Equity Investing 

Beginning in 2002, Robinson Ventures began investing in early-stage information technology businesses that specialized in Web 2.0 and custom software application development.

In 2009, Robinson Ventures began to diversify its investments to consider green technology companies, specifically in the solar industry. We invested in companies at the earliest stages of development, providing a pipeline of investment opportunities for later-stage venture funds. In addition to our monetary commitments, we also invest "sweat equity" and provide our strategic planning, business development, and consulting services.

We make  1-2 investments every 2-3 years. We choose to limit our investments as we wish to concentrate on the success of the companies and subsequently our equity and not divest ourselves thereby taking our attention away from the company during its key formative years.

 

Currently, our Equity investments include the following two companies:

 

360 Professional Services Group 

After making several successful investments where Robinson Ventures was taken out in subsequent funding rounds, in 2005 we invested in 360 Professional Services Group (https://www.360psg.com). Located in Amherst, NY, 360PSG delivers content management solutions using their proprietary designed Web 2.0 platform. In addition, 360PSG also provides custom software development in the LAMP/AJAX and java scripting environment/languages

 

Secure Futures

Secure Futures (https://securefutures.solar) designs, develops, and co-finances distributed solar solutions with and for tax-exempt entities to reduce their electricity costs and to protect against future grid price increases through 15 to 25-year solar power purchase agreements (SPPAs). Located in Staunton, VA Secure Futures was considered to be a strong complement to Robinson Ventures' existing consulting practice.