Valuation is negotiated.

Value is earned.

WELCOME TO AN ENTIRELY NEW MODEL OF VENTURE CAPITAL.

Connecting.Works Sweat Equity is a Value Accelerator, a new kind of investor that invests expertise and time in exchange for equity. Collectively, we are a team of hightly experienced operators; entrepreneurs and technologists; founders with decades of building highly successfull companies, launching products used by millions, and creating billions of dollars in commercial value.

VALUE ACCELERATOR

Value accelerator.

Connecting.Works works with founders to create value and rapidly achieve their companies mission and key milestones. We are deeply invested; we engage hands-on with start-ups, scale-ups and in joint venture settings, strategically and operationally, broad and deep.

A FOUNDER-FIRST PHILOSOPHY

A founder-first philosophy.

AN OPERATOR PERSPECTIVE.

As a team of founders and operators, we deeply understand the challenges that founders face at every stage. Fundamentally, all companies are evaluated on three things – team, product, traction.  There are many startups with funding who still lack the network, talent and access to drive those three things at the fastest rate. One of the biggest challenges is hiring top experienced talent during a startup’s early days to help accelerate growth when it’s most critical.

There’s thrashing in all organizations at all different stages. Having great insight in all three tenets of a good business: people, product and go-to-market is what helps companies move through inflection points and build towards a trajectory of scale. Hence here at Sweat Equity, our work takes on a holistic approach that draws upon the collective experience of our tenured team in all these areas; a team made of individuals so rare and so cost prohibitive to hire especially during the early days of a startup.

BESPOKE

Bespoke.

We believe that every company is unique with a set of distinct needs and circumstances. Our model is built around engaging holistically at the most critical moments and applying deep expertise in product and engineering, go-to-market and talent growth, providing a tailored solution to help create tangible shifts in trajectory. We work in dedicated sprints with our portfolio as part of their team in all these areas.

PRODUCT AND ENGINEERING
GO TO MARKET
TALENT
INVESTED

Invested.

IN THE TRENCHES.

Our fund is built as operating capital to provide services. At the heart of how we invest is a deep commitment to the success of our founders. Therefore, every part of our engagement optimizes efforts to serve that goal. Our investment comes in the form of common stock, just like the founding team, and our stock also has a vesting schedule. Our portfolio companies’ KPI’s are our own and our responsibility comes in the form of tangible deliverables. And we believe that goal can only be served if we are deeply invested and in the trenches, working alongside our founders.

GET IN TOUCH

Get in touch.

LET’S TALK.

Need to get in touch with the team? We’re all ears!
Please feel free to drop us a line or even give us a call on (+31) 6 53 95 37 27.