Friendly and flexible alternative to Private Equity

What we believe

From my conversations with dozens of CEOs who've been through the journey, I've gathered a few simple beliefs for building and growing enduring companies that resonated with my own experiences, and perhaps they resonate with you:

1. Invest in people

People are the secret sauce that makes business work. Founders, employees, and customers are the best investments, and we believe in exceptionally developing great people.

2. Make founders proud

Companies that last beyond a lifetime solve problems founders are passionate about - from creating communities to enabling productive work. We do our best to follow through on that passion.

3. Build for the long term

We're data-driven and customer-obsessed, and believe in connecting the data points to build great products. We'll go for the right thing, not the easy thing, building a lasting foundation.
Our process is flexible, friendly, and simple

As transparent and painless for you, while taking the time to understand your vision, people, and product. We want to minimize disruption to your business and get to building again, not being stuck in the weeds.

Respond to you within
24 hours
Give you offers in
7 days
Complete diligence in
2 months
Grow company on
Day 1

Why Olympia North?

As former founders ourselves, we started Olympia North to become the buyer we wish we had. Olympia North is for founders who want flexibility and care about the legacy they are leaving to their employees and customers.

Your Competitor
  • Cash out on their terms
  • One of many divisions
  • Your name is the first to go among many changes. Large changes to team (reporting to a VP), customers, and suppliers.
  • Employees at risk due to "synergies"
  • Founder locked in to multi-year vesting contracts
Private Equity
  • Partial cash out
  • One of many in portfolio
  • Emphasis on cost-cutting, leverage, and financial engineering for returns. Risks for customers, suppliers, and team.
  • Employees at risk due to cost-cutting
  • Founder locked in to 3-5 year hold period for carry
  • Full or partial cash out
  • Our sole focus
  • Emphasis on sustainable growth and your legacy. Continue relationships with your team, customers, and suppliers.
  • Invest in and develop your employees
  • Flexible terms for founder (stay, go, or in-between)