Inc.’s annual roundup highlights the private equity, venture capital, and debt firms with the best track records of success backing entrepreneurs
RF Investment Partners is excited to share that we were named to Inc.’s Founder-Friendly Investors list. This is Inc.’s fifth annual Founder-Friendly Investors list, which honors firms with the best track records of success backing entrepreneurs.
Since its inception in 2019, the Founder-Friendly Investors 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.
Inc. Business Media Editor-in-Chief Scott Omelianuk said: “Now more than ever, founder-led companies need financing partners that offer guidance, expertise, and understanding — not just capital. These are the private equity, venture capital, and debt firms that have founders’ backs when it comes to accelerating growth.”
The final list recognizes firms that remain actively involved with the businesses they invest in, and that have earned the trust of the entrepreneurs they support to help drive growth.
RF Investment Partners takes immense pride in being part of this influential list, and we are proud to partner with visionary founders and companies focused in the software, healthcare, and business services sectors.
Co-Founder and Managing Partner Peter Rothschild noted: “To be recognized on this list is a validation of the dedication and integrity that the RF team embodies. We have the privilege of working alongside visionary founders and incredible management teams whose stories of success inspire us daily. Their achievements made possible through the synergy of their vision and our experience, serve as a reminder of the impact our meaningful partnerships can have.”
Thank you to our outstanding founders and management teams for their commitment to growth and excellence — featured below:
“When looking towards the future of Ally Waste, RF stood out as a true value-added partner that aligned seamlessly with our team, understanding our vision from a cultural and growth perspective. We are excited to work with the team at RF to focus on the next phase of our evolution.”
- James Crawley, CEO & Owner, Ally Waste
“RF’s software focus and deep understanding of our priorities and challenges was a compelling advantage as we thought about a partner for the future of Nextpoint. In addition, our highly aligned culture and values, as well as RF’s innovative CEO summit, affirmed the strength of this partnership. I am confident that RF’s resources and network, especially in our shared city of Chicago, will be instrumental in supporting Nextpoint’s successful future.”
- Rakesh Madhava, Founder & CEO, Nextpoint
“The RF team puts relationships first and sincerely cares about their employees and companies — working incredibly hard to support the portfolio by providing innovative solutions to business challenges. The firm has built a strong team of industry experts that are very helpful in scaling a business and creating sustainable growth.
- Brad Stadler. Co-Founder & CEO, True Platform
See the full 2023 Inc. Award list of honorees HERE.