Investors

Every Investment Is A Technology Investment

Investors with access to seasoned technologists who have led tech products and operations through hypergrowth enjoy a huge advantage. We offer the best of both worlds- a dedicated relationship with a fractional technologist-in-residence.

ModelProsCons
Partners have hyperscale experience — A16z, KhoslaAlways-on access, institutional knowledge, constant participationExpensive and difficult to hire and retain an FTE with this background
VCs hire tech expertise — technologist in residenceAlways-on access, institutional knowledge, constant participationExpensive and difficult to hire and retain an FTE with this background
Build a formal network (carry/pay for smart people)Low cost, diverse body of expertiseUnreliable, transactional, high maintenance, little to no institutional knowledge
Informal network — ask / find contacts to help as needed or contract with Expert Network like GLGLow cost, flexibleUnreliable, transactional hard to maintain quality, little to no institutional knowledge, no alignment of interests

Core questions to ask of every potential investment…

  • Is the technology vision of the company realistic?
  • What are the major technology, product or operational execution risks?
  • How strong is the CTO / VP of Engineering?
  • Are the product and engineering organizations well designed?
  • Are the most critical ICs in the technology team happy?
  • How quickly can the team iterate and ship product?
  • Is the technology team spending money wisely?
  • Can the technology team, tech operations, and product scale up?

We can help you answer those questions and improve your investment decisions.