The Anti-VC

We're not unicorn hunters and don't believe in uneconomic high burn models reaching for market share. We look for businesses built by founders who are cash efficient, scrappy, and pragmatic. We focus on companies with $2mm+ of run-rate revenue and year over year growth of 50%+. We'll invest anywhere in the US or Canada, especially in markets most venture capital firms overlook. We prefer leading $1mm to $10mm Series A or B rounds, but can also follow. We like plain-vanilla preferred stock in traditional growth rounds, inside rounds, recaps, and restructurings. We can also do secondaries.

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The Numbers

18

Companies Funded
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16

Invested
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Decision Process
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Portfolio

SaaS, e-commerce, marketplaces, and low-tech are all areas of interest. Our portfolio is diverse and includes HR software, app tech, parking, sales & marketing software, greeting cards, dating, e-commerce, and healthcare software.

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Moving to California improves your odds dramatically

California has always been a magnet for venture capital, attracting 50% to 60% of all  venture capital invested annually.  But, does this mean California is where the most successful tech companies are? After all, raising capital is not synonymous with success.   To answer the question, we looked at the headquarters of 139 publicly traded…
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Advice on selling your business from an investment banker

Recently an investment banker named Tom Metz was kind of enough to share his book with me entitled “Perfect Your Exit Strategy”.  It’s about going through an exit with an investment banker.  Below are direct quotes I found most informative but it’s well worth the read. “Business owners should begin thinking about their exit strategies…
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Startup learnings from the best founders in the world

Founders at Work interviews founders of well known technology companies about their earliest days.  It’s well worth the full read, but below I summarized portions that really stood out to me. Introduction   “Perseverance is important because, in a startup, nothing goes according to plan. Founders live day to day with a sense of uncertainty,…
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You don’t need to be profitable to exit

I cringe writing that title because we’re sticklers for cash efficiency and achieving cash break even. However, we looked at tech 94 companies at IPO and determined 72 of them were not profitable (77%) and 60 were not generating positive cash flow (64%).  The data and additional observations are below.     Ecommerce, Hardware, and…
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