Tom Balderston has been building and managing venture capital portfolios for more than 30 years, as a general partner, limited partner and angel investor in companies and funds. He formed Balderston Capital, Radnor, PA, in 2001, and has a focus on angel and early stage investments in emerging companies in the environmental and social impact space.
Tom is on the Board of Social Venture Circle , a national angel network of socially responsible investors, www.investorscircle.net. He is a partner in the management company, SustainVC, LLC, which oversees the group of early stage venture and angel funds affiliated with Investors Circle called the Patient Capital Collaborative, www.sustainvc.com.
Tom also served from July 2006 to June 2009 as President and CEO of the Mid-Atlantic Capital Alliance, (now called Greater Philadelphia Alliance for Capital and Technologies), www.philadelphiapact.com, the regional venture community association in the Greater Philadelphia area.
Prior to founding Balderston Capital, Tom was President of SGI Capital, the private equity investment unit of Superior Group, a family-owned holding company. Balderston also worked with TDH Group from 1985-1998 where he was a General Partner of its TDH III, L.P. venture fund and Co-founder of its management company. After graduating from Williams in 1978, Tom worked for Bank of Boston, in middle-market lending first in Boston and then in Los Angeles.
Balderston holds an M.B.A. from the UCLA Graduate School of Management with a concentration in Finance and a B.A. from Williams College.
He serves on numerous private company Boards and fund advisory committees and is active on a number of community Boards as well. Currently, in addition to Social Venture Circle , he is on the Board and committees of the Ben Franklin Technology Center of Southeastern PA and the Ben Franklin Technology Development Authority, the Pennsylvania state-wide authority which oversees the Ben Franklin program. Tom has been an active volunteer at Williams College, most recently serving on its Board of Trustees from 2010 – 2012.
Tom and his wife Betsy have three very large adult sons and live in Ardmore, PA.