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We believe that when new technical infrastructure and connectivity technologies are introduced, great businesses can be built on top of that infrastructure for decades after its original introduction. This was as true as it was decades ago when railroads were introduced, as it is today in the age of the Internet and mobility.
For this reason, our fundamental belief is that we are in the early innings of how technology is changing the world we live in – both for businesses and consumers. We believe the pace of change and innovation is only accelerating and therein lays the opportunity to invest in great companies for decades to come.
The following are some of the sectors we focus on and a sample of both active and historical portfolio companies that the Volition Capital partners led or are currently involved in managing.
Our investment practice is built around partnering with founders of high growth technology companies to help them achieve their fullest aspirations. Having this simple focus has helped us to both understand and accommodate the needs and priorities of the founders we work with. When we think of what strengths and capabilities we want to build as a firm, it is always with the mindset of how best to complement the needs we see across the founders of high growth companies we work with.
The partners of Volition Capital have been fortunate enough to invest in many young companies that went on to achieve substantial success. From those experiences, we have learned that patterns of success emerge at all different stages of a company’s development. These patterns can deal with high level issues such as scaling a business, business model optimization, strategic acquisitions and geographic expansion. Other patterns can be more granular in nature such as identifying and integrating a new executive, building a company culture, making sales force success repeatable and understanding key operational metrics. While there is no doubt that each company is unique, success often has a common framework which we aim to share with our portfolio companies.
The hardest kind of business to build is a young, global business. Yet, markets today are global and to fully realize their potential, young companies need to pursue customers around the world. Given our heritage, Volition Capital has developed substantial expertise in working with businesses that have the potential for global market leadership. We have several active portfolio companies that generate revenue across at least 3 different continents. We have learned many lessons on what to do and what not to do when expanding globally. In every major region of the world, we have partners that we work with to help shepherd a young company successfully onto the global stage.
At Volition Capital, one of our values is to treat other people as you would want to be treated yourself. It is a very simple piece of wisdom by which we abide. Often, when we face a difficult decision, we ask ourselves how we would want to be treated in that situation and act accordingly. We believe that at the end of the day, all we have is our reputation and we engage with other people with that fully in mind.