What We Do
Investors fight for deal terms.
We fight for outcomes.
In a market where capital has become commodified, our structure allows us to scale processes that result in more impactful capital and higher absolute dollar returns for all of our stakeholders.
Turning product leadership
into dynamic companies.
We drive immediate and sustainable commercial results. Our best-in-class commercial experience in key global markets allows us to validate product & market viability and identify the most effective growth path for our partner companies.
The INK Advantage
PHASE I: OPERATE
Commercial traction with partners (marketing, eCommerce, distribution, retail, operations, manufacturing
Geographic and/or channel expansion
PHASE II: INVEST
LONG TERM PARTNERSHIP
Minority or Majority Equity stake where strategic alignment makes sense
Other financial instruments considered
Who We Are
We drive sustainable and scalable growth by capitalizing on our deep operating expertise and cross-border investment experience to accelerate our partner companies in key global markets, especially the USA and Asia.
Our Board of Directors, Advisors, and Operating Partners bring extensive growth track records. We are able to drive immediate growth through our Tier1 commercial partnerships, best-in-class commercial expertise, and investment capabilities. Our ability to access A-level key position talent allows sustainable and profitable market leadership. We are equally comfortable driving the 1st $100 million as well as the next $2 billion.
LAUNCHED “LUXURY MEETS TECH” IN A TOP GLOBAL MARKET
Launched Tesla in a Top Five Luxury Auto global market, resulting in #1 EV market share. Developed & implemented complete ecosystem launch plan, including product certification, government subsidy lobbying, charging infrastructure, retail & digital commerce, marketing communication & key influencer outreach.
TRANSFORMED THE US MARKET FOR A LEADING EUROPEAN LIFESTYLE TECH COMPANY
Increased sales 8x, adding >$100M revenues and 8000 retail storefronts. Initiated and developed “must-win” telecom & CE channels with strategic accounts. Hired & trained key sales management. Rebuilt sales operations, enabling higher account profitability and increased inventory efficiencies.
ACHIEVED CATEGORY LEADERSHIP FOR US CONSUMER PRODUCTS COMPANY IN JAPAN
Increased sales +30% and category profitability +40%, achieving Top 2 position category leadership with leading margins in a highly complex market. Drove turnaround from Top 10 position in category and negative profitability by repositioning product – clear product benefits, revamped pricing strategy, localized marketing communications, sales force training.
LAUNCHED GLOBAL DIGITAL COMMERCE AND BUILT INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS FOR MID-SIZE US HEALTH & FITNESS COMPANY
Launched the global digital business for a US consumer health and fitness brand across 35 new countries. Built the European and Australian/New Zealand regional businesses. Established and managed sales, marketing, and supply chain partnerships in three additional continents.
BUILT ASIA-PACIFIC REGION FOR A LEADING US CONSUMER PRODUCTS COMPANY
Increased sales 3x in 5 years, adding >$1B in revenues by implementing successful China market entry and evolving Japan and SE Asia distribution models from distributor to direct- sales. Built Asia-Pacific region to 20% of global revenues from 5%.
MANAGED MANUFACTURING FOR FORTUNE 100 CONSUMER ELECTRONICS AND FASHION COMPANIES
Managed China-based mid-sized consumer products OEM company that specialized in lifestyle tech accessories, e.g. phone & tablet cases. Customers included all of the global smartphone industry leaders.
LED SUSTAINED TRIPLE-DIGIT REVENUE GROWTH FOR THREE CONSECUTIVE YEARS FOR MID-SIZED LUXURY LIFESTYLE COMPANY
Built the direct-to-consumer business of an established luxury lifestyle brand and grew annual revenue by 200%+ for three consecutive years. Led efforts to be a pioneering adopter of Responsive UX design that transformed the digital shopping experience.
DIRECTED THE GROWTH STRATEGIES AND IMPLEMENTATIONS OF TWO KEY PRIVATE EQUITY PORTFOLIO ACQUISITIONS TO ACHIEVE 5X AND 8X
Led the growth strategy and implementation, including executive advisory and organizational restructuring, for two key portfolio companies that within 3-4 years achieved a 5x and 8x return, respectively.
ACHIEVED MULTI-CATEGORY LEADERSHIP FOR US CONSUMER BEVERAGE COMPANY IN KOREA
Increased sales +50% in a 3 year period achieving Top 2 category leadership with industry leading profitability. Drove turnaround from flat growth with declining margins.
BUILT LEADING GLOBAL BRAND AWARENESS FOR A FORTUNE 500 CONSUMER ELECTRONICS COMPANY
Planned and executed a global marketing communications strategy leveraging key events, entertainment & sports influencers, top media, and social / digital.