Richmond Global is a seed- and early-stage venture capital firm investing in new and disruptive technologies in the US and across the world. We invest across many segments including technology-enabled services, digital media, consumer internet, financial technology, and online marketplaces.
We seek out BIG ideas that are unique and promise meaningful impact, yet may be difficult to categorize.
Our unique approach to venture capital is our focus on the customer acquisition model above all else. While technology and management are important too, we focus on customers because this is the aspect of business in which we can add the most value to entrepreneurs.
It's a fallacy that the best technology sells itself. Many talented engineers have designed "cool" products with killer features and turned them into the market only to discover that no one wanted them. It's impossible to begin building a sustainable business unless the product or service offered eliminates a consumer's pain point.
We're here to help you think through questions of product-market fit:
Many companies build something that totally eliminates a consumer's pain point, achieve traction for the first several months, and then fail to achieve the anticipated scale. Companies attempting to grow face challenges that can be broadly lumped into these three categories: adoption, engagement, and monetization hurdles.
We're here to help you think through ways to reduce these hurdles:
Some companies quickly identify and solve customer pain points, minimize friction (of adoption, engagement, and monetization), build a healthy company in the United States, yet stumble when they enter other markets. International expansion requires more than just opening new offices, localizing websites, and replicating existing business models.
With our global brand (Peter was the co-founder of Endeavor) and international connections, we'll help you to structure your international expansion plan: