HOW DO WE EVALUATE companies?

We evaluate multiple attributes of every opportunity and try to determine risk levels associated with those. Some of those attributes are: Team Completeness, Stage of Product, Vision, Stage of Company, Proximity to Tech Centers, Autonomy, Global Applicability, Market Size, Traction & Growth, Mobility, Sales Funnels, Margins, Legal and Regulatory Risk, Intellectual Property

We don't believe in the term "hot deals" but we believe in dedicated, smart, and hard working entrepreneurs who build "hot" companies. We'd much rather share the results of our analyses with peer VC firms and look for synergies than to elbow them out of deals. 

If you'd like to learn more, please visit our strategy page or read our articles on TechCrunch

Our Portfolio

We do not publicly disclose our portfolio holdings. If you're interested in learning about our process or holdings, please email us.

HOW DO WE ADD VALUE?

When it comes to partnering with the right VC firm, the founders hear every truism out there. Yes, we all have the right connections needed for a startup. We know all about perseverance, drive, and dedication. But what a startup truly needs is real scientific guidance on their path to growth. What is the right pricing strategy? How do you optimize distribution? What levels of traction is needed for explosive growth? These aren't simple questions one can answer by thinking through. These are scientific questions PhD candidates work on every day. Our background is in operations research and our team has tackled these questions. Our expertise is in pricing and revenue optimization. We know how to build elasticity curves, how to set dynamic pricing levels, how to optimize for revenue or growth and how pricing applies to the specific type of product or service being offered. 

Enterprise

Security
Mobility
Virtualization
Networking
Cloud Infrastructure

IOT/HW

Infrastructure
Augmented Reality
Home Devices
Auto Devices
Wearables

Mobile

Gaming
Communication
Connectivity
Publishing
Content Delivery

HealthTech

Telemedicine
Wellness
Psychology
Medical Records

Consumer

Marketplaces
Sharing Economy
Product Discovery
Social Platforms
Travel

FinTech

Banking
Budgeting
Accounting
Insurance
Payments