FI  Symax

     Office Locations:

32333 Aurora Rd.
Solon, OH 44139
Phone: 440-519-3500



  • Early



  • Consumer Products & Services



    Symax is the family office for Sydell Miller, a retail pioneer and beauty industry executive. In the 1960s, she opened and ran a clothing boutique in Cleveland, Ohio, called, Tops & Bottoms. The store was right above her husband's (Arnold Miller who is now deceased) beauty salon. Together they founded the haircare/ beauty brand, Matrix. In August of 1994, Sydell agreed to sell Matrix to Bristol-Myers, with a price of 7.4 million shares of stock--worth about $400 million. Sydell just sold La Reverie, a French-style mega-mansion, for $105M. She completed the home nearly 20 years ago at 1415 S. Ocean Blvd. on 'Billionaires Row' in Palm Beach.

    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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    Rich Armbruster Executive Vice President
    Sydell Miller Founder
    Zach Armbruster Senior Accountant


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