For Entrepreneurs

We get it... 

You've built something special here.

Just as importantly, you've got the desire and the motor to change the world with it.

There's only one catch: Resources are tight, competitors are popping out of the woodwork, and no amount of midnight oil is going to fundamentally change the fact that you could use some help.

Here's where Ringleader Ventures comes in.

We don't think of ourselves as a funder so much as a matchmaker, out to connect you with established Fortune 500 firms that could turbo-charge your trajectory. Our founders, and our partners, are not traditional investors. By contrast, we're proven entrepreneurs who've created and grown ideas, just like yours, into successful, innovative businesses. Given our background on your side of the table, we share a value that is simple, but surprisingly unorthodox: 

Success isn't about trading away your company for round after round of investment. The name of the game is, and always has been, developing a profitable business.

The secret? It's not so secret: Get traction with lots of satisfied, paying customers.
In our experience, the quickest, highest probability path to sustainable growth and profitability is to find a strategic fit with a big-time partner with an itch that you can uniquely scratch. Our business model is novel, but pretty straightforward: We partner with you, for a limited period of time, to tune up your business model, polish up your pitch, and ultimately, maximize your strategic relevance to established players who can help you change the world faster. 

Maybe you'll get acquired earlier than you thought. Maybe you'll land a significant strategic investment from a household name. Maybe you'll simply land a whale of a B2B customer, or a serious B2C channel partner.

In just about all cases, we think new ideas are at their strongest when they're addressing real problems, held by real players, with real pocketbooks. Drop us a line, and we'd be happy to see if there's an enterprise itch looking for a startup like yours to scratch it.