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This current economic crisis has started to hit VC´s as well, Zero Stage Capital dissolves.

Zero Stage Capital, a life science and IT venture firm, dissolved last year after several poorly performing funds, according to limited partners. The firm’s few remaining portfolio companies have been transferred to a newly created firm, Vox Equity Partners, managed by the son of Zero Stage’s managing director.

Originally based in Cambridge, Mass., small business investment company Zero Stage raised a $150 million sixth fund in 1999 and a roughly $160 million seventh fund in 2001. In April 2005, the firm told VentureWire it had scrapped plans for a larger, $250 million eighth fund after several personnel changes, scaling back plans to raise a $150 million vehicle for buying struggling venture-backed businesses.

Yet by 2008, according to one limited partner who wished to remain anonymous for this story, the firm was run out of Managing Director Paul Kelley’s Sommerville, Mass., home as he worked to wind down its operations.”

Read the full VentureWire article by Jonathan Matsey here.

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