Edison Edge

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A holistic approach

to nurturing invention and accelerating growth

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When fundraising, we placed high importance on what comes with the capital beyond the written check. Edison has proven to really go above and beyond the call of duty to make CEOs successful.

Mike Bird NetProspex CEO
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Advisory

From talent recruitment and product innovation to scaling sales and marketing, forming capital and exit strategies and international expansion, Edison has the industry and operational expertise to help build successful market leaders. Your Edison board member and investment professionals are a constant and trusted source of counsel, constructive criticism and positive reinforcement along the journey. And our advisory programs, specifically geared to the needs of growth-stage companies, offer the opportunity to work side-by-side with members of the Edison team to address strategic opportunities and solve for unique challenges.

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Edison Director Network

The Edison Director Network (EDN) brings the power of C-level operational expertise to Edison portfolio companies in the form of board director, mentor or consultant. Our activated network consists of more than 300 experienced executives from successful companies, across financial services, healthcare, interactive marketing, and enterprise software sectors. Many have been involved with Edison-backed companies for more than 10 years and live on the east coast for maximum leverage and accessibility. We match EDN executives to companies based on markets, functional specialty, geographic location and personal chemistry.

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Executive Education

Edison offers the most comprehensive portfolio of industry and functional executive education programs designed to promote leadership and action, as well as activation of the Edison network for our portfolio companies. Peer executive events range in size from 25-person roundtables to summits with 100+ in attendance, and include speakers from within the Edison network, as well as other industry and academic thought leaders.

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The Edison Edge Manifesto

Are you going to be the first mover or a follower? That’s the choice in determining how your entrepreneurial journey will unfold. As a leader, capital will be an enabler of innovation, rapid growth and winning market share, but capital is just the beginning of a long and winding journey. Funding alone will not ensure the future today. Relentless execution and learning at every step will. And when you have a support system that embraces and empowers this, the reward is a more scalable, valuable, successful company.

Edison Partners helps CEOs and their executive teams navigate the entrepreneurial journey. We do this through a unique combination of growth stage capital, strategic advisory, an activated director network, and comprehensive portfolio of industry and functional executive development programs. We are the most engaged board member lending deep industry and operating expertise to determine the future today.

For 28 years, Edison’s mission has been rooted in the principles of Thomas Edison, the consummate inventor. Ours is a holistic approach to nurturing invention and accelerating growth for expansion stage businesses in the eastern United States. And we have a lot of fun along the way.

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Edison Advisory Capabilities

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Talent

We help you determine when to hire key roles, tap into our network to source the best candidates, and provide the compensation benchmarks critical to aligning interests.

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Product Innovation

We are continuously mapping your competitive landscape, have our finger on emerging trends and under-served niches, and provide connections to the right partners and M&A targets.

3

Sales & Marketing Acceleration

We help you build scalable marketing machines that deliver differentiated products, market presence and strong pipelines.

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Capital Formation & Exit Strategies

We help you determine when to raise next round and the optimal mix of debt and equity. And we have the necessary relationships with co-investors, debt providers and bankers -- for now and for the future -- to ensure high value outcomes.

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International Expansion

We guide, challenge and support international expansion strategies that include outsourcing, foreign distribution channels, foreign market representation, cross-border M&A, and related issues and opportunities.