Investing
with Intention

Ridgeline provides patient, founder-friendly capital to accelerate the growth of companies we support.

We are collaborative, experienced operators, focused on long-term value.

We understand a Founder’s desire to place the company they have spent their life building into capable hands. We look at each investment as an opportunity to learn from and collaborate with visionary Founders and Management Teams to successfully continue their legacy.

Each of our Partners has over 20 years of operating experience across a range of companies and industries from startup to later stage.

From operations to finance, sales to marketing, technology to recruiting, we have the experience to help build an infrastructure to scale and accelerate growth.

Our goal is to build sustainable companies.

We only invest our own capital which fully aligns us with management teams. We remain focused on achieving the optimal outcome for each individual company.

Integrity, Partnership,
Collaboration, Culture & Community.

Uncompromising integrity regardless of the circumstance. Respectful team-building that fosters innovation, identifies solutions and creates enterprise value. Appreciating the importance of good partners and aligning with the right people. Encouraging a stimulating and engaging company culture that drives productivity, loyalty and success. Recognizing a company’s role within its community and giving back.

Exceptional People, Inspiring Companies.

We view people as the most important asset of any company. We’re inspired by Founders who are passionate, collaborative, humble and driven who are looking for a like minded and trusted partner that will continue to cultivate and build upon the legacy of the company they founded.

We are drawn to forward-looking businesses that are dedicated to making a difference and helping people lead healthier and more active lives. And we are energized by companies who make a positive impact on the planet.

Majority Stake

Criteria:
$10M-50M in revenue with a history of positive cash flow and EBITDA

Growth Equity

Criteria:
$15-150 million in revenue with a history of positive cash flow and EBITDA

Check size:
$5-15 million with the ability to expand that through SPVs and/or co-investors

Early Stage

Criteria:
$2-10 million in revenue with high growth and game-changing innovation

Check size:
$100k-500k

We are assembling a world-class portfolio of inspiring companies led by exceptional teams.

Cotopaxi

Cotopaxi

Gear for good

Bobo’s

Bobo’s

Baked with ❤️

TPC

TPC

Changing the way bikes are bought and sold

Joyfull Bakery

Joyfull Bakery

Artisan baked goods, handcrafted with joy

OROS Apparel

OROS Apparel

Outerwear and apparel made with breakthrough technology

Bonafide Provisions

Bonafide Provisions

Bone broth with better ingredients, taste and quality

Force of Nature

Force of Nature

The best meat on the planet, for the planet

Lifeforce

Lifeforce

Health optimization made easy

Noka

Noka

Superfood smoothies & snacks to go

Sahajan

Sahajan

Skincare based on the Ancient Indian Science of Ayurveda

Hear from our brand partners.

Ridgeline invested in Cotopaxi when we were little more than an idea with a handful of fanatical customers. They believed in our vision and have patiently helped us navigate the ups and downs of growing our company. Their team has been a great long-term partner as we work toward building a global brand.

Davis Smith

Founder

Cotopaxi

Ridgeline has been a tremendous partner in contributing to the growth of BOBO’S, both in their Board of Directors role and in a less formal advisory role. Far beyond simply monitoring their investment, they are true partners in a way that adds value to me and my team. With their extensive operational experience and long-term investment horizon, they are redefining the concept of an investment partner.

TJ McIntyre

CEO

Bobo's

Finding the right investors means more than just capital. It’s about finding someone who believes in your vision, understands the challenges ahead of you and has the business acumen to help you succeed. Ridgeline checks all of those boxes and I am thankful to have their support in and out of the board room.

Nick Martin

Founder

The Pro's Closet

We spent over a year talking to several potential investors and feel incredibly grateful that we were introduced to Ridgeline. Ridgeline are experienced and high integrity operational partners. They have brought much needed expertise to our rapidly growing business while keeping true to our vision. They are highly collaborative, responsive and involved operators who are truly great people.

David Brogan

Founder

Joyfull

We are a seasoned group of entrepreneurs and executives who have started, built & managed successful companies.

As patient, collaborative investment partners, we love to work alongside teams who inspire us and share our passion for healthy living.

Erich Tengelsen

Erich Tengelsen

Managing Partner

Luke Vernon

Luke Vernon

Managing Partner

Josh Holmstrom

Josh Holmstrom

Operating Partner

Ally Disterhoft

Ally Disterhoft

Vice President

John Byrne

John Byrne

Senior Analyst

Rochelle Schwartz

Rochelle Schwartz

Executive Administrator

Here at Ridgeline, we believe in business as a force for good

If you’re looking for a collaborative, values-aligned partner, please reach out – we’d love to meet you.

2500 Pearl St, Suite 315

Boulder, CO 80302
hello@ridgelinevc.com

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