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
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.
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
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 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.
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.
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
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 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 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 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.
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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.