“We are not a traditional private equity or investment firm. We don’t simply plug in money and hold people to ridiculous metrics or standards. We’re not all about the money. We’re about rolling up our sleeves alongside other invested leaders, and putting our expertise, and networks of resources of work to create sustainable, long-term returns for everyone.”

– David Velie, CEO


AMEND Ventures is an operationally oriented resource equity group.

We’re Invested, Not Simply Investors

We’re not just tossing money around. We’re not looking to make some great returns on the sweat equity of others.

We’re moving down this path because it’s part of our life-long mission. We’re called to change and transform – ourselves, others around us, and our community.

We founded AMEND Consulting more than a decade ago to do work that’s beyond the 9 to 5. AMEND Ventures takes this initiative one step further, allowing us to come in alongside strong leaders to create higher, more sustainable returns. Our consulting work allows us to transform businesses from the inside out. Our partnership work allows us to transform lives from the company in.

We’re Collaborators, Not Commanders

When equity is measured in blood, sweat, and tears instead of dollars and cents, the focus moves from short-term to long-term.

We roll up our sleeves alongside existing management teams, providing strategic guidance, operational support, and introductions to a strong network of industry experts, company advisors, and strategic partners.

We’re Independent, Not Regimented

We aren’t controlled by others. We aren’t restrained by traditional investment fund rules, outrageous start-up schedules, or ridiculous return expectations.

We’re committed to one thing – your success.

Investment Criteria

  • Strong founders or executives to partner with
  • Deep desire to grow
  • Market niche or point of difference
  • Between $5 million and $50 million in sales
  • Willingness to drive EBITDA multiples
  • Excitement about challenging the business landscape

Target Industries


Advanced Manufacturing


Business Services






Headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio, AMEND Ventures was founded in 2016 by David Velie and the Operating Partners at AMEND Consulting.

We have worked on the front line of companies. We have been managers and senior leaders of companies.

We actively consult, advise, and stand-in for managers and senior leaders of companies. We also dedicate time to board participation and the development of tomorrow’s business leaders.

We have spent the last decade consulting with strong, accomplished leaders in and around Cincinnati. We have generated double, triple, and even quadruple-digit gains, and, while that work is rewarding, nothing compares to the impact that can be accomplished when you’re working side-by-side with other like-minded leaders to improve lives and communities.

Building businesses is more than a job for us, it’s our passion.