PARTNERS
FOR GROWTH

SITUATIONAL FOCUS

First Institutional Capital Provider
Identifying the right capital structure for businesses at inflection points requires deep analysis. Contour Ridge dedicates the time and resources necessary to provide valuable solutions to our partners.
Founder Exits
As partners, we work with passionate founders to grow differentiated businesses and develop succession plans. Whether looking to roll over equity or realize a full liquidity event, founders can be confident we will always act as trustworthy partners.
Corporate Carve Outs
As former executives, consultants, and bankers; our partners have the requisite expertise to successfully transition entities out of corporate parent companies.
Complex Situations
We understand every situation is unique, so we tailor our approach for each deal. Our partners listen to the needs of owners to identify the right partnership structure.
 
 

CORE

INDUSTRIES

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Technology

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Business Services

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Healthcare

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Innovative Products

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We combine our partners’ diverse backgrounds to develop innovative approaches for our partnerships.

AT CONTOUR RIDGE

 

PARTNERSHIPS

TRENDYMINDS
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STATUS
Current
INDUSTRY
Marketing Services
HEADQUARTERS
Indianapolis, IN
TrendyMinds is an audience-focused, full-service digital marketing agency. With broad experience serving Fortune 500 clients across healthcare, technology, green energy, data & analytics and financial service industries, this professional services firm helps organizations share their message with the people who matter most. Its end-to-end capabilities allow TrendyMinds to immerse itself in clients’ brands, develop thoughtful strategies and execute creative solutions that drive business results. TrendyMinds is the Agency of PreferenceTM for clients who want to Inspire Curiosity and Improve Lives. 
WHITESTAR
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STATUS
Current
INDUSTRY
GIS Data & Software
HEADQUARTERS
Lakewood, CO
WhiteStar is the preeminent provider of infrastructure planning data and software products. Over the past decade, the Company has focused its efforts on helping oil & gas, utility, renewables, forestry, teclo and railway companies digitize and spatialize land data records. Seamless, accurate and current base map, topgraphical, geophysical and land ownership data enables clients to create business opportunities and reduce risk.
BANJO HEALTH
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STATUS
Current
INDUSTRY
Healthcare AI Software
HEADQUARTERS
Arlington, VA
Banjo Health is an AI- and cloud-native platform whose mission is to make the business of healthcare pain free. Getting smarter with each decision, the solution reduces prior-authorization inefficiencies for health plans, PBMs, employer groups, and providers. Turnaround time is reduced from days to hours, delivering answers to patients faster and benefitting care from top to bottom.
FLUTTERBUY
STATUS
Current
INDUSTRY
e-Commerce
HEADQUARTERS
San Antonio, TX
Flutterbuy is evolving the way we purchase goods and services online. This novel technology creates the next generation of the 'shop together, save together' experience. This two sided marketplace helps brands reach consumers efficiently without wholesaling through micro-influencer communities that could be friend based or social network based, with a modern, friction-free shopping experience for users. Flutterbuy is group purchasing for the retail consumer, reimagined. 
 
EBITDA greater than $5M
Differentiated products or services
Control positions
Defensible market position

INVESTMENT CRITERIA

 

Leverage to help founders scale

THE CR ADVANTAGE

Our firm leverages the experience of seasoned executives in their respective fields to bring management teams operating and financial leverage. We pursue an innovative approach to growth by helping management teams create growth optionality and pursue the appropriate path to industry leader; build on a sustainable foundation while executing a defined growth plan; and refine the differentiating advantage to create broader competitive moats. 

Experienced Operators 

Operators who have worked in private equity-backed portfolio companies and recognize the unique challenges and opportunities.

Principled Investment Professionals

Investment professionals with broad transaction experience across healthcare, education, software, business services, and industrials.

Digital Fluency 

Digitally native companies have scale advantages, and we help our founders transition to digital to prepare for outsized growth.

Creative Capital Solutions  

Broad network of financing partners to bring creative equity and debt vehicles to help management make investments for scale.

Seasoned Advisory Board 

Advisory board of former corporate executives and directors bring a steady focus to key investment and operating choices.

Brand Thinkers 

Brand and digital presence are paramount to keep mindshare with customers and prospects in an increasingly virtual world.

 
 
 

OUR VISION

Contour Ridge is a diverse private equity manager led by passionate innovators. With partners based in Texas and Colorado, we maintain coverage and accessibility throughout the country. We provide founder-led businesses with the financial and operating leverage they need to take their businesses to the next level.  Founders often see the path to scale but are at a risk inflection point. The Contour Ridge approach recognizes the path to the top is never straight up but navigating from the ridge provides an advantage. 

 

Our unique investment model provides us with the flexibility to prioritize company health over short-term returns. We bring a collaborative and deliberative approach to activate virtuous growth loops in our portfolio companies. Led by passionate operators and investment professionals, our partners have developed startups and led companies in the business services, technology, healthcare, and industrials industries, among others. We are committed to helping strong businesses navigate the next stage of growth. 

 

Excellence

If you want to change your position, raise your standards. We live this with our founders daily.

Partnership

We are partners in ownership, not owners of partnerships. Teams create great and lasting companies.

FIRST PRINCIPLES

Humility

We value Founders’ perspectives; we respect their journey and work hard to be an additive part of their success.

Focus

We are deliberative investment professionals who believe that focused strategy leads great execution.

Purpose

Mission, culture, people make great companies; when you invest in this core, returns follow.

Innovation

Blending varied experience leads to continuous innovation and breakthrough growth.

Differentiation

We pursue businesses with unique advantages that delight customers.

Growth

Creating space for people with purpose to create value for customers and then rinsing and repeating

 

CONTACT US

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