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.
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 combine nearly three decades of software investing experience with a network of veteran, C-level operating executives who usually serve as our board representatives.
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 Elsewhere Nation.
We make investments to support the transition from scrappy startup to valuable enterprise. We won’t invest in a company unless we believe we are fully aligned with management.
Elsewhere Outliers generally excel at developing best-in-class products and customer relationships. We provide intensive, tailored assistance with pretty much everything else.
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 Outliers receive a compelling combination of transitional capital, transformational expertise, and a commitment to ensuring exit-readiness on their founders’ timetables.
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.