We’re a private venture group that backs and builds great companies.

What we do

Headquartered in Charleston, South Carolina, our teams and collaborators work from all over the world.

Sovereign was founded from the idea that leaders can move faster and deliver more value when they are free to focus on what they do best. We partner with industry and category experts to identify opportunities, build out teams and solve for necessary functions so they can grow faster and stronger.  Our investee companies are partners, benefiting from the streamlining effect of Sovereign’s support.

Sovereign is also the home of Etcetera, a venture studio focused on digital products.

We’re intentional about the human relationships that define our work and take joy in what it means to make a difference together. Driven by a competitive spirit and restless by nature, we’re selective about what we start and see it through with total commitment, every time. We earn our wins, learn from our losses and never, ever cross our fingers and hope someone else will figure it out for us.

Learn more about how we think from Chris and Jon’s book Spark: 24 Concepts to Ignite, Unstick or Superpower Your Work Life

Marketing Technology
Compare Credit
Organizes and analyzes all the best credit cards so consumers can compare and make the best choice.
Business Loans
Connects business owners with verified lenders, delivering simple and straightforward access to the capital they need.
Rate Quote
Enables consumers to find the best health insurance or Medicare plans quickly and securely.
Partners with banks and brands to redirect consumers towards credit products better suited to their needs, solving an access challenge for all parties.
Nice Commerce
A 3PL fulfillment leader offering marketing automation, accurate inventory and order management, and transparent pricing.
Black Drum
An expert ecommerce marketing and merchandising group operating AlaskanKingCrab.com and MarketHouse.com.
Stono Outdoor Living
Leverages its manufacturing partnerships and digital platform to help anyone plan and purchase beautiful, functional outdoor kitchen islands.
Chris Mettler
Matt Alexander
Jon Yarian
Chief of Staff
Meriah Abouelella
Meghan Biersmith
Financial Planning & Analysis
Eileen Mills
Sydney Anderson