Volition Capital Named to Inc.’s 2023 List of Founder-Friendly Investors
Inc. today announced its fifth annual Founder-Friendly Investors list, honoring the private equity, venture capital, and debt firms with the best track records of success backing entrepreneurs.
The final list recognizes 218 firms that remain actively involved with the businesses they invest in, and that have earned the trust of the entrepreneurs they support to help drive growth.
“Now more than ever, founder-led companies need financing partners that offer guidance, expertise, and understanding—not just capital. These are the private equity, venture capital, and debt firms that have founders’ backs when it comes to accelerating growth,” says Scott Omelianuk, editor-in-chief of Inc. Business Media.
In 2023, following the close of its fifth fund of over $675 million in aggregate capital commitments, Volition has had several notable investments, including hackajob, a full stack technical hiring platform, Aditude, a leading Ad Operations technology solution for online publishers, and Zenarate, the leading natural language AI Simulation Training solution for customer and prospect-facing agents.
“We started Volition Capital on the principle that founders should be able to go after their dreams without risking them,” said Larry Cheng, Managing Partner. “For us, partnering with founders goes well beyond making a financial investment. We share an unrelenting commitment to the success of their business, and being recognized in this way is a testament to the time that every single person on the Volition team gives to make an everlasting impact on the lives of our founders.”
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, venture capital, and debt firms and shared data on how their portfolio companies have grown during these partnerships.
To see the complete list, go to: https://www.inc.com/founder-friendly-investors/2023
Introduced in 2019, the Founder-Friendly Investors list quickly established itself as one of Inc.’s most resourceful franchises. It has become a go-to guide for entrepreneurs who want to grow their companies while retaining an ownership stake.
The November 2023 issue of Inc. magazine is available online now at https://www.inc.com/magazine and will be on newsstands beginning October 31.