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Invest in Companies

We invest in lower middle market business-to-business (B2B) companies, primarily headquartered in the Western United States…more

Back Office Support

We have a back-office team available to support each of our companies as needed, so that our leaders can focus on growing companies rather than doing administrative work.


Partner with Proven Leaders

We partner with founders, managers and proven CEOs with specific industry experience, to grow profits and optimize long term value…more

About Tide Rock Ventures

Tide Rock is a holding company focused on growing lower middle market B2B companies. Our holding company structure affords us many advantages over traditional financial and strategic buyers.

  • We have a long-term view
  • We seek to make consistent distributions and do not rely on flipping companies to generate returns
  • We are flexible in acquisition structure
  • We are conservative with our use of debt
  • We are better aligned with the management teams running our companies and with our LPs

    All of the companies under Tide Rock’s management have access to a shared back office which can provide accounting, finance, HR, recruiting, marketing, and other operational support as needed. This team can share best practices, alleviate administrative burdens, and save money with vendor discounts pre-negotiated at the portfolio level. We encourage our companies to collaborate directly on best practices, share in customer relationships, take advantage of a larger network of executive talent, and participate in an intimate family of peer CEOs and executives.


  • Why Partner with Us

    • Value creation

      We believe in value creation and sustainable growth rather than the financial engineering many financial firms employ.

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      We have shared back office resources, available as needed for our family of companies including marketing, recruiting, accounting, and more…

    • People

      We believe great people create great companies and have a collaborative style with performance driven cultures.

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      We are experienced operators, understand the challenges management faces, and how to provide collaborative support without getting in the way.

    • Experience

      We have a successful track record of buying, building, and selling B2B businesses. We leverage this experience to help leaders navigate the full life cycle of their business.


    Matthew Stoyka

    Tide Rock has been a major reason for RelationEdge’s success. Working with Tide Rock on the initial business plan resulted in a collaborative and successful relationship that continues to thrive today. RelationEdge has experienced significant growth achieving both an Inc. 500 and San Diego Business Journal Fastest Growing company designation. This would not be possible without the input, guidance and commitment demonstrated by the Tide Rock team!

    Matthew StoykaCEO,
    Steve Cade

    For almost 25 years, I built a food ingredient company, which I eventually sold to Tide Rock. I selected Tide Rock because they were transparent in their plans for Seawind post-transaction. After getting to know each other, we even worked out an equity share that I could retain in the business because I trusted them as partners and their plans for the business. Post-transaction, I have found their management style to be very collaborative and they continue to ask for my input on every major decision. The company has more than doubled in revenue and tripled in profit since the transaction and I am excited about its future prospects.

    Steve CadeFounder, Seawind Foods,
    Garry Green

    Ryan Peddycord and the team at Tide Rock Ventures have been invaluable partners over the past four years. Ryan has been instrumental to Seawind’s success, from identifying and closing on the acquisition to short and long-term strategizing for growth. As an investor / operator, I appreciate Ryan’s outside perspective. Since the outset or our partnership, he has provided the right balance of autonomy and collaboration.

    Garry GreenPresident & CEO, Seawind
    Peter Heald

    “The team at Tide Rock has been fantastic to work with. They add tremendous value in both strategic thinking as well as tactics. They are there when we need them and allow the management team to operate without micromanaging. I could not ask for a better investor or partner.”

    Peter Heald CEO, Signature Analytics
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