Sometimes 5 years isn’t long enough to change the world

Venture capital works for some but not for all. We provide permanent capital so determined companies can build for the long haul.

BuildGroup’s Modern Business Model Focus

 

Lanham Napier

Co-Founder & CEO, BuildGroup

Lanham leads a team of operators who provide permanent capital to Modern Business Model companies, leveraging the power of AI, subscription revenue, and network effects.

 

Alex Collmer

Co-Founder & CEO, VidMob

Alex co-founded VidMob to provide “intelligent creative” to advertisers, employing Modern Business Model principles to transform digital media.

 

Barry Libert

Co-Founder & CEO, AIMatters

Barry and his AIMatters team help traditional companies transform into Modern Business Models.

BuildGroup.

A better way to build.

Five-year horizons are designed for investor exits, not for leadership teams to achieve their full potential. Emerging software companies deserve investors who are committed to the long climb to greatness.

Progress in tech rarely happens according to schedule, so leadership teams need the latitude to make course corrections and experiment with asymmetric product bets.  Short runways lead to reactive reasoning, bad product thinking and missed opportunities.

BuildGroup is a software holding company that exclusively invests in founders and senior teams who have the grit to play the long game. Our model optimizes for the long term so founders can focus on building a great company instead of raising the next round. Our typical investment is a minority position in a software company that is preparing for major growth.

Permanent capital and pragmatic coaching

The best software companies endure for decades. We provide permanent capital so companies can achieve their potential.

We have a massive chunk of our net worth invested in our company, just like the entrepreneurs and teams we back. This alignment means we’ll do all we can to assist you and your team to build your company, and we won’t advise you to take silly risks and waste money. We will succeed or fail together.

We understand the challenges of building a great company, and would love to share what we’ve learned. As we work with you, we’ll bring our experience to your team in a pragmatic way to help you grow and succeed.

A new model for building

Every company deserves investors committed to the long term. Too many startups waste precious time running through multiple funding rounds to allow short term investors to exit. Our model provides permanent capital so leadership teams can focus on building great companies.

For us, greatness lives at the intersection of people, product, customer, culture and business model. We’re obsessed with providing pragmatic coaching to help leadership teams and companies pursue greatness. If we invest in your company, that means you’re one of the ambitiously humble ones, and we will back you with everything we’ve got.

Permanent capital and pragmatic coaching

The best software companies endure for decades. We provide permanent capital so companies can achieve their potential.

We have a massive chunk of our net worth invested in our company, just like the entrepreneurs and teams we back. This alignment means we’ll do all we can to assist you and your team to build your company, and we won’t advise you to take silly risks and waste money. We will succeed or fail together.

We understand the challenges of building a great company, and would love to share our entrepreneurial scars. As we work with you, we’ll bring our experience to your team in a pragmatic way to help you grow and succeed.

A new model for building

Every company deserves investors committed to the long term. Too many startups waste precious time running through multiple funding rounds to allow short term investors to exit. Our model provides permanent capital so leadership teams can focus on building great companies.

For us, greatness lives at the intersection of people, product, customer, culture and business model. We’re obsessed with providing pragmatic coaching to help leadership teams and companies pursue greatness. If we invest in your company, that means you’re one of the ambitiously humble ones, and we will back you with everything we’ve got.

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