|Venture Fund Member Profile
Vital Financial's mission is to use our talents, insights, knowledge and experience to find, analyze and structure private equity and venture capital investments in companies so as to provide significantly above-market returns on our own capital and on the funds that co-investors' entrust to our stewardship. Our hope is that a meaningful portion of this capital will be used to better the lives of others and improve our world.
Vital Financial, LLC was formed in 2007 under a predecessor name to invest in Certicom, Inc., a publicly-traded encryption software company based in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada. Certicom possessed a unique market postion in elliptic curve encryption technology and had a highly valuable international portfolio of related patents. Vital Financial became one of the largest shareholders of Certicom and interacted with both Certicom management and other large shareholders. Vital Financial completed a successful exit of its Certicom investment in early 2009 through its sale to Research in Motion Limited.
In early 2009 the firm adopted the name "Vital Financial" and formally began to seek additional venture capital investments. We now consist of five principal investors, with offices in: Simsbury, CT; Bethesda, MD; Newark, DE; Philadelphia, PA; Naples, FL; and Lincolnshire, IL. The Principalsí own funds constitute the majority of each Vital Financial investment. The firm also has a number of individual and institutional co-investors that join Vital Financial in its investments.
Nat Brinn has a 25-year successful track record of private investments, acquisitions and business management. The most recent example is HSA Bank, the largest specialty bank in the United States focused on health savings accounts. Nat has successful management experience in growth companies, including his role as CEO of HSA Bank, where accounts and revenues grew four-fold and the firm developed a significant profit margin from an initial loss position.
Natís private equity investments have achieved positive returns, with many returning 4-5x initial investment within several years. In aggregate, he has completed more than 80 transactions with positive results, including the avoidance of any defaults during his tenure as a private placement bond investor.
Currently he is acting CEO of Vital Financialís portfolio company, CR Certification Corporation. Nat has significantly built revenues and revamped this company.
While he was Executive Vice President of Corporate Development at Webster Bank, Nat was responsible for mergers and acquisitions as well as strategic initiatives. He also oversaw management of Budget Installment Company, a premium finance company that Webster acquired and grew three-fold in outstanding balances, revenues and profits over three years under his supervision.
Upon acquiring HSA Bank for Webster, he was appointed to become CEO of HSA Bank. HSA Bank was purchased in early 2005 for a net premium of $12 million and was valued at nearly $100 million upon his departure at CEO in July 2007 to join Vital Financial. Both the Budget Installment and HSA Bank situations involved upgrading IT, financial, compliance and operating systems as well as building national sales organizations.
Prior to his tenure at Webster Bank, Nat held positions in corporate development (M&A and strategic investing) and private placement investments at Hartford Steam Boiler Insurance and Inspection Company, Phoenix Home Life, Canadian Imperial Bank and Metropolitan Life.
Nat has an MBA in finance and accounting from The Fuqua School of Business (Duke University), where he was a Fuqua Scholar and his class graduation speaker. He did his undergraduate work in economics, with additional focus in mathematics and statistics, at University of Delaware where he was in the honors program.
||Certicom is the leading provider of cryptography used by software vendors and device manufacturers for the purpose of embedding security into portable communication devices and other electronic equipment with limited information storage capacity.|
||CR Certification is dedicated to reviewing cardiac emergency readiness programs for facilities such as golf clubs, health clubs, hotels, convention centers, conference centers, and other public venues to determine if best practices have been employed. CRCC certifies only those facilities as CardioReadyģ which have met or exceeded this strict standard.|
||Clinverse is a technology startup solely focused on the financial management of clinical trials and associated payments in over 140 currencies. Their flagship product ClinPay revolutionizes the Investigator payment process and considerably reduces study start-up time and increases financial accounting accuracy. ClinPay is a secure on-line Clinical Trial Payment Network that dramatically reduces time spent on the Investigator payment process with significant increases in clinical trial productivity.|
||Pervacio provides software to improve the process of managing mobile phones and other devices.|
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