The Defiance Difference.
Defiance Ventures was founded for founders, by founders. Because we’ve been there before, we understand how to provide the hands-on partnership you need when you need it, allowing you to focus on growing your business. This is why, unlike many other venture builders, we’re willing to jump in with you at any stage — we understand that flexibility is key.
Our signature Capital+ advisory model combines our powerful network with an unmatched depth and breadth of experience in technology to form your business’ competitive advantage for growth.
Defiance Ventures helps founders develop innovative ideas by providing strategic guidance as well as hands-on implementation support. With Defiance Digital, our in-house digital consultancy, we service both innovative external clients and our own portfolio companies so we stay up-to-date on the latest technologies. We don’t just advise — we make it happen.
The Venture Builder Advantage.
While Venture Capital (“VC”) is a more recognized concept today, when compared to a Venture Builder (“VB”), VCs are involved in a much smaller portion of a business’ lifecycle. VCs generally focus on investing in businesses that meet their specific criteria for a return. VBs, on the other hand, are dedicated to facilitating the launch and growth of new businesses through all stages of a business’ lifecycle.
In contrast to the funding-focused VC model, VBs add value in the ideation and development stages all the way through the buildout of growth-stage teams. VBs provide executive leadership where gaps exist, and offer shared services where businesses benefit from the efficiencies of the full portfolio’s infrastructure.
The Venture Lifecycle.
Harnessing our entrepreneurial experience and well-respected networks, we help startups defy the conventional approach to unlock greatness.
Different than a venture capital firm, we are by founders, for founders. We know what it’s like to start and grow a business because we have done it ourselves, which is why we provide support in many forms:
- Advisory our seasoned team extends their wealth of experience to each venture with a sympathetic, hands-on approach. In a world where only 10% of startups succeed the decisions made at a few critical moments can define a venture’s future, which is why the partnership of advisors that have been down that road can be the difference maker.
- Capital+ more than just a check. In addition to investing its own capital, Defiance assists ventures with their capital strategy, including future raises and network connections.
- Digital Capabilities Defiance Digital, our in-house digital consultancy, services customers within and outside the Defiance portfolio, applying modern perspective every step of the way to bring your ideas to life.
- Flexibility we offer flexible options ranging from full acquisition to equity-driven management advisory agreements to take ventures to the next level. Each partnership is unique, from the people to the business to the industry, and we are able to partner with you at any point in your business endeavor.
To the companies shattering the models and myths we live by, the ones busy changing how we live, work, move and communicate, we don’t just share your spirit — we made it our name.