About Us

The success that formed our model
The team
DENDRITE INTERNATIONAL (1986-2008)
Healthcare information technology specialist – Founded and grew the world’s first CRM system (focused on the global healthcare industry) into a public company. Clients located in more than 52 countries. Public for 15 years (formerly on Nasdaq: DRTE) and employed nearly 3,000 people. Revenues of $420m (in 2006).
Corporate Acquisitions: Responsible for circa 20 acquisitions in 20 years. Sold for nearly $800m.
The Dendrite Story: link to the article.
EKR THERAPEUTICS (2009-2011)
Appointed Chairman and turnaround CEO of a troubled specialist hospital provider of acute-care specialty pharmaceuticals. Rebuilt revenues to $200m+ to achieve an exit in three years (3.8x).
FUND EXPERIENCE
  • Co-founded the New Jersey Tech Council start-up fund (Sold 3.9x).
  • Investment adviser and Company Director for:
    • Edison IV and V
    • Updata 2 and 3
    • Blackbird 1
JOHN’S INVESTMENT EXPERIENCE
  • Circa 20 Corporate Acquisitions
  • 20+ private investments
  • 13 exits in the last 10 years
  • Recent private investment exits (2019) include Instamed (sold for $500m) and Systech (sold for $165m)
John Bailye
Managing Director
An Australian, who moved to the United States in 1987, John co-founded and assembled a team that grew a start-up to a billion dollars in market cap (formerly on Nasdaq: DRTE) with nearly 3,000 employees. He sponsored and co-founded the New Jersey Technology Council, now with circa 1,200 entrepreneurs as members, which is aimed at creating an exchange for entrepreneurs’ experiences and ideas. John won Entrepreneur of the Year Award twice, and for the last 30 years has also been investing in early stage companies, providing the experiences that influenced the specific model of this Fund.

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Ben Ashworth
Portfolio Manager
Ben joined the SidebySide Partnership in a series of roles that have taken him from the critical assessment of possible Investee Companies to the breadth and depth of the private capital due diligence process and the management of portfolio companies.
Ben is engaged with every prospective company as well as every Investee Company on a monthly basis.

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Alicia Taylor
Portfolio Development
Alicia is responsible for Portfolio Development at the SidebySide Partnership and is deeply involved in the early analysis and review of prospective companies. Alicia previously worked within the Specialist Finance and UHNW Discretionary Portfolio Management divisions at Barclays Wealth & Investments, as part of the Graduate Scheme. Alicia has completed Level I of the CFA and also holds the Investment Management Certificate (IMC). Alicia is the initial point of contact for all Investee Companies and helps them through the review and investment process at the SidebySide Partnership.

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James D’Mello
Head of business development
James has over a decades’ financial services experience from a range of specialisms including banking, pensions & investments. During the last nine years James has focused on the intermediary space looking after clients across the UK. Working for companies such as Santander, MetLife, Retirement Advantage and more recently, Kuber, he has a unique insight into the tax efficient investment world. James’s role at SidebySide is to build our relationships with wealth management firms, advice networks and other strategic partners. In addition, James will also look after our existing and potential investors.

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Sheli Gupta
Portfolio company mentor
Sheli is a seasoned entrepreneurial business leader with 30 years’ international experience in sales, marketing, and technology solutions. Some of Sheli’s more significant achievements include founding Software Associates International which grew to $23 million in revenue, and being responsible for global merger and acquisition activity for Dendrite (Nasdaq: DRTE) a Healthcare information technology specialist. Sheli works directly with our portfolio companies to help develop their business plans and key strategic initiatives.

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Boyd Carson
Aif Manager
The AIF Manager is headed by Boyd Carson, who has considerable breadth of knowledge in the financial sector. Boyd has nearly 30 years’ experience in the accounting and corporate finance markets, having worked at PwC where he was a director in the firm’s transaction services group in New York specialising in acquisitions and disposals. Boyd is a Fellow of the institute of Chartered Accountants.

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Portfolio company services

Barbara Spurrier
Barbara and her partners at CFPro will support our portfolio companies with a wide range of specific skills in accounting, finance and administration/governance, supplied for short or longer terms as demanded by our fast-growing companies. This ensures that they have the critical, yet constantly changing, repertoire of skills available to step in and guide them over time.

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Grant Allen
Grant Allen, another One Vision partner, is our specialist in software design and works with teams to help them sell and deliver software. As the early designer of the product that became Google Maps, Grant has worked for many years as a Google resource to guide and direct promising software companies. Grant’s insight into computer support and IT functional structures are critical capabilities that form part of the due diligence we conduct. Grant may stay engaged with the company for its early days post-funding, to guide systems redesign as well as operational and sales structures.

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Rodrigo Jesus
Rodrigo Jesus is a partner at One Vision, another key resource to our team. He is an international serial entrepreneur, with experience primarily in technology, ranging from acquisition to capital raising, strategy, operational development, distribution and exits. He is a key strategic and operational resource to portfolio companies and is part of our review and selection team who make the early decisions to proceed with a company through our full due diligence process and ultimately to the Investment Committee. He will ultimately be a resource to oversee and guide selected teams in our portfolio.

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