Saltwater is building a portfolio of technology driven & consumer product businesses that we can stand behind for the long-haul.

We provide experience-backed strategic and operational support. We partner with founders. We scale companies with the appropriate capital structure.

We’d love to hear from you!



We are currently focused on making majority investments or full acquisitions and prefer to continue working with the founders & leadership teams. We are interested in:

Software - online or app based
Profitable - more than $500K in profits
Smaller - less than $10M in annual revenue
Talent - in place to run post transaction

We invest our own capital, providing the freedom to make the best long-term decisions, with an ideal holding period of forever. We’d love chat or read more.



- From Ryan

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 family of companies, so naming ourself after the resource that we find inspiration from seemed appropriate.

From an early age my experiences in the ocean have been a key source of clarity, inspiration, and personal growth. Saltwater perpetuates that focus, providing a powerful, but natural flow of discovery, of learning, and of adventure. 

We are driven by 3 simple principles:

  1. People matter most.

  2. Focus on the long-term.

  3. Leave earth better than we found it.

Ryan Graves, founder of Saltwater

Ryan Graves, founder of Saltwater


We love to learn about new businesses, and we focus on the people who run them. We’d love to have a conversation and see if you and your company might feel at home with Saltwater.

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