SALTWATER is a private company, inside of a family office.

We make investments in great companies.



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 for the long-term.

Current Investment Criteria:

  • Software; online or app based

  • Profitable; or break-even w/ 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 the source of clarity, inspiration, and personal growth. SALTWATER fosters those vibes by bringing an endless pursuit of clarity, discovery, and adventure to our work. 

Saltwater covers over 73% of our earth, it’s everywhere, and it’s our most critical eco-asset. That seems like a good target. We certainly have humble, but very real ambitions. We are also very focused on three key principles:

  • People come first.

  • Focus on the long-term.

  • Don’t lose money.

We hope to hear from you, and share the adventure 🤙

Image above from SeaStills, photographer Ray Collins

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Ryan Graves, Founder