GREENWICH, CT – October 6, 2022 – Brighton Park Capital (“Brighton Park”), a growth equity investment firm that specializes in partnering with growth-stage software, healthcare and tech-enabled services businesses, today announced that it has been named to Inc.’s 2022 Founder-Friendly Investor list, honoring private equity and venture capital firms that have helped founder-led businesses succeed. The final list recognizes investment firms that entrepreneurs can trust and collaborate with while receiving the financial support they need to help accelerate growth.
Brighton Park partners with management teams to provide purpose-built, value-add capabilities that match the unique requirements of its portfolio companies. The firm works closely with founders and CEOs to attract world class talent, develop market-leading products, build highly productive sales organizations and connect better with customers through its extensive set of C-level relationships with large enterprises.
“Brighton Park was founded on the philosophy that close collaboration with founders and management teams positions innovative companies for long-term success,” said Mark Dzialga, Managing Partner of Brighton Park. “We are honored that Inc. recognized our firm’s unwavering commitment to this approach, and we look forward to continuing to partner with entrepreneurs as they look to bring their business to the next level of growth.”
Over the past four years, Brighton Park has made investments in numerous founder-led companies including HTEC, Indegene, AppViewX, Paradox, OPSWAT, Reltio, TheMathCompany and RocketReach. For 16 of the 17 companies in Brighton Park’s current portfolio, the founders are still directly involved in the day-to-day business – reinforcing the importance the firm places on maintaining founder relationships.
“Fully investing in an entrepreneur, and their innovative vision, involves far more than the financial investment. By developing relationships with and supporting entrepreneurs for the long-term, these private equity firms are more than investors, they’re partners,” said Scott Omelianuk, editor-in-chief of Inc. media.
To compile the list, Inc. went straight to the source: entrepreneurs who have sold to private equity and venture capital firms. Founders completed a questionnaire about their experiences partnering with private equity and venture capital firms and shared data on how their portfolio companies have grown during these partnerships.
About Brighton Park Capital
Brighton Park is a Greenwich, CT-based investment firm that specializes in software, healthcare, and technology-enabled services. The firm invests in companies that provide highly innovative solutions in partnership with great management teams. Brighton Park brings purpose-built value-add capabilities that match the unique requirements of each of its companies. For more information about Brighton Park, please visit www.bpc.com.
The world’s most trusted business-media brand, Inc. offers entrepreneurs the knowledge, tools, connections, and community they need to build great companies. Its award-winning multiplatform content reaches more than 50 million people each month across a variety of channels including websites, newsletters, social media, podcasts, and print. Its prestigious Inc. 5000 list, produced every year since 1982, analyzes company data to recognize the fastest-growing privately held businesses in the United States. The global recognition that comes with inclusion in the 5000 gives the founders of the best businesses an opportunity to engage with an exclusive community of their peers, and the credibility that helps them drive sales and recruit talent. The associated Inc. 5000 Conference is part of a highly acclaimed portfolio of bespoke events produced by Inc. For more information, visit www.inc.com.
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