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.
David Paul serves as a Partner at Canal Partners. Prior to joining Canal Partners, he served as director of DWP Investments, and as an investor in residence at Tallwave Capital. In this role, Paul will lead the charge on deal sourcing, executing due diligence on potential investment opportunities, participate on the board of directors of certain portfolio companies, and provide portfolio support and governance. Paul was also the founder and CEO of South Florida Home Care, a boutique home care and geriatric care management agency. He sold the company in 2016 to a national strategic buyer- Home Care Associates. Paul holds an MBA from Northeastern University, with a specialization in entrepreneurship and innovation, and a bachelor of science in Human Services from Springfield College. He is also the founder of Sunsets and Seagrapes, an annual fundraiser for the New Day Adult Care Center in South Florida.
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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.
Tucson Arizona - Boston Massachusetts - Massachusetts, U.S.A.
Software (Web Marketplace Saas..) • Other • IT (& TMT) • BioTech • HealthTech (& Fitness) • Food & Beverage • Material Science • Medical Devices (& Hospital Services)
Century Capital Management is an independent and employee-owned registered investment adviser. The firm traces its origins to 1928 and the founding of Century Shares Trust, one of the oldest mutual funds in the U.S. Century's Private Equity Group is a lower middle market focused private equity firm that provides buyout capital and growth equity to financial services, insurance, and healthcare services companies. Century has been investing in private insurance and insurance-related transactions since 1987. The firm has become a key lead investor for middle-market private equity insurance transactions; and a Co-investor with significant influence in larger insurance buyout transactions. Century Capital has the ability to commit capital in amounts ranging from $10 million to $30 million from its partnerships, and in conjunction with its limited partners and select co-investor relationships, can write equity checks exceeding $100 million. Century seeks buyout or growth equity investment opportunities in companies with enterprise values from $20 to $250 million. The firm has made investments in the United States, Canada, Bermuda, and United Kingdom.
Mansour Salame is the Founder and serves as Chief Executive Officer at FrontSpin. He serves as Board Member at ShareVault. Mansour is a successful technology executive and entrepreneur. His first startup NextAge Technologies was acquired by Alcatel (NYSE: ALU). His second startup Contactual, was acquired by 8x8 (Nasdaq: EGHT). He has recently Started his 3rd Startup, FrontSpin. He also served on the Board of Directors of 8x8. Prior to NextAge he was an executive at Genesys Telecommunications Laboratories, Inc. and a management consultant at Andersen Consulting (Accenture). Salame has a Masters of Science degree in electrical engineering from Stanford University and a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from Northwestern University.
Founded in 1994, Pomona Capital specializes in investing across the spectrum of private equity in three ways: by purchasing secondary interests in existing partnerships, by investing in new partnerships, and by co-investing alongside buyout funds in individual companies. Pomona manages $6.7 billion in capital commitments for 250 investors, managing $4.4 billion across eight secondaries funds and $2.4 billion across six primary funds and other investment mandates. Pomona has committed $1.8 billion in primary capital to over 200 managers with investments in 1,500 underlying companies, and has purchased $2.1 billion in secondary interests in over 700 funds with investments in over 5,000 underlying companies. Through the primary funds, Pomona makes commitments to the new partnerships of leading buyout, venture capital and mezzanine funds located in the U.S., Europe and Asia. Making single investments from $1 million to $500 million, Pomona structures transactions in innovative ways to suit sellers' needs.
Software (Web Marketplace Saas..) • Other • IT (& TMT) • Hardware (& Manufacturing) • Food & Beverage • Material Science • Real Estate (& Construction)
Graham Partners is a private equity firm based in suburban Philadelphia that focuses on acquiring and investing in privately-held, middle-market industrial companies. Since the firm's founding in 1988, Graham Partners has closed over $3 billion in acquisitions, joint ventures, financings and divestitures. Graham Partners manages over $1.7 billion in equity capital under four private equity funds. While primarily focused on domestic industrial businesses with an EBITDA between $5 million and $50 million, the firm's access to substantial capital resources and long-standing relationships provide it with the flexibility to pursue a wide variety of investment opportunities. Graham Partners typical equity investment size is between $10 million and $100 million.
Bill Miller is the founder and Managing Partner of Miller Investment Management. Bill is responsible for the overall investment strategy of both the venture and hedge funds. He is an active board member in a majority of the venture portfolio companies, where he leverages his experiences as an entrepreneur and investor to help companies make strategic decisions and grow their business.
Bill co-founded StorageNetworks, a cloud data storage company, in 1997. The company grew to $125 million in revenues and completed an IPO in 2000, reaching a peak market cap of $16 billion. Bill has invested in 25 start-up companies over the past 15 years with 10 successful exits. Bill’s career also includes experience in the semiconductor industry and data storage sales. He has a BS in Chemistry from the University of Illinois.