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
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
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
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
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.
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.