OUR STORY

THE WHY

Our own brand of investment

We started our firm because we believe in the power of people and ideas, but felt that current structures for capitalizing them were dated. They were too short-term, too insular and more financial-centric than human-centric.  As entrepreneurs, we wanted another choice – one more purposeful, people-first, and truly patient.

So we created Cue Ball as a more progressive investment model endorsing diverse entrepreneurs who take on category-defining and culturally-shifting ideas.  If our founders are lead actors in pursuit of positive change, our aspiration is to be their best supporting actor.

We seek that rare intersection of entrepreneurial passion meeting human perspective. Purpose and profit are not natural enemies, but instead can mutually power each other.  Our evergreen capital allows us to tak e on these ambitions with flexibility and patience. Microwave capitalism just isn’t us. Venture is most beautiful when early growth turns into durable growth.

We love, believe in, and stand behind this goal. As Eleanor Roosevelt once said, “The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.”

Let’s make big change happen together,

OUR COMMITMENT

COMMON VALUES, COMMON STANDARDS

To walk together we must share the same path that is paved with our core values and standards. Here are five immutable commitments we have made for ourselves and for you:

  • Cherish integrity above all else

  • Practice humility and self-awareness

  • Commit to a virtuous work ethic

  • Infectiously learn and infectiously mentor

  • Embrace optimism and suspend disbelief

OUR MINDSET

BRIDGING FALSE DICHOTOMIES

Purpose vs Profit Purposeful Profit
Character vs Competence Character-led Competence
Compassion vs Competition Compassionate Competitiveness
Cultural relevance vs Company relevance Culturally-Relevant Company
Principles vs Performance Principled Performance

OUR NAME

CUE BALL

A cue ball is both classic and modern, bold and understated.
A cue ball serves as a momentum driver and catalyst to propel things forward.
A cue ball leads and breaks the pack.
You can’t really start your game without a cue ball.

(Also, we already owned the domain…)