Venture Capital Firms in Bay Area – ABS Capital Partners, San Francisco, CA – 1/50

Venture Capital Firms in Bay Area – ABS Capital Partners, San Francisco, CA – 1/50

Venture Capital Firms in Bay Area – ABS Capital Partners, San Francisco, CA – 1/50

Late Stage
Other Areas of Focus: Business and Education services, Information and Communications Technology, Healthcare
Notable Investments: FactorTrust, PowerReviews, Accurate Group, The Cobalt Group

For nearly 30 years, we’ve been helping growth companies reach their full potential.

At ABS Capital, our most productive partnerships begin with those who have successfully piloted their companies through these exciting first stages and are now determined to make the choices that will drive them further forward.

Many successful CEOs began their companies with a bold idea, or a better way — bent on delivering game-changing impact within their industries.

The skills, actions, and insights that may have served them best at the start may now be evolving in this next stage of growth, and ABS Capital can serve as a guiding partner through this time.

Our Definition of Growth

Growth can be defined in many ways and found in multiple places. It’s never too early to talk with us.

If we had a “typical” deal at ABS Capital, this is what it would look like:

Our passion for company building began long ago and still lives on today.

In 1800, Irish linen merchant Alexander Brown (Alex for short) immigrated to America, settling in Baltimore. Soon thereafter he founded Alex. Brown & Sons, Incorporated, the first investment bank in the United States. Within ten years, they organized the first American IPO of Baltimore Water Company; this forever changed the growth trajectory of company formation.

For over a century, Alex. Brown & Sons, Incorporated continued to thrive and to help build the businesses that helped build America.

Flash forward to 1970, when Don Hebb joined Alex. Brown & Sons.

He knew this largely regional bank needed to be smarter and to work harder in order to compete with larger Wall Street firms. Don was the principal architect of Alex. Brown’s innovative, industry-focused investment banking units that sought to identify emerging trends and find the young companies poised to ride those waves. Alex. Brown led IPOs for game-changing companies such as Amazon, Microsoft, and Starbucks. Focusing on fast growth, capital hungry companies in new sectors and groups became the firm’s hallmark and brought it to a position of national prominence among Wall Street investment banks. Don rose to be the CEO of Alex. Brown and took the firm public in 1988.

After stepping down as CEO, Don then founded ABS Capital with a commitment of $20 million from Alex. Brown’s balance sheet. In just a few short years, he and founding partner Tim Weglicki had built such an impressive track record that they could raise their first outside fund — establishing ABS Capital as an independent firm. Prior to founding ABS, Don and Tim were successful in attracting and fostering talented professionals, and as ABS Capital’s investment opportunities grew and the number of active funds increased, they were joined by former colleagues and skilled operators of growth companies with which they had been involved.

At ABS Capital, the spirit that brought Alex. Brown to prominence and success lives on in a tightly knit, well-run, and highly-focused machine. Partnerships and investments developed at ABS Capital often lead to further partnerships and investments, as executives choose to return to the ABS Capital family.

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ABS Capital Partners
Industry Private equity
Founded 1990; 29 years ago
Founder Donald Hebb
Headquarters 400 East Pratt Street
Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Products Venture capital
Growth capital
Total assets $2.1 billion
Number of employees