We Back Outliers.

We make investments in exceptional, ambitious software companies that have achieved a lot with a little and are located outside major venture capital hubs.  We call them Elsewhere Outliers.

Don't Maximize. Optimize.

Rather than adopt a "billion or bust" mentality, we strive to help make each of our portfolio companies successful on their own terms. We’ve also acquired a healthy respect for Luck, and believe in doing everything we can to give it a chance.

We Offer the Best of Both.

We combine nearly three decades of software investing experience with a network of veteran, C-level operating executives who usually serve as our board representatives.

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The Elsewhere Mindset.

The Big VC model and the needs of most software companies are increasingly out of whack.

Elsewhere Outliers can start up anywhere on less capital than ever, and so they do. Big VC needs to deploy a lot of capital in a handful of geographies, and so it does. So we are starting from scratch to serve a burgeoning movement we call the Elsewhere Mindset.

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The Elsewhere Promise.

As potential investors, we bring the lessons learned from investing nearly $1 billion in nearly 100 companies over almost three decades, as well as a network of proven, C-level company builders who serve as our board representatives.

Our portfolio receives a compelling combination of transitional capital, transformational expertise, and a commitment to ensuring exit-readiness on their founders’ timetables.

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The People of

We've been investing in software companies since the days when client-server was the new-new thing. And, a few of us are too young to know a client from a server.

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Current Outliers.

"We are thrilled that Elsewhere Partners shares our vision and are beyond excited to work with the Operating Advisors as we embark on the next phase of our journey."
— Ian Bresnahan, President and CEO of Itential
"Elsewhere Partners gets the importance of timing and sequencing, which enables them to be pragmatic and smart about pursuing growth strategies based on where our company is and where our market is."
— Alfredo Ramirez, Co-founder & CEO of Vyopta