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Volition Capital names Sean Cantwell partner

Sean Cantwell is a 1999 graduate of the University of Notre Dame

by Michelle Lang, Mass High Tech

July 13, 2011


Volition Capital, a Boston technology-focused equity and venture capital firm, has named Sean Cantwell a partner in the firm.

Cantwell will focus on software, tech-enabled services and Internet investments. He is a member of the board of directors for iPipeline, G5 Search Marketing, Ping Identity and EnterpriseDB. He also played a role in GeoLearning’s acquisition by SumTotal and in investments of GlobalTranz, Vibes Media, MFG.com and Teliris.

Prior to Volition, he served as vice president of Fidelity Ventures. Before that, he worked on technology growth equity investments at Summit Partners. Cantwell earned an MBA from Harvard Business School and a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Notre Dame.

Volition Capital previously operated as Fidelity Ventures before it broke off from Fidelity Investments to form an independent venture capital firm in January 2010.  The firm has about $350 million invested in 23 companies throughout the U.S. and Europe and seeks to invest in technology startups that are already showing between $5 million and $50 million in revenue.