By varying the sectors at which we invest both at the early stage and at the growth are stage, we extract maximum value for our limited partners. We always strive to be the first institutional investor in the companies we back and consider later round re-investments when there is demonstrated progress towards market leadership and a complete management team. In this way, we are constantly investing in companies which have the potential to be great and attract future rounds of financing or an acquisition.
Understanding of International Markets:
Through our network of local advisers and partners within emerging markets, we have the understanding and the resources to accelerate a company’s global expansion. When investing in different geographic regions, we generally invest in preferred equity of a company. However, our understanding of the legal framework in these markets gives us the luxury of also investing in different tranches of equity, debt and hybrid securities.
Proprietary Deal Flow:
Our sourcing strategies combined with our global network provide us with a steady supply of fresh investment opportunities.
DoubleRock has an extensive network within the entrepreneur community through its partnerships with GENO, TiE and the ValleyVC (the incubator arm of DoubleRock). Our ValleyVC incubator, through its alliances with other incubators in the Bay Area such as FoundersDome and Y-Combinator, is exposed to a regular stream of new deals on a monthly basis. Our reach and high level of activity allows us to discover new talent, mentor and help develop promising entrepreneurs, and grow our reputation as a resource for entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley.
We understand the value of being quick and decisive in order to obtain a first mover advantage wherever the opportunity may exist. That is why, while our headquarters are located at the heart of innovation in Silicon Valley, we are strategically investing to secure future deal sources from emerging markets with our office in Hong Kong and with an office in India and Brazil planned for the near future.
Our greatest value to entrepreneurs is our experience in supporting young companies into their next stage of growth and beyond.
We specialize in connecting the dots for our entrepreneurs. We address our portfolio companies’ needs by connecting them with the best people at the right time both at home and abroad.
We are also fundamentally an operationally focused team with a broad set of industry experience. We apply our insights to guide our portfolio companies on fundraising, strategy, business development and exits.