MIDWEST FOCUSED & BUILT FOR ENTREPRENEURS
Rock River Capital was born in the Midwest because the next decade of great companies and returns will happen here. We strive to find great entrepreneurs that believe in the Midwest as well and want to partner in building great companies.
We are industry agnostic, but look for technical disruptors in the industry. Our bias is for that disruptor to be software related; and more often than not, include a data analytics component.
We typically invest in early stage companies who are just starting to show product/market fit. Opportunistically, we will look at earlier stage, pre-revenue companies where we feel we can add value and grow with the entrepreneur. Our initial investment typically is $500K-$1M.
We prefer to lead the round so we can structure terms that are entrepreneur friendly. We would rather create terms that encourage the growth of a great company versus terms that protect for the downside.
FOLLOW ON SUPPORT
Rock River Capital reserves up to half of its capital for follow on financing. As our portfolio companies progress, we will continue to invest either as a lead or a co-invest partner to a larger firm. Both partners at Rock River Capital have significant operational experience as CEOs and institutional investors. Whether growing your company or eventually exiting, Rock River Capital will be there to support.