Turn/River provides capital uniquely tailored to help bootstrapped, growing, technology companies and their founders achieve their goals.
We started Turn/River because we see the emergence of new type of web company — one that is lean from the start — operating profitably at small scale by taking extreme advantage of the web for distribution, outsourcing and iterative learning. But, we know that these companies are, in a strange way, a tough fit for the existing financial players: too capital efficient for venture capital, too small for private equity and too messy for strategics. Turn/River was built specifically to step into this gap.
Turn/River specializes in growth capital investments, founder liquidity, buyouts, spin-outs, recapitalizations of small-scale technology, web and Saas companies. Our strategy is to combine rigorous, iterative marketing, sales and operational execution with capital to help companies double or triple their growth, and build value for everyone.
Mailgun is the leading email automation platform built for developers. Mailgun provides a powerful set of APIs that allows users to send, receive, and track email easily from within their applications.
Sucuri is the leader in website security with their malware/blacklist removal and CloudProxy Firewall (WAF) product. They secure your website so you don't have to.
Trakstar is a global perfomance management company that provides performance appraisal software to help organizations manage feedback, goals and reviews.
Magnus Health is the leading provider of a cloud-based student medical record solution designed specifically for schools. They equip schools with tools to save time & money while remaining in compliance with HIPAA, FERPA and state regulations.
testIO is a test management system to set up explorative and test case-based testing in just a few minutes. They have a large group of international testers providing coverage across all devices.
Airbrake bug tracker is an error reporting application that provide insights into the health of your application and an organized platform to help teams squash bugs faster.
Reviewsnap is an all-in-one performance management system that manages your performance reviews, 360 degree feedback, compensation dashboard and learning content integration.
Dominic is the Founder and Managing Partner of Turn/River Capital, a firm focused on helping bootstrapped, growing, technology companies and their founders achieve their goals. In addition to managing the firm, Dominic also leads the firm’s investment process and led the investments in BookFresh (acquired by Square), Sucuri, Reviewsnap and Airbrake. As an active board member and advisor to portfolio management teams, he leverages his background as a former CEO and data-driven marketer to optimize companies for growth. Prior to founding Turn/River Capital, Dominic led the buyout, and became CEO, of My Perfect Sale (later acquired by Sugar, Inc). Prior to that, he was a Vice President at Vector Capital. While at Vector Capital, Dominic was on the board of Register.com, WatchGuard Technologies and Printronix. Dominic graduated from the University of California at Berkeley, where he received a B.S. in Business Administration.
Evan joined Turn/River Capital in 2015 and was part of the Turn/River team that made the BookFresh investment. He became CEO at BookFresh and built a team that drove significant growth, leading to its successful acquisition by Square where he led Product Marketing for Square Appointments immediately after. Prior to BookFresh, Evan was a successful enterprise software sales executive for Inquira (acquired by Oracle) and Qumu (acquired by Rimage). He is currently on the board of Sucuri, and was an advisor and part of the original investment team for, and was an angel investor in, My Perfect Sale.
Chase joined Turn/River in 2016 and is focused on driving growth at the Turn/River portfolio companies. He leads the operations team that partners with the leadership at the Turn/River portfolio companies to execute and optimize proven growth strategies. Prior to joining Turn/River, Chase spent the previous 11 years building high-performance marketing and sales teams in start-ups and large organizations. At PayPal he led the global growth team that drove profitable customer acquisition across 100 countries. At the solar start-up RePower, Chase built the marketing and sales engines that generated 6x in revenue growth.
Alvin joined Turn/River in 2014 and is responsible for sourcing and executing new investments. He works with several of Turn/River's portfolio companies and assisted with Reviewsnap's transaction. Alvin is a member of the operations team, assisting portfolio companies with several initiatives, including A/B testing, customer research and implementing marketing analytics to drive growth. Prior to joining Turn/River, Alvin worked as a programmer and marketer on several side projects and an engineer at Bechtel.
Ben joined Turn/River in 2016 and is responsible for sourcing and performing due diligence on new investments. Prior to joining Turn/River Capital, Ben worked at Intuit in a variety of positions including Corporate Development and Product Management, and at Morgan Stanley as a Private Equity Analyst. Ben graduated from Hamilton College, where he received a B.A. in Political Economics.
Danny joined Turn/River in 2016 and manages all paid marketing efforts across the portfolio companies. Prior to joining Turn/River, Danny worked at 3Q Digital, a leading digital marketing agency, driving revenue growth for SaaS clients via paid search, paid social, and CRO testing. Danny has doubled the number of paid leads for Turn/River portfolio companies within 30 days of taking over their accounts. Danny graduated from Purdue University, where he received a B.S. in Economics.
Ankur joined the Turn River Capital Team in 2016 and focuses on driving organic web traffic using SEO and analytical driven techniques across the portfolio companies. Prior to joining Turn/River, Ankur led internet marketing efforts at the crowdfunding platform Indiegogo (assisting thousands of entrepreneurs to raise over a billion dollars) and worked at leaders in the digital marketing space (JWT, Dentsu) as well as large scale publishers such as Variety.com, and BGR.com.