* A core tenet of Cue Ball’s strategy is to look for investment opportunities where others are not. This outlook stems from an entrepreneurial heritage coupled with a deeply strategic approach. We have a strong bias for under-the-radar, pioneering companies which demonstrate the potential to redefine their category. The companies we typically back have $1 to $25M in annual revenue and positive earnings. We will consider opportunities outside of this scope, including seed and buyout opportunities.
* Cue Ball’s founding team of investment professionals and advisory board members have known each other and, in many cases, worked together over the past decade. Together, we seek to build a firm to which entrepreneurs and business owners turn to first when they decide to reach the next level of growth.
Deal Flow &
Cue Ball proactively sources deals in consumer and media markets
The Collective increases quantity and quality of deal flow
Collective members serve as a sounding board and actively participate in due diligence
Investment decisions are based on fact, not fads, taking into consideration the Collective’s input
The hard work begins once an investment is made
Cue Ball’s operating team and Collective members assume active board roles and, in some cases, interim management roles
Knovel Case Study
Like most of Cue Ball’s best opportunities, Knovel came from a highly respected and trusted source
Opportunity to invest in Knovel was vetted by our media industry experts
Collective member Dave Shaffer (former EVP and COO of Thomson Corporation)