venture studio

We start, invest, and acquire wonderful startups

We combine company building with venture funding in order to compress time, iterate quickly, and scale faster than we would be able to otherwise.

Our portfolio

We've made 26 investments in the past 5 years

We typically invest in 4-5 companies per year with an average initial check size of $25k-50k.

About Us

Seasoned entrepreneur with track record of success

I was COO of mHelpDesk, a B2B SaaS company that was acquired by HomeAdvisor in 2014. After mHelpDesk, Ryan was co-founder and CEO of PhoneWagon, a B2B SaaS company that was acquired by CallRail in 2021. I've invested over $500k into 26 startups over the past 5 years. There's been 4 exits with an aggregate multiple on invested capital (MOIC) of 4.09x. The current investments include 3 unicorns, including one company valued at $2.1 billion which we invested in at $13m (86x markup with dilution).

investment characteristics

We love working with passionate entrepreneurs

This is a people business. We want to work with exceptional people who are passionate about their company and have true conviction.

Differentiation

Our best companies have a differentiated product that solves a huge pain point.

Fanatical Customers

We love seeing early signs that customers love your product.

B2B SaaS

Tools that make businesses more efficient and help them delight their customers.

what we have to say

Don't take our word for it, take theirs!

We take pride in adding value to all of our portfolio companies.

I want every company that I work with to build an awesome team, a product that users love, and create a ton of value.

Ryan Shank
Founder at Cameo Ventures

Let's talk!

Whether you have a new idea and you want feedback or you have an existing company that fits our criteria - we'd love to chat!

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