We’re honored to be named to Inc.’s 2023 List of Founder-Friendly Investors. The list recognizes firms with demonstrated experience collaborating with founder-led companies and providing the financial support and resources needed to help accelerate growth.
Over nearly four decades, we’ve had the opportunity to collaborate with hundreds of entrepreneurs and management teams, partnering with more than 90 founder-led companies in the last five years alone. This experience has fostered a deep appreciation for and understanding of the courage, vision and tenacity required to start and scale a business. We are proud to support these growth journeys and we look forward to many more.
Read more about a few of the founders we’ve supported and the companies they’ve built in Stories from the Climb, a series dedicated to celebrating and sharing the challenges of building a growth company.
Award selections are determined based on Inc.’s evaluation of the firm’s ability to remain actively involved with the businesses they invest in and earn the trust of the entrepreneurs they support to help drive growth. To compile the list, Inc. spoke directly with entrepreneurs who have sold to private equity and venture capital firms. Founders filled out a questionnaire about their experiences partnering with private equity, venture capital, and debt firms and shared data on how their portfolio companies have grown during these partnerships.
To view the full list of honorees and read more about the selection methodology, visit Inc.’s website.
This award is the opinion of the party conferring the award and not of Summit Partners. Summit Partners paid a fee to submit a nomination to Inc. There can be no assurance that other providers or surveys would reach the same conclusion as the party conferring the award referenced herein.