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 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 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.
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 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
They invested during an uncertain time for the Company and our country, just months after 9/11. River Cities believed in what we were building, they believed in the management team, and they were willing to take risks, providing sound advice and asking thoughtful, tough questions. I highly recommend the River Cities team.
— Brian Hand, CEO, CrossMedia Services, Inc.
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
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
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.
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
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
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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.