Arroyo Bridge Capital Partners: A Venture fund with a twist

There is an article in the WSJ (subscription needed) abut a VC firm that is focusing on investing in start-ups for eventual sale to Microsoft, Google, AOL, Yahoo.

I think this is a great strategy. In an environment where going public in the Internet/software technology is so difficult, such an approach makes a lot of sense. This was happening in the networking sector (though many VCs investing in this sector where never really very open about it) a few years back when companies where being acquired by Cisco, Nortel, Alcatel and others. In the hey days of the dotcomm similar things were happening in the Internet sector.

The firm does not have a website (I think this is a good strategy too!) but I personally think it has a great idea and hats off to them for being so open about it. It is a refreshing change from the typical VCs who talk about how great they are, their wonderful successes and their hot new “Google-MS- Yahoo” killer investments!

Author: Pran Kurup

Pran Kurup is founder and CEO of Vitalect, Inc.

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