Inner Loop Capital Invests on Four Basic Principles:
We aim to center founders in all of our work. We want to ensure that all aspects of working with Inner Loop — from our first conversation through diligence, deal terms, advice, and governance — are optimally structured to enable founders to achieve their goals, build great teams and companies, and create enduring value.
Inner Loop invests exclusively in Enterprise Technologies. A key aspect of our commitment to founders is to know something about a company’s market before our first meeting. Inner Loop brings over 20 years’ experience investing in Cybersecurity and has also been active for many years in Data Science, and Cloud and DevOps technologies, which share many similar attributes with Cybersecurity investing. Inner Loop is also comfortable making quick decisions in certain segments of Fintech and Enterprise Saas Applications.
Hacking isn’t just for your code. Founders must bring that same scrappy attitude to their go-to-market plans. Cloud tech, APIs, and the business empowerment of tech users have laid the groundwork for an explosion of capital-efficient go-to market strategies in recent years. Nearly every Inner Loop company deploys one or more of: Developer-First, MSP-Focused, Open Source, Open API, Freemium, or Cheapium deployment and business models. Knowing the founders’ hypotheses on GTM is as important to us as understanding their product.
Power Law Potential
We stay focused on Power Law Investing. Venture Capital is not appropriate for most founders or companies. VC should only be deployed in large and rapidly-changing markets where a start-up might go from idea to market dominance in less than a decade. Inner Loop seeks founders who see this potential in their companies and are committed to seizing it.
MAJOR LIMITED PARTNERS
Inner Loop’s anchor Limited Partners are an important part of our extended team.
STRATEGIC LIMITED PARTNERS
Strategic LPs are investors in Inner Loop Capital who are committed to helping the firm source, evaluate, win, and manage new investments.
They are also available as formal or informal advisors to our founders on a double opt-in basis.
Inner Loop Capital Fund II (2022 – Present)
Inner Loop Capital Fund (2020 – 2022)
Inner Loop Capital SYNDICATE Fund (2019 – 2020)
Select Personal Investments (2015-2018)
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