Not all ambitious founders need venture capital.

We invest inĀ founders who want to lead profitable technology companies.

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Venture Capital is šŸš€ fuel, not everyone is building a rocket.

Some of Australia's most exciting and valuable technology companies like Atlassian and Envato Ā did not take venture capital. They grew rapidly by building products their customers loved, and charged from day one. Taking venture capital to expand is a choice that founders running great companies can make later on.

We're here for founders who want to choose their own adventure.

Share your revenue, keep your shares

Pick + Shovel invests capital into companies who can deliver returns via revenue share. We optimise for founders who think about profits as well as revenue. Cashflow positive companies are strong companies, we love strong companies.
You're in control

The biggest risk to any investment is founder burnout. Pick + Shovel supports founders growing their companies at the pace that makes sense for them. We have seen ambition grow over time, and we're very comfortable with founders optimising for sustailability.

Optionality

Growing a company is challenging, and we believe that the choices you make around the funding you choose should maximise the options you have. If you choose to run a profitable company, that's an excellent outcomes for you, and us. If you decide that the opportunity needs venture capital, also fine with us! We hope that by optimising for a sustainable, profitable company you'll have the best leverage possible to raise venture, if you choose to!

Support

You are who you hang out with, the Pick + Shovel founders all thing deeply about looking after their staff and customers and optimising their company to be sustaining. The most exciting thing is to be around founders who are growing fast companies on customer revenue, maybe with a little help from Pick + Shovel

Control is yours

Pick + Shovel so you have complete control and almost all ownership over your company. Our capital is returned with a multiple via a gross revenue share and a tiny 1% option in your company that'll only materialise if you ever sell it. Also, we have zero control of your company. You own you.

Founders First

The biggest risk to any investment is founder burnout. Pick + Shovel supports founders growing their companies at the pace that makes sense for them. We have seen ambition grow over time, and we're very comfortable with founders optimising for sustailability.

Support

You are who you hang out with, the Pick + Shovel founders all thing deeply about looking after their staff and customers and optimising their company to be sustaining. The most exciting thing is to be around founders who are growing fast companies on customer revenue, maybe with a little help from Pick + Shovel