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Our firm invests in U.S.-based private companies across stage and sector. We focus on quality of management and long-term growth prospects, favoring recurring revenue, capital efficiency, and protective moats. We are drawn to out-of-the-box and/or contrarian thinking, with an affinity for neglected corners. We place a high premium on being able to change course and/or respond to special situations without mandate constraints or fundraising concern. Most importantly, we invest in people we think we can trust even in the most difficult circumstances - and we have a long track record of doubling-down on our partners during moments of short-term difficulty.

 

Recent direct investments include:

MediaSilo is a leading provider of media management and creative workflow software-as-service solutions, serving global media brands, production companies, and advertising agencies.

CustomMade.com is a unique online marketplace that connects shoppers looking to buy custom-designed furniture, jewelry and a host of other products from a community of over 2,000 independent artisan “makers” from all over the US.

Seventh Generation is recognized as one of the most trusted brands of authentic, safe, and environmentally-responsible household cleaning and personal care products in the world.

Zixi is a software technology company enabling instant broadcast quality HDTV over the Internet, with no jitter, packet loss or frame freeze regardless of network conditions.

Orthocare Innovations is an orthotics and prosthetics company developing advanced adaptive products that monitor, analyze, and react in real-time to changes in patient physiology, alignment, and gait.

Topokine Therapeutics is a clinical-stage biotechnology company developing non-invasive therapies for dermatology and medical aesthetics.

Railcomm provides expert rail automation systems focused on improving operational efficiencies for the world's freight and passenger rail industries.

Millstone Medical Outsourcing provides outsourcing solutions to medical device OEMs, including contract packaging services alongside innovative warehousing and distribution services.

Best Doctors is a disruptive medical management company improving quality of care and lowering medical expenses via insurance products and through embedded solutions in employee benefit programs and third-party insurance policies.

SRS Medical is a medical device company addressing significant unmet needs in men's pelvic health.

Colo Railroad Builders is a leader in new track construction, rehabilitation and maintenance for railroads and private industry across the United States.

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