VC  SSM Partners

     Office Locations:

Triad III Building
6070 Poplar Avenue, Suite 560
Memphis, TN 38119
Phone: 901-767-1131
Fax: 901-767-1135



  • Early
  • Expansion
  • Growth



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



    With over 50 portfolio companies across four private equity funds, SSM Partners (formerly SSM Ventures) is one of the largest venture capital firms in the Southeast. The firm looks for companies based in the Southeast with strong management teams, national market opportunities, and proprietary or defensible business models. SSM invests primarily in expansion and later stage companies, and opportunistically in earlier stage businesses. SSM invests in both non-technology and technology based companies, tending to concentrate on the Software & Technology, Internet & Consumer, and Healthcare industries. SSM commonly invests in private equity transactions that require total equity capital of $8 to $30 million, with SSM's investment ranging from $5 to $50 million. The firm draws upon over 25 years of experience and success building companies to provide the best possible support to our partners.



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    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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    Casey West Managing Partner
    Ed Nenon Principal
    Hunter Witherington Managing Partner
    Jacob Ginsburg Associate
    Jim Lackey Operating Partner


    Portfolio companies include:

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      New Era Portfolio
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      Zift Solutions
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