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 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 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.
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 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
As a major equity sponsor of Health Integrated, River Cities has provided our company with a wealth of resources in critical areas such as resource planning, corporate governance and business strategy. They have consistently honored all their commitments for capital and time, through thick and thin. In fact, I consider them to be a part of my management team.
— Shan Padda, Chairman and CEO, Health Integrated, Inc.
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 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
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
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.
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.
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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 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.