Sometimes a bit of money is all that is needed to get an initiative off the ground. With ample experience as entrepreneur, adviser or investor covering more than 20 investments involving in excess of $50m capital, we feel very comfortable on both sides of the table.
We typically have a pre-existing relationship with the founders and businesses that we invest into. These relationships are built over years and we do not operate like a VC fund focusing on capital deployment. Rather, if we jointly work on a vision and as part of a building relationship identify capital as the remaining limiting factor, we are comfortable contributing from our own balance sheet or helping raise capital from other private & institutional investors.
Our primary aim is to make our brains and relationships work and then, if required, capital “just” provides extra leverage.