Peter Henry is the Founder & Managing Partner of Act 5 Ventures LLC, which specializes in private equity transactions for seed and early-stage companies in a variety of industries. Act 5 provides capital access, primarily as a syndicate lead, providing management and administration of single-purpose investment entities, financial review, terms negotiation, governance participation, and related risk mitigation. He is also an independent angel investor, affiliated with Stanford Angels, Keiretsu Forum, Bay Angels, Cannabis Investment Network, and more; and an LP investor with Keiretsu Capital.
Peter has founded or co-launched product and services startups in the financial services software, social applications, location-based apps, personal security, and other areas. He has been a strategic advisor to several Fortune-1000 firms, mentored scores of startup entrepreneurs in the SF Bay and New York areas, and advised venture investors on portfolio turnaround approaches.
As a technologist in his early career, he architected and developed groundbreaking systems from the world’s largest document imaging system to high-volume and customer management systems, institutional portfolio management and the insurance industry’s first Internet e-commerce platform. In addition to technology, he has extensive experience in professional services, technical marketing, business strategy, contracts and negotiations, operations and corporate governance. Since 2001, Peter has operated as an “ICVC”, bringing both Intellectual Capital (strategic advice, founder mentoring, operational executive strength) and access to capital (angel/PE investments, fundraising, M&A advisory) to startups in diverse markets.