Tom Balderston


Tom Balderston has been building and managing venture capital portfolios for 25 years, as a general partner, limited partner and angel investor in companies and funds.

Tom formed Balderston Capital, Radnor, PA, in 2001, and has developed a growing focus on angel investments in emerging companies in the environmental and social impact space. He is on the Board of Investors Circle, a national angel network of socially responsible investors,, and recently became a partner in its affiliated angel funds, the Patient Capital Collaborative. In addition to investing in and advising companies, he has invested in, and advised venture and private equity funds.

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), , 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 Investors Circle, he serves on the Board of Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Southeastern PA, and is a member of the Executive & Finance Committee. Balderston is also a member of the Board of the Shipley School and a member of its Finance Committee. Tom has been an active volunteer at Williams College, joining its Board of Trustees in October, 2010. Previously, he served on the Executive Committee of the Society of Alumni from 1996-1999 and as Chair of the Alumni Fund from 2003-2005.

Tom and his wife Betsy and their three sons live in Ardmore, PA. Coverage