Origin.

Riva Partners began in 2013 with a phone call from a CEO. His $25M technology company had missed their numbers for the first time in their 10-year history. What followed was a face-to-face meeting, a look under their hood, our strategic recommendation, a market test that yielded fast results, and then a year-long contract to restructure and execute their go-to-market. Five years later, the company's revenue surpassed $220M and in Q3 2020 their initial public offering raised $468 million. We simply came in, helped turn them around, got revenue and growth back on track, and they took it from there. That experience launched our company. Today, Riva Partners works with CEOs in technology and healthcare technology, both B2B and B2C, and on select projects that get us juiced.

Why we're partners.

John successfully launched and operated three farm-to-table restaurants before that was a thing. jMatt launched and ran a record label from his college dorm, his band winning the title "Best Unsigned Band in America". Chas. bought, grew, and sold a $20M ad agency to successfully launch a virtual marketing firm in the days before the Internet. In short, we each got the taste of being an entrepreneur before the age of 30. Today, together as Riva Partners, we're still drawn to smart new ideas, fellow entrepreneurs, CEOs, and investors hungry to seize emerging market opportunities and slingshot their business.

What we believe.

A friend of ours passed this wisdom on to us. It came from his father, and his father's father. It’s old. Always be lift, never be drag. As difficult as it is to maintain optimism in these times, even for us, we're committed to this core value. We believe that raising each other up is how we all achieve more, personally, professionally, and financially. So, let’s always be lift and spend our time with like-minded peers, facing challenges together, not just for the money, but for the juice that partnership and collaboration and reaching a shared, seemingly out-of-reach goal always brings. Always be lift. In the end, nothing matters more.

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