Our Philosophy

In our hearts we're entrepreneurs, and we bring this lens to everything we do. We believe great investing means battling alongside founders to overcome every obstacle in their path.

Think big

“Make no little plans” is our motto — a mandate to support revolutionary (not evolutionary) ideas that transform industries and benefit society.

Stack the deck

Our job is to help entrepreneurs attract A+ talent and build relationships with the most important people and companies in their industries.

Make a difference

We believe innovation and entrepreneurship are the most powerful catalysts for positive change, from making healthier foods more affordable, to curing deadly diseases, to helping first responders save more lives.

Get our hands dirty

Our style of in-the-trenches venture capital doesn’t scale. We make fewer than ten new investments each year so we have time to roll up our sleeves with every team we back.

Burn the boats

When the Vikings landed on the beach, they burned their own boats — it was do or die. We take the same approach with companies — we invest early and stay for the long haul.