Growth Strategies and Tactics for Emerging Companies

 
 
 
 
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We advise high-IP companies on how to increase shareholder value by finding

  • Attractive markets

  • Operational efficiencies

  • marketing, production or Financial partners

  • Exit opportunities

 
 
 
 
 
 

"My greatest strength as a consultant is to be ignorant and ask a few questions"

PETER DRUCKER

 
 
 
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For 35 years we've been

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listening deeply 

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proposing ways to maximize client "curb appeal"

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scanning the horizon for opportunities that fit client strengths

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Building bridges to growth 

 

 
 
 
 
 

Industries We’ve Served

 
 
 
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Software

Asset-light Logistics

Data

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Machine Vision Sensors & AI

Advanced Manufacturing

Audio Electronics

ECM

Technical Services

Consulting

Publishing

For Profit Education/Training

 
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Who We've Helped

 
 
 

Kuhn team members are seasoned growth specialists

 
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Team Kuhn

 
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Ryan Kuhn
FOUNDER

Led M&A at MсGraw-Hill
Led investments in software and data firms at PE firm GTCR
Turned around, prepared for sale Reid Systems, an HR data firm now owned by General Dynamics
Turned around, sold women’s clothing manufacturer Lilly Pulitzer, now owned by Oxford Industries
Board member, First Bank & Trust Company of iIlinois
BA with Honors, Trinity College (Hartford, CT); MBA with Distinction, Harvard
Based in Menlo Park, CA

 
 

 

Tim Williamson
SENIOR ADVISOR

Investment banker, Morgan Stanley, PaineWebber, Drexel Burnham Lambert
Partner, EY Corporate Finance
Managing Director, Navigant Capital Advisors
Founder, TWAssociates, private merchant bank focused on the tech industry
BA, Southern IL University. MBA, Northwestern
Based in San Francisco, CA

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Tom Flaherty
ADVISOR

Senior ADP M&A executive
General Partner, Weeden Capital Management, tech-focused PE firm
General Partner, VC firm Applied Technology Partners
Managing Director, Roundstone Capital, advisor to large PE firms in 3PL, software, processing and education industries
BA, Southern CT State University. Graduate studies, Econometrics/Finance, University of PA. Wharton Instructor of Finance
Based in Boston, MA

 
 

 

Patrick Richmond
ADVISOR

EVP CorpDev, Primark, a global information company now part of Thomson Reuters.
President, Primark Analytics Group: information, analytics, research/consulting businesses including the Yankee Group
VP Interindustry Group, Data Resources, Inc. (DRI): forecasting and consulting services now part of IHS
Consultant and mentor to firms addressing fluid dynamics, healthcare, financial, underground storage and other markets
BA, Economics, University of KY. Graduate studies, Economics, University of Wisconsin
Based in Cambridge, MA

 
 

 
 

Strategic Alliance

 
 
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KAI CHEN

Founder and managing director of OceanIQ Capital
Director and Relationship Manager, Credit Suisse USA LLC
Goldman Sachs, Private Wealth Management Analyst
Navigant Capital Advisors, Research Analyst
BA Business Economics, UCLA
Based in Redwood City, CA

Headquartered in Silicon Valley, OceanIQ Capital is a diversified investment management firm operating as a global multi-family office.

While we focus on attracting capital for our clients, our partner OceanIQ Capital stands ready to provide them with professional investment advice. OceanIQ is a Silicon Valley multi-family office (MFO) specializing in the investing needs of entrepreneurs. On their behalf, OceanIQ invests in public markets, local real estate, and in promising local tech companies alongside leading VCs like SoftBank, Intel Capital, and Fosun Group.

 
 
 
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Contact Us

650.353.3353
Menlo Park, CA

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We’d love to hear about your goals.

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