A  River Valley Investors


     Office Locations:

Springfield, MA
Phone: 413-667-9886



  • Early
  • Seed



  • Business Services
  • Energy & Clean Tech
  • Financial Services
  • Life Sciences & Healthcare
  • Manufacturing & Industrial
  • Medical Device



    Formed in 2003, River Valley Investors is a Western Massachusetts-based group of individual investors seeking investment opportunities in both early stage companies with significant growth potential as well as later stage companies. River Valley Investors meets monthly in Springfield, MA and two business plans are reviewed at each meeting. Businesses are expected to present their case in a presentation lasting no more than 10 minutes. River Valley Investors may invest as individuals, collectively as a purpose-made partnership or corporation, or through an existing investment vehicle. River Valley Investors is centered around Springfield and will consider funding companies within a 1-2 hour drive of their location. Prospective companies should ideally be seeking $50K to $2 million in the current round, and no more than $20 million of follow-on funding to reach exit. RVI's ideal investment size is $500,000-$1M. The group's preferred industries include: Business products and services, Financial services, Healthcare services, Industrial/ energy, and Medical devices and equipment. Management services are provided by the Angel Catalyst team.

    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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    Jake Hawkesworth Assistant Manager
    John Goodhue Member and Chairman
    Paul Silva Manager


    Portfolio companies include:

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