Mantra: Acting on a Vision is Revolutionary

We ARE NOT YOUR AVERAGE CAPITAL PLAYER 

WE ARE A NO HYPE INVESTMENT FIRM THAT BELIEVES IN AMPLIFYING OUR CAPITAL ALONGSIDE SOLID MANAGEMENT TEAMS 

WE INVEST IN real PEOPLE, WHO MAKE REAL STUFF, WHO SELL TO REAL PEOPLE, FOR REAL MONEY, TO MAKE REAL IMPACT

 

 
 
 
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Purposely Taking The Long View

Since our founding in 2003,  our proprietary and interdisciplinary approach has rested on solid experience and firsthand understanding of how successful businesses operate with a unique eye for nurturing high potential human capital.  We work to empower business leaders to become their most authentic selves all the while supporting balanced business growth that serves the greater good. 

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Our Global Impact

Our primary goals are centered on work that establishes self-sustaining businesses and communities. Our investing partners and portfolio companies are comprised of fearless, innovative business leaders who believe that what sets us apart is our dedication to: 

  • Making equity investments in growth sectors that do good and do well.

  • Crafting win-win solutions to the many business challenges faced by our customer groups – we help great companies get to the next level.

  • Engaging diverse ideas and synergistically leading worldwide discussion on our SustainAble Business Formula.

Moving forward with a strong sense of tradition in our dealings – we operate within a conceptual framework of Nach ho Kija. This is a Hocak word that means that you are only human through other humans with your relations to other humans. It means caring for each other and being in harmony. 

 

8,230 so far ...

LIVES TOUCHED

The main question asked routinely of our portfolio company leaders is ... "How many people have you served in a good way?"  So, as our impact continues forward, look for this number to increase as the years go by.

 
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13 so far ...

investments made

We are now looking for more mature businesses that are seeking to expand their existing revenue base.  Target investment activity will remain the same and is slated to be 60% Medical, 25% Manufacturing, and 15% a mix of businesses to augment overall Fund performance. 

 
 
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760 so far ...

JOBS CREATED

Based on our work to date, our estimates indicate more than 760 new jobs will be created over the next two years.

 
 
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Well Being, The Native Capital Way

Knowing how business operates, and an ability to stand shoulder to shoulder with fast growing businesses, is key to being successful in the investment arena.  Native Capital is expanding again, and we are looking to enlarge the footprint of the work that has been completed in the last 15 years.  We seek like minded partners who sit at the intersection of knowing they can do good and do well.  

 
FINANCIAL ADVISORY (aka CAPITAL ARCHITECTURE)

Deal structuring is at the heart of everything we do.  15 years is a long time to learn the ins and outs of how to bring the right capital forward to solve for the various requirements our Financial Advisory customers.  While not a big part of our current work, this experience serves well in all aspects of our Fund Management activity.  Native Capital has the rare ability to make lemonade out of lemons as we understand opportunity when it comes knocking – we are plain talking and act as a strategic deal architect in our creative approach to uncovering capital solutions.  

 

LIMITED PARTNERS (aka LP's)

Our diverse set of Limited Partners know we have an investment vehicle that has access to hard to find deal flow and a knack for picking great companies to invest in.  Our proven Due Diligence starts with collaboration with the prospective investment Management Team as our proprietary Financial Model is created.  Valuation is established as a starting point and then overall fit with Native Capital is evaluated.  We pick winners who have a solid product with the people to back it up.  Our evaluation is interdisciplinary and based on our solid investment model.  

PORTFOLIO COMPANIES (aka PC's)

Our Portfolio Company leaders routinely say that they are hungry to find the “right” capital partner.  We are a long-term capital player and work with every prospective Portfolio Company to understand Valuation as a first step in our discovery process and evaluation.  We bring a vast network of resources to the table all focused on building the business once an investment decision is made and the prospective company is slated to become part of the Portfolio.  Our aim is to collaborate for growth and not think that we have all the answers.  We seek strong Management Teams who can execute their plan for growth while working within the SustainAble Formula outlined in our Value set.  As the work expands impact we are aware that we all grow as the effort proceeds.  

PHILANTHROPY

Our long track record has allowed so many blessings as the years have gone by so the entire Native Capital team know it is important to give back to the communities in which we have the privilege to serve.  We remain committed to building self-sufficiency in the many places in which we have the opportunity to work and to give back both time and resources to those causes that build well-being for all.  

 

 

 
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October 2017

Wendy White Eagle is a force of nature.  We have worked together for the past several years and her work on Company Valuation has helped HAWK evaluate acquisition targets and manage growth as the company has grown exponentially.  With Wendy's help and guidance, HAWK has seen 10X in the past four years.  Wendy is professional, very knowledgable, intelligent, an absolute friend and asset to the HAWK team.  I would recommend her to any corporation.  

-Ron Spoerl | Hawk Corporation | Read Full Testimonial

 

 
 

As Featured In

Wendy K. White Eagle founded Native Capital 15 years ago and currently serves as President and Chair of the Board.  She has more than 25 years actively building businesses and approaches growth with an eye on organizational development and learning alongside financial acumen.  She is a Member of the Hocak Nation of WI and is also well versed in navigating the many aspects of decision making in the various Tribal entities  with whom she collaborates on community building and growth strategies. 

 
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DAILY HERALD

Wendy K. White Eagle and Native Capital was recently featured in the Daily Herald article, 'White Eagle Aims To End Gender Bias, Help Where She Can.' 

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CHICAGO FOUNDATION FOR WOMEN

Wendy K. White Eagle has been a member of the Chicago Foundation For Women (CFW) since 2011, featured on multiple occasions as a keynote speaker.

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CRAIN'S CHICAGO BUSINESS

Wendy K. White Eagle was featured as a guest columnist, writing about various business subjects and industry trends.