SALTWATER allows entrepreneurs to avoid the venture treadmill. Join our team and we become your long-term capital partner so you can build the best version of your company.



We are focused on making large majority investments or full acquisitions in small, profitable, technology businesses. We would love to continue to work with the founder/leadership team as partners over the long-term.

Current Investment Criteria:

  • Software; online or app based

  • Profitable; or break-even w/ a longer history

  • Small; <$3M revenue

We invest only our own capital which gives us the freedom to make the best long-term decision, always. We’d hope to own the companies we invest in forever, and look forward to hearing about your company:

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From an early age my experiences in the ocean have been a key source of clarity, inspiration, and personal growth. SALTWATER fosters those vibes by bringing an endless pursuit of learning, discovery, and adventure to our work. 

Saltwater covers over 73% of our earth, it’s everywhere, and it’s our most critical eco-asset. We have large ambitions for our growing portfolio and family of companies, so naming ourself after the sea is the right inspiration. We are driven by these three principles:

  • People come first.

  • Focus on the long-term.

  • Don’t lose money.

We hope to learn about your business, and would love to become partners in the future and share in the adventure 🤙

Image above from SeaStills, photographer Ray Collins

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Ryan Graves, Founder