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Mutual Capital Partners

Investor type Micro VC
Founders Bill Trainor Rick Sapio Wayne Wallace


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Total investments 31
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 18
Rounds per year 1.72
Lead investments 7
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 5
Key employees 3
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture
Late Stage Venture

Areas of investment

  • Health Care
  • Medical Device
  • Software
  • Enterprise Software
  • Manufacturing

Mutual Capital Partners appeared to be the VC, which was created in 2004. The company was established in North America in United States. The main office of represented VC is situated in the Westlake.

The usual cause for the fund is to invest in rounds with 2-3 partakers. Despite the Mutual Capital Partners, startups are often financed by Allos Ventures, JumpStart Inc., CoreNetwork Fund. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Allos Ventures, River Cities Capital Funds, JumpStart Inc.. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by JumpStart Inc., Allos Ventures, River Cities Capital Funds.

The current fund was established by Bill Trainor, Rick Sapio, Wayne Wallace. We also calculated 3 valuable employees in our database.

Among the various public portfolio startups of the fund, we may underline Cleveland HeartLab, Mork Process, RevLocal The fund has no exact preference in some founders of portfolio startups. If startup sums 4 or 5+ of the founder, the chance for it to be financed is low. For fund there is a match between the country of its foundation and the country of its the most frequent investments - United States. Among the most popular fund investment industries, there are SEM, Marketing. Besides, a startup requires to be at the age of 6-10 years to receive the investment from the fund.

The top amount of exits for fund were in 2017. The usual things for fund are deals in the range of 5 - 10 millions dollars. Considering the real fund results, this VC is 35 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other organizations. Opposing the other organizations, this Mutual Capital Partners works on 6 percentage points less the average amount of lead investments. The fund is constantly included in less than 2 investment rounds annually. The important activity for fund was in 2018. Despite it in 2019 the fund had an activity.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

Elevation Spine

Medical Device
$11M19 Sep 2022 Monterey, California, United States


Health Care
Home Health Care
Information Technology
$13M29 Aug 2022 Indianapolis, Indiana, United States

SPR Therapeutics

Health Care
Other Devices and Supplies
Therapeutic Devices
$37M18 Oct 2021 Cleveland, Ohio, United States

Catalyst OrthoScience

Health Care
Medical Device
$12M06 Oct 2021 Naples, Florida, United States


Health Care
$1M31 Aug 2021 Columbus, Ohio, United States

Checkpoint Surgical

Health Care
Medical Device
$16M24 Aug 2021 Cleveland, Ohio, United States


Enterprise Software
$5M06 Jun 2021 Ohio, United States

EBlu Solutions

Health Care
$11M07 Apr 2021 Louisville, Kentucky, United States

Catalyst OrthoScience

Health Care
Medical Device
$12M14 May 2019 Naples, Florida, United States
Checkpoint Surgical Completes $16M Equity Financing to Fuel Growth and Launch New Products

– Checkpoint Surgical, Inc. completed a $16m capital raise led by River Cities Capital, a Cincinnati-based healthcare-focused growth equity firm.
– Existing backers also participated in the round, including Cleveland-based venture funds Mutual Capital Partners and JumpStart NEXT Fund, First Analysis, a growth equity firm based in Chicago, and several other investors.
– The growth capital will be used to support Checkpoint’s sales force expansion and multiple new product launches, including the recently acquired NeuroShield nerve wrap, as well as fueling continued research and development efforts.
– With a specialized, dedicated sales force of 30 and growing, and a substantial multi-disciplinary R&D team, Checkpoint Surgical is well equipped to scale the business rapidly.


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