Banyan Ventures invests in and grows early-stage companies into valuable and sustainable businesses. However, providing the growth capital needed to build our enterprises is just one ingredient in our formula for successful business development. We understand that there are other critical elements necessary to fuel the growth of our companies. We supply executive talent and leadership, operational and financial management, sales, marketing, and much more. Rather than passively investing, Banyan partners with entrepreneurs to take their businesses to the next level. Our business model is different—and it works.


Banyan looks to partner with companies that have the following characteristics:

  • Early-stage growth companies with established products, services, and customers
  • Companies with revenue less than $10 million and that are at or near profitability
  • Companies with a unique and sustainable competitive advantage
  • Companies that can benefit from Banyan’s expertise and relationships to grow the business
  • Companies at an inflection point in their development
  • Companies headquartered in the Intermountain West but with national and international market potential


Banyan helps drive value and deliver results in a methodical fashion by:

  • Providing active business-building support and operating experience
  • Employing a development methodology that focuses on business fundamentals (strategy, organization, execution, and capital)
  • Leveraging our relationships


Banyan will seek liquidity from investments through the following methods:

  • Dividend streams
  • Sell company to strategic buyer
  • Facilitate a management buyout
  • Recapitalize in partnership with private equity firms or other shareholders
  • Public offering