DETROIT, Oct. 5, 2022
/PRNewswire/ -- Rockbridge Growth Equity, a partnership-oriented
middle market private equity firm with a differentiated approach to
building and growing companies, today announced that it has
been named to Inc.'s 2022 Founder-Friendly Investors list,
honoring the private equity and venture capital firms with records
of success backing entrepreneurs.
The final list recognizes investment firms that entrepreneurs
collaborate with and trust as they receive the financial support
they need to help drive growth. All the firms on the list have
remained actively involved with the businesses they invest in for
at least one year post-investment.
"We are honored to be named to Inc.'s list of Founder-Friendly
Investors, and credit our talented team for leading us to this
achievement," said Kevin Prokop,
Managing Partner at Rockbridge Growth Equity. "Since our founding
in 2007, we have cultivated a range of successful partnerships with
both burgeoning entrepreneurs and established businesses navigating
the next stage of growth, and we see this recognition from Inc. as
validation of our relationship-based and long-term approach."
"Serving as an investor, partner and catalyst for founder-owned
businesses has always been a key element of our strategy," said
Brian Hermelin, Managing Partner at
Rockbridge Growth Equity. "We thank Inc. for recognizing Rockbridge
Growth Equity as an investment partner that founders can trust with
Since its founding in 2007, Rockbridge Growth Equity has
partnered and invested in 18 portfolio companies, with five active
platform investments in founder-led companies, including one
platform investment made this year in The Nest Schools.
"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.
About Rockbridge Growth Equity
2007, Rockbridge Growth Equity is a middle market
private equity firm committed to helping both founder-operated and
established companies accelerate growth and build long-term,
sustainable value. Rockbridge Growth Equity combines
the flexibility of a financial sponsor with the benefits of
strategic partnership by leveraging the firm's relationship with
the Rock Family of Companies, which provides access to industry and
functional expertise. As of year-end 2021, Rockbridge
Growth Equity has regulatory assets under management of over
$1.2 billion across its target
sectors: e-Commerce and Marketing Services, Financial
Services and Fintech, Tech-Enabled Products and
Services, and Digital Media. For more information, please
The "Founder-Friendly Investors"
award is a program designed by Inc. Magazine to help founder-led
companies accelerate growth and create revenue. Private
equity and venture capital firms that have exited U.S.-based,
founder-led portfolio companies are eligible to apply. For
investments to qualify, portfolio company founders must have
remained actively involved in their business for at least one year
post-investment. Winning firms are selected based upon their
track record, reputation, leadership and founder references.
Rockbridge Growth Equity is not aware of the number of
advisers also surveyed for the award. Like all entrants,
Rockbridge Growth Equity paid a fee to be considered for this
award and pays a fee to Inc. Magazine to use the collateral
associated with the use of the award and logo. This award is
not to be construed as indicative of Rockbridge Growth
Equity's future performance. Reference to an award is only one
piece of information relevant to an evaluation of an investment
adviser such as Rockbridge Growth Equity.
Finally, this award represents information as of a specific date
and time and may not reflect important information related to an
evaluation of the investment adviser which has occurred prior to,
or subsequent to, the award.
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