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.

Who We Are

The Numbers

19

Companies Funded
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13

Invested
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Decision Process
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Our
Portfolio

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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Why you shouldn’t build a relationship with VC

Building a relationship with VC and speaking to VC when you’re not fundraising doesn’t make much sense, isn’t a good use of your time, and may actually be detrimental to your business.  Here is why:   You have better things to do.  We love founders that are so busy building the business, they’d prefer to…
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How long will your exit take

We looked at how long it took 128 publicly traded tech companies to exit.  Specifically, we used their S1’s – a securities filing a company makes before IPO – to find out the year each company was founded and compared it to the last year financials were released as a private company.  The data is…
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The real role of a CEO

We’ve invested in 19 companies since our founding and we’ve seen some CEO’s use their time much better than others.  In our view, below are the tasks a CEO should prioritize.  After that we’ll share some of the things we see CEO’s do that aren’t a good use of their time.   Partnerships.  One of…
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CEO salaries

We’ve seen a wide range of CEO salaries in our portfolio, from as low as $35k annually to as much as $325k (plus bonus).  While there is no dataset explicitly outlining salary levels at early stage companies, we can use the salaries from tech companies at their IPO to get a sense for what the…
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