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eFund is an investment partnership focused on early-stage investments in communications and Internet companies. We are experienced company founders and builders who have been actively involved in starting, growing, managing, financing and supporting high-growth technology companies. We have been engaged both in senior management positions, as advisors and investors. As investors, we have invested in over 60 high-tech investments in the past few years which have a combined equity today of over $20 billion.

We define expertise as the number of mistakes one has made. That makes us experts. We have been through the process of startup and growth, competition and change, financing, investing, merging and IPO. Not just from an inactive investor/advisor standpoint, but right in the trenches. Like numerous other venture groups, we bring creative funding to our ventures. However, two things make us unique:

• We approach investment from an entrepreneur's view.
• The profit from our fund goes to those who deserve it.

Imagine that you have a unique idea for a new enterprise. Many others have the same idea; some are probably executing it right now. How fast and well you deliver your product or service is key to reaching your goal of achieving the lead position in your sector. Imagine what it would be like if your financial partners provided you with the money and the advice, expertise and experience to make that money work. eFund does not just provide money. We provide business expertise.

Our Investments are our Partners:  We are unique in that we have one limited Partner who allows us to pick and choose our investments not based just on financial return.  Our involvement requires time and effort.  With that, our selection criterion is based on many principles, one of which is simple:  we look for partnerships with which we can have fun. This is key to us.  We invest far more than money in our partnerships.  We bring to our investments direct experience managing and growing national and international companies ranging in size from two to over one thousand employees.  Sharing this knowledge with our entrepreneurial partnerships allows them to safely navigate through the course of business.  This helps them avoid mistakes that others (possibly their competition) will likely make. 

 

In addition, we offer our partnerships support, ideas, a wealth of resources, collective contacts and the comfort of knowing they have someone who has “been there.” This ensures they find the right people to augment their own skill sets and experience.  In short, we can offer solutions to the challenges of rapid growth in today’s highly competitive and fast-paced world.

 

Profits go to people who deserve them: At the end of the day, the single-minded drive of the founders and management teams of the companies in which we invest will make their enterprises successful. Whether companies receive funding from us or from other sources, they can be proud of the direct relationship between hard work and success, and can enjoy the additional satisfaction of knowing that success will also benefit those who deserve it most. We direct all of our investments’ “upside” return to the Kirlin Foundation. The goal is to put $100 Million to work for kids.

The Kirlin Foundation, based in Kirkland, Washington, funds programs for children and education. The Foundation makes grants available to a variety of children’s organizations and educational programs, those with a clear mission and vision. Like venture capitalists, the foundation invests in people and looks for programs and organizations that give the highest return to kids. Therefore at the end of the day, all of the extraordinary effort, time and focus that makes our partnerships’ enterprises successful, benefits those who need it most.