⚡️ Character Labs is our new sprint program for pre-seed founders. Learn more →
We are backed by nearly 100 LPs, who act as an extended team to help us find and support startups. Our LPs include founders and operators from YouTube, Google, Slack, Square, Uber, Mozilla, Gusto, Clubhouse, Coinbase, Flatiron Health, and many other technology companies.
Which customers should you focus on? How should the product look? What should you build next? Early-stage startups need to answer these questions ASAP, and we can help.
We’re not just talking about playbooks and resources — we actually clear our calendars and sprint with your team. Ask any founder we've worked with.
We've used sprints to help 200+ startups answer questions and validate hypotheses. Thousands more have read our book and embraced the process. It works.
Notable investments from our previous roles at GV and Capital Midwest Fund
Messaging, search, and collaboration platform for teams.
Improving lives by learning from the experience of every cancer patient.
Sourcing, roasting, and serving great coffee to the world.
Exceptional primary care supported by custom technology and design.
World's largest digital coupon marketplace.
Jobs and training for skilled workers in manufacturing.
Puts money on autopilot with machine learning.
Cellular platform makes it easy to set up and manage connected devices.
All-in-one platform for third-party risk management.
Bringing simplicity and delight to payroll, benefits, HR, and finance.
We exist to help founders like you build the right product for the right people. We invest capital and time to help you figure it out fast.
But it’s not just about technology and money. For us, it’s personal, because time is our only finite resource. An hour spent at work is an hour we can’t spend with family or friends, or taking care of ourselves or our communities.
We believe the best use of our time is helping you build products and services that create meaningful change for your customers. Let’s work together to make it count.