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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15

Invested
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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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Strategic investors dont matter

Entrepreneurs are always looking for “Strategic Investors” – corporate VC such as Intel, Verizon, SAP, Microsoft, etc.  The view is that these investors provide not only capital, but also guidance on the product roadmap, engineering/dev resources, critical introductions, and they’re often customers themselves.   demand for strategic investors lead us to ask: how important are Strategic…
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Stop giving shares to advisors

  A startup founder recently asked “so what’s the right amount of equity to give to advisors?” The answer is none.   Here’s why.   No one cares who your advisors are. We’re a Series A investor and never have I asked “so who are your advisors?” It’s just not important.  What investors care about are…
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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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