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Exponentially Empowered Entrepreneurs:

those crazy, creative, resourceful, smart, hardworking and disruptive few that dare to dream big and build the companies that serve as vehicles for those dreams

We’ve been there.

We spent our lives building companies.

Now it is time to empower those who are just like us.

We do that with a combination of capital, limitless support, and a unique collective of global LPs who are highly successful fellow entrepreneurs. We channel all those resources to help founders realize their visions at an increased pace + increased success rate.

OUR FOCUS

The Exponential Stack

The Exponential Stack

We focus on sectors and themes where we possess distinct domain expertise and leverage that as our means to help entrepreneurs

LIFECYCLE FOCUS

The Exponential Effect

The Exponential Effect

Phase 1: Discovery & conceptualization, business model, product architecture, company strategy formulation
Phase 2: Product execution, initial customer engagement(s), business model creation, company strategy + execution plan
Phase 3: Traction, expand customer base, operational leverage, product hardening, feature expansion
Phase 4A: Operational efficiency, expand product line
Phase 4B: Operational efficiency, expand product line, market expansion and domination
Phase 5: Stability & predictability in business outcomes, progressive scale and growth

We’ve spent decades investing and working with teams across all lifecycle stages, from the very earliest conceptualization to post-IPO multi-billion-dollar enterprise. We find every stage fascinating, but our hearts are in the early stage, that vital juncture where the companies are still forming their core. And with the right entrepreneurial teams, we’ve proved the efficacy of partnership, a tightly coupled company creation process which creates enduring value.

The Team

Joshua Hong

Joshua Hong

If there is something cool happening, chances are that Josh is in the center of it. His passion for doing amazing things with the world’s best entrepreneurs, artists and thinkers is legendary. Outside of his lifelong dedication to building companies, he can likely be found leading a meditation retreat, running for long distances on the beach, hitting the yoga mat, or hosting his amazing Burning Man camp each year.

Ed Pope

Ed Pope

Living in a world with very few boundaries, Ed is always asking “Why not?” He has created, and grown, some amazing businesses with that mindset. He’s also created a “unique” (some say “eccentric,” but hey, we’re trying to be nice here) lifestyle – hanging out with leading scientists, great thinkers, meditators, mystics and gurus to try to develop plans to push out the known “possible.” Ed also has a “second career.” After he jumps into a phone booth to change into his Mountain Biker costume, he competes as a Professional in ultra-endurance Mountain Bike races around the world. And he’s not a kid anymore (supposedly!). He’s also pushed the limits of the “possible” in Polo, Judo, Dance, and technical mountain climbing on the world’s highest mountains. To blow off steam after work, he straps on his kite surfing equipment and hits the waves before going home to meditate, hang out with his family and develop more dreams.

Pat Wilkison

Pat Wilkison

So, there are amazing thinkers and amazing doers. Sometimes, rarely, one person is both. Pat’s intuitive sense of markets and opportunities have been the fuel for him to accelerate the growth for the world’s most dominant companies – Google, Facebook, Twitter, Baidu and on and on. Pat dreams-up these amazing growth trajectories while hanging out with his 4 young kids (yes, count ‘em, 4), screaming down the world’s steepest ski slopes or chasing his surfing passion with his daily “dawn patrol.”