"PlantSense, maker of the EasyBloom plant sensor, takes the guesswork out of gardening by revealing which plants will thrive in any location, and how to care for ailing plants."
"Gabriel Venture Partners has been an investor since our early days and continues to be a partner to Boston-Power. Scott Chou is a pleasure to work with and his insights facilitate a strong relationship between our organizations."
--Dr. Christina Lampe-Onnerud, Founder, Boston-Power
"The Gabriel Venture Partners team has been with us from day one, investing in our earliest rounds and continuing to support our growth over the last two years. Rick Bolander understands the needs we're addressing for both kids and families, is willing to put his connections to work for us, and is a strong advocate for the kajeet team. We feel fortunate to have such an active and committed venture firm on our side that is as enthusiastic as our customers and those of us who work at kajeet."
--Daniel Neal, CEO and Founder, kajeet
"A great venture partner provides more than a capital injection. Gabriel Venture Partners has been a great advocate and supporter of Persistent Systems over the past four years. Rick Bolander's advice and counsel has been particularly valuable as we have rapidly grown the company. We look forward to many more years working with Gabriel Venture Partners."
--Dr. Anand Deshpande, Founder, Chairman and Managing Director, Persistent Systems Limited
"Rick Bolander took the time to truly learn the unique aspects of Concord's business so he could contribute to the strategy and direction of the business, and not just attend the board meetings. Rather than just providing names and number to call for industry contacts, Rick made the call on our behalf, increasing the effectiveness of such calls. The Gabriel partners' industry knowledge and contacts should be of substantial value to budding entrepreneurs."
--Jack Blaeser, Chairman, President and CEO, Concord Communications
"The Gabriel partners, with strong operational backgrounds, are not just financial representatives on the board. They are willing to spend time together, participate in strategic sessions, proactive with ideas, assist in selection of senior personnel, yet not cross the border. With the emergence of the Internet, and venture capital becoming readily accessible, startups formed by people with innovative ideas need help in the operational aspects to build an exceptional company. If you want a VC who will roll up his sleeves, help with design of the plan, refine it, enhance it, talk to Gabriel."
"Rick Bolander is an intellectual and understands business fundamentals, and with a genuine understanding of the company, participated actively on the board in shaping its strategy. For a new company, Gabriel delivers lots of value in the business planning to ensure that it is sharp, crisp, and executable; help in tracking the program, adding value in measuring against the plan, and assisting in its adjustment as necessary."
--Matt Taylor, Chairman, CTO and Founder, Tut Systems
"Few people are as enthusiastic with high energy as Rick Bolander of Gabriel, bringing technical acumen with all aspects of business knowledge, to a venture. At Gabriel, the combination of enthusiasm, high energy, on a solid foundation of business expertise, is undoubtedly an invaluable resource for the young entrepreneur."
--Sal D'Auria, President and CEO, Tut Systems
"I have worked with a few Venture Capital firms and what differentiates Gabriel from the rest is simple... Good values, long term views, and prudent business sense. These characteristics define Gabriel and its principles. They have been very helpful with guiding our board, providing strategic planning, market reconnaissance, and more. Gabriel is an integral part of our development and is a primary contributor to our success."
--Brian Hand, CEO, Crossmedia Services
"Gabriel is brilliant at drilling down the value proposition and identifying new opportunities. They are always available to us as a mentor and a vital team member... This is demonstrated by the commitment of the Gabriel team to stand side-by-side to achieve our business objectives."
--Chandra Venkatraman, CEO, Arula Systems
"Gabriel's keen insights on strategic direction and tactics helped us structure and complete a key financing round that is usually difficult to do in our market place. Gabriel is working very closely with us and really knows how to motivate our team. They are smart, extremely hard working, and really completely honest. We could not have accomplished what we have without them."