We work with talented entrepreneurs to build great companies. We invest early, move fast, and tell the truth. We don't believe in blindly following the rules. We invest in E-Business Services and Broadband Infrastructure projects where there is a vision to create an important new business or industry.
Our business goals:
What we invest in
- Creating rapid growth through access to capital
- Building long-term sustainable value
- Providing substantial returns to entrepreneurs, employees and investors, most often through public stock offerings
We invest in early stage companies in two strategic areas E-Business Services and Broadband Infrastructure. We are interested in highly differentiated products and services that have the ability to achieve market leadership and remain differentiated over time.
Who we are
We are successful business professionals with extensive entrepreneurial management, technical, and investment experience. We have founded, managed, or invested in more than 200 new businesses. We offer industry knowledge, in-depth technical understanding, an extensive network, and a special ability to collaborate with company founders and management. Our team is located in Northern California.
What we believe
Our capital base is approximately $2 billion. With our early stage funds, we invest up to $40 million per project. In addition, we can participate in our portfolio companies' follow-on rounds with our late stage funds, up to an additional $10 million per project.
Selecting an investing partner is a critical decision. The right partner can help the founding team overcome the challenges that face new enterprises.
In our areas of specialization, E-Business Services and Broadband Infrastructure, our technical understanding and market knowledge enable us to quickly review new business proposals. Once we've invested, we have the knowledge and conviction to persist when temporary setbacks occur, or when the investing cycle is a long one.
With an investment comes access to our extensive network. Crosspoint's industry connections give our portfolio companies a large and useful rolodex. In addition, we work hard to make things happen.
As entrepreneurs, we have recruited teams, negotiated major contracts, managed engineering schedules, dealt with manufacturing and costing issues, and developed sales and distribution strategies.
We're not financial sharks, bankers, or lawyers. We're entrepreneurs with operating experience. We think like you, we work with you, we support you.
Financial markets experience
We have raised hundreds of private placements, negotiated mergers and managed numerous public offerings. We have close relationships with the best investment banking firms in the world.
Our reputation, our record of success, and our active approach gives a young company credibility with potential customers, vendors, new investors, and prospective employees.