Montage Partners Named to Inc.’s 2023 List of Founder-Friendly Investors

October 31, 2023

SCOTTSDALE, AZ – Inc. today announced its annual Founder-Friendly Investors list, honoring the private equity, venture capital, and debt firms with the best track records of success backing entrepreneurs. Montage Partners, a people-first private equity firm based in Scottsdale, Arizona, is proud to have been named to this list for the third consecutive year.

The final list recognizes 218 firms that remain actively involved with the businesses they invest in, and that have earned the trust of the entrepreneurs they support to help drive growth.

“Now more than ever, founder-led companies need financing partners that offer guidance, expertise, and understanding—not just capital. These are the private equity, venture capital, and debt firms that have founders’ backs when it comes to accelerating growth,” says Scott Omelianuk, editor-in-chief of Inc. Business Media.

“We’re honored to be named to the Founder-Friendly Investors list for the third straight year,” said Jordan Tate, co-Managing Partner of Montage Partners. “The positive feedback we’ve received from the founders we’ve invested in validates the culture we’ve worked hard to build within our own firm over the past 20 years. Even more rewarding than the external recognition, Inc.’s selection validates that we’re on the right track internally and we’re living up to our values with our partners.”

Founded in 2004, Montage Partners has invested in 19 companies to date, and places significant emphasis on building internal resources to better support founders and management teams. The firm focuses on helping founders accelerate growth through areas such as strategy, marketing, acquisitions, recruitment of key leadership positions, and accounting and finance. Montage Partners is also a signatory of the United Nations-supported Principles for Responsible Investment, a global network of institutional investors working together to put responsible investment into practice.

“Our firm is built on six core values: transparency, integrity, excellence, mutual respect, accountability, and most importantly, people,” said Rob Wolfman, co-Managing Partner of Montage Partners. “These values lead us to founders and management teams who care deeply about their company and who foster a people-first culture within their organizations. We believe this is a vital foundation in our work to help founders take their companies to the next level.”

To compile the list, Inc. went straight to the source: entrepreneurs who have sold to private equity and venture capital firms. Founders filled out a questionnaire about their experiences partnering with private equity, venture capital, or debt firms and shared data on how their companies have grown during these partnerships.

See the complete list here.

About Montage Partners

Founded in 2004 and headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona, Montage Partners is a people-first private equity firm dedicated to helping established businesses reach transformative growth. Montage Partners invests in companies headquartered in the U.S. or Canada with $1.5 million to $7 million in EBITDA across the business services, consumer, healthcare, industrial, and technology sectors. Above all other investment criteria, Montage Partners invests in exceptional people. Montage Partners has offices in Scottsdale, Arizona and Salt Lake City, Utah.