Centennial Ventures is a venture capital firm investing in network companies and related enabling software and technology enterprises, with the potential to be market leaders. Our investment focus is on early and later-stage opportunities. Centennial Ventures VII, a $341 million partnership, is our most recent fund being invested.
We believe great people, more than any single factor, transform innovative ideas into successful companies. Our job is to partner with talented management teams and provide our knowledge and resources to accelerate the growth of their enterprises. We call these resources: People, Plans, Money and Partners, and they are respectively designed to provide assistance in recruiting senior executives and directors, developing strategic plans, raising debt and equity capital, and attracting strategic partners.
Since our inception in 1982, Centennial has invested in over 100 communications and related companies. Cencom Cable, OneComm, Brooks Fiber Properties, Crown Castle, and Verio are examples of successful portfolio companies that we assisted in growing into market leaders.