We back world-class entrepreneurs with a plan to change the world through innovation and creativity. Our capital, connections, and coaching help grow category leaders with a strong mission at their core.
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Our portfolio teams are our most important resource. Across technology, education, and consumer goods, we work with them to disrupt billion-dollar markets.
Companies delivering healthy, sustainable consumer products and services. Across categories like food and beverage, nutrition, cleaning, and apparel, healthy living brands are capitalizing on massive shifts in consumer behavior to disrupt large markets.
Technology startups creating and connecting consumer communities via internet and mobile devices. Across commerce and cloud services, these companies are leveraging consumer crowds to create enormous value.
A new wave of entrepreneurs on a mission to improve our education system with innovative technologies and services. These companies are improving student outcomes, teacher effectiveness, and school nutrition.
Businesses with a focus on strong, protectable intellectual property. These ventures are inventing new forms of hardware, software, and materials to revolutionize large industrial and commercial enterprises.
We’re entrepreneurs first and investors second. We apply proven operating experience to help build mission-driven businesses with lasting value.
Below are the four key attributes we look for in every investment. Most importantly, we invest in teams with a defensible plan to grow a category-leading business driven by an authentic mission at its core.
We are looking for companies that can sustainably differentiate themselves from the competition. Our companies do this through mission, technology, intellectual property, business model, partners, branding, and a top-notch team.
We are looking for companies that intend to lead a well-defined market. Leaders, whatever the field, are able to hire the best teams, form the best partnerships, and achieve the best business metrics. Companies achieving number one market position create lasting value and outstanding wealth.