Hedgewood Inc. is a private investment company founded by entrepreneur and investor Jesse Rasch
Our roots are in early-stage Internet venture capital, with a focus on Consumer Internet companies. We invest in digital media, e-commerce, social networks, platforms, SaaS, online media, Internet infrastrcuture, gaming, mobile applications, and other web-based businesses.
Real Entrepreneurial Experience
Most investment company executives and venture capitalists have never run a company. However, we are investors who have been in the trenches. We have worked 18-hour days, 7 days a week, building sustainable businesses on a shoestring budget. We were successful entrepreneurs because we were smart with how we executed our strategies and spent our money, and we're smart with how we invest our money today.
The companies we founded as entrepreneurs were bootstrapped to significant scale and profitability. We did not raise venture capital. We maxed out our credit cards (and ruined our personal credit ratings in the process!). While every startup's requirements are different, we believe our investee companies should raise the bare minimum capital needed to grow their business. This preserves maximum ownership for the entrepreneur and encourages financial discipline.
Commitment to Winning
Hedgewood is built on a shared commitment to excellence, a culture that has led to an unusually high proportion of successful ventures. Indeed, a major source of our satisfaction is our working relationship with entrepreneurs who have the character and ambition necessary to build world-class technology companies.
Business Development & Alliances
New companies have a short time in which they must differentiate themselves and surpass their crowd of competitors. Because of our trusted relationships and experience with the major companies in our markets, we can usually greatly accelerate the establishment of the right corporate partnering arrangements for our investment companies, both domestically and internationally.