The Anti-VC

We're the Anti-VC. We're not unicorn hunters and don't believe in high burn, uneconomic models that reach for market share. We look for solid 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, secondaries, and restructurings.

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Our portfolio is diverse and includes HR software, app tech, parking, sales and marketing software, apps, greeting cards, dating, e-commerce, and healthcare software. We love tech, but will invest in low or no tech opportunities that scale.

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Twitter’s wild startup story

Recently I read Nick Bolton’s book “Hatching Twitter.”  It is the story of Twitter and it is fantastic.  Below I paraphrased some of my favorite sections, but if there is any book about startups to read this summer, this is it.       One of the founders had started Blogger.  “Ev explained that Google…
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Lessons from successful startups

Recently I read “Once You’re Lucky, Twice You’re Good” by Sarah Lacy.  It’s a fantastic book about the re-emergence of Silicon Valley after the tech bubble in 2001.  The book is well worth a full read and I highly recommend it.  Below are snippets of the book we found most informative.     MySpace was…
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The SaaS M&A Report – Q2 2019

We recently got Software Equity Group’s SaaS M&A Snapshot for Q2 2019.  SEG is an investment bank focused SaaS companies and they put out fantastic data on what they’re seeing in the market.  Key observations from their latest report are as follows:   Deal volume is still high.  There were 277 M&A transactions in SaaS…
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The death of Yahoo

Nicholas Carlson wrote a fantastic book about Yahoo entitled “Marissa Mayer and The Fight to Save Yahoo.”  Below I have paraphrased what I found to be valuable sections, verbatim; the full book is definitely worth the read.     Allow employs to give feedback, anonymously.  The questions were submitted during the week leading up to…
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