Revitalize is focused on building, launching and spinning out successful SaaS and platform-based software startups led by diverse teams.
Revitalize is driven by the following core beliefs:
- Diversity starts at the top and from the outset.
- Getting to product-market fit requires grit & tenacity.
- Doing well while doing good is the future of business.
- Diverse teams drive greater returns.
- Traction trumps everything.
The Studio’s initial startups embody these beliefs. Our recipe for success is rooted in the General Partners more than two decades of experience as serial tech entrepreneurs.
We understand what it takes to go from concept through liquidity --and we’ve done it more than once. In fact, we are the only African Americans to have founded, built, and led two internet startups to successful exits by publicly-traded companies with the acquisitions of ImageCafe by Network Solutions, and Progressly by Box.
We are experts at product creation, and more importantly, at getting to product-market fit, the most challenging stage of the startup lifecycle. Traction trumps everything, but it doesn’t happen without first achieving product-market fit. Getting there requires more than an MVP, it requires an MVPPL
Our experience has taught us, that startups are a team sport. So we seek out diverse founders, domain experts, and occasionally corporate partners, to gain insights into significant opportunities that we can tackle together as co-founders. We improve the likelihood of success by bring experience, talent, capital and a deep network of diverse operators and silicon valley veterans to each of our startups.
We’re building out physical venture studio operations in two top markets: Revitalize Oakland, leveraging talent from Silicon Valley, and Revitalize Brooklyn, tapping New York’s diverse talent pool. Additionally, the studio benefits from supplemental tech and creative talent from a virtual workforce that spans the globe.
Revitalize initially plans to develop and launch 2-3 startup ventures per year. The studio’s initial portfolio will be comprised of 12-15 companies launched over a 5-year span.
Revitalize focuses almost exclusively on building software startups with SaaS and platform-based business models, it’s what we know best.
As a bonus for our investors, Revitalize’s physical locations are located within opportunity zones which provide significant capital gains incentives and allow each of our startups to qualify independently as opportunity zone business investments.