as an Advisor at Novak Biddle Venture Partners. He also served as Advisor at Emerging Technology Partners.

Business Details

Investor Status
Actively Seeking New Investments
Primary Investor Type
Angel (individual)
Corporate Office
  • 1800 Diagonal Road
  • Suite 600
  • Alexandria, VA 22314
  • United States

Frank Bonsal Investments (6)

Company Name Deal Date Deal Type Deal Size Industry Company Stage Lead Partner
VirtaMove 05-Mar-2014 Later Stage VC 000 Business/Productivity Software Generating Revenue 00000 000000 00.
Citelighter 06-Feb-2014 0000 00000 00.000 Educational Software Generating Revenue 00000 000000 00.
Traitify 13-Aug-2013 0000 00000 000 Business/Productivity Software Generating Revenue 00000 000000 00.
Riskclick 23-May-2005 00000 00000 00.00 Financial Software Generating Revenue 00000 000000 00.
Engenia Software 24-Jul-2000 Early Stage VC 000.00 Database Software Out of Business 00000 000000 00.
Network Storage Solutions 10-Mar-2000 Early Stage VC 000 Storage (IT) Bankruptcy: Admin/Reorg

Frank Bonsal Exits (6)

Company Name Exit Date Exit Type Exit Size
VirtaMove 01-Jan-2022 Secondary Transaction - Private
Traitify 23-Aug-2021 000000000000000000 0000
Citelighter 05-May-2017 000000000000000000
Riskclick 01-Jul-2007 000000000000000000
Engenia Software 22-Nov-2006 Out of Business
Network Storage Solutions 09-Jul-2005 Bankruptcy: Admin/Reorg

Frank Bonsal Investments by Industry, Year, and Region

Investments by Industry

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Frank Bonsal Team (1)

Name Title Deals Funds Boards Office
Frank Bonsal Jr. Angel Investor 0 0 0 Alexandria, VA

Frank Bonsal FAQs

  • Who is Frank Bonsal?

    Frank Bonsal is an angel Investor who has made 6 investments.

  • What kind of investor is Frank Bonsal?

    Frank Bonsal is an angel investor.

  • What does Frank Bonsal do?

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

  • What has Frank Bonsal invested in?

    Frank Bonsal has made numerous investments in companies like VirtaMove, Citelighter, and Traitify within the Business/Productivity Software and Educational Software industries.

  • What has Frank Bonsal invested in recently?

    Frank Bonsal's latest investment was on 05-Mar-2014 in VirtaMove, a company within the Business/Productivity Software industry.

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