At SSM, we believe that the success of our companies hinges on the effectiveness of their teams. These teams and their leaders, not us, are the stars — and we aim to be their greatest advocates. To that end, we have highlighted here some of the great teams to which we and our companies aspire to emulate.
We believe that our culture differentiates us in the market. Our Core Values are centered on the concepts of service and relationship. Our primary goal is to help you realize your vision, both personally and professionally.
We are focused on being a valuable, dedicated and flexible partner.
Simply put, we invest in great businesses that have been around for a little while and that have a need for a partner or capital or both. These companies:
Tend to be three to ten years old
Reliable economic model
$8-$50 million in revenue with 20%+ growth rate
Approaching profitability or profitable
Often have not raised prior institutional capital
Equity capital need of $5-20 million
Often but not always minority positions
We have three primary areas of investment experience: Software & Technology, Internet & Consumer, and Healthcare.
Within Software & Technology, we’ve maintained a focus on enterprise solutions and B2B digital marketing.
Within Internet & Consumer, we have experience in online retail, traditional retail, and B2C digital marketing.
We make healthcare investments in information technology and services and do not invest in life sciences, medical devices, or diagnostic companies.
We make $5-$20 million equity investments which are often but not always minority positions. This capital is used for many different purposes:
Most frequently, our capital is invested to support the operations of a business to make hires and build infrastructure for growth.
Sometimes this capital is used to acquire shares from existing shareholders or help a company make an acquisition.
You have earned the right to select the best possible partner for you and your company. We have been focused on growth company partnerships for over twenty-five years and have accumulated experiences that will help you magnify the value of your business. We welcome the opportunity to figure out how we can partner.
Our successes and challenges have led to our belief that shared values, incentive alignment and personal fit are the most important aspects of a successful long-term business relationship. We care a great deal about these components and believe that each of our entrepreneur-partners should as well.
Our primary aim is to make you and your business highly successful. We believe that you select us as your partner for this reason. High-growth companies become enduring businesses only when they are able to attract top talent and advisors, build repeatable processes, and, perhaps most importantly, continue to innovate and grow. We specialize in helping entrepreneurs build these capabilities.
We draw upon over 25 years of experience and success building companies to provide the best possible support to our partners. Our expertise, networks and resources create an advantage for our partners throughout the company-building process.