and venture capital
The firm was founded in 1979 by Craig Burr, William P. Egan, and Dr. Jean Deleage, Ph.D. Burr and Egan had worked together at the pioneering private equity firm TA Associates. Deleage had come from Sofinnova Partners, a venture capital firm in France that he had co-founded in 1971. In 1976, Deleage had founded Sofinnova’s US affiliate, based in San Francisco. At its zenith the company managed over $700 million in assets and today is the direct predecessor of four venture capital firms with aggregate capital in excess of $5.7 billion:
- Polaris Venture Partners based in Waltham, Massachusetts
- Alta Partners based in California
- Alta Communications based in Boston
- Alta Berkeley Capital based in London.
Among BEDCO’s most notable investments were Continental Cablevision with H. Irving Grousbeck, Qwest with Philip Anschutz, Cephalon, American Superconductor and SyQuest Technology.
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