Our Investors

Chrysalis Ventures


Chrysalis Ventures manages one of Mid-America’s largest funds for early-stage and growth investments with approximately $400 million under management. Since 1993, the firm has invested in over 65 companies, primarily in the healthcare and technology sectors. With headquarters in Louisville, Kentucky, Chrysalis has offices in Cleveland, Pittsburgh, and Ann Arbor. The firm seeks to partner with entrepreneurs to build enduring businesses in industries undergoing significant transformation. For more information, please visit chrysalisventures.com.

New Markets Venture Partners


New Markets Venture Partners is a venture capital firm that invests in and actively assists innovative education, information technology, and business services companies. The New Markets Team has decades of experience investing in and building high growth companies, maintains proprietary relationships with centers of innovation, and has particular domain expertise around technology and education. It prides itself on working to add value before, during and after the investment process. Visit newmarketsvp.com for more information.

Windcrest Partners


Windcrest Partners is a principal investment firm specializing in venture capital investment. The firm also invests in public equity. It seeks to invest in energy, network games, healthcare administration, and internet technology. Windcrest Partners was founded by Mr. Michael Erwin Gellert in 1967 and is based in New York, United States. Windcrest Partners has two affiliate companies: Windcrest Partners Public Investments, LP and Windcrest Partners II, LP. For more information, please visit windcrestpartners.com.

Capital South Partners


CapitalSouth Growth Fund (“CapitalSouth”) and its CapitalSouth Partners predecessor, founded in 1998, constitute an active junior capital provider to lower middle-market companies located throughout the United States. CapitalSouth invests in mature companies with a history of generating positive cash flow, strong margins, an established and defensible market position, and proven management teams with meaningful financial commitment. Since its inception, CapitalSouth has closed over 100 investments in companies throughout the United States and across a wide array of industries. CapitalSouth is headquartered in Charlotte, NC and operates full-service offices in Louisville, KY; Atlanta, GA; Ft. Lauderdale, FL; and Raleigh, NC. Visit capitalsouthpartners.com for more information.

Yearling Fund

The Yearling Fund provides early-stage investment capital to companies founded or based in Kentucky and nearby states. The fund is managed by Dale Boden, Bill Lomicka, and Ty Wilburn.

Edison Partners


For 28 years, Edison Partners has been helping CEOs and their executive teams navigate the entrepreneurial journey to becoming successful companies. Through the unique combination of early growth equity and the Edison Edge platform, consisting of strategic advisory, the Edison Director Network, and executive education programs, Edison employs a holistic approach to nurturing invention and creating value for growth-stage businesses ($5 to $20 million in revenue) in financial technology, healthcare IT, interactive marketing, and enterprise IT industries. Edison investment objectives also include: buyouts, recapitalizations, spinouts and secondary stock purchases. The Edison portfolio has created aggregate market value exceeding $5 billion. Its long-tenured team, based in Lawrenceville, NJ, New York, NY, McLean, VA and Cleveland, OH, currently manages more than $850 million in active investments throughout the eastern United States. For more information, please visit edisonpartners.com.