Who is Artinia Group?

Artinia Group is a private investment firm leveraging deep transaction and operational experience across industries to forge long-term investment partnerships with exceptional family-owned and operator-led businesses.

The companies we look to partner with operate broadly in the supply chains of the aerospace and defense, telecommunications, renewable energy and semiconductor industries.

What we stand for

  • Operate with honesty and integrity
  • Accountability to commitments and performance
  • Prioritize culture and team growth
  • Do good by doing good
our mission

Artinia Group’s mission statement is to support and grow the small, family-owned businesses that are powering American industry – unlocking a step-change in their growth through investment in sales/marketing, digitization, and modernization, while preserving their legacy and supporting their employees, customers, and suppliers.

our team

Experienced partners across industries and functions

Nicholas Osborne

Managing Partner

Nick is a former McKinsey Partner with 15 years of experience driving operational improvements and digital transformation across large and complex public and private organizations. He has deep experience in the aerospace/defense, telecommunications, and industrials sectors, including delivering >$1bn run-rate savings for a Fortune 25 technology company, designing the digital and analytics strategy for the first “digitally native” organization in the federal government, and building a digital twin model for two aerospace platforms that identified 10-20% availability improvements.

Prior to joining McKinsey & Company Nick was a Data Warehouse and Business Intelligence Engineer at Claraview, a Division of Teradata. Nick holds a B.S in Systems Engineering from the University of Virginia, and an MBA from the London Business School.

Nick is an avid skier, golfer, and Boston sports fan, and currently resides in Hamilton, MA with his wife and young daughter.

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Mykel Sprinkles

Managing Partner

Mykel is a former Partner at TVC Capital where he led and oversaw investments in 15 companies totaling $340 million in capital deployed. During his TVC tenure, Mykel also served as CEO and CFO of two portfolio companies through their acquisitions by strategic partners. He enjoys acting as an extension of management teams to professionalize operations, execute on growth strategies, and build category leaders by focusing on people.

He began his career on the funds team of a private equity real estate group where he was responsible for fund formation, investor relations and portfolio monitoring activities. His team later transitioned to form an independent placement agent where he served as Vice President responsible for capital raising, manager selection and due diligence.

Mykel received an MBA from London Business School and a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Richmond.

Mykel is a soccer enthusiast and enjoys all things outdoors as befits San Diego where he lives with his wife, daughter and dogs.

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Our history

Nick and Mykel met at London Business School and bonded over their similar backgrounds, the trials/tribulations of learning rugby after a lifetime of watching/playing football, and their joint love of golf and skiing/snowboarding.

Nick spent the next 11 years working at McKinsey and Company in the London, Washington DC, and Boston offices. He worked across industries, specializing in Aerospace & Defense, Telecommunications, and the Public Sector; focusing on using digital technology, data, and analytics to drive operational productivity improvements in complex, asset and supply chain heavy organizations. It was in this time that Nick saw the increased performance differentiation that comes with digital/ops transformation, as productivity improvements increased profits for Fortune 500 organizations while the small businesses that were critical to the 2nd/3rd tier supply chain of Aerospace/Defense, Telecom, and the Public Sector industries were left behind. He spotted an opportunity to help these small businesses modernize and digitize.

Mykel spent the next 11 years at TVC Capital in San Diego, helping identify, fund, grow, and lead growth stage technology startups, leading to 15+ successful investments and over 4.0x MOIC for his investors. He focused mainly on healthcare and tech-enabled business services, and gained operational experience as a CFO and CEO of two of his investments. During this time Mykel gained first-hand experience with operational excellence in sales and marketing enabled growth and how technology was transforming organizations. He spotted a gap in the market with small family-owned businesses that were well run, but weren’t investing in growth or modernizing their operations using technology, and were missing out on the opportunities it created.

Artinia Group was born out of this shared realization that small businesses are incredibly important to the economy and employ ~48% of Americans, but are increasingly being left behind in the race to modernize, digitize, and improve productivity.

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