About Edgehill Venture Partners

Edgehill is a team of entrepreneurs and investment professionals but most of all, we’re allies to our partners. We’re dedicated to providing full-service operational and financial support to our portfolio companies. Our goal is to empower our partners, achieve market leading positions and maximize opportunities for successful outcomes

Meet Our Team

Eric Hazen

Partner
Eric has more than 15 years of experience in ad-tech and digital marketing. Eric is the founder of Inside Response, the co-founder ...

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of Inside Academics and Answer Media. Inside Response specializes in direct-response marketing for insurance companies and home services and Inside Academics is a leader in demand generation for Higher Education. Prior to joining Edgehill, Eric was the founder of Prodigy Companies and Deepstar Interactive. At Prodigy, he developed and subsequently sold several finance and insurance portals including Healthcare.com. At Deepstar, Eric built a platform to manage lead routing and distribution for clients in Higher Education. Deepstar’s assets were acquired by QuinStreet, Inc. (NASDAQ:QNST) in 2005. Eric received a Bachelor of Science in Marketing from Emporia State University.
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Michael Weber

Partner
Michael's primary responsibilities include sourcing and evaluating investment opportunities, and working with current ...

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portfolio companies on financial reporting and operations. Prior to joining Edgehill, Michael worked at George K. Baum Capital Advisors, a middle market investment bank based in Kansas City, MO. While at GKB, he focused on strategic and M&A advisory assignments across the industrial and business services sectors with an emphasis on manufacturing, distribution, marketing, technology, education and consulting companies. Michael graduated from the University of Kansas with bachelor's degrees in Finance and Accounting.
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Rich Frankenberg

Partner
Rich has a diverse background in business operations and strategy. Prior to Edgehill, Rich was a Senior Consultant in the Strategy ...

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and Operations groups at both Capgemini and Deloitte Consulting. Rich was responsible for leading teams delivering services in business process optimization, technology implementations, global risk management process development, and defining key governance and controls processes. Rich also worked for ExxonMobil in the Finance Business Analysis and Reporting group, where he focused on identifying opportunities for improvement across internal reporting divisions. Rich received a Bachelor's degree in Accounting from The University of Kansas and an MBA from Washington University in St. Louis Olin School of Business concentrating in Finance and Strategy.
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C. Andrew Martin

Advisory Board
Andrew Martin has over 15 years of portfolio management and investment analysis experience. Andrew is the co-founder and...

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managing partner of Frontier Capital Partners, who specialize in hedge fund strategies. Andrew leads several multi-strategy investment approaches combining equity trading strategies, credit, and structured transactions. Prior to joining the Frontier Family, Andrew managed the investments for high net worth individuals, corporations, and foundations for five years with Merrill Lynch. Prior to Merrill Lynch, Andrew held positions as an Equity Research Analyst , Equity Trader, and OTC Market Maker for George K. Baum & Company. Andrew received Bachelor’s degrees in both Accounting and Business Administration from the University of Kansas.
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Bill Grant

Advisory Board
Bill brings a multitude of sales and operational experience to Edgehill. He served as Vice President of Sales for LabOne from...

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2001 to 2005. While at LabOne, revenues increased from $170 million to more than $500 million and earnings increased from $10 million to $75 million. Bill was instrumental in both product development and organic growth initiatives in the clinical division. Prior to his role as Vice President, Bill served in numerous sales positions at LabOne from 1998-2001. Bill Grant received a Bachelor’s degree in History from the University of Kansas.
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Advisory Board
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Our Focus

Private Equity
For Entrepreneurs and Investors

We strive to be innovative and fresh-thinking. We are stage agnostic and seek equity investments in a variety of industries presenting growth opportunities. Our strategy is to make expansionary capital and controlled investments in companies with revenues under $100mm.

Private Capital Raises

Edgehill raises capital through investment funds with a focus on expansionary capital and private equity.

Co-investments & Credit

Edgehill will participate in co-investments opportunities as well as leveraged capital raises.

Target Investments Edgehill has two core investment strategies. For expansionary strategies our typical company size is $1 - $100mm, with EBITDA of $0 - $15mm and our equity investments range $5 - $100mm. Our founding capital strategy involves equity investments of $0 - $250k and a great deal of human capital.
Characteristics Edgehill is opportunistic as opposed to industry specific. We are stage and location agnostic though we prefer companies rooted in the midwest. We have operational and M&A experience in direct-to-consumer sales and digital media. We look for passionate entrepreneurs and exceptional management teams that show great opportunities to drive cash flow.
Portfolio

Edgehill has built and backed a variety of companies from early stage start-ups to established industry leaders.

Contact Us

For inquiries relating employment at Edgehill or one of our portfolio companies please fill out the form.

Office Phone
913-533-7778

Postal Address
Edgehill Venture Partners
2020 West 89th Street Floor 2
Leawood KS 66206