Borealis believes that many venture capital firms have drifted from the industry’s original formula for success. Small teams of professionals. Relevant domain expertise. Identify opportunities at their earliest stages. Provide the right amount of capital. Actively support the work of world-class entrepreneurs. We have shown that this formula still works and remain committed to it.
Borealis succeeds as investors through a combination of comparative advantages. Our history as operating executives in the consumer Internet and application software industries and in the area of technology commercialization provides us unique access to valuable opportunities. We invest earlier than most institutional investors. We roll up our sleeves to work as founders’ partners who add real value to the business. We help build great companies.
Borealis looks to work with entrepreneurs who:
- Aim to create new markets or redefine existing ones, especially in areas where we can leverage our deep experience and relationships.
- Seek an initial institutional round of financing, including seed funding. We will invest anywhere from $100,000 to $2,500,000 initially and more over time as needed.
- Value active, high-touch engagement from an investing partner.