If it’s not broken don’t fix it

WHAT WE DO

DVC invests $50,000 – 500,000 in growth companies with an ecommerce and web services focus. We invest in midwest based companies, whether you’re in Boulder, Chicago, Kansas City, or right here in Omaha. Why ecommerce? We understand it. We’ve built these types of businesses. Instead of investing in a restaurant or bar, we stick to what we know best. With all of the challenges and untapped horizons, ecommerce businesses excite us. Why Midwest? It’s underserved, historically ignored, but now very vibrant, hard working, and innovative.

OUR PHILOSOPHY

We listen. We’ve been there. We get it.

We like niches that others think are too small to exploit. We like passionate, push the chips to the middle of the table type of founders. We don’t need or want control and we can add value quickly.

The PROCESS

  • We get an email from you or from someone who says you are really smart.
  • Tell us your story, where you are today, where you are going, how you are going to get there.
  • Tell us the problem and how you are solving it. Explain why you and your team will win.
  • Next question, how much capital do you think you will need to be successful?
  • Demonstrate your grasp of your business, the market, the weaknesses and the potential.
  • Then we act. Sometimes the answer is brutally quick and not what you want to hear. Other times we are gushing with excitement and we send you gift baskets, flowers and potentially ice cream. Above all we act quickly, we are not here to waste your time.
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