About Us

Spring Lake Equity Partners is a Boston-based private venture capital firm.  We invest equity capital primarily in later-stage, technology-oriented private companies.  We formed our first investment vehicle, Spring Lake Equity Partners LLC, in 2013.

The principals at Spring Lake formerly constituted the private equity arm of Tudor Investment Corp., a global hedge fund, prior to spinning off in 2013 to form Spring Lake.

Spring Lake is led by Managing Partners Bob Forlenza and Carmen Scarpa, who formed the predecessor group to Spring Lake in 1995.  Partners Jeff Williams, and Dan MacKeigan comprise the remainder of the senior investment team, which has been investing together as a group since 2000.

While at Tudor, we invested over $650 million in 75 companies across four investment funds and continue to have a sub-advisory agreement with Tudor.

Our investment philosophy is simple and has remained consistent over time – we seek to partner with great management teams to take their businesses to the next level, creating value for all stakeholders.

Spring Lake strives to add value to our portfolio companies through active Board participation and accessing our network of contacts which includes our own and those of our key strategic partners, WestRiver Equity Partners, Tudor Investment Corp., the George Kaiser Family Foundation, and Two Sigma Ventures.