TechU Investment Thesis

Patient seed capital focused on supporting effective entrepreneurs building deep-technology platforms that create an unfair advantage (“secret sauce”) and serve as the bedrock for foundational companies that will transform markets and industries.

TechU Dictionary

  • Patient – we expect it will take 7-10 years to fully build your company to a successful outcome. We will be your partners for the long haul and expect you to be fully committed.
  • Seed – pre-seed, seed, Pre-A (and whatever new term they will come up with over the next few years)
  • Effective entrepreneurs – not only work hard, but work smart. Get things done and exhibit an ability to lead others effectively and sell your vision to key stakeholders.
  • Deep-technology – one that is difficult to build, whose knowledge is possessed by a limited few, and will not be easily replicated.
  • Platforms – hardware, software, both, or something else.
  • Secret sauce – the nature of the tech combined with the knowledge of the entrepreneurs means others will have a hard time competing.
  • Foundational companies – those that are meaningful, provide value to their customers and society, and forever change the way things get done.

It’s important to note that we are not looking to focus on opportunities that are hot today, but focused on identifying entrepreneurs who have a strong vision of where the world will be 5 to 10 years from now. If you are building a deep-tech platform, have a strong team, operating in a growing market, and possess an informed opinion that goes against the grain, we want to hear from you and learn from your experience.

Our current checks range in size from $250K to $2.0M per opportunity and we are investing out of an active fund (closed Q2 2019) and other vehicles. Please reach out and let’s get the conversation started –