A team of competitive
What started as a stealth, artificial intelligence tech recruiting platform evolved into a new venture model.
We began our journey in 2013 as a bootstrapped startup with the goal of disrupting the way that venture capital is done.
We believed that applying unmatched data and technology to address the top pain points of early stage startups would produce an unfair advantage and outsized success for our portfolio.
Since launching our first fund in 2015, we have scaled quickly to $1B in regulatory assets under management. We continue to build products and scalable processes to help our companies with the early stages of their journey.
We go all in
Our philosophy is simple. We find companies we believe in and then put our whole team behind them.
We believe in diversity of thought
We are a team of engineers, data scientists, founders, operators, and investors. We have PhDs, chess champions, race car drivers, and #1 cited journalists in our mix.
We are constantly improving
We do OKRs, we measure NPS, and we are constantly using data and feedback loops to improve our products and services in support of founders
Your time is valuable, and we want to respect that.
As a result, we promise:
To pass within 48 hours of meeting if it’s not for us. We believe that a fast no is better than a drawn out one.
To hear from us every 48 hours on next steps and what we are doing on our end to advance them.
Should we not follow through on these, please let us know. Feedback is important to us, and we can only make improvements if we are aware.
Goal: Introductions, high-level overview of the business, and getting to know the team
2nd Meeting (Not Always Required)
Goal: Recap any high-level overview questions and then dive deeper on the opportunity and the business
Dialogue via Email
Goal: Not consume too much of your time, and instead ask additional questions digitally
Goal: Meet the partnership and get to know us better. Outstanding questions from the broader team will be addressed here.
Goal: Get you concrete terms as to how we’d like to partner with you