Workhorse Capital – Growth Equity Blog

The Big 3 Growth Imperatives: Team Building Best Practices (Part I)

Bending the growth curve presents a new set of challenges for your expanding business. We recently touched on The Big 3 imperatives common to almost every growth-stage tech-enabled services (TES) business: Team: Building and developing your team from top to bottom Operational Scaling: Growing the operation and refactoring systems and processes to accomodate scale Demand Generation: Opening up […]

The Big 3: Company-Scaling Imperatives

If you’re the owner-operator of a tech-enabled services (TES) business that’s growing at over 20% and approaching profitability…..savor the ride because you’re flying in rarefied air. It’s not every day an entrepreneur “bootstraps” their way from the risk and uncertainty of the “fuzzy front-end” to demonstrating a strong value prop and product-market fit on little […]

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Workhorse Capital Invests in Datavail

Workhorse Capital is pleased to announce the completion of its first investment; a $7.2 million investment in Datavail Corporation. Datavail is the largest independent provider of remote database administration managed services in North America. Workhorse’s investment in Datavail is part of a $47.0 million growth recapitalization led by new investor, Catalyst Investors. New investor, Lumerity Capital […]

Introducing Workhorse Capital

Today, we launch Workhorse Capital. We start modestly, with humility, but with big aspirations. We subscribe to Jim Collins’ Hedgehog Concept, based on Isaiah Berlin’s parable of the Hedgehog and the Fox. The story of the Hedgehog and the Fox comes from a quote fragment attributed to the Greek poet Archilochus: The fox knows many things, but the hedgehog knows one big […]

A Pedestal for Bootstrappers

There are many ways to capitalize a tech-enabled service business in its formative stages. Angel capital and venture capital are frequently sought after, but sometimes difficult to come by sources of capital. Angel capital and venture capital are appropriate for many early-stage businesses, particularly in winner-takes all markets where an early product, user base or other competitive […]