SmartInvest Ventures, an international venture capital firm, announced today that Martin Hunt, joins the team as a general partner, along side Charles “Chuck” Kerrigan, Fred Hosaisy and managing general partner, Gerry Moan. With more than 25 years of experience in private equity, insurance, strategy consulting and investment banking with over $20 billion in M&A transactional experience, along with degrees from the Harvard Business School and Swarthmore College – where he was a McCabe scholar, Mr. Hunt brings both his expertise and local connections to SmartInvest’s newest geographical focus – Delaware.
All SmartInvest partners take a hands-on role in all their programs and funds, from the SmartBase entrepreneur mentorship program to the SmartStart Angel Fund, and finally the SmartInvest Venture Capital Fund. Mr. Hunt’s experience as the founder of multiple start-ups with successful exits, including a private equity search fund, and roles as the former Chairman and CEO of a leading cable installation assembly company, as well as founder and managing director of a lower middle market strategy consultancy increases the value provided by SmartInvest’s partners to both their investors and their portfolio companies.
“We’re absolutely thrilled to have Martin joining our team, as we continue to focus on mentoring, promoting and investing in startups in the local Delaware community, and around the world,” says Gerry Moan, managing partner for SmartInvest. “Not only do Martin’s experience and accomplishments speak for themselves, but he also lives our ‘do good and do well’ mantra. Chuck, Fred and I couldn’t be more pleased to welcome Martin as a key pillar in our firm.”
Mr. Hunt echoes this excitement. “Joining the SmartInvest team gives me the rare opportunity to focus both on guiding startups toward success and providing potential investors with a unique and largely de-risked investment opportunity. The fact that I can pivot my attention between the local business investment community and international startups is an incredibly energizing position.”
About SmartInvest Ventures
SmartInvest Ventures is an international company that has transformed deal flow in a fundamental way.
Through SmartBase (Experiential Mentoring and Education), SmartStart (Angel Funding) and SmartInvest (existing VC Fund), SmartInvest Ventures will guide companies, from the spot where they begin, to their best endgame, providing all aspects of support – finance, HR, legal, marketing, reporting, budgeting.
The company’s world class board, partners and advisors include John Bruton, former Taoiseach (Prime Minister) of Ireland and Board Chair Dr. Allen Sangines-Krause, a global finance executive first with Goldman and now with his own world class $2Bn+ private equity firm. The General Partners Group has over $2BN in asset management experience. SmartInvest’s track record in fund management and startups is entirely due to the proprietary process the company employs to become deeply hands-on. It is quite simply, an ecosystem for discovery and startup, with true global reach, expressed in the global background of the hand-picked Board of Directors, and Advisory board.
This mentorship approach is embedded in the company’s credo, is non-negotiable, and is reflected in the impressive track record they have assembled over the last 10 years.
It is SmartInvest’s global platform, an early and steady hands-on approach to its entrepreneurs, and the multi-disciplinary expertise of the SmartInvest team that proves successful over time.
For more information, visit www.smartinvestventures.com