Listening to our Founders is critical to their success – their words and vision matter.

Our Approach

We seek out talented management teams of companies with clear growth potential, apply a disciplined and analytical approach throughout the transaction and portfolio management processes, and work in collaboration with management throughout the investment horizon. We understand and have experienced the unique challenges that businesses face during their various stages of development. We have found that certain fundamental principles from mature businesses can be applied to venture-stage opportunities to more quickly achieve profitability. Conversely, the progressive and innovative qualities of venture businesses can be applied to later stage enterprises to help ignite growth. We focus on industries where we have direct experience and relationships: tech-enabled services, SaaS, and consumer/digitally native brands, among others.

Bridge has been a valuable and supportive investor since the early days of Simple Mills and has always been proactive in providing resources and assistance to help us continue to rapidly scale.

Katlin Smith
Founder and CEO of Simple Mills

When Bridge invested in ID, we were still just emerging as one of the first digitally native furniture brands. We knew the potential of what we were creating, and having Chicago-based groups like Bridge believe in and support us early on was essential to helping us become a leader in this space.

Rob Royer
Founder And Chairman At Interior Define

We Focus on Growth

The investment world is evolving as the line between private equity and venture capital continues to blur. At Bridge Investments, we have the flexibility to invest at any stage of a business’s growth cycle, from seed or Series A investments through our dedicated Venture Fund, to majority investments in mature growth companies seeking liquidity and support in advancing to the next level. We have a 20-year track record of success working closely with inspired management teams to support their vision and help achieve sustainable growth.