We invest in
startups that are often pre-VC, accelerate their growth,
and then invest again in the second financing, where
we bring our traditional VC friends to the table.
Our client startups typically
offer Internet software and services, are seed stage
startups, and maintain a high-tech, business to business
focus. E-commerce, ASP's, Internet, and wireless
infrastructure are our favorites.
In addition to investing, we do "heavy
lifting." This is hands-on, roll up your sleeves,
jump-into-the-trenches work. We can work with
you in a variety of ways, based on your company's needs.
The vast majority of our portfolio companies need assistance
and expertise in sales, marketing, technology and/or
recruiting (executive team, board of directors or advisors).
We're not going to camp on-site
with you. We don't want to run your company. That's your
job. We're a seasoned resource that will help
you in specific areas, like structuring and cutting deals,
working our rolodex to help you recruit your team without
paying massive recruiting fees, defining marketing or
technology strategy, structuring the sales force/compensation
plans - you name it.
We love uses of the Internet.
Your business doesn't have to be super-sexy. We want
to work with practical companies with realistic solutions
to today's business problems. We fund painkillers, not