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EVERYTHING

All businesses start with a “what if we…” dialogue. It evolves into a real business despite what your co-workers, Aunt, neighbor or youth baseball coach told you. It’s an iPad app. It’s an ecommerce business. It’s growing. And it needs capital. The banks don’t get it. Friends and family are tapped out. Now where do you go without selling your soul?

  • TIME

    Time is valuable and we are not here to waste it. We are not sitting in the background, we are hands on and want to give you the time you need to be a success.

  • EMPATHY

    We have had our fair share of successes and failures, we understand the frustrations and triumphs and are here to share our thoughts on both.

  • KNOWLEDGE

    We have gained valuable knowledge while building our own startups, it’s information that can be beneficial to you
    and help speed up the growth process.


Leap.it Redefines Web Searches

There are all kinds of ways to take over the world. Mike Farmer, through his ingenious web search platform company Leap.It, is poised to do it one web search at a time. And, he’s bringing us along for the ride. […]

Proceed Strategically When Staffing Up

Congratulations! You’ve just nailed down the funding for your new startup that is really going to get your venture moving toward world domination.  What should you do with all of that hard-won capital?   Contrary to common practice (and even […]

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The Mistake Every Founder Nearly Makes

We have very few “rules” we impose upon our founders, but one we do emphasize from the beginning of our relationship is the DROC Rule: “Don’t Run Out of Cash!” We give every founder a t-shirt with this maxim: When […]


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