Five Elms Capital

Five Elms Capital is the ideal partner for leading B2B software companies. The organization invests $5 million to $75 million in companies with $2 million to $20 million in revenue. Five Elms offers minority or majority investments, growth capital or liquidity for founders and early investors.



Five Elms Capital specializes in partnering with founder-owned, bootstrapped businesses, working alongside management to accelerate growth and continue to build industry-leading businesses. The group takes partnerships seriously and will work to help you succeed. Five Elms’ relaxed, open and honest working style is one of the reasons the company has been successful earning founders’ trust and a seat at the table in profitable businesses where additional capital is optional.



Five Elms Capital loves billion-dollar outcomes just as much as everyone else, but don’t believe in “unicorn or bust.” Five Elms doesn’t push companies to grow at all costs or raise mega rounds of capital; that mindset increases founder dilution and reduces the landscape of exit scenarios where everyone wins. The group likes managers to have both significant equity stakes and significant option value as to what outcomes can be a win.



Five Elms Capital exclusively invest in B2B software companies. This specialization has helped the group build an unmatched network and deep domain expertise. Founders can supplement their industry knowledge with Five Elms’ experience in helping accelerate growth, overcoming positive and consistent challenges tied to scale and de-risking the path to a successful exit for all stakeholders.



Five Elms Capital’s firm and operations support team has been purpose-built to optimize key functions in a bootstrapped organization, such as sales, marketing, finance and recruiting. Five Elms’ goal is to provide you with the resources and expertise to supplement your already successful organization and to assist in more rapidly achieving organizational goals.

Services Provided

Financial Resources and Assistance

  • Venture Capital Equity Providers (Specialty)
Contact Information
Thomas Kershisnik
4801 Main Street
Suite 700
Kansas City, MO 64112