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Turnarounds: Week One

In the last edition, I likened day one in a turnaround to the chaotic triage of a patient comatose on a table. We roll up our sleeves to diagnose the patient as quickly as possible and stop the bleeding. To continue this metaphor, week one is the development of a treatment plan for the patient. While we have located the …

Day One: Triage

The red phone is blinking at dispatch. A company is unresponsive, and its supporters are concerned. I get the details and my team hops into action. Much like an EMT, we get to our subject quickly and closely to triage. Is the company flatlining or just knocked out? Day one with a company is all about diagnosis. Without a thorough …

Blog 1: The Stage Fund Strategy

In traditional technology startup funding there are many players. While everyone hears about Venture Capitalists signing over checks in exchange for equity, many don’t know the broader picture. These VCs enter at one of many stages and participate in a host of different ways. Some are hands-on, some are hands-off. Many VCs do what is often cheekily referred to as the “spray and pray” technique, where …

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Stage Fund & VEER Group Partner with X-Factory

DENVER – Oct. 12, 2018 — The Stage Fund and Ex-Factory, Inc. Announce Partnership Stage Fund and it’s consulting arm, Veer Group, provide strategic guidance for equity owners and leaders of distressed companies around the globe. Stage Fund and Veer Group are proud to announce that they are working with Ex-Factory, an expert in new & used woodworking, stone and …

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Lolly Wolly Doodle Moves Manufacturing to Increase Profitability

When driving by the manufacturing site of Lolly Wolly Doodle on Old Hargrave Road the past several weeks, one may have wondered why the facility and parking lot appears closed. That’s because Lolly Wolly Doodle no longer manufactures in Lexington. According to Sherry Frydenlund, CEO of Lolly Wolly Doodle, Atlanta is now the main location through a contract manufacturer. It …

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Stage Fund Returns Over 10 Million of Otherwise Uncollectible Senior Debt to Single Venture Lender

09/14/2018 – Denver, CO Stage Fund, a private equity firm specializing in restructuring and growth investing has reportedly returned over 10 million dollars to a single venture lender of otherwise uncollectable senior debt. With Stage Fund and Veer Management working collectively to strategically turnaround these lagging venture-funded startups and effectively driving them into the “winners circle.” Thus, allowing for the …

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Ontuitive Realizes Significant Growth and Momentum Under Expansion

09/04/2018 – Denver, CO Ontuitive, a Performance Support and LMS software SaaS company for corporations has seen significant growth since its acquisition in October 2017. Acquired by Stage Fund, who specializes in restructuring and growth investing, has made several strategic steps to help Ontuitive to find the subsequent growth it is currently realizing today. Over the last few months, Ontuitive …

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Ontuitive Announces Migration of Learning Guide Manager Customers to Ontuitive Cloud

Retiring LGM, bringing all customers into the era of “the cloud” with Ontuitive Cloud Ontuitive is an E-Learning Company that specializes in Executive Performance Support Software (EPSS) and Learning Management Systems (LMS). Ontuitive’s suite of services maximizes productivity and efficiency in the workplace by innovatively leading companies and employees through the entire learning process and reinforcing it for years to …

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Stage Fund Hires Susan Nylen as Chief Financial Officer

July 19, 2018 – Denver, CO Stage Fund, a control based private equity firm specializing in turnaround and growth companies, is happy to announce it’s hiring of Susan Nylen as CFO of Investment Operations. Susan will work to build value across all operations of the Stage Fund portfolio companies. Susan is an accomplished finance and accounting leader. With experience in …

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Stage Fund Acquires LMS and E-Learning Software iQity

June 28th 2018 – Stage Fund acquired iQity Software, a cloud based, LMS and E-learning platform. iQity Software will now be used chiefly in combat with Ontuitive, a leader in customized performance learning software for organizations ranging from small companies, all the way to Fortune 100 companies.  The joined forces of both iQity and Ontuitive will be revolutionary for LMS, …