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Company:   Hopewell Ventures

Type:      Medium SBIC

URL:       Firm Homepage

PERSONAL SPECIALTY: None.

FIRM DESCRIPTION: $105 million Midwest regionally focused fund, investing in a broad range of industries and stages of development, from revenue-producing, but not yet CFBE, to change of control opportunities.

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David W is Good, the Rest of the Firm is Not

Fund: Hopewell Ventures

Posted by Tom Thomas on 2007-10-29

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David W is a real star and has had a solid career in a number of areas. Great guy. The rest of the firm is a bunch of average performers that really didn't add much value to our company at all. I think there are much better firms in the Midwest to look at.

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Great Partners: Supportive, Consistent

Fund: Hopewell Ventures

Posted by elangshur on 2007-08-23

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Hopewell has been a great partner--a tremendous source of support, counsel and resources (whether making introductions or financial modeling). They've helped us to create enterprise value and have supported me, our management and our business plan at every turn. Their approach is consistent, intelligent and matter-of-fact.

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Fund: Hopewell Ventures

Posted by bbalduf on 2007-08-10

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Hopewell was very easy to work with. They provided regular updates on the status of the process. They were very candid about their opinions, questions, methods, decision criteria and what we should expect throughout the process. There are no egos and they understand what it takes to get a deal done without distracting you from running the business.

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Hopewell is Honest and Reasonable

Fund: Hopewell Ventures

Posted by cebossi on 2009-09-24

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My experience with Hopewell is that they are fair and honest (an unusual trait among VC’s). They will tell you exactly what they think. Not to be arrogant, but because they don’t want to waste anyone’s time.

Craig Overmyer and Jeff Lampe are an excellent resource for their portfolio company. They will assist or utilize their internal resources with PR, preparing presentation, forecasting and management assessment. They are an excellent resource for the CEO to discuss company issues openly and honestly and get objective feedback.

I would highly recommend Hopewell.

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Hopwell is Okay to Work With

Fund: Hopewell Ventures

Posted by JeffM on 2008-04-28

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They were up front, helpful and honest on our deal. They have been willing to help us model some complex problems in our business. I expect a VC to ask tough questions and push you to defend your plan. They have done that in a professional manner. The partners and associates that I have delt with have all been good to deal with.

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Great to Work With

Fund: Hopewell Ventures

Posted by hsenft@symbiosmedical.com on 2008-04-12

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I have worked with numerous VC groups in my career. I have found the Hopewell team (Overmyer and Lampe) extremely easy to work with, completely fair and above board and very competent. They always keep the best interests of all the shareholders in mind and are constantly looking for ways to help grow the company. I wish some of the other VC groups I have worked with had been the same.

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Fund: Hopewell Ventures

Posted by Anonymous on 2007-08-13

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I found a number of the partners there to be hard to work with. Very poor follow up on the deal even though they kept moving us through the process. I think there are much better funds in the Midwest to work with then these guys.

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