Ringleader Ventures in a Nutshell
1. David & Goliath, Inc. We partner with established Russell 3000 corporations (i.e., "Goliaths") who feel stuck. That is, they acknowledge their vulnerability to looming, technology-driven disruption. Armed with an intimate understanding of Goliath's needs, we discover unexpected early-stage startups that have knowingly, or even unwittingly, built a solution. By partnering with, investing in, or acquiring these startups (i.e., "Davids"), Goliath is able to share in David's eventual success.
2. We Lead with Need: Venture funds typically follow a “spray and pray” approach: Spraying money at the latest and loudest technology trends, and praying that they happen upon the next Facebook, Uber, or AirBnB. RLV has invented a "lead with need" methodology. By anchoring our investment selections around qualified, quantified corporate needs, we’re able to separate signal from noise and build a distinctive, high-value venture portfolio that targets accelerated liquidity and exceptional returns.
3. We Fish in Different Ponds: Because we're demand-driven, not supply-side, we can broaden our treasure hunt to adjacent sectors. The next great insurance play might currently think they're a real-estate startup. The next great healthcare innovation might think they're an AI company; or maybe an education app. We work to see things in early-stage startups they don't yet see in themselves, which dramatically broadens, and differentiates, our deal-flow.