Founded in 1971, Schooner Capital is a Boston-based investment firm active in private companies and public securities.

We invest across sectors and geographies, favoring recurring revenue, capital efficiency, and durable competitive advantage. Patience is fundamental to our approach.

Our permanent capital base allows us to respond to opportunities without mandate constraints or fundraising concerns. We value independent judgment and contrarian thinkers, supporting both with a collegial atmosphere among our experienced team. In all our efforts, we take care to build long-term relationships based on principle and trust.

Our profits support The Schooner Foundation, which is involved in human rights causes around the world.

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Private Investments

Our venture efforts focus primarily on early stage technology and healthcare start-ups. We provide active guidance and long-term support to no-nonsense entrepreneurs solving meaningful problems.

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Public Equities

Schooner’s public equities program targets direct, long-term holdings across the globe with emphasis on emerging and frontier markets. In special situations, we may also invest through independent managers.