Gemstone Capital was founded in January 2017. Its founders were previously engaged with 1CT, an advisory and early stage fund management company, specialized in “investing in, developing and selling earlier stage technology companies”.
1CT was founded in 2005. Throughout the years it built a small portfolio of exciting tech companies and conducted about 80 transactions. From its original focus on early stage companies, 1CT had grown with its clients and portfolio companies to work with and focus upon more mature growth companies. Gemstone Capital represents a combination of the key people and track record of 1CT as well as new profiles with ideal backgrounds for Gemstone Capital and its clients.
In essence, Gemstone Capital is a natural continuation of 1CT, now focusing entirely on delivery of capital and transaction related services to more mature tech-companies.