River Cities approached their investment in a way that made you feel like you had another positive resource. It was a true professional partnership with positive support and interaction. At the same time it is all about performance, and River Cities kept keenly aware of our business practices.
— Dennis Stripe, CEO, OrthoHelix
River Cities has taken the time to thoroughly understand our industry and our competition and their strategies through independent research. This research has been of tremendous value and has positively affected our strategies.
— Archie Black, CEO, SPS Commerce, Inc.
The River Cities’ team was a critical part of INSPIRIS’ strategic direction and success. River Cities was a valued capital partner but more importantly augmented INSPIRIS’ management team by providing invaluable time, expertise, and industry connections. River Cities was a supportive and contributing partner in the company’s innovation and expansion to new service offerings and customer segments. It would be a privilege to have the opportunity to work with River Cities again in the future on another venture.
— Mike Tudeen, CEO
River Cities was able to recognize our opportunity earlier than their competitors, run an efficient due diligence process that did not impact our ability to focus on our business while bringing in investment partners that improved all our chances of success. In my book, Rivers Cities, is the definition of a true partner that added much more than financing to our company.
— Jim Pearson, CEO, Suros Surgical
River Cities demonstrated significant leadership for the Company's investor syndicate. They rolled up their sleeves and dug into the details, which enabled us to make good decisions based on facts and practical assumptions. Their grounded approach to identifying opportunities and overcoming challenges served management and the investors well.
— Mike Nazzaro, President, Nielson BuzzMetrics
River Cities history and expertise in working with early stage companies proved invaluable in the formative years of PerfectServe. While our strategy shifted to better meet market dynamics, the team at River Cities was always there as a source of encouragement and business development. They made strategic introductions to some of our earliest hospital clients, contributing significantly to our growth. The people at River Cities are creative, constructive and straightforward. I am grateful for the opportunity to work with them as my business partners.
— Terrell Edwards, CEO, PerfectServe, Inc.
Over the past 30 years I have worked with many venture capital firms and found few true partners. You always hope a VC firm will bring more to the table than just cash but are often disappointed. River Cities combines the quantitative skills to help a CEO fine tune a business model, deep industry expertice and the qualitative artistry to build a synergistic partnership with their portfolio companies.
— Irv Shapiro , CEO, DialogTech
As a significant investor in our company, River Cities has proven to be a very valuable partner. They not only provided the capital, but also a unique blend of professional assistance and consultation especially as our marketing and sales strategies changed over the years. They also added a personal touch to the partnership.
— Bill Blakey, CEO, Electronic Data Resources
The River Cities team brings an excellent external perspective and network to our company. They are a perfect example of the value-added investor, an organization who provides experience, thoughts and assistance when asked but never forced. They offer a dialog based upon candor and integrity, delivered without the extra work, distraction or dissonance that can accompany an external investor.
— Stephen Wiehe, President & CEO, SciQuest, Inc.
River Cities continually challenges us to be our best. Since their investment in Simbionix a little over one year ago, they have consistently articulated wise business sense and counsel, which is highly appreciated. On the one hand, River Cities has challenged management to grow aggressively; while on the other hand they have worked with management to bring a disciplined, level-headed process towards moving the company to the next level. They have consistently demonstrated the right balance of support and trust, without interfering in the management of day-to-day operations. They have shown patience, and a keen over-the-horizon "big picture" strategic view, which transcends tactical issues. When we need River Cities they are always present with concrete and substantive support.
— Gary Zamler, CEO, Simbionix USA Corporation
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ABOUT RIVER CITIES CAPITAL FUNDS
River Cities Capital Funds is one of the most active and experienced growth equity funds in healthcare and information technology. With nearly $500 million under management and more than 100 investments made, we have established ourselves as a preferred partner among the entrepreneurial and private equity communities.