Written by: Sam D. Toney, M.D., founder, chief medical officer and executive vice president of clinical integrity for Health Integrated based in Tampa, Fla. For more information, visit www.healthintegrated.com.
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
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
What makes River Cities a trusted and valued partner is their strategic guidance and support of management during the inevitable difficult periods. In my estimation this separates a good investor from a great one.
— Rob Morocco, CEO, OrthoScan, Inc.
The River Cities team has been insightful and supportive throughout the challenges of launching a new business and the subsequent rapid growth of our company. They understand the key elements of successful strategy, collaboration, and the art of getting things done. River Cities is an extremely valuable partner to EndoChoice.
— Mark Gilreath, CEO, EndoChoice Inc.
River Cities has demonstrated great acumen in the presentation and marketing of the Company to others, whether assisting us in finding other investors or in attracting executive talent to the Company. In many respects, River Cities has been a model for savvy entrepreneur-VC collaboration.
— Robert A. Fisher, CEO, Foresight Corporation
River Cities has been a valuable partner to Univa UD. In addition to providing financial and business advice, River Cities has utilized their experience and contacts within our industry to help move our business forward. They have introduced us to key executives at customers, strategic partners and other Industry experts who has proved invaluable to our business. River Cities has also provided us with important strategic and operational input that has aided us in building a leadership position in our fast growing market.
— Univa UD
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.
River Cities is a knowledgeable, industry-focused team. Firm but fair. Very resourceful and always willing to help. Carter McNabb (RCCF Managing Director) is a smart and engaged team player that always had our company's best interest in mind. He was always willing to participate as not only a Board member but as an individual contributor when ever necessary. A true partner.
— Kurt Azarbarzin, Founder
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
River Cities has been an invaluable partner to the management team and the total MedPlast investor syndicate. They have been a rock and a stabilizing force through some very rough and uncertain times. Their years of seasoned experience in business and finance have allowed the management team to focus on what's important in the short term without sacrificing the investment thesis. I can't imagine navigating through one of the most challenging business climates in modern US history without River Cities.
— Harold Faig, CEO, MedPlast Inc.
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.
I found River Cities Capital to be a terrific partner. Of course, they provided financial capital, but what I really appreciated about them was their solid, practical business wisdom. As an experienced start-up operator, I found that the team listened and understood before offering their insights into the issues at hand. I appreciated that they respected my approach and made solid suggestions directed at areas where I could truly use the feedback. River Cities has a unique blend of technological understanding and excellent business acumen.
— John Street, CEO, MX Logic
River Cities has been extremely supportive - not only with their investment, but with their coaching on almost every aspect of our business. Put another way, River Cities Capital Funds represents a tremendous resource that comes in a very user-friendly package.
— Phil Gilmour, CEO, EVault, Inc.
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River Cities Capital Funds is one of the most active and experienced growth equity funds in healthcare and information technology. With over $500 million raised to date and more than 100 investments made, we have established ourselves as a preferred partner among the entrepreneurial and private equity communities.