We seek to attract ‘Bright Minds’ who can turn the current digital revolution into commercial applications. Starting from data from the legal department and with the sky as the limit. Blockchain, smart contracts, data visualization, machine learning– if you can demonstrate ROI, we are interested and can help you achieve it.
We're looking to invest in post-start ups who are at the B funding stage. You've been through the first rounds, initial set up and are now ready to get support to grow.
Cheap money. Hype around legal tech. Elon Musk. We know it's a bubble, much like the dot-com boom. We want to make sure that worthy ideas, products and people get the right type of backing, the support that is built on meaningful pillars and will guarantee longevity. Cash. Profit. People. These are the things that matter in investment. Anybody who tells you otherwise is a fool.
We don't know when and how the bubble will burst, but it will. Soon. We want to separate smart ideas from the hype and insulate them from the frenzy of Uber-like investments.
We're an evergreen fund, which means you won't get the typical pressure of a 3 or 5-year fund: no short-sighted quick-win measures that will leave you worse-off. We do not mind if it is eight years, provided that we can see progress along the way towards our two key words: cash and profit.
We're an empathetic investor: we've been through the same growing pains with the businesses that we've founded, led and made succeed. We'll support you through rotating Non-Executive positions on your Board: each member of our team will alternate to give you the full ammo of skills we have in-house. Also, through our cornerstone investor Exigent we can be a test bed for your new product.
We invest on a case by case basis. Our fund co-invests alongside select industry partners, who are vetted and invited to participate if we think there is commercial value to be added. This maximizes sector knowledge and gives you access to unlimited capital without the constraints of the fund lifecycle.
Many funds talk of adding value, yet few of the investors have taken up the real challenge of a start-up or early-stage investment. We have, and remain actively involved in real management challenges.
We have a unique blend of skills from having lived the challenges of technology, growth and corporate strategy from start-up to exit.
From chocolate factories to tights producers, David has led a portfolio of investments that spans many sectors, regions and years. He started off as a KPMG accountant, moved on to Private Equity and then founded Exigent in 2003. He wanted to try the other side of investment, too: not just looking from afar with a financial chart, but leading people, building something new from scratch, bringing about change in a stale industry. And now he wants to give back supporting the next generation of visionaries.
#PrivateEquity #Management #Vision
Nicola is the embodiment of the 'anything is possible' mantra: she flexed her commercial muscles in 15 years at blue-chip companies like American Express and then co-founded Exigent, a global organization she led with relentless energy into phenomenal growth. With laser-like focus on revenue-generating activities and a track record of smooth post-acquisition integrations, Nicola is always excited to share her first-hand experience of operating and growing a global business. Sales and marketing kudos, radical focus, people skills and the ability to inspire even a couch potato to run a marathon: that's what she'll bring to the table.
#SalesandMarketing #Management #Change
Rico is a lawyer, but not the kind that spots typos and charges you by the hour. He spent the last decade making law and technology work together, convincing reluctant lawyers that legal data is the key to not only compliance, but also business impact. Being an advocate for innovation in a notoriously change-resistant industry, he’s developed a strong instinct for solutions that actually work in complex contexts. His experience in integrating technology into corporate growth strategies makes him the best ally for start-ups who want to build tools that stand the test of time and investment bubbles.
#LawmeetsTech #legaldata #innovation
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