Modern Message (Dallas) and Silicon Valley Growth Syndicate (San Francisco) Announces Investment



San Francisco, CA / Dallas: The Silicon Valley Growth Syndicate (SVG), a limited partnership fund investing in early stage, tech-enabled companies with revenue, announces an investment in Modern Message.


Modern Message is the creator of the innovative resident advocacy platform called, “Community Rewards.” This cross-platform social referral system is successful in turning apartment residents into marketers for their apartment community.


“Community Rewards is a platform that turns apartment residents into advocates,” said John Hinckley, CEO of Modern Message. “For an apartment community, social media has to be about your current residents. Make them happy, and you win. Community Rewards does this by turning the typically dull process of resident communication into a game, and then rewarding residents for taking part. By design, the advocates at each community reveal themselves. ¬†We simply empower them to take action.”


Will Bunker, SVG Co-Founder built the One-and-Only Network into the largest dating site on the Internet. Today, that firm is He said, “We like a tightly defined market. Modern Message wants to work for the top 200 apartment management companies in the country and they already have ten of them as customers.”


Modern Message Co-Founder John Hinkley, and SVG Co-Founder LW McNutt have known each other for several years through Dallas private equity circles. McNutt said, “Modern Message is a vital bridge to Social Media for apartment managers and owners. They are our 16th investment and we are impressed with their proven ability to hit their numbers each quarter as they build a disruptive and profitable company. ”


Modern Message was founded in the 2nd quarter of 2013, and is on track to double its top line revenue in 2014 to more than $1 million dollars.


SVGS is an investor partnership providing early-stage capital to entrepreneurs with developed business plans, complete products and most importantly, revenue derived from the market place. The website is


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