Founded in 1991, Colony Capital, LLC is a private, international investment firm focusing primarily on real estate-related assets and operating companies. Since its inception, the Los Angeles-based firm has invested over $52 billion in over 30,000 assets. Colony has a team of over 250 people. Over the last twenty years, Colony has raised eight global funds and multiple geographic-specific funds. Its investment scope has broadened to include corporate transactions, international opportunities, strategic JVs and value-added investments. In 2008, Colony raised $885 million dedicated to the Distressed Credit Fund in anticipation of opportunities emanating from credit market dislocation. Currently, Colony has approximately $20 billion of assets under management.
Investing in Software (Web Marketplace Saas..) &b... London , New York Cit..., U.K. - U.S.A.
London - New York City (NY) - San Francisco California - Scottsdale Arizona - Kansas City Missouri - Baltimore Missouri - Efferson City Missouri, U.K. - U.S.A.
Software (Web Marketplace Saas..) • IT (& TMT) • Media • Businesses Solutions • FinTech (& Financials services) • Hardware (& Manufacturing) • Energy • CleanTech • HealthTech (& Fitness)
C3 Capital is a fund management company based in Kansas City, with satellite offices in Phoenix and Dallas. C3 currently manages three funds (C3 Capital Partners, L.P., C3 Capital Partners II, L.P. and C3 Capital Partners III, L.P.), with approximately $430 million in assets that provide capital for businesses to finance later stage growth, strategic acquisitions, ownership transitions, and recapitalizations. C3 was founded in 1994 and has invested $318 million in 63 small businesses. The funds make $2 million to $10 million investments in the form of subordinated debt or preferred equity, and are licensed as Small Business Investment Companies. C3 provides the layer of a company's capital structure between senior debt and common equity, often referred to as 'mezzanine' capital. C3 invests in established businesses with history of profitability and will not invest in early stage businesses or in turnarounds. The firm targets companies with earnings before interest and taxes of at least $1.5 million in industries that include chemicals, plastics, energy, business services, distribution, and high value-added manufacturing. C3 will not invest in real estate, oil and gas exploration, financial institutions, or businesses involving a significant bet on the evolution of specific technologies or with a high risk of technological obsolescence. The firm's geographic focus is on the Midwest and South, but will consider investments nationally.
Phoenix Arizona - San Francisco California - San Diego (CA) - Social Leverage is a Venture Capital firm,
Software (Web Marketplace Saas..) • IT (& TMT) • Media • Education • FinTech (& Financials services) • Retail (& E-Commerce) • Investment Management • Mobile
Howard Lindzon is a Co-Founder and serves as General Partner at Social Leverage. He also serves as Principal and Partner at Knight's Bridge Capital Partners. He is a Co-Founder and serves as an Executive Chairman at StockTwits. He also serves as a Board Member at Civic Technologies. He has more than 20 years experience in the financial community acting in both an entrepreneurial and investing capacity. With a unique vision for starting, managing, and successfully advising innovative companies, Lindzon is the public face of the Social Leverage entities. In 2008 Lindzon co-founded StockTwits, recently named "one of the top 10 most innovative companies in web" by FastCompany and one of the "50 best websites" by Time (where he invented the "cashtag"). Previously, Lindzon created more than 400 original videos on Wallstrip, acquired by $CBS in 2007. Lindzon stepped down from his operational role as CEO of StockTwits on December 31, 2013, to focus on the next phase of Social Leverage. As acting Chairman, Lindzon's connection to StockTwits along with his hedge fund experience, give Social Leverage access to a community of professionals who can evaluate fintech opportunities. He serves as Board member at Civic. He also served as Advisor at Hinge Capital.
40+ years executive-level experience owning, operating and advising corporations, from large public companies to emerging-growth private companies and have secured over $3.7 billion dollars in both public and private capital for client companies. The Miller Group of affiliated companies provides a broad spectrum of financial advisory and related services.In 1986, founded StatesWest Airlines, where he served as Chairman, President and CEO. Successfully secured over $135 million in public and private capital for StatesWest Airlines that operated as a USAir Express regional airline. Mr. Miller exited the business in 1993, thereafter focusing all of his time on TMG of entities.Served as a board member for a dozen public and private companies including Jacor Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ), Comprehensive Care Corporation (NYSE), America West Airlines, Inc. (NYSE), and Global Entertainment Corporation (OTCBB). Also served as Vice Chairman-Finance of The Ritz-Carlton Magazine® published by SCG, Inc. In 2008, the annual Rudy R. Miller Business-Finance Scholarship was instituted as a way to express support of Arizona State University’s W.P. Carey School of Business, and to encourage and recognize academic excellence in outstanding students. Active involvement at the University also included having served as a member of ASU’s Dean's Council of 100, a national group of prominent business executives invited by the Dean to play a leadership role in shaping the future of the W.P. Carey School of Business. Served for 20 years as a certified arbitrator for the NASD (now known as FINRA), having been appointed to the program by the Board of Governors. From 2006 through 2011 The Miller Group was Title Sponsor and Mr. Miller served as active selection committee member for Invest Southwest Venture Capital Conference, a premier capital conference in Arizona and the Southwest that connects the region's most promising ventures with knowledgeable investors.
Gary leads the public markets real estate investment activity for ViaWest, through its affiliated Registered Investment Advisor, VWP Asset Management, LLC, and co-manages the investment strategy and finance activity for ViaWest. Gary brings to the company