Sageview Capital Named to Inc.’s 2022 List of Founder-Friendly Investors
Sageview has been recognized for its founder-friendly approach to backing industry-defining innovators that are disrupting the way businesses and individuals operate
Greenwich, CT & Palo Alto, CA | October 5, 2022 – Inc. today announced its fourth annual Founder-Friendly Investors list, honoring the private equity and venture capital firms with the best track records of success backing entrepreneurs. Last year was the first that Inc. shifted focus from previous lists—which were called the Private Equity 50—and this year will continue the trend, including venture capital firms
The final list recognizes 184 firms that entrepreneurs collaborate with and trust as they receive the financial support they need to help drive growth. All 184 have successful track records of remaining actively involved with the businesses they invest in. To compile the list, Inc. went straight to the source: entrepreneurs who have sold to private equity and venture capital firms. Founders filled out a questionnaire about their experiences partnering with private equity and venture capital firms and shared data on how their portfolio companies have grown during these partnerships.
“Fully investing in an entrepreneur, and their innovative vision involves far more than the financial investment. By developing relationships with and supporting entrepreneurs for the long-term, these private equity firms are more than investors, they’re partners,” says Scott Omelianuk, editor-in-chief of Inc. media.
“Our strategy is to back ambitious entrepreneurs and companies that are well-positioned to become the industry leaders of tomorrow. We invest behind founders that are looking for a true partner to help them scale. In terms of partnership, we feel fully aligned with our founders, with over 20% of Sageview’s capital coming from our own team” says Scott Stuart, Co-Founder & Managing Partner at Sageview.
In terms of adding value, Sageview notes, “We listen to our entrepreneurs’ needs, as they’ve built their business from ground-up. Rather than apply a formulaic operating playbook to each company, we collaborate on a custom approach, leveraging our decades of experience, operational expertise, and network to add value,” says Ned Gilhuly, Co-Founder & Managing Partner at Sageview.
To see the complete list, go to: https://www.inc.com/founder-friendly-investors/2022
Sageview Capital is a private investment firm that partners with industry-defining innovators to build enduring software and tech-enabled businesses. With over $2 billion in assets under management, the firm collaborates with entrepreneurs on a custom approach, leveraging its decades of experience, operational expertise, and network in scaling many successful companies. Sageview invests for the long-term; it’s guided many of its portfolio companies to IPO or acquisition—and beyond. Sageview investments include 360insights, Aceable, Anitian, Atmosphere, CallRail, Carewell, Demandbase, DISQO, Drivewyze, Elastic Path, Ezoic, MetricStream, Pantheon, Pax8, NAM, Specright, Theatro, and XSELL Technologies, among others.
The 2022 Founder-Friendly Investor recognition presented herein is awarded by Inc. Inc. assessed the nominees based on written responses to questions on Inc.’s nomination form and discussions with CEO references. Sageview Capital paid application fees to participate in this process. This Inc. industry award was awarded by a third party not affiliated with Sageview. The number of nominees reviewed for the award and the number of award recipients were not available to Sageview Capital, and therefore, those numbers and the percentages of nominees that received each award, cannot be disclosed herein. This award is not indicative of Sageview Capital’s future performance and does not reflect the experience of, or any rating by, Sageview Capital’s investors, or clients, and generally does not relate to investment advisory services to clients.