A timeline of events

Since 1993, WCP has grown from a one-person, bootstrapped firm to a diverse group of 60+ professionals focused on investing in healthcare and software & technology. Over our more than 30 years, we have completed 450+ investments and have portfolio operations in 110+ countries worldwide.


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Waud Capital Partners was founded in Lake Forest, IL, and makes first investment

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WCP raises first fund



Waud Capital Partners moves from Lake Forest, IL, to downtown Chicago


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Waud Capital Partners formalizes its Ecosystem approach to investing

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WCP raises fifth fund



WCP establishes Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee

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Waud Capital celebrates its 30th anniversary

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WCP by the numbers

Our entire investment process has proven increasingly effective to scale over time.

As the team has steadily grown over the past few decades, so too has our network of CEOs and the pipeline of differentiated investment opportunities we’ve built.


Investments made


Average years of partners' industry experience


Professionals on our team

A culture of personal and professional growth

The average tenure of our investment partners is more than 19 years. This alone says a lot about WCP's culture and the importance of people. While we are disciplined and tenacious in our focus on growth, our whole model depends on our ability to attract exceptional talent. And it is because of our culture of trust and mutual growth that we can develop the working partnerships that deliver superior investment results.

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