Aligned Partners believe that the interests of investors and entrepreneurs can and should be aligned.
Startups today have access to more tools and technologies to keep them lean and efficient than ever before. Yet accessing the resources, connections, and guidance of top-tier venture capital still typically requires founders to accept large amounts of invested capital from their venture investors when building their companies. For some companies, that may mean taking more capital than they really need.
They’ve turned that all on its head. Aligned Partners offers their portfolio companies world-class venture capital expertise while enabling founders to start lean and stay lean all the way through their growth. their team has invested in venture capital over a two decade period and understands how to help founders achieve their dreams from start to exit.
They encourage their companies to stay as capital-efficient as possible throughout their lifecycle. Keeping capital requirements low lets startups keep their degrees of freedom high and allows founders and employees to retain a much higher ownership of their own company.
Aligned Partners invests in early-stage information technology companies that have demonstrated both initial product traction and a commitment to capital-efficiency. They are hands-on, active investors and they typically serve as the lead investor. They prefer to invest in mobile- and cloud-delivered software and services that are oriented toward the enterprise rather than the consumer.