- Our goal is to identify disruptive startups that can achieve a 10x plus valuation and return a high ROI for our investors.
- Product (or MVP) is live with client/customer traction.
- Annual recurring revenue (ARR) of $1M+.
- Already raised at least $500K (more is better) in seed capital.
- Follow-on investment allowed.
- Fundable team. 2nd time entrepreneur(s) better.
- Applicability of our network (the more applicable the better).
- Chemistry with (and abilities of) Founder(s) to listen.
- We aggressively invest in companies that are military veteran founded or have veterans on the founding team.
- We like to take an active role in the company either by means of a board seat or formal advisory role. We roll up our sleeves!
We invest in technology startups during their seed stage – typically their first or second round of funding. It is the earliest and riskiest point to invest in startups but also the most lucrative for those that go on to become big successes. Kelly and Craig have to be excited about the entrepreneur and business.
“Kelly wrote the first check into Bitium and had participated in every round. He is an extremely active board member and adds tremendous value strategically and operationally. He helps us find talent (i.e. Kelly introduced us to our most recent Board member – CIO of New Relic), makes successful business development introductions (too many to count), helped us close Polaris Ventures in our Series A and is a valuable and critical part of every strategic decision we make as an organization. He operates with the passion and drive of a founder, not a typical investor. I personally know many founders who have been backed by Kelly in the past and one of the things that stands out above and beyond any other investor is not only his ability to add value, but his ability to scale this across all of his investments simultaneously. Needless to say, Kelly will be a part of my future ventures”
“Kelly has been an incredibly valuable advisor to our company since even before Moonshots Capital invested. Introducing talent, business development deals, strategizing about new directions and making direct introductions to additional funding sources – there isn’t anything I’ve asked of Kelly that he hasn’t delivered on. We are lucky to have him as an investor and advisor…”
“There is one person that I trust implicitly when it comes to helping me and the business grow, and it is Craig Cummings. He has stuck with me through the tough times and seen me through the ups and downs of startup life. He is the first person I call when I need advice or to share good news. His success as an entrepreneur speaks for itself. I have never met a better person professionally and personally. Honored to call him a friend, investor, and advisor”
“I have worked with, trusted and respected Craig for 7+ years, as we were business partners in our first startup. Craig was the go-to guy and always delivered. I later got to know Kelly during our seed raise at Harvest.ai and immediately invited him to join my board. He helped me to think steps ahead with positioning Harvest.ai and was invaluable in helping me raise our $2M+ seed all the way through our successful exit. From Board management to acquisition strategy and positioning, I leaned on Kelly like a co-founder and he was always there with sound advice. Craig and Kelly are an incredible team and I will absolutely seek out Moonshots Capital on my next venture.”
“Kelly and Craig are a game-changing the force for any early stage company. Craig has been one of our most effective angel investors and Kelly has served on the board and been my mentor since the first day I met him 6 years ago. I’ve lost track of the number of high-value introductions they’ve made and the amount of advice they’ve provided on critical decisions. I don’t view Kelly just as a board member or as an investor – he is an ID.me co-founder because he is an entrepreneur at heart. My friendship with Kelly is the best relationship I’ve formed since entering the business.”
“Craig was my first business partner and we co-founded BTS together. He and I worked together incredibly well and achieved great and fast success, exiting the company just two years after having bootstrapped it. Craig introduced me to Kelly while we were operating BTS and Kelly immediately provided invaluable advice and support to us. I think the world of Craig and Kelly and am excited to have them as Olive investors, and, more importantly, as trusted friends and advisors. As an Air Force veteran myself, I am excited to watch them invest in fellow vets via Moonshots and look forward to helping them in any way I can.”