FI  Clearwell Group

     Office Locations:

610 W. De Leon St.
Tampa, FL 33606
Phone: 813-435-5600



  • Early
  • Expansion
  • Growth



  • Consumer Products & Services
  • Financial Services
  • Information Technology
  • Life Sciences & Healthcare
  • Software & Internet



    Clearwell Group, a Tampa-based family office investment manager, invests with the belief that businesses can generate positive impact in addition to investment return. Investments support high integrity entrepreneurs with a collaborative approach to creating value that leverages our experience and network. This aligns Clearwell's interests with management to achieve the best possible outcome, with the right amount of capital, over the right period of time. Clearwell makes meaningful minority and control investments in companies with revenue ranging from $0 to $30 million across the business cycle with the greatest focus on expansion or growth stage companies in the southeastern United States (buyouts: $1+ million EBITDA, growth capital: $1+ million revenue). Industries of particular interest include healthcare, de-risked technology, beverages, consumer products, financial services and software.

    Investment Firm Key

       VC = Venture Capital
       PE = Private Equity
       A = Angel
       I = Incubator
       MB = Merchant Bank
       VD = Venture Debt
       FI = Family Investment Office
       FOF = Fund of Funds
       ED = Economic Development Office   
       TT = Technology Transfer Office
       CVC = Corporate Venture Capital
       SEC = Secondary Purchaser
       HF = Hedge Fund/Mutual Fund
    Venture Capital
    Seed Stage
    (includes "pre-seed," or
    concept stage)
    No Revenue
    Early StageMinimal
    Growth Stage
    (also called Mid-stage)
    Expansion Stage
    (also called Late-stage)
    $7M and greater
    Private Equity
    Lower Middle Market$10M-$249M
    Middle Market$250M-$499M
    Upper Middle Market$500M-$1B
    Large Cap>$1B

    Investment Team:

    Name   Title
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    Douglas J. Free Managing Member
    Mary G. Bruder Office Manager
    Ryan Cortner Partner


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