We provide Entrepreneurial Stage Capital to SaaS companies in B2B markets. Dedicated to industries being transformed by IT, Tamarind Hill concentrates specifically on investments within the healthcare and logistics verticals. With offices in Ann Arbor and Columbus, we focus on opportunities throughout the Midwest.
We invest in very early- through growth- stage companies that need $50,000 to $5,000,000 in new capital, and which possess key attributes that lead to sustained, predictable growth.
We have direct experience with entrepreneurial growth-stage companies and know where we can add value and when we should get out of the way.
Prior to co-founding Tamarind Hill in 2015, Ben managed the Rocket Venture Fund, a seed stage venture capital fund. At Rocket, Ben led investments in B2B, healthcare, and enterprise software and served on the boards of Tour de Force, Satelytics, Roost, and IDsync. Ben also served as a board observer for Docusphere (Acquired by TUNG.L), and Ceuticare. Prior to being named fund manager, Ben served as an EIR and CFO for two portfolio investments, where he led fundraising rounds and organizational development for both companies. Ben also provided venture assistance to Plymouth Venture Partners, where he conducted due diligence and managed investment pipeline. Additionally, Ben held management roles for family offices in Toledo, where he oversaw venture capital and private equity investments, and was a market researcher covering P&G for the Nielsen Company.
Ben holds a BA in economics from Denison and an MBA from IU’s Kelley School of Business. He lives in Ann Arbor, MI with his wife, Kate, and daughter, Scottie.
Prior to co-founding Tamarind Hill, Mark has been a prolific founder, seed investor, advisor, board member and executive for more than a dozen technology start-ups. He currently chairs the boards of two fast-growing SaaS businesses, Updox and Vantage Point Logistics, is an executive committee member and an audit chair for Rev1 Ventures, a venture development organization with $85 million under investment, and serves on the boards of hc1.com, GradLeaders, SafeWhite, and IDSync. Companies that Mark founded or co-founded in the past eight years have raised over $70 million in private capital and have combined annual revenues of more than $40 million. The first software company founded by Mark, HUBLink, merged into Healthcare.com and grew revenue to over $65 million. Additionally, Mark has been a NASDAQ CFO, an executive with Ernst & Young, an audit chair for a regulated investment company, and a co-founder of a 25 year running public charity.
Mark holds a BBA in accounting from the Mendoza School of Business at Notre Dame. He lives in Columbus, OH with his wife Teresa and is the proud father of two adult sons.
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