OUR APPROACH
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Building Companies

Our Builder Partners actively help companies from founding stage to global scale. We join our partner companies as minority co-founders, seed them and then dedicate as much time as needed to drive all areas of company-building.

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Selling Companies

Our M&A Partners actively help CEOs of portfolio and client companies plan and navigate successful exits of their businesses.

 We have executed over 100 M&A transactions in aggregate ranging from start-ups to large mature companies.

HOW WE ARE DIFFERENT

UNIQUE SKILLS

Some partners have unique expertise in growing a company from idea to profitability including product, technology and operations.  Others in deal-making, raising capital and selling businesses. All partners overlap in the areas of finance, strategy and other areas of business acumen.

MINORITY

CO-FOUNDERS

We join as co-founders and work very deeply with our partner companies.  We're not passive "advisors."

PRINCIPAL INVESTORS

We invest our own capital.  We're not VCs who invest other people’s money (limited partners or LPs);  investing our own money makes us more flexible and better aligned with entrepreneurs since we don’t have to force liquidity events for LPs.

WE'RE NOT ACCELERATORS

We focus on a small number of companies, have a highly customized approach (not a typical 2-8 week accelerator program that teaches you how to tell a story and raise money), think holistically about company-building (not a myopic view from a corporate executive) and we’re committed for the long-haul (to profitability and beyond). 

SERIAL BUILDERS

Our track record is stellar. FounderPartners has an 85% success rate. The FP team has co-founded and/or invested in 30 companies. Of these, 26 have been successful, 12 achieved rapid growth and/or profitability, 14 exited, and only 4 failed.  

WHAT WE LOOK FOR

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PRODUCT
DRIVEN

We're interested in companies which have created innovative, sticky products that have achieved traction with paying customers. Recurring SaaS revenues with low churn is the perfect fit.

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SCRAPPY
 

We love to work with tenacious founders, especially those who have bootstrapped their companies, operate at the highest level of integrity, and are both visionary and data driven.

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SEEKING GLOBAL
EXPANSION

Once you’ve demonstrated product-market fit in your local / regional market, you should be well positioned for US expansion and/or a sell-side process. This is when we step in to accelerate US market access, whether for business growth or an M&A process.

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PARTNER
ORIENTED

If you are a lone wolf, it’s not a good fit. We are seeking great founders who seek both hands-on assistance and investment. We will bring skills that complement each other and our interests will be completely aligned.