Cava Capital is an innovative, early growth stage investor, actively supporting talented entrepreneurs as they build their companies through various stages of expansion. We believe adding value is not an option; it’s a prerequisite. We are experts in scaling revenue growth and are focused on enlisting the resources and connections to do so. Our sweet spot for initial investment is between $1 to $5 million for those companies that have demonstrated early success with customer traction and/or revenue. This usually results in B Round entry points.
The Cava team is made up of highly successful former operators and investors; a necessary advantage for investing at this stage. Since 1997, we have collectively invested several hundred million dollars in over 40 companies across the marketing, mobile, technology and information services landscape. Extensive operational and investment experience is the foundation of the Cava strategy, process and team. The Cava team is made up of dedicated, quality people who realize that this is about entrepreneurs’ lives and passions. We are driven to see all parties succeed and treat everyone in the ecosystem with respect, dignity and fairness while being open, honest and constructive with our feedback.
To complement our partners, we have assembled an advisory network to actively assist in deal flow, due diligence and portfolio company development. Members of this network have themselves founded, led, built, consulted to and invested in numerous businesses at various stages of growth. Advisors are also investors in our fund, and therefore motivated to help our portfolio companies succeed.
Marketing to the enterprise and ultimately to the consumer is rapidly evolving. Enabling technologies such as mobile, social, and e-commerce, enhanced by structured and relevant data, have revolutionized how marketers interact across those channels.
Re-thinking the Traditional Venture Model
Most of our investors are high-net-worth individuals and family offices, many of whom were successful entrepreneurs in their own right. We believe the engaged investor model is a huge asset to our portfolio companies and to our team. We have a unique Limited Partner structure with flexible options for investment. Please feel free to call or write us if you are interested in learning more about an investment with Cava.
In today’s economic environment, investing in quality startups is an attractive option, but there is a clear lack of existing funds modeled to do so efficiently and in a truly aligned manner. The economics of funds are often favorable to managers but less attractive to investors who deserve more transparency, oversight and optionality in their investments. At Cava, we believe a different model is necessary to provide investors access to great deals with appropriate risk/reward returns.
While there are many potential funding options for startup entrepreneurs, partnering with a value added investor is essential when attempting to build a high growth enterprise. In order to add value beyond capital, investors should understand and appreciate the challenges of entrepreneurship.