Some of the companies that Industrial Renaissance has helped organize include
Service Businesses / Cloud-based Solutions
Vtrenz is a pioneer in SaaS (Software as a Service), Cloud-based marketing solutions. Vtrenz provides leading, affordable Enterprise Marketing Management (“EMM”) solutions for small and medium-size businesses (“SMBs”) that allow its customers to save time, reduce costs, increase lead generation, increase sales opportunities and revenue. Deployed as an application solutions’ provider (“ASP”) or Cloud-based solution at an affordable annual subscription rate, the company possesses a disruptive business model to those large software vendors that offer similar capabilities with (“EMM”) solutions that are unaffordable to SMBs with massive upfront prices plus large annual maintenance fees and internal IT costs. To deploy iMarketing Automation™, its clients require no software, no servers, and no IT department typical of other EMM solutions that are too costly for SMBs. The company merged with SilverPop in 2007, creating the largest on demand eMarketing service provider. In 2008, Vtrenz was recognized by Forrester as the #1 Marketing Automation vendor based on both business value provided by the product and market suitability. In 2014, SilverPop was acquired by IBM, largely to obtain the marketing automation capability originally developed by Vtrenz.
Engineered Products / Niche Manufacturing
Innova-Safety is a leading niche manufacturer of highly engineered professional safety and rescue equipment used in high-height anchorage and fall arrest applications, and in confined spaces. Its fall protection trolleys guard thousands of workers every day from falls. The company’s products are used by the American grain and feed industries, the American dry bulk materials manufacturing and handling industries such as the plastics industry, flour mills, cereal manufacturers, pharmaceuticals, plastic molding and resin suppliers, powdered materials manufacturers, and many other dry bulk material industries. The company is also heavily involved in engineered confined space and high-height anchorage fall-arrest devices used widely by municipalities, water utility, electric and natural gas utility, chemical plants, steel mills, and oil refineries.
Sampling of Prior Investments
KN Karen Neuburger® started in 1994 as a home-based sleepwear business producing intimate apparel and home merchandise. Today KN has been featured on national television segments and in magazines and newspapers across the country. KN sells its designs in over 3,000 retail stores within the United States, and also in Canada, South America, Europe and Asia. KN established itself as a lifestyle brand with comfort-focused products.
Cypress®, for over a quarter of a century, is a premier manufacturer and supplier of luxury bed and bath amenities for the hospitality and spa industries. Cypress® robes and linens can be found in many of the finest hotels, resorts, cruise lines, day spas and bed & breakfast inns around the world. Cypress is also one of the leading distributors of environmentally friendly towels and linens under its eco-friendly, energy-saving product line.
Supply Chain Management
Biflex Intimates Group is a leading provider of private label women’s intimate apparel to major retailers. Biflex specializes in designing, sourcing and managing the flow of products, primarily bras, for large retailers across the discount channel, national chains, and department stores.
Other Prior Investments
In addition to the above, other industries that Industrial Renaissance principals have successfully invested in or worked in include:
- Medical devices / orthopedic implants
- Telecommunications equipment
- Industrial products
- Environmental consulting
- Cosmetics and fragrances
- Aerospace and Defense
- Specialty chemicals
- Re-manufacturing / repair
- Global supply chain and logistics
- Trucks and components