At RiverPark Ventures We Believe in People
Building Outstanding Businesses

60+

ACTIVE INVESTMENTS

$500K

AVERAGE INVESTMENT

$250K-$8M

INVESTMENT RANGE

RiverPark Ventures

RiverPark Ventures is an early stage venture capital fund, founded by entrepreneurs to invest in entrepreneurs.  We focus on high-growth, disruptive businesses with innovative products and services that have a proven business model in sectors where we believe the upside is enormous.

Additionally, as operators, we understand the challenges of building a business, and we work with our companies to add value by applying our insight from two decades of first-hand execution and investment experience along with a deep and wide network of relationships.

RiverPark Ventures is part of the RiverPark Funds group.

Investment Strategy

The RiverPark Ventures investment strategy is guided by a number of fundamental principles:

Great Leadership

We believe that the entrepreneur is more important than the idea. We look for innovative thinkers who we believe can drive creative solutions. Our objective is to identify and invest in talented and motivated individuals with a track record of accomplishment and tremendous dedication to their business and vision. We believe that one of our key competencies is identifying these rare qualities.

Sharp Focus

We look for businesses with innovative products and services in large markets that address significant customer needs. We like disruptive business models that eliminate intermediaries and shorten value chains. We favor marketplace opportunities-specifically, businesses that utilize existing infrastructure, excess capacity and, whenever possible, create recurring revenue streams. We prefer businesses that leverage a technology advantage and create a natural barrier to entry. We encourage a disciplined commitment to milestones and we appreciate capital efficient companies.

Early Stage

We focus on businesses that are still in the early stage but with a proven model and that are generating preliminary revenue. We believe this is the time when the risk/reward matrices converge.

Relationships

We see a tremendous number of opportunities. Most of our deal flow is organic, arising from our network of entrepreneurs, LP’s and co-investors. Unlike later stage VC and Private Equity, most early stage deals fly below the radar.  Access generally comes from relationships.

Guidance & Support

We believe that we bring more than capital to each investment. This includes insight from our two and half decades of first hand execution and investment experience along with a deep and wide network of relationships. Our thesis, which is supported by our experience in both prior funds, is that entrepreneurs favor other entrepreneurs as investors.

RiverPark Funds

RiverPark Funds (“RiverPark”) is a privately owned asset management firm with two wholly owned registered investment advisers and approximately $3 billion of assets under management across a variety of fixed-income and equity strategies.  RiverPark was founded in 2006 by industry veterans that have worked together for over twenty years (formerly at Baron Funds).   In addition to the strategies that are managed in-house, RiverPark has formed strategic alliances with other investment advisers that it believes offer unique investment strategies.  RiverPark offers its investment advisory services through its own family of mutual funds branded under the RiverPark Funds name, separate accounts and investment partnerships.

RiverPark’s portfolio managers and research analysts have decades of public investing experience in many sectors in which RiverPark Ventures focuses.   RiverPark Ventures has access to this robust research capability, and the firm’s extensive industry contacts, as it sources potential investments and conducts due diligence on potential opportunities.  Finally, RiverPark has built strong back office, accounting, reporting and compliance functions that are shared with RiverPark Ventures.

RiverPark Funds

Over $3 BB in AUM.

Multi-strategy investment firm, focusing primarily on the public markets.

RiverPark Portfolio Managers (PMs) and analysts cover most industries.

RiverPark Ventures benefits from the active participation by RiverPark PMs who are also investors in RPV.

Relevant RiverPark PMs often sit in on early meetings and provide insights and context into the industries they cover.

RiverPark PMs have a deep network of relationships with public company executives.

This has proved to be a strategic advantage for RPV when competing for an allocation in a hot deal.

RiverPark provides RiverPark Ventures a full suite of administrative, accounting and legal support.

RiverPark is a SEC regulated investment advisor. Strong institutional discipline on process and reporting.

At RiverPark Ventures we make investments in amazing companies

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