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 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 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 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
It is very difficult to discover current and insightful best management practices from other technology companies our size. River Cities is very good about gathering and sharing that information in meaningful ways among their portfolio companies.
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 Capital Funds is seasoned and it shows in how they add value to the business. The River Cities team has truly become part of our team, with a collaborative approach grounded in a clear understanding of what is important in our business - they do an excellent job of keeping us focused on what matters.
— John Filby, CEO, ISD Corporation
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
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
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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.