PE  Founders Equity

     Office Locations:

545 Fifth Avenue, Suite 401
New York, NY 10017
Phone: 212-829-0900
Fax: 212-829-0901



  • Middle Market



  • Business Services
  • Consumer Products & Services
  • Financial Services
  • Life Sciences & Healthcare
  • Manufacturing & Industrial
  • Media & Digital Media



    Founders Equity has approximately $160 million of capital under management and focuses on companies primarily located east of the Rockies. The firm invests up to $10 million per transaction and up to $20 million per transaction with co-investors in the following targeted industries: business and marketing services, health care services, financial services, outsourcing and logistics, enfironmental services, consumer products and services, value-added distribution services, asset-light manufacturing, and oilfield services. The firm looks for companies with $2 to $15 million of operating profit (EBITDA) and revenues between $20 and $150 million. Founders Equity aims to be the lead sponsor in at least 70% of its investments and seeks significant majority to minority control in investments.

    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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    J. Ryan Kelly Partner
    John D. White Founding Partner
    John L. Teeger Founding Partner
    Stephanie Litfin Office Manager
    Steve Ewing Director of Business Development


    Portfolio companies include:

      Advantedge Healthcare Solutions
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      Billing Technology Results
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      Core Business Technology Solutions, Inc.
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      Glass America
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      Oncology Services International
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      Richardson Foods
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      Stone Source
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