ICG sees the world through the eyes of an entrepreneur who is determined to build a market leader and transform how business gets done.
That’s because our team members have key operational experience on both the investment side and the business side of Internet commerce since 1996. We know what it’s like to start up a company and build it into a successful enterprise. We’ve experienced breakthroughs and made mistakes – and learned about the most successful approaches to taking a company to the next level of success.
We understand that this success doesn’t follow a prescribed timeline. Unlike venture capital and private equity firms that have limited periods during which they can make investments and defined timelines for returning capital to investors, we provide “patient capital” that gives you support as you grow your customer base and secure your position in the marketplace. This means you have a long-term partner, not merely a short-term funder that might seek to exit its investment at an inopportune time. We aim to align our interests with yours so that we can achieve a success that is mutually beneficial. And we want management teams with exceptional talent and passion, who are excited about continuing to build their companies after we become involved.
In addition to providing capital, unlike venture capital and private equity firms, we also provide a wealth of human capital to help you build your business. You have direct access to ICG’s team of highly experienced professionals. We take the time to understand your business inside and out. Since 1996, we have been effectively advising our partner companies with respect to issues that range from the development of business models and strategies to the implementation of key operational initiatives. We can also provide you with advice with respect to key back office functions. We are on your team and will commit to work with you tirelessly to create a win for you and for our stockholders.