are seasoned entrepreneurs who know what it takes to develop
a company concept, write a compelling plan, pitch the company
to the right financiers, and secure an optimal funding scenario.
We are not bankers. We have built companies from scratch,
and we know what it takes. When the grenades are flying, we
don't freak out. We find a way to make them stop.
been there, done that, bought the T-shirt, sent the postcard
- you get the idea.
teamed with some highly successful startups, large and small,
we've worked with deeply experienced entrepreneurs, as well
as brilliant kids still in school. We work with whomever fits
our profile and clicks with us. It's not about money. It's
about relationships. Exceptional relationships foster exceptional
companies, with exceptional returns.
| Helen R. S. MacKenzie, Managing Director
Helen co-founded Co-Capital
in January 2002 to provide advisory services to limited
and general partners of private equity firms and individual
portfolio companies. She is also the Managing Partner of
Artemis Ventures Fund. Other recent engagements have included
traditional secondary sales of limited partner interests
in funds, merger of two funds and sale of an entire fund
by an investment bank. Prior to Co-Capital, Ms. MacKenzie
worked with multiple venture capital firms, most recently
as a Managing Director of SOFTBANK Technology Ventures.
Subsequent and prior to that she advised managing partners
of venture firms on how to manage general partner, limited
partner and portfolio company relationships to maximize
investor returns. She works with individual portfolio companies
generally on broad business issues that include financial
and market strategies, management team, governance, partnerships,
including merger or acquisition candidates and liquidations.
Prior to starting in the venture business, Ms. MacKenzie
had been a Vice President at Bank of America managing corporate
lending unit in the Silicon Valley or assessing bank and
banker portfolio risk. Ms. MacKenzie is and has been a
director of numerous companies and non-profit organizations.
raw energy was critical in guiding the company through its successful
second round funding..."