Why Northwood


For more than 30 years, we’ve delivered not only capital but real collaboration.

Northwood Ventures has been a leading venture capital and private equity investor for more than four decades. Our long-term investment horizon, entrepreneurial orientation, and collaborative approach make us an attractive partner for skillful founders, shareholders and management teams.


Northwood is among the most experienced firms in private equity, and our principals have been together for decades. We have the experience across industries, company growth stages, economic cycles and business challenges to see the big picture, help identify priorities, help solve problems and create growth.


We are structured as an evergreen fund with no obligation to cater to time pressure from outside investors. This patient approach gives us great flexibility so we can give our portfolio companies the time they need to succeed, often far beyond the typical five-year horizon.


We participate actively with management on strategic issues, including long-term planning, acquisitions, and executive recruitment. Our excellent relationships with highly regarded professionals in many venture capital, private equity, independent sponsor, legal, banking and consulting firms greatly benefit our portfolio companies.


We look at opportunities, not checklists. We know what’s worked before for many companies, but it’s also in our DNA to find new ways to help our partners create value. We don't create red tape. We move quickly with creative solutions.


A partnership isn’t just a deal, it’s a relationship. We’ve found that by actively collaborating with our management teams, we’re able to open more doors for them, forge smarter solutions, and build greater successes together.


Our intentions are clear: We have structured our firm so that we profit when our businesses profit—not before. Our commitment is strong, and we work only with partners with similar ideals. We offer much and expect the same—that is true partnership.