Approach

Our involvement goes beyond simply providing capital. From the beginning of the investment process, we look to build a strong relationship that will underpin years of partnership yet also continuously challenge an entrepreneur’s thinking and expectations.

We have found the difference between failure and success often comes down to people – human capital. We invest in founders for the long term and we look to help surround them with the best people at the right time. NextStage integrates human capital into the venture model because our experience has shown that having the right people at the right time is the single most important factor of success.

We partner with our portfolio companies to help them recruit experienced, proven executives who complement the existing management team. Over the last three decades the partners of NextStage have been responsible for building some of our region’s most successful venture-backed management teams.  Our relationships extend to serial leaders and their teams, many of whom we have worked with in various companies over many years. We believe having this critical success capability in-house, versus relying on external recruiters, best aligns us with our partner companies and investors.  Of course, our partner entrepreneurs own each hiring decision and ultimately, when outside recruiters are required, our experience permits us to uniquely add value in any team building process.