Annual roundup highlights the private equity and venture capital firms with the best track records of success backing entrepreneurs
BALTIMORE, SAN DIEGO, AND WASHINGTON, D.C., October 6, 2022 – Inc. today announced its fourth annual Founder-Friendly Investors list, honoring the private equity and venture capital firms with the best track records of success backing entrepreneurs. Last year was the first that Inc. shifted focus from previous lists—which were called the Private Equity 50—and this year will continue the trend, including venture capital firms.
The final list recognizes 184 firms that entrepreneurs collaborate with and trust as they receive the financial support they need to help drive growth. All 184 have successful track records of remaining actively involved with the businesses they invest in.
“For three decades, JMI has been fortunate to partner with more than 175 software companies, helping them scale and create significant shareholder value,” said Peter Arrowsmith, Managing General Partner at JMI Equity. “We appreciate Inc.’s recognition for another consecutive year and are grateful for the support and partnership from our company founders and management teams.”
To compile the list, Inc. went straight to the source: entrepreneurs who have sold to private equity and venture capital firms. Founders filled out 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.
To review the complete list: https://www.inc.com/founder-friendly-investors/2022
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About JMI Equity
JMI Equity is a growth equity firm focused on investing in leading software companies. Founded in 1992, JMI has invested in over 175 businesses in its target markets, successfully completed over 110 exits, and raised more than $7.5 billion of committed capital. JMI partners with exceptional management teams to help build their companies into industry leaders. For more information, visit www.jmi.com.