We love working with founders who have a strong thesis on why, how and what their companies are trying to achieve. We value their clear vision, willingness to keep learning, and ability to build a high-performance culture by attracting and retaining top talent.
We respect recurring revenues and high margins. We look for business models that can rapidly scale in a capital-efficient manner. Many of our consumer investments favor online paid-media customer acquisition and smart inventory models. Our enterprise business models often benefit from elite talent pools across the world.
We believe in businesses bringing industry-contrarian solutions to large addressable markets. In general, we prefer markets that are not ‘winner-takes-all.’ Sectors where we have invested recently include e-commerce, enterprise software and data science.
We are excited by businesses that have demonstrated early revenue. For companies yet to generate revenue, we look for other indicators of positive momentum, such as usage and customer satisfaction.
Guild has created specialized service teams to assist in talent acquisition, branding & design, strategic communications, business intelligence, data analytics, and financial planning & accounting.
Guild Platform We add value to early-stage portfolio companies through specialized teams collectively called the Guild Platform.
Our executive search teams place high-performing professionals from top management consulting and private equity firms in our portfolio companies.
Our team of chartered accountants and business analysts help portfolio companies embrace 3-statement modeling and business intelligence.
Our strategic communications team offers branding, website design, print design, web development, SEO and content marketing services.
affiliate teams For maturing companies in Guild’s portfolio, we provide support to founders through our affiliate teams.
Our team of expert practitioners use data science and process expertise to streamline operations as companies scale.
Our financial and strategic consulting teams advises on capital raises, commercial partnerships, joint ventures, and M&A opportunities.