We search for investment opportunities with sound management, a favorable external environment, and a proprietary technology or operating model.
We evaluate each team in terms of their:
- Entrepreneurial Capabilities
- Managerial Capabilities
- Personal Character
Key elements of a favorable external environment include:
- A market that offers major growth opportunity but which may be initially too small to attract significant competition from large established companies.
- Cost effective distribution channels.
- Markets without excessive price sensitivity
Companies that compete in technology intensive industries are best positioned when a vital, on-going research and development capability has produced advanced, enabling technology that can be maintained as a proprietary corporate asset through patent or trade secret protection.
Successful early-stage companies in the non-technology and service categories will require an innovative, insightful and market oriented strategy as an essential ingredient in their business plan.