"PARTNERS" vs. "INVESTORS"
We do more than just provide capital. We do business with people that we like, that value integrity and trust, and that share our common set of values. Then we work actively to build lasting relationships by offering advice and insights as well as dedicated in-house resources in finance, marketing, and operational strategy.
OPEN-MINDED AND FLEXIBLE
We offer flexible capital, with no preference for the stage of the investment as long as we feel there is a strong fit among management, other investors, and us. We approach every new opportunity with an open mindset, and challenge ourselves to not only think outside the box, but try to eliminate the "box" entirely.
INVESTING WITH CONVICTION
“Spray and pray” type investing is not our style. We also won’t waste your time, and ours, spending months debating investments that we are unsure of. We invest only in people and businesses that we have a high degree of conviction in, and we will happily double or triple down on those investments as they grow.
PERMANENT AND PATIENT
We don't operate a fund management model, which makes us different from other investors by removing the need to exit our investments within a finite window of time. We are happy to consider our capital permanent, and patient, for our portfolio companies to grow and make a lasting positive impact on the world.
MULTI-FACETED AND GLOBAL
Our combined decades of investment experience spans a multitude of asset classes and industries, and over 100 countries. This allows us to look at the world of investment opportunities through a multi-faceted lens, and seek to identify the best opportunities regardless of the ups and downs of typical market cycles.
IT IS NOT ABOUT CONTROL
We don’t need to own majority stakes in the businesses in which we invest, and we don't require board representation as part of our investments. We choose to work with people we like and trust, and as long as that remains the case we are happy to be passive partners.