VC  SSM Ventures

     Office Locations:

Crescent Center
6075 Poplar Avenue, Suite 335
Memphis, TN 38119
Phone: 901-767-1131
Fax: 901-767-1135



  • Early
  • Expansion
  • Growth



  • Business Services
  • Consumer Products & Services
  • Information Technology
  • Life Sciences & Healthcare



    With over 50 portfolio companies across four private equity funds, SSM Ventures is one of the largest venture capital firms in the Southeast. The firm looks for companies based in the Southeast with strong management teams, national market opportunities, and proprietary or defensible business models. SSM invests primarily in expansion and later stage companies, and opportunistically in earlier stage businesses. SSM invests in both non-technology and technology based companies, tending to concentrate on the business, healthcare, or consumer services industries. SSM commonly invests in private equity transactions that require total equity capital up to $20 million, with SSM's investment ranging from $5 to $20 million.



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    Investment Firm Key

       VC = Venture Capital
       PE = Private Equity
       A = Angel
       I = Incubator
       MB = Merchant Bank
       VD = Venture Debt
       FI = Family Investment Office
       FOF = Fund of Funds
       ED = Economic Development Office   
       TT = Technology Transfer Office
       CVC = Corporate Venture Capital
       SEC = Secondary Purchaser
       HF = Hedge Fund/Mutual Fund
    Venture Capital
    Seed Stage
    (includes "pre-seed," or
    concept stage)
    No Revenue
    Early StageMinimal
    Growth Stage
    (also called Mid-stage)
    Expansion Stage
    (also called Late-stage)
    $7M and greater
    Private Equity
    Lower Middle Market$10M-$249M
    Middle Market$250M-$499M
    Upper Middle Market$500M-$1B
    Large Cap>$1B

    Investment Team:

    Name   Title
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    Casey West Managing Partner
    David Swenson Venture Partner
    Hunter Witherington Vice President
    Jim Witherington Advisory Partner
    Wilson Orr Managing Partner


    Portfolio companies include:

      Bloodhound Software
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      Bulldog Solutions
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      Complete Holdings Group
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      FrontStream Payments
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      New Era Portfolio
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      Plan Express
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      Senior Health Holdings
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