Funding & Grants
- Funding resources large, small, public and private.
Ziegler is a privately held investment bank, capital markets and proprietary investments firm. Specializing in the healthcare, senior living and education sectors, as well as general municipal and structured finance, enables us to generate a positive impact on the communities we serve. Headquartered in Chicago with regional and branch offices throughout the U.S., Ziegler provides its clients with capital raising, strategic advisory services, equity and fixed income sales & trading and research.
We provide early-growth stage capital to transformational venture-backed technology businesses. We believe in partnering with the very best entrepreneurs and top-tier early-stage investors to help build enduring technology companies. We strive to partner with companies early in their journeys, typically at the Series B and Series C stage, and we support our companies through all market cycles.
We operate under the premise that the only way to build a world class business is to always put the company first. We believe this ethos optimizes outcomes for our companies and Limited Partners alike.
Summit Partners was founded in 1984 with a commitment to find and partner with exceptional entrepreneurs to help them accelerate their growth and achieve dramatic results.
Since then, Summit has become the investment partner of choice for many of the best growth companies in the world. We’ve grown to a team of more than 100 investments professionals, led by 27 Managing Directors whose tenures average more than 12 years with Summit. We have the capital and team to support your growth initiatives.
Stonehenge Growth Equity Partners spun out of Stonehenge Capital Company in 2013. Prior to founding Stonehenge Growth Equity Partners (SGEP), the investment team managed the growth equity investment activities of Stonehenge Capital Company (SCC). Executive management and key professionals from Bank One Capital Markets formed SCC in 1999 as a spinoff from Bank One. SGEP maintains a proprietary deal flow network based on deep relationships in Florida and the Southeast, and continues to receive deal flow support from SCC’s eight regional offices. SGEP also benefits from SCC’s institutional financial and regulatory infrastructure.
Silicon Valley Bank knows agility is essential for success. Our products and services are tailored to help you grow
fast and smart—and we have solutions for every stage.
Sands Capital Ventures invests in entrepreneurs building businesses in three dynamic, high-growth markets: Life Sciences, Technology, and Global Consumer. As the venture capital affiliate of Sands Capital Management, we bring significant global diligence capabilities based on our deep domain experience. We like to back businesses that are creating scalable innovations that have the potential to become market leaders.
River Cities Capital Funds is one of the most active and experienced growth equity funds in healthcare and information technology (IT). With $750 million raised to date and more than 100 investments made, we have established ourselves as a preferred partner among the entrepreneurial and private equity communities. The firm is currently seeking new investments for its sixth fund.
We believe that accelerating the pace of mobile innovations – dreaming big, taking risks, daring to try the ‘impossible’ – can significantly improve our world and build stronger economies and lives for everyone. By investing in the future of mobile technology and giving entrepreneurs and startups the guidance and support they need to bring their innovative solutions to market, we are helping to drive invention forward.
We’re entrepreneurs. We’ve helped a lot of companies launch, grow, and generate great financial returns. A few of these companies also deliver positive social and environmental benefits with every dollar of revenue they earn. We want to fund and build more of those. That’s what we call #worldpositive venture capital.
We invest in early-stage venture projects with world-class technologies and entrepreneurs; later-stage companies with existing customers, strong sales and top tier management and co-investors.
For early stage companies with strong growth potential, our general goal is to invest between $10 million and $15 million in each company over time. We sometimes begin with a smaller amount (as little as $1 million to $5 million), and we have the ability to invest as much as $25 million to $30 million.