Q2 2001


>August 28, 2012 World Economic Forum Names Practice Fusion A 2013 Technology Pioneer

>March 20, 2012 U. S. Retailers Shipping To Foreign CustomersUsing Fifty One

>March 1,2012 Fifty One Acquires BorderFree

>June 27, 2011 The Magic Of Macy’s Goes International With Fifty One

> January 18, 2011 Practice Fusion #1 in EMR Customer Service

> October 27, 2009 Fifty One Global E-Commerce Expands to 92 countries and 43 currencies

> October 14, 2009 Premium Retailers Select Fifty One

> July 29, 2009 Cabulous Launches


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On-Line Ventures is an “Angel” Investment and Development Company that focuses on investing in, and providing services to, emerging stage information technology companies that utilize on-line technologies in their business models.  We have helped develop dozens of successful companies including completing dozens of IPO’s and successful mergers and acquisitions for our companies and investors. Typically, we invest at the emerging stage of a company when the company is on the verge of experiencing explosive growth.   We also like to work with pre IPO or exit transaction stage opportunities.  We rarely act as the lead investor, but rather prefer to work closely with leading venture and other private equity firms.

Our services to our companies and their private equity investors include corporate governance, executive mentoring, business development, recruiting, and advisory and consulting services all uniquely tailored to the needs of the company.  

Since its founding by Stephen J. Getsy in 1993, On-Line Ventures has established a very successful track record in the following segments of the information technology industry: network/telecommunications, internet infrastructure, financial services, outsourcing, marketing services, international services and e commerce.   

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Investment Criteria

Our selection criteria for investment includes the following:

1. Recurring revenue business model

2. Mission critical products/services

3. Proprietary & scalable technologies

4. Potential to be market leaders (#1 or 2)

5. Established businesses with existing customers and revenues

While the strategic focus is online technologies within the information technology industry, this chart shows the historical sector investments since 1993.


Investment Summary

Company Links


Practice Fusion



Exodus Hosting

Netcom Earthlink

WiseWire Lycos

>October 17, 2013 BorderFree and Visa Bring US Retail Offers To Cardholders

>June 24, 2012, Practice Fusion Raises $34 Million In Series “C” Round

>September 24, 2013 BorderFree Launches BoxHop - A New International Shipping Option

>September 24, 2013Practice Fusion Raises $70 Million To Fix Health Care Using Data

Building Successful Technology Companies Since 1993

Providing Knowledge, Experience and Capital To Emerging Stage Companies That Utilize On-Line Technologies

®On-Line Ventures is a Service Mark of On-Line Ventures, Inc. Registered U.S. Patent & Trademark.  No claim is made to the exclusive right to use “ON-LINE”, apart from the mark as shown.

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> May 1, 2007 CSC Acquires NameProtect

> January 23, 2004 Ariba pays $493 Million for FreeMarkets

> December 10, 1999 FreeMarkets IPO Soars

>November 12, 2013 BorderFree named a Deloitte Technology FAST 500 Company

>March 21, 2014 BorderFree Prices Initial Public Offering


Building Successful Technology Companies Since 1993
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