Arkansas-based patient growth capital

2011 Small Business Investment Company of the Year

Diamond State Ventures Named Small Business Investment Company Of The Year

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Diamond State Ventures is a private equity and venture capital firm with $120 million under management in two funds. DSV invests in small and lower middle market companies located in Arkansas and across the Midwest and Southeast United States.

Our newest fund, Diamond State Ventures II, is a federally licensed Small Business Investment Company which, along with our co-investment partners focuses on transactions up to $25 million.

We provide patient capital for these types of opportunities:

Expansion and growth stage companies — internal growth or by acquisition

Management buyouts, change of control, and family succession transactions


Diamond State Ventures invests from $1 to $6 million into each portfolio company. Our investments are typically structured as subordinated debt with warrants, preferred equity, or a combination of those securities. Since the formation of our first fund in 1999, we have invested in approximately 45 companies across a broad range of industries and financing structures.

Diamond State Ventures seeks to invest in exceptional businesses managed by extraordinary people who possess a record of achievement, integrity, and determination.