The Ankona approach.
We find companies with great potential and support them as they grow efficiently.
We look for B2B software companies with the following profile:
Unique, innovative software
$5-$15M in ARR
Capital-efficient path to scale and profitability
With each investment, we look to:
Make $5 to $15 M minority investments
Lead investment rounds (we frequently partner with existing investors to price new rounds)
Participate actively—we always have a seat on the Board of Directors
We diligently evaluate each company’s potential.
Proof of Product Market Fit
Together, we’ll dig deep to understand your customers by segment and figure out why they buy. We love meeting founders who have deep customer insights and focus on the consumer’s most acute pain.
Poised for Growth
We help identify “a vein of gold” you can mine to reach scale and sustainability without betting on new products or markets. Next, we look for unit economics and retention numbers.
Positioned to Succeed
We pay close attention to each company’s culture and each founder's ability to build a high-performing, diverse, and inclusive team. We're also looking for a realistic, achievable, and capital-efficient plan to reach scale and profitability.
Positive Influence & Alignment
Building mutual trust with our founders is critical, so we align incentives for everyone. We constantly look for opportunities where our deep industry experience and relationships can support a partner’s growth.