Founder, Chairman and CEO of Seavest Investment Group., a privately held investment management firm specializing in socially oriented venture capital and healthcare real estate with a growing team of over 20 professionals. Seavest leverages a broad network of relationships built over three decades of investing to develop successful strategies for its investors.
An SEC-registered Investment Adviser, the Firm invests in industries undergoing transformation to create long-term value for its investors, generate positive human impact and benefit society as whole. By targeting segments of the economy with the greatest opportunities for change, Seavest seeks to take advantage of demographic trends, advancements in technology and market innovations to provide focused investment strategies.
Tory Patterson is the Managing Partner of Owl Ventures. Tory is actively involved and serves on the board of directors of Newsela, MasteryConnect, PresenceLearning, EdSurge and LearnZillion.
Prior to founding Owl Ventures, Tory was a Partner at Catamount Ventures, a San Francisco based venture capital fund focused on mission-driven companies. While at Catamount, Tory advised several start-ups from the idea stage through launch, financing and commercialization. Tory was a key member of the team that incubated, supported and built Plum Organics, from early vision to becoming the world’s largest organic baby and kids’ food company, to eventual successful exit to Campbell’s. Tory founded and ran Catamount’s education investment practice where he led investments in leading education companies MasteryConnect, PresenceLearning, EdSurge, TenMarks (acquired by Amazon) Upworthy and Declara.
Tory earned a BA from Williams College and an MBA from Stanford's Graduate School of Business.
2U, 2U, Avanti, Bridge International Academies, Keypath Education, Knewton, and SPARK Schools
American Prison Data Systems, Cinematic Health Education, Homer, Noodle Companies, Voxy, and Voxy EnGen
Bakpax, BetterLesson, Ecohaus, Hazel, Kiddom, Labster, Noodle Partners, Rebel Girls, and Remind