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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.


Software Is Eating VC

Software is eating the world, as Marc Andreesen so eloquently put it. It is certainly a great time to be a software venture investor, given the late-stage valuations we are seeing and the inefficiencies in archaic industries being eroded daily […]

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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