I am thrilled to announce the closing of Mineola Search Partners, a fund that will be investing directly in Search Funds, the entrepreneurs who run them, and the businesses that they acquire. We will be investing across North America across all methods of search, including funded, self-funded, and equity gap opportunities.

As a former searcher and CEO myself, I know how challenging, exciting, uncertain, and lonely the entrepreneurial journey can be. Personally and professionally, searchers and CEOs face both challenges and opportunities that few others can relate to.

When I raised my own search fund in 2012, I was blessed to have an incredible group of investors, and an even more incredible Board of Directors once I began running my company. Over the past 10 years, I’ve seen first-hand how thoughtful and engaged investors have been able to improve not just my professional life, but my personal life as well. Now that I am an investor myself, I couldn’t be more excited to play this role for the next generation of search fund entrepreneurs.

For anybody embarking upon (or considering embarking upon) a career as a Search Fund entrepreneur, I would both welcome and appreciate the opportunity to speak with you.