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The +'s

Volition Capital takes a unique approach to growth equity investing, an approach that can best be described as “Capital +”.

Capital + means we're focused on more than investing. We’re focused on creating true partnerships – the kind that result in healthy companies that help fuel a healthy economy. So in addition to capital, we provide all the knowledge and resources you need to build a company with a long, promising future.

Capital + Commitment

We partner with a select number of companies that we are confident we can help grow. To those few companies, we commit our partners’ skills, connections, and expertise, and can tap into our vast operational experience to help accelerate growth.

 

Capital + Know-How

We provide, practical, real-world business expertise in areas including operations, sales and marketing, business planning, and organizational development. Because, when you’re building a business, what you need most is the know-how to get things done.

 

Capital + Vision

Sometimes vision means seeing opportunities for your business that you may not have considered. Other times, vision means having the good sense to support you in the daily running of your business, giving you the time and freedom to look at the big picture. 

 

Capital + Flexibility

At Volition Capital, we have the flexibility to invest in founder-owned businesses across a wide range of industry sectors. 

 

Capital + A Global Network

We maintain deep relationships with firms in Europe, China and India and actively leverage international resources on behalf of our portfolio companies.

 

Capital + Connections

We have powerful contacts in virtually every industry and every country around the world. So whatever your business, we can introduce you to the right people and opportunities at the right moment.

 

Capital + Chemistry

When you have passion, trust, and respect on both sides of the equation, you have chemistry – the kind that generates strong, fruitful partnerships and fuels growth. That’s why strong chemistry between partners and founders is a key element in the Volition Capital selection process.

 

If you want to dramatically accelerate the growth of your business, put our people, expertise and resources to work for you.

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.  

Founder Focus

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.  

 

Pattern Recognition

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. 

Global Expansion

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.  
 

Trustworthy Partner

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.