Recognizing the absence of resident venture capital managers in Mid-America as a business opportunity, David founded Chrysalis Ventures in 1993. To this task he brought a varied background in business, law and banking.
At Chrysalis, David has worked with some of the most exciting growth companies in the Midwest and South, including Six Flags (formerly Premier Parks of Oklahoma City), Tritel (merged with Telecorp and sold to AT&T Wireless), Regent Communications (sold to Jacor Communications which was sold to Clear Channel Communications), ActaMed (merged with Healtheon and then with WebMD), and High Speed Access Corp (IPO and later sold to Charter Communications). He currently focuses primarily on healthcare investing and chairs the management company and funds' investment committees.
In April 2005, David was appointed non-executive Chairman of Humana, Inc. (NYSE: HUM). He has served on Humana's Board of Directors since 1993, and was non-executive Vice Chairman from 1996 to April 2005.
Prior to Chrysalis, David's law practice included both domestic and international work, the latter with the U.S. Department of State Legal Adviser's (general counsel's) office in Washington (1988-1992). Before law school, he worked as a commercial banker for Bank of Boston in Hong Kong, New York, and Boston. David left the bank to manage the import division of a regional hardware wholesaler.
Founded in 1978, Watermill Group is a private buyout group focusing on acquiring middle-market (<$40-500M sales) companies in transition based in the U.S. and Canada. The firm's preferred industry types are Manufacturing, Value-added distribution, and Business services. The only industries that Watermill will not consider are those with short product life cycles, such as pure fashion or leading edge technology. The ideal company will be generating between $40 to $500 million in revenues and present an opportunity for Watermill to acquire a control position. Watermill engages a wide range of business situations, including the following: Situations which require creativity, operating experience, strategic insight, and ability to act quickly; Carve outs and divestitures of non-core businesses; Secured lender sales; Balance sheet restructurings; Prepackaged bankruptcies, section 363 sales, and stalking horse bids; and Distressed, turnaround, and other special situations.
Investing in Software (Web Marketplace Saas..) &b... New Zealand , , Louis..., U.S.A.
$2000000 (Seed Round)
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$1300000 (Seed Round)
New Zealand - - Louisville Kentucky - Tauranga New Zealand - U.S.A., U.S.A.
Software (Web Marketplace Saas..) • IT (& TMT) • Media • Energy • CleanTech • Gaming (& eSports) • Advertising • AR/VR • Human Resources • Mobile • Consumer
Bill Murphy is a Co-Founder and serves as Advisor and Chairman at Wagepoint. He is also an angel investor. Murphy served as Chief Executive Officer at Ledgers. He is also working with Gordon B. Lang and Associates as President and COO and W. Murphy Investments as President. Bill has spent his entire career helping small businesses succeed first as a Chartered Accountant and then as an entrepreneur.
Investing in Software (Web Marketplace Saas..) , Elizabethtown Kent..., U.S.A.
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$700000 (Seed Round)
- Elizabethtown Kentucky - U.S.A., U.S.A.
Software (Web Marketplace Saas..)
Dana Bowers is a Co-Founder and serves as a Board Member the at Venminder. She formerly served as Chief Executive Officer. She is also an angel investor. Dana has been an entrepreneur and leader in the financial industry for more than 30 years. Through Venminder, Dana designed an entire new approach to vendor management by creating a state of the art software and integrated services solution that allows financial institutions to answer the ever growing challenges and regulatory demand for Vendor Management compliance. Prior to Venminder, Dana founded and led the team as Chief Executive Officer at iPay Technologies. Under Dana's leadership, iPay grew from a start-up in 2001 to the one of largest, independent bill pay providers in the United States. When the company was sold to Jack Henry and Associates in 2010, iPay had a 40% market share, millions of subscribers and moved billions of dollars annually. This hands on operating experience in a high profile/high risk "vendor" business gave Dana a unique perspective into the challenges financial institutions face on a daily basis. Whether it's negotiating a financial technology contract, sitting across from examiners to answer tough questions regarding safety and soundness or protecting confidential customer data she has sat in her customer's chair. Following the sale of iPay to Jack Henry, Dana recognized the opportunity to use her experience and assist financial institutions with managing their critical vendor relationships. The team at Venminder was formed with the vision and goal to create a best in class outsource vendor management solution, Venminder.
Investing in Healthcare (& Wellness) • Life ... , Louisville Kentuck..., U.S.A.
• Pronia Medical Systems:
- Louisville Kentucky - U.S.A., U.S.A.
Healthcare (& Wellness) • Life Science
MetaCyte Business Lab, a for-profit subsidiary of the UofL Foundation, is a unique and vibrant health and life science incubator. Working with the UofL Office of Technology Transfer and Nucleus, MetaCyte is creating a seamless commercialization process that will yield viable, operating companies with a combined value in excess of $1B by 2020. In partnership with the inventor and co-founder, MetaCyte creates, launches, and manages portfolio companies, acquiring an equity position in each. By avoiding a fee-for-service model, precious capital is freed up and directed to company growth. Since 2002, MetaCyte staff has secured more than $16M in funding for its portfolio companies, which has created in excess of 40 high-paying jobs, and returned more than $11M to UofL for additional research.
Founded 1999, Eureka Growth Capital is a private equity firm focused on partnering with managers of growing, well-run companies to find and realize their potential. Initial equity investments range from $4 million to $10 million, but larger investments can be made with co-investment from the firm's limited Partners. Eureka targets later-stage, growth companies requiring capital for expansion, acquisition and recapitalization. The firm focuses on supporting profitable businesses with $10 million to $75 million in revenue. While there are generally no geographic limitations, Eureka focuses primarily on opportunities in the Mid-Atlantic and Eastern U.S.