McLean, Va. – Edison Ventures, the New Jersey-based venture capital firm with offices in McLean, Va. said on Tuesday it has closed a new $249 million technology fund.

The fund, known as Edison Venture Fund VII, will make initial investments of $5-$10 million in tech companies with revenue run rates of $5-20 million.

Edison said it already has invested $55 million in 10 companies through the fund, targeting startups in the areas of financial technology, healthcare IT, interactive marketing and e-commerce and enterprise 2.0.

Since its founding in 1986, Edison has invested in 186 companies and completed 127 exits, including 17 IPOs. The company currently counts 59 active portfolio companies.

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