PE  Open Water Ventures

     Office Locations:

637B South Broadway Street, Suite 339
Boulder, CO 80305
Phone: 720-446-0131



  • Middle Market



  • Education & Training
  • Sports & Entertainment



    Open Water Ventures is a private equity investment firm located in Boulder, Colorado that seeks majority investments in consumer products and services companies, particularly in the active lifestyle specialty markets. Open Water Ventures focuses on consumer products and services companies that improve their customers' quality of life and promote an active lifestyle. This includes businesses in outdoor recreation, human powered sports, sports and fitness, and education. The firm targets companies with nnual gross revenues in excess of $5 million and sustainable operating profit. Transaction values range from $2 million to $20 million.

    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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    Bob Richards Principal and Founder
    David Skinner
    Lucas Hartley Director


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