Our background is in B2B SaaS. We love investing in tools that make businesses more efficient and tools that help those businesses delight their customers.
We want to see early signs that customers love your product. Typically that is seen with product usage, retention, referrals, and reviews.
Our best companies are first movers in massive markets and have a differentiated product that prevents immediate competition from gaining market share quickly.
Ryan Shank has been in an operator role at 3 venture-backed SaaS companies in the past 8 years. He's currently the CEO of PhoneWagon, a unified communications and analytics platform, a SaaS company he co-founded in 2017. PhoneWagon has raised $2 million in venture capital and is currently doing 7-figures in annual recurring revenue.
Prior to PhoneWagon, Ryan was the COO of mHelpDesk, a top-rated field service software company, which was acquired by HomeAdvisor/Angie's List in 2014 after raising just $500k in outside capital
Ryan has been angel investing since 2014 and has participated in 15+ deals. He has been published in Forbes, Huffington Post, TechCrunch, and many others. You can email him at firstname.lastname@example.org, see his connections on Linkedin, and follow him on twitter @ryanashank.
We've made 15 investments in the past 3 years and will continue to do about 5 per year.