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Dennis P. Cameron

Founding Partner
Dennis is the founder of Eastward Capital and is a Chairman of the Investment Committee. Dennis has led Eastward’s investments in Edgewater Networks, myThings, Simplivity and The Trade Desk. He has also led Eastward’s investments in Diligent Technologies (acquired by IBM), Paratek Microwave (acquired by RIM), Qtera (acquired by Nortel Networks) and Resilient Systems (acquired by IBM).

Dennis has almost 40 years of experience working with companies to provide venture debt and equipment leasing. During this period, Dennis has developed significant experience in structuring deals to meet the needs of the companies and their venture sponsors. Dennis collaborates with the entire investment team on deal terms as well as overseeing the operations of Eastward.

Dennis began his career with sixteen years of structured finance and leasing experience at John Hancock Leasing, CIT and MeesPierson. While at MeesPierson, Dennis was brought in to assume operational control of a $100M family of funds, Applied Telecommunications Technology. Based on his success of managing the ATTI funds, Dennis was approached by the investors to raise additional capital and in 1998 he founded CommVest, LLC. In 2004, Dennis founded Eastward Capital Partners to reflect the evolution of the investment focus primarily from communication companies to technology enabled companies.

Dennis is board member at Boston based Bridge Over Troubled Waters. In addition, he has been active in civic and social charities in hometown of Needham, MA.

Dennis is a graduate of Northeastern University.
Active Portfolio
Conductor, Inc.
Edgewater Networks, Inc.
myThings, Inc.
Nomis Solutions, Inc.
SimpliVity Corp
SnagAJob.com Inc.
The Trade Desk Inc.
Vanu, Inc.
Representative Realized Portfolio
@stake, Inc. (acquired by Symantec)
Airvana, Inc. (Initial Public Offering)
Broadbus Technologies, Inc. (acquired by Motorola)
Cast Iron Systems, Inc. (acquired by IBM)
Diligent Technologies Corp (acquired by IBM)
Dormeo
Menara Networks, Inc. (acquired by IPG Photonics)
NOPT, Inc (Initial Public Offering)
Paratek Microwave, Inc. (acquired by RIM)
Pirus Networks, Inc, (acquired by Sun Microsystems)
PSINET, Inc. (Initial Public Offering)
Qtera Corp (acquired by Nortel)
Rocky Mountain Internet, Inc. (Initial Public Offering)
Revivio, Inc. (acquired by Symantec)
Resilient Systems, Inc. (acquired by IBM)
XCOM (acquired by Level 3)