We invest in people first.
Not because they’re more important than raising funds, investing capital, or delivering returns, but because they’re the key to success in all those things.
Every great adventure begins as a relationship among a handful of intrepid souls. We respect individuals for the quality of their ideas, and the content of their character. We value clarity, directness, and simplicity. We listen carefully, and offer help with humility and good humor.
We believe good business is personal. Each of us is committed to taking the work more seriously than ourselves. Each commits to deliver the outstanding returns enabled by outstanding execution, and to help entrepreneurs win, whether we invest in them or not.
We do not put up with jerks. We do not optimize transactions at the expense of relationships. We are not focused on “scaling” our own business, but on growing the businesses we invest in, and the capital entrusted to us.
On our best days, we help people we care about make their dreams come true. That’s why we do this, and why we love what we do.