IN Startup-land, SUCCESS IS BINARY:
A BUSINESS IS EITHER A UNICORN OR A FAILURE.
WE TAKE A MORE NUANCED VIEW.
You've gathered a top-notch team. Built a great product. And have happy customers. This level of success unknowable by most.
Every startup journey is unique. The only guarantee is that nothing goes as planned.
Sometimes growth is uneven. Scaling proves challenging. Fundraising falls short. Cap tables get messy. Founders grow restless.
For these reasons and others, it can make sense to sell.
For sub-scale software businesses,
exits CAN BE Tricky
Strategic acquirers (big companies) want to see >$5M ARR
For financial acquirers (private equity), it's closer to $10M ARR
Acqui-hires are rare, and can lock-in founders for 3 years
We founded Triangle Digital Ventures
to give founders optionality.
We are entrepreneurs on a mission to acquire - and grow - great businesses.
Buy a controlling interest (up to 100%)
Invest in sales and marketing
Grow the business
We do not::
Purchase minority stakes or do venture investment
Run businesses for cash
Acquire un-commercialized technology