Wellstreet was the company's first investor, going in pre-product in 2016, and supporting it until 2021. The company was then at a point in which it was operating with better results than most competitors, while also catching the attention of larger industry players. This context indicates that Returnado was outgrowing Wellstreet’s stage of investment. When they reached the point of a scaleup, two American PE firms acquired Returnado as part of the merger with the market leader nShift, a transaction for which Wellstreet took leadership. The founder is still part of Wellstreet’s network of founders that supports the portfolio and the programs, contributing with knowledge and learnings gathered throughout his time building the company.