Over 50 years investment experience

 
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About Us

Green Park & Golf, built on over 50 years of operational and financial experience, seeks investment opportunities that offer above-market returns for its investors. Led by Clay Heighten, M.D., and Carl Soderstrom, the Firm delivers strategic solutions, financial backing and a reliable network to its portfolio companies. The Dallas-based Firm is currently looking for investment opportunities in medical-related start-ups.

 

Investment Strategy

Green Park & Golf’s strategy is grounded in the successful methodologies that Dr. Heighten and Mr. Soderstrom used in building MedicalEdge and PhyServe. We are looking for:

  • Companies that treat others with compassion, dignity and respect
  • Fresh ideas, and ones that can be “disruptive” to the norms in their market space
  • Passionate, seasoned, and energetic management teams of two or more
  • Large market opportunities with high barriers to entry
  • Alignment of incentives across the owners, management, and employees

Green Park & Golf enjoys superior deal flow as a result of our past experiences and vast network that has been built on a successful operating and investment history. Our typical investment ranges from $100,000 to $1,000,000 and is used for either start-up or growth capital. Our activity in the investment depends on the needs of the entrepreneur and life stage of the company. 

 

Our Team

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Carl Soderstrom

Mr. Soderstrom is a founding partner of Green Park & Golf Ventures, an early stage venture capital investment company. He is a member of the board of directors of... Read More

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Dr. Clay Heighton

Dr. Heighten is a founding member of Green Park and Golf Ventures. After completion of residency training at the Southwestern Medical School affiliated Parkland... Read More

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JR Garcia

Mr. Garcia joined Green Park & Golf Ventures as the first employee and has been instrumental in the evolution of the firm since the first investment. Read More

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Dr. Lauren Tyra

Dr. Tyra joined Green Park & Golf in 2017 as an Analyst. Prior to joining Green Park & Golf, she completed graduate studies in the Neuroscience... Read More

 
 

“I was impressed with how quickly GPG Ventures grasped my business model and led our raise.  Within a relatively short time they committed to lead the round and had it oversubscribed with a raise over $2M.”

Russell Moon, CEO of PerioSciences

 
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OUR STORY

Green Park & Golf, built on over 50 years of operational and financial experience, seeks investment opportunities that offer above-market returns for its investors. Led by Clay Heighten, M.D., and Carl Soderstrom, the Firm delivers strategic solutions, financial backing and a reliable network to its portfolio companies. The Dallas-based Firm is currently looking for investment opportunities in medical-related start-ups.

Dr. Heighten founded MedicalEdge Healthcare Group in 1993, and Mr. Soderstrom started PhyServe Physician Services in 1998 to administer the financial and operational needs of MedicalEdge. Together, the companies managed over 550 providers in five major markets. In 2011, the companies were sold to Texas Health Resources, a $3.8 billion health care system. That’s when Green Park & Golf was born.

After earning his MBA at Southern Methodist University, Mr. Garcia joined them full-time in May 2011 to actively pursue new investment opportunities and monitor other investments in their portfolio. He has prior professional experience at FedEx, Bold Ventures, and Lone Star Investment Advisors.

 
 
 
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