Benevolent Capital was founded in 2005 by Brett and Grant Johnson as a family office. Brett Johnson now solely operates Benevolent along with having varying levels operational and ownership control over several professional soccer clubs and commercial real estate developments in both the United States and United Kingdom.
From its initial launch, the Benevolent platform has expanded to include an experienced group of partners, executives and investors, and the Benevolent portfolio continues to expand with investments in early-stage companies, many that have increased in their respective valuations since the investment, along with real estate development and professional soccer franchises.
Before creating the family office, most of the current team of professionals at Benevolent were chief operating executives at both private and public companies having over $500 Million in annual revenues. Our wide range of experience, from managing successful companies and handling acquisitions and a wide range of debt and equity investments, enables us to truly partner with the entrepreneurs and management teams of our portfolio companies and provide guidance towards their growth and maximizing investor returns.
Benevolent has a proven track record of successful investments that have led to returns actually realized. Most notably, our $200,000 investment in seed capital for Enzymatics, a biotech firm later ultimately acquired by Invitae (NASDAQ: NVTA) yielded over $30,000,000 in total returns.