For Founders who love what they do — and want to keep doing it.

Some Founders aren’t ready to fully step away from the company they know and love. We get that.

This is exactly why we created TGIF.

Trivest’s non-control fund allowed us to continue doing the things we really enjoyed doing, while receiving the same resources as any Trivest portfolio company.

John Paolella
Founder, Jon-Don

Trivest Growth Investment Fund is a non-control fund with all the same growth resources as Trivest’s control investments. The typical TGIF investment profile is a 10-49% stake in a fast-growing company with $20+ million of revenue and $6+ million of EBITDA.

Founders who partner with TGIF enjoy some unique benefits.


Take some chips off the table and realize some of the value you’ve already created.


Retain control of your business and a disproportionate benefit of the upside.


Access the capital and expertise of a proven growth partner in Trivest.

What do Founders say about Trivest as a growth partner?

“Increased Organic Growth”
“Grew Through Acquisition”
“Accessed New Lines of Credit”
“Built Out Sales & Marketing”
“Enhanced Top Management”
“Professionalized the Business”
“Identified High-Quality Vendors”
“Elevated Profile Among Investors”
“Positioned Us for a Premium Exit”

Jamie and the TGIF team committed to help build out our sales organization, elevate our profile in the investment community, and position us for a premium exit.

And that’s exactly what they did. We saw a 4x increase in our firm value (all through organic growth) during our 3+ years with TGIF.

Scott Dols
Founder, Big Truck Rental

Your external support team (not overseers)

Lindsey Foulkes


Amir Mirheydar


Bright, experienced, and fun to work with.

John Paolella
Arturas Rainys


They bring a full arsenal of services to the table, with no micro-management.

Scott Dols
Jamie Elias

Managing Partner

Andres Policastro

Vice President

Jonathan Schonfeld

Vice President

Yusuf Mallick


Never pushy. We talk all the time in a very collaborative, very friendly way.

Giancarlo Di Vece
Andrea Hinestroza


Rigby Coleman

Senior Associate

What we want for our TGIF Founders

Continue doing what you love while you prepare for a premium exit
Set yourself on a path toward continued success
Take steps to remove the baseline stress from your life
Transition to the next stage in your personal and professional journey

How we get there…

What are TGIF Founders saying?

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“Beyond Control”

A recurring interview series with TGIF Founders, giving even more depth on the value proposition of a non-control investment from their perspective.

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