Skills & Capital to Accelerate Performance
S CAP is an impact investor focused on the exciting Food & Beverage and Clean Tech sectors. We have a better venture investment model that offers higher returns than traditional VC.
We are a highly differentiated venture investment company that specifically addresses the reasons why new companies fail.
Our own operational and investment expertise forges deep engagement with our entrepreneurs to develop better plans and execute with excellence. We are better able to control the outcomes from our investments into our portfolio companies, thereby deliver better business results to our Limited Partners.
We are committed to accelerating businesses that are positively impacting our world with healthier, all-natural, high-integrity products. Our goal is to achieve sustainability for entrepreneurs while accomplishing higher ROI for our limited partners.
Why Do New Companies Fail?
New company failure rates are high: 20% in the first year, 50% by year 5
FOUR KEY FACTORS
• Poor leadership
• Idea isn’t innovative/disruptive
• Insufficient capital
• Weak teams lead to operational mistakes with pricing, product offering, marketing, and customer management
Good founders with great ideas still fail. WHY?
• Entrepreneurs are not 100% focused on building their business and spend too much time fundraising
• Under-resourced to take business beyond seed stage, such as lack of cross-functional business expertise; inadequate scale to attract best-in class capabilities (e.g. co-manufacturing, national supply chain networks, broker/distributors, advertising agencies, ecommerce support, etc.); and gaps in industry connections or counsel. The result is a high risk of making existential mistakes.
• Investors who are unable to truly help entrepreneurs be successful
S CAP Fund Strategy
the four essential factors for start-up success
The S CAP Model leverages our real industry experience
Our industry experience ensures we pick the right combination of outstanding Founders/CEOs, matched with the right products or services.
Our road map investment approach provides funding continuity to allow the CEO/team to rapidly build the business and not be distracted with constant fund raising.
Our Partners’ expertise and high engagement approach ensure executional excellence and help CEOs avoid the existential mistakes common for start-ups.
We Care Passionately About How We Conduct Our Business
and we seek partners who feel the same way
We accelerate businesses that make a positive impact. Our goal is to achieve sustainability for our entrepreneurs and a higher ROI for our limited partners.
We pay careful attention to developing trust and nurturing authentic long-term relationships that are mutually beneﬁcial.
We implement a ﬁscally responsible business model with ﬂexibility for growth and encourage our entrepreneurs to do the same.
We insist on honesty and fairness as the standard for which we measure our actions. We apply the highest moral code to everything we do.
We insist on total accountability from ourselves and our entrepreneurs.
Where We Play
S CAP is Focused on Two High-Growth Sectors
Core areas of interest for the S CAP F&B fund are disruptive Snacking, Functional Beverages, Technology-Enabled Food Experiences, and Nutritious Meal Enhancements with a scientific approach.
We address the challenges of Clean Tech—including clean water, clean air and clean energy—with the goals of sustainability, social impact and a healthy environment.
Who We Are
We are team of industry experts who are committed to deliver superior results to our investors by helping entrepreneurs achieve outstanding outcomes for their companies.