NexPhase Capital Named to Inc.’s 2021 List of Founder-Friendly Investors

New York, NY-December 17, 2021

NexPhase Capital, LP (‘NexPhase’), an operationally-focused and thematically-driven private equity firm investing in the consumer, healthcare and software industries, today announced that it has been named to Inc.’s third annual Founder-Friendly Investors list, honoring the private equity and venture capital firms with a strong track record of successfully backing entrepreneurs.​​​​​​​  

The list recognizes firms that entrepreneurs can trust while receiving the financial support they need to help accelerate growth. All 146 firms have a successful track record of remaining actively involved in the businesses after their investment. To view the complete list, visit

“At NexPhase, we seek to partner with companies possessing a strong core product or leading service and high growth potential”, commented Ted Yun, Managing Partner of NexPhase. “In partnering with entrepreneurs and founders, our mission is to help unlock each company’s potential through a combination of domain and operating expertise. We are honored to see these efforts reflected in this award.”

To date, NexPhase has invested $1.6B, including co-investments, across 80+ companies and 83% of investments were entrepreneur-owned at the time of acquisition.1

“With extensive strategic, operational, and industry expertise, NexPhase was an invaluable partner as we expanded our platform and grew our customer base. Not only did NexPhase realize the potential of our strategy, they also helped us complete several critical acquisitions necessary to drive rapid growth.” – Ned Stringham, CEO, Inside Real Estate

“NexPhase brought operators that have worked in the alcoholic beverage industry at the highest levels including Anheuser Busch, Bacardi and Moet-Hennessy. Understanding how those larger players operate, how they scale manufacturing, how they work from a sales and marketing standpoint… that’s been really important for us as we seek to keep growing the winery.”  – Julie Adams, CEO, Oliver Winery​​​​​​​  

According to Inc. [], Inc.’s Founder-Friendly Investor list comprises firms identified by Inc.’s editors or submitted to Inc. through an application process. To confirm those firms’ commitment to investing in entrepreneur-led companies, Inc. gathers data on how the firms’ portfolio companies have grown and extensively interviews entrepreneurs, including those who’ve exited, on their experiences with the firms. On that basis, Inc. produces a proprietary score that determines the private equity, growth equity, and venture capital firms whose missions most significantly support startups and the men and women who found them. A complete list of firms who have been included on Inc.’s list is available by clicking on the “Inc. Founder-Family Investors” logo displayed above. Note that NexPhase Capital requested consideration in the Inc. Founder Friendly Investor award process. ​​​​​​​

About NexPhase Capital

NexPhase Capital (“NPC”) is a thematic and operationally-focused private equity firm that invests in lower middle market growth-oriented companies within three distinct sectors: consumer, healthcare, and software. The firm partners with companies that have reached a growth inflection point and are seeking a value-added partner to help navigate the company’s “next phase.” The NPC team has extensive industry and operational experience and NPC’s partners have invested together for nearly a decade. The firm has completed over 80 investments, including add-ons, and targets control equity investments between $25 million and $75 million. For more information, please visit

  1. Represents investments across the core strategy. The core strategy reflects all investments made by the NexPhase team since Q4 2010 when the core strategy was implemented.