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Silversmith Capital Partners Named in Inc.’s 2021 List of Founder-Friendly Investors

 Silversmith Capital Partners Named in Inc.’s 2021 List of Founder-Friendly Investors

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Silversmith Capital Partners, a growth equity firm supporting the best entrepreneurs in technology and healthcare services, today announced that it has been named to the Inc. third annual Founder-Friendly Investors list, honoring the private equity and venture capital firms with the best track records of success backing entrepreneurs.

Silversmith was founded in 2015 with a mission to partner with the very best entrepreneurs in technology and healthcare companies as they build and grow their companies. Over the past six years, the firm has closed three growth equity funds totaling $2.0 billion capital under management and invested in 33 companies, the majority of which are led by founders who have bootstrapped their companies into profitable businesses. Silversmith investments include Absorb Software, ActiveCampaign, Appfire, DistroKid, Impact, Iodine Software, LifeStance Health, Panalgo, PDFTron, Unily and Webflow.

“A founder first, growth-oriented approach has always been a primary focus for the firm,” said Silversmith Managing Partner, Lori Whelan. “Thank you to the founders, entrepreneurs, and CEOs who nominated us for this recognition. We truly believe the ‘who’ you are doing something with is as important as the ‘what’ you are actually doing, and appreciate having the opportunity to partner with so many exceptional entrepreneurs as they scale their companies.”

“Supporting an entrepreneur’s vision and driving growth is more than just a financial investment. It’s about building a relationship and supporting the founders beyond that initial year. These private equity firms treat the founders like partners,” says Scott Omelianuk, editor-in-chief of Inc. media.

To compile the list, Inc. went straight to the source: entrepreneurs who have sold to private equity. Founders filled out a questionnaire about their experiences partnering with private equity firms and shared data on how their portfolio companies have grown during these partnerships.

To see the complete list, go to: https://www.inc.com/founder-friendly-investors/2021

Introduced in 2019, the Founder-Friendly Private Equity Firms list quickly established itself as one of Inc.’s most resourceful franchises. It has become a go-to guide for entrepreneurs who want to grow their companies while retaining an ownership stake.

The October 2021 issue of Inc. magazine is available online now at https://www.inc.com/magazine and will be on newsstands beginning October 5, 2021.

About Inc.

The world’s most trusted business-media brand, Inc. offers entrepreneurs the knowledge, tools, connections, and community they need to build great companies. Its award-winning multiplatform content reaches more than 50 million people each month across a variety of channels including websites, newsletters, social media, podcasts, and print. Its prestigious Inc. 5000 list, produced every year since 1982, analyzes company data to recognize the fastest-growing privately held businesses in the United States. The global recognition that comes with inclusion in the 5000 gives the founders of the best businesses an opportunity to engage with an exclusive community of their peers, and the credibility that helps them drive sales and recruit talent. The associated Inc. 5000 Conference is part of a highly acclaimed portfolio of bespoke events produced by Inc. For more information, visit www.inc.com.

About Silversmith Capital Partners

Founded in 2015, Silversmith Capital Partners is a Boston-based growth equity firm with $2.0 billion of capital under management. Silversmith’s mission is to partner with and support the best entrepreneurs in growing, profitable technology and healthcare companies. Representative investments include ActiveCampaign, Appfire, Centauri Health Solutions, DistroKid, Impact, Iodine Software, LifeStance Health, Panalgo, Unily, Upperline Health, Validity, and Webflow. The partners have served on the boards of numerous successful growth companies including ABILITY Network, Archer Technologies, Dealer.com, Liazon, Liberty Dialysis, MedHOK, Passport Health, SurveyMonkey, and Wrike. For more information about Silversmith, please visit www.silversmith.com.

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