When Your Startup Is A Venture Firm: Thoughts On Building Zero To One
Building any business from company formation to a scaled, successful enterprise.
We tend to disproportionately value structured thinkers who make decisions probabilistically not deterministically and are deliberate about testing specific hypotheses.
We look for exceptional founders with contrarian insights. We believe disruption occurs when fresh thinkers re-examine the fundamental underlying assumptions that may have underpinned industries for decades.
There is only one quality we won’t compromise on. We care about scrappiness and intelligence just as much as the next VC, but integrity matters most.
Asymmetric brings strategic partnership to every stage of your company's growth. From getting your first customer to going public, we’ll be right there with you.
As founders and former operators, we partner with portfolio companies across all core operations: everything from hiring, KPI dashboards, and to go-to-market.
The journey of a VC backed company often includes several critical decision points, with implications across product, go-to-market, and operations. We relish the opportunity to partner with you on these choices.
We are excited to be a data driven partner for all short and long term financial considerations. This includes investment pace/burn, equity, venture debt, and future follow-on fundraises, among others.
The path to success is rarely linear. We like to invest after you have traction, but before you’ve found product-market fit. That’s the sweet spot.
We do more than write checks. We’re there for you. We take personal accountability to make your company successful.
Our network is your network. We have successful founders, world-class operators, and growth-stage capital partners in our community. When it’s time to scale, we’ll connect you to the right people.
Building a company is rarely linear. We know because we’ve been founders, employees, later stage investors, and limited partners in the past. We started Asymmetric to be a different kind of venture capital firm.
We aim to be helpful, optimistic, and respectful thought partners. The networks we amassed before we started Asymmetric – across tech, private markets, and the institutional investor community – are some of our best and most differentiated assets. We bring our past experience and networks to the table for every company we back, and think we can help to create truly asymmetric outcomes.
To be clear, we’re in the business of seeking excellence. But we’ve also learned over time that excellence only matters when coupled with kindness and integrity. We’re hyper focused on maintaining the transparent, respectful, hardworking, informal, and fun culture of our firm, and sharing it with our founders, Advisor Partners, co-investors, and limited partners. Companies who share that ethos, and truly understand the mechanics and broader trends affecting their space, are the best partners for us.
We genuinely enjoy working together as a team and are excited to bring that dynamic to the companies we back.
Rob, Sarah, Sam, Nancy, Michele, and Matty