Airspeed [air-speed] – noun: the forward speed of an aircraft relative to the air through which it moves.
Why “Airspeed”? The founders are pilots and because it offers a useful metaphor for entrepreneurism, business formation and success.
Three things an Entrepreneur needs to know about Airspeed:
- You must generate sufficient Airspeed to achieve liftoff
- You must gain adequate Airspeed to reach altitude
- You must maintain adequate Airspeed to land… hmmm… well, landing is never the problem – you will surely land – but in what condition?
We believe small companies can grow into larger, more profitable enterprises with the proper support. Through a combination of capital, operational and strategic resources mixed in with persistence and resourcefulness, Airspeed provides entrepreneurs with the best opportunity to achieve their goals. Among the unique assets we bring to companies are a breadth of contacts, industry support and direct operational experience, and a strong commitment to closing a transaction on the agreed-upon terms – uncommon in similar sized funds. Most importantly, we operate with three underlying fundamental principles: honesty, integrity, and open, direct communication.
We select opportunities in new technologies or ideas where our breadth of knowledge, experience and research provide an opportunity to dramatically improve shareholder value. Our goal is to help entrepreneurs, business owners, and major shareholders of companies design strategies that enable the goals of the shareholders, investors and employees to be achieved. We specialize in funding “Seed” to “Early Stage” companies and design 3 – 5 year timelines for a liquidity event. Airspeed also considers a variety of investments from seed to expansion and acquisitions. We provide the resources necessary to assist entrepreneurs, management and Boards of Directors, turn good intentions into profits and progress.