Ventures

We invest in Fundamentals

Purpose

  • Fundamentals Focused

    We focus on early-stage companies (typically $1 to 10 million revenue) tackling big consumer and enterprise opportunities.  We look for strong operating fundamentals – attractive unit economics, capital-efficient growth, and pragmatic operating plans. 

  • Founder Oriented

    The world’s most iconic companies have been built and run by founders.  We prefer to partner with founders who run their companies with an ownership mentality – leaders with a compelling vision for the future and an equal eye on the bottom line. 

  • Uncommonly Patient

    We are known for our uncommonly patient approach to building companies.  We look for opportunities to deepen our ownership in high-performing companies over long periods of time, and can remain a shareholder for a quarter century or more.

  • Contrarian by Nature

    We don’t chase trends or hot sectors.  We work from first principles, evaluating each team, company and market on its independent merits.  We avoid overfunded areas and prefer companies taking idiosyncratic approaches to solving big problems.

  • Purpose Driven

    We are privileged to invest on behalf of dozens of institutional investors, most with charitable, educational or non-profit missions. Serving entrepreneurs is a calling for us, and we prefer investing in founders with an equally strong sense of purpose.

Portfolio

People

Helen Lee

Helen works closely with the investment and operations teams, focusing on legal and translation matters. Before joining Altos, Helen served as an in-house interpreter and translator at Coupang and PUBG, two Altos portfolio companies. Helen received a M.A. in Korean Translation and Interpretation at Middlebury Institute of International Studies and a B.A. in English Linguistics from Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, Seoul, Korea.