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Riverwood Capital appoints new partners

Riverwood Capital, an private investor that manages $5.6 billion and makes investments in high-growth technology businesses globally, has promoted three long-tenured executives – Joe De Pinho, Alex Porto, and Ramesh Venugopal – to partner.

Riverwood Capital, a private investor that manages $5.6 billion and makes investments in high-growth technology businesses globally, has promoted three long-tenured executives – Joe De Pinho, Alex Porto, and Ramesh Venugopal – to partner.

Since joining Riverwood in 2015, De Pinho has established himself as an investment partner to fast-growing technology companies globally. Earlier in his career, he worked in investment banking at JP Morgan and in management consulting at McKinsey & Company.

Porto joined Riverwood in 2013 and over the last decade has focused on the global fintech industry. Prior to joining Riverwood, he worked at technology-focused private equity group Augusta Columbia Capital and in the Technology Group at Harris Williams & Co, where he focused on M&A advisory for software and services companies.

Venugopal joined Riverwood in 2017 and has been key to the implementation of the firm’s Executive Advisor programme, and developing the Riverwood Scalability Playbook (RSP), a framework for how the firm actively partners with companies for growth acceleration and profitable scalability. Prior to joining Riverwood, he was in the operating arm at Vista Equity Partners, and was also a partner on the deal team at VantagePoint Capital Partners, investing in enterprise software, internet, and energy innovation. 

Since inception, Riverwood says it has invested in more than 70 technology companies, which have grown their revenues at 46% per year on average for over a decade. 2022 represented the strongest period of revenue growth for the portfolio in recent years, with active investments growing revenues 60% on average during the year, compared with 49% in 2021.

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