NexPhase Capital, LP (‘NexPhase’), an operationally-focused and thematically-driven private equity firm investing in the consumer, healthcare and software industries, today announced that for the second consecutive year it was named to Inc.’s fourth 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 with a strong track record of backing entrepreneurs by providing the financial support needed to help businesses accelerate growth while remaining actively involved following the firm’s investment. All 184 firms have a successful track record of remaining actively involved in the businesses after their investment. To view the complete list, click here.
“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, yet again, to see these efforts reflected in this award.”
To date, NexPhase has invested $1.8B, including co-investments, across 90+ companies and 88% of core strategy investments were entrepreneur-owned at the time of acquisition.1
According to Inc. [inc.com], 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.
The 2022 List of Founder-Friendly Investors was published by Inc. Magazine in October 2022. NexPhase paid Inc. a nonrefundable processing fee to participate in Inc.’s 2022 Founder-Friendly Investors Listing, which all applicants were required to pay. In addition, NexPhase paid Inc. fees for the right to reprint the Inc. Founder Friendly Investor logo. To see the complete list, click here.
About NexPhase Capital
The information herein is not an advertisement or intended for use by investors, and does not constitute an investment recommendation. Portfolio companies identified do not represent all of the investment decisions made by the NexPhase investment team; the full list of all investment decisions is available upon request. No assumptions should be made that these, or any other investments, were or will be profitable. Operations experts referenced above include Operating Partners and Executive Advisory Board members who are not NexPhase employees, but are consultants compensated by NexPhase funds or portfolio companies; their compensation will not offset any NexPhase management fees.
1The “core strategy” reflects all platform investments made by the NexPhase team since Q4 2010 in the consumer, healthcare and software sectors across the prior funds. These investments reflect key elements of the current NexPhase investment strategy including control investments, thematic origination, operating executive involvement and sector focus. The core strategy does not represent the portfolio of any investment fund or single investment program with coordinated objectives, guidelines and restrictions. Accordingly, no single investor or fund has received the core strategy returns.