HOW WE ADD VALUE
Lead Investor. As a lead investor at the seed stage, we can work with founders to set the terms of the round. We also play an active board role by coaching management teams to turn validated product ideas into real companies.
Perspective. Our experience running and investing in startups gives us additional insight into the challenges that our companies face. Mistakes are unavoidable but we want you to make new mistakes, not the old ones.
Network. We have deep networks in the industries we invest in and will help our companies build relevant connections with potential customers and investors. We are also able to play an active role in hiring and team-building.
Comcast Partnership. We have a close working relationship with Comcast/NBCU and are able to open doors and be an internal advocate if there are potential tie-ins.
WHAT WE LOOK FOR
Great Teams. Edison said: “Genius is 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration.” We believe similarly: start-up success is 1% a good idea and 99% execution. A good idea is not enough. It takes a great team with brilliant execution to make a start-up successful.
Deep Technology. We are technology enthusiasts and gravitate towards start-ups with innovative technology that provides competitive advantages. We want to hear about your technical barriers to entry and the difficult engineering challenges that your team has overcome.
Capital Efficiency. While we celebrate the multi-hundred million dollar exit, we realize most start-ups will exit below one hundred million dollars and thus need to be capitalized such that all stakeholders win in this scenario. Our incentives are aligned with yours.