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Watershed Capital Becomes Big Path Capital - Impact Investing goes from the Margins to the Mainstream

Nov 10, 2014

Watershed Capital Becomes Big Path Capital - Impact Investing goes from the... -- NEW YORK, Nov. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Watershed Capital Becomes Big Path Capital - Impact Investing goes from the Margins to the Mainstream NEW YORK, Nov. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --  Watershed Capital Group , a leading boutique consulting firm working exclusively with impact and sustainable funds and companies, today announced its new name: Big Path Capital . The change represents both the global scope of the company's reach and the dynamic state of the impact investing sector. As Watershed, the firm founded and developed the Impact Capitalism Summit , the Five Fund Forum , and the global Impact & Sustainable Trade Missions with the U.S. Department of Commerce. Big Path Capital is exclusively focused on impact investing in which mission-driven companies and investments lead to SmarterMoney+  - maximum return coupled with maximum impact. "Big Path Capital is harnessing the opportunity being recognized by an expansive number of companies, funds, and investors that impact investing is a contender in the financial markets. Impact investing  has demonstrated a measurable strategic advantage, namely mission grows margins and purpose builds profits," said Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Shawn Lesser. "In 2007, we recognized the old economy, driven by the single gear of profit maximization had reached a dead end. It was a moment of reckoning in which we formed Watershed Capital with the vision to advance an economy built on natural, social, and financial capital. Today this new path, conducting business for profit and impact, represents the largest investment opportunity of our era. Big Path Capital is proud to be forging the path," said Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Michael Whelchel. About Impact Investing Impact Investing is rapidly growing investment strategy that seeks to generate positive financial, environmental and social returns. J.P. Morgan estimated that global impact investments exceeded $50 billion in 2010 and predicted that invested capital in the impact investing market could reach $400 billion to $1 trillion by 2020. About Big Path Capital Big Path Capital is a boutique consulting firm assisting impact and sustainable companies and funds in raising capital, executing mergers, acquisitions and transactions, and evaluating strategic financial options. Entrepreneurs, companies, and fund managers seek out Big Path Capital to scale sustainable solutions that lead to competitive advantages and long-term value creation. Big Path Capital hosts the annual Impact Capitalism Summit – the largest gathering of investable assets focused on SmarterMoney+ - maximizing impact, maximizing return across asset classes. Learn more at  www.bigpathcapital.com . Company Contacts: Shawn Lesser, Big Path Capital, shawn@bigpathcapital.com Michael Whelchel at Big Path Capital, michael@bigpathcapital.com SOURCE Big Path Capital (formerly Watershed Capital Group) RELATED LINKS

Watershed Capital Investments

11 Investments

Watershed Capital has made 11 investments. Their latest investment was in Valera Health as part of their Series A - III on November 11, 2021.

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Watershed Capital Investments Activity

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Date

Round

Company

Amount

New?

Co-Investors

Sources

11/4/2021

Series A - III

Valera Health

$15M

Yes

13

1/15/2002

Unattributed VC

Perficient

$1.98M

Yes

10/24/2000

Series B

FoodTrader.com

$15M

Yes

9/13/2000

Series B

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$99M

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10

8/1/2000

Series A

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$99M

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10

Date

11/4/2021

1/15/2002

10/24/2000

9/13/2000

8/1/2000

Round

Series A - III

Unattributed VC

Series B

Series B

Series A

Company

Valera Health

Perficient

FoodTrader.com

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Amount

$15M

$1.98M

$15M

$99M

$99M

New?

Yes

Yes

Yes

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Co-Investors

Sources

13

10

10

Watershed Capital Portfolio Exits

6 Portfolio Exits

Watershed Capital has 6 portfolio exits. Their latest portfolio exit was Innovative Micro Technology on October 30, 2018.

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Exit

Companies

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Sources

10/30/2018

Acq - Fin

2

10/25/2014

Acquired

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$99M

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10

10/6/2004

IPO

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0

3/31/2002

Asset Sale

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10

4/6/2001

Acquired

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0

Date

10/30/2018

10/25/2014

10/6/2004

3/31/2002

4/6/2001

Exit

Acq - Fin

Acquired

IPO

Asset Sale

Acquired

Companies

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Valuation

$99M

Acquirer

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Sources

2

10

0

10

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Watershed Capital Fund History

1 Fund History

Watershed Capital has 1 fund, including Watershed.

Closing Date

Fund

Fund Type

Status

Amount

Sources

1/1/1999

Watershed

Early-Stage Venture Capital

Closed

$50M

1

Closing Date

1/1/1999

Fund

Watershed

Fund Type

Early-Stage Venture Capital

Status

Closed

Amount

$50M

Sources

1

Watershed Capital Team

1 Team Member

Watershed Capital has 1 team member, including former Founding Partner, Ralph C Derrickson.

Name

Work History

Title

Status

Ralph C Derrickson

Founding Partner

Former

Name

Ralph C Derrickson

Work History

Title

Founding Partner

Status

Former

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