We focus on businesses in high-growth emerging mass markets. We are active investors and play an active role within our companies. We partner with entrepreneurs who have the energy, vision, experience and passion to build great companies and help them succeed through hands-on team building, partnerships, advice and support.
Within high-growth emerging mass markets, NAV focuses on four main sectors: wireless, new media, online services and breakthrough technologies. We look for a combination of great teams, big markets, big ideas and proprietary technology. Most of our initial investments range from $0.5 million to $4 million for first rounds. We continue to support our portfolio companies with additional funds alongside other co-investors as companies make progress.
Areas of Investment Interest
High-Growth Emerging Mass Markets
We like fast growing emerging markets where we can invest in a company that can achieve dominance. In addition, we are interested in new products and services that address large existing markets where companies with innovative technology are taking market share away from established players.
The markets we invest in are changing rapidly as new technologies emerge and as applications of existing technologies enable new segments to appear. While we realize that over time our investment themes change, these are the three major sectors we are currently focusing on.
We target products and services that directly or indirectly touch the consumers where mobility is the enabler of a new application and value proposition to customers in areas that include:
» Wireless data and content delivery
» Wireless marketing and advertising
» Location-based services
» Entertainment services
» Communications applications
We target products and services that enable or expand the capability of digital networks (wired and wireless) to disseminate information, communicate messages or provide entertainment in areas that include:
» Digital connected home applications
» Digital content distribution
» User-created content services
» Integration of communication and other content
» Next generation internet consumer services
» New advertising media
Software applications that are delivered as a service using the internet to enable businesses to reduce cost, expand markets and create efficiencies in areas that include:
» Financial Services
» Marketing and advertising solutions
» Back-office operations
» Vertical industry applications
Revolutions in science that create opportunities in emerging mass markets. We see these most often in:
» Portable Power
» Clean Technology
» Digital Media
NAV Investment Philosophy
Entrepreneurial investing should provide more than just money. A start-up venture capitalist becomes a company's financial strategist, headhunter, investment banker and corporate therapist, providing support and confidence to a team. As board members, we are active and have the energy, experience and contacts to help take the company to the next stage and beyond.
At New Atlantic, we believe that:
Our Entrepreneurs are extraordinary individuals possessing the intelligence, energy, vision and drive needed to succeed. They should have large stakes in their companies which can generate great wealth for those who make the early sacrifices. We understand that the credit for success justly goes to the entrepreneur. We bet on the ability of the founding team to develop their business, adapt to inevitable changes in their plans, and to grow with their companies. Successful founders will surround themselves with the best people they can. While we will often help founders recruit additional executives for their team, we do not invest in any opportunity with the intention of replacing the founders.
Our Portfolio Companies, with our help, have a chance to develop complete teams and mature business plans that position them for growth and future financing (if required) and eventual liquidity. These companies are the heroes of American industry.
Our Investors have an excellent opportunity to achieve outstanding capital gains on their investments while participating in the initial capital formation process that is critical to the development of new technologies and services that are becoming the mainstays of the U.S. economy.
Our Friends, Partners and Industry Contacts are our most valuable resources. Our development of a "value-added" network is a powerful resource we can utilize in our efforts to help our portfolio companies succeed and is instrumental in maintaining our excellent deal flow.