Ivy Softworks is a stealth Innovation Studio on a mission to build companies that solve some of the most complex technology problems we face today.
A BETTER MODEL FOR EARLY-STAGE VENTURE CAPITAL AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP
We're bringing together an A-team of early-stage innovators whose broad goal is to build multiple technology startups together. With our new model, we're able to engage, incentivize, and inspire those early contributors to stick with the team beyond the first successful product, instead of losing them to another company as they pursue their next challenge.
Key to our model is a set of incentives and equity structures that allow innovators to benefit in a way that compares to being a founding member of a startup, retaining ownership and upside for what they contribute. As a startup that builds startups, we uniquely provide that quintessential startup experience, with many of the upsides but without a lot of the usual costs or risks.
RESOLVES A KEY PROBLEM IN STARTUPSIvy Softworks was started to resolve a key problem in technology startups and the venture capital community: the loss of time and investment when a great team splits up. A few years into the growth of a successful startup, when the key revenue lines are established and values shift from risky innovation to stability and scale, the business can no longer offer early innovators the access, influence and impact they had when they started, so the team begins to disintegrate. This reality presents a major problem for early investors, who spend a lot of time and money building a strong and cohesive innovation engine around a core group of individuals.
ALLOWS INNOVATORS TO STAY FOCUSEDIvy Softworks' unique funding term structure enables our team to experiment with multiple big ideas, staying focused on developing the strongest of them without having to worry about the usual stability and financing risks of startups. As well, our Studio's unique equity model allows for all contribution to be rewarded equitably, which more effectively aligns the entire team to deliver on big things together.
REIMAGINES THE INVESTMENT MODELFrom an investor's perspective, their capital is better utilized by leveraging it across multiple ideas with the same A-team, rather than betting on just one idea built from scratch by a new team. Investors get long-term benefits by retaining the most valuable and expensive asset built by early-stage companies - great teams - while avoiding the usual time and money costs that come with every new startup investment.
WE’RE ON A MISSION TO RAISE THE BAR ON
MODERN PRODUCTIVITY AND COLLABORATION.
We’re working on a suite of products that bring together the cool stuff across your devices to play together nicely and make you smarter and more productive. We’ll be revealing more detail about our exciting new products in the coming months.