Changing market conditions—driven by technology—combined with excessive amounts of capital seeking a home have squeezed the returns out of the broad swathes of the market from public equities to hedge funds to private equity.
Early stage private investments represent an extraordinary investment opportunity, but existing investment models in the space leave much to be desired. Manifold represents a new model designed to create and capture value at the early stage.
Launched Ten Years Ago, Manifold Has Three Divisions
Manifold Ventures invests in extraordinary founders and provides strategic guidance to our portfolio to maximize asset value creation.
Manifold Studios partners with extraordinary teams to conceive, build, and scale high growth ventures.
Manifold Advisory partners with enterprise clients to help them adapt and grow in the context of an increasingly disruptive economy.
A fundamentally better platform for disruption
Manifold creates, appreciates, and sells equity stakes in high growth companies, and partners with enterprises to achieve similar asset value creation.
We focus on value creation inflection points, getting in early to take advantage of very rapid appreciation as initiatives transition from uncertainty to measurable risk, and on to full validation.
We focus on investments that are desirable acquisition targets for enterprises because they help them adapt and grow.
We bridge the gap between disruption and enterprise innovation by connecting enterprise resources, data, and relationships with disruptive new products and business models affecting their future.
We avoid excessive risk and volatility in the pursuit of unicorns; our performance is rooted in consistent returns across a large portfolio of very high growth assets instead of a few outliers.
We maintain a full suite of expert resources in house to maintain our position at the forefront of market evolution.
We utilize a pooled resource model to maximize adaptability, talent utilization, cross learning, and opportunities for team members to achieve mastery in the context of an engaging variety of projects.
We leverage reusable code, systems, and processes to continually reduce costs, enhance our speed, and improve our quality.
We get our hands dirty both strategically and tactically to reduce risks and accelerate value creation, whether in the context of our investments, our studio, or client engagements.
We primarily raise capital at the holding company level to provide the best risk-adjusted returns to our investors, while allowing us to quickly adapt our allocations as market conditions change.