Our philosophy is simple. We believe that small organziations play a vital role in all local economies. We intend to to help reconnect community and nurture sustainable, profitable organizations by focusing our resources and efforts exclusively on small businesses.
The foundation of a sustainable business is built on personal accountability and putting your money where your mouth is — and that is exactly what we do. We invest our time, cash, and resources side by side with our partners. We share in the downside as much as we share in the upside. We give as much as we expect. We only collaborate on projects where we feel we can add value and have a material impact.
Small to us is <30 people and <$20M per year in annual revenue. As the co-founders of Front Gate Tickets, we deeply understand what it takes to launch a startup, and we believe that sharing our experiences will contribute to the creation of more success stories.
values + beliefs
This is a company where the core values of integrity and service to others are integrated into everything we do. We are great at building teams, and we also understand that the launch team is often not the best long term management team. We excel at setting those transitions up for success. We understand the delicate art of aligning the priorities and the people and the product, and we value the intuitive and creative processes that are required to manage a growing company.
tools that build success
We thrive on creating web-based systems that improve the efficiency and effectiveness of managing a business. We thrive on early stage ideation, gathering business requirements, and vetting out opportunities. We support the creation of pitch decks, financial models, application prototypes, marketing demos, and ongoing strategic evaluation. We excel at synthesizing those business needs into real-time, web-based applications.
how it boils down
The bottom line is that we are passionate about helping our portolio companies to be as successful as possible. Our goal is to identify financially practical and clever opportunities and then actively participate in contributing to their ongoing success. We invest our cash and technology resources side by side, and we can also provide virtual CTO and COO type services. We are a very committed team that is heavily financially invested in the collective success of our partnerships. If you are a like-minded investors, partners, or entrepreneurs — please introduce yourself!