Investor without Micro-Management
When dating with prospective portfolio companies, we often get asked about our role in our portfolio companies. How much hands-on are we? Do we interfere in the founder’s decisions? Our reply to that is: “As you wish“.
We are a team of entrepreneurs who have seen that and did that. We have deep vertical expertise in different areas, but we do not push anything. If you wanna go your way, fine with us. If you wanna ask for our experience (and then do it your way), even better :-). We seldom ask for extensive veto rights or Board seats. We believe in accountability of the founders and to be accountable, you need to be in the driver’s seat. Our central value is to support the founder: with finance, with experience, with contacts, with being someone they can trust.
Do all of our founders ask for help? Nope. About 20% prefer to be left alone. With the rest we try to help as much as we can.
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August 10th, 2021 • Eduard Míka
Nobody likes to read contracts (except myself, but other people have weird hobbies too, right? … someone keeps poisonous spiders, I read contracts). Tens of pages of boring text and contrived sentences, written in a language few understand.
August 3rd, 2021 • Eduard Míka
Every day, hundreds, if not thousands of startups, are founded. Most of them won’t make it into a real company. Often not because there was not a good idea at the beginning or the customers did not want to buy the product or service. The reasons are often quite prosaic.
June 29th, 2021 • Ondřej Fryc
I know, I know, I am taking my time with finishing the series. Sorry! Maybe it would be easier for you to get a professional investor, who will do all that for you 🙂
June 4th, 2021 • Ondřej Fryc
Most importantly: as in any job, you can only succesfully play a league you belong to. Goldman Sachs will not sell your local fruit stall network. You need to know what you want to achieve and realistically assess who might have the competence, but also motivation, to help you.