IDEATE capital partners IS A NASHVILLE-BASED VENTURE CAPITAL FIRM RUN BY MARK MCCORMACK. WE invest in early stage disruptive companies as well as HELP WITH marketing, strategy, BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT, corporate development, team building, M&A AND OTHER relevant areas. 

TOMORROW IS BUILT TODAY

THE FUTURE ISN’T BUILT BY DREAMERS. IT’S BUILT TODAY, BY DOERS. IT’S CRAFTED BY PEOPLE WHO LIVE ON THE EDGE OF CULTURAL TRENDS AND UNDERSTAND WHERE THINGS ARE HEADING before everyone else. BUILDING TOMORROW IS THE WORK OF MANY HANDS AND MINDS, NOT ONE PERSON ALONE. AND THE FUTURE HINGES ON THE SUPPORT OF A PARTNER WHO UNDERSTANDS THAT. AT IDEATE WE BELIEVE TOMORROW IS BUILT TODAY.

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WE STARTED IDEATE & CO. IN 2011, FOCUSING ON WORKING WITH ENTREPRENEURS AND early stage COMPANIES TO BUILD THEIR BUSINESS AND LARGER ones TO IDENTIFY AND EXECUTE ON NEW MARKET OPPORTUNITIES. SINCE THEN, WE BEGAN FOCUSING ON SEED AND SERIES A INVESTMENTS TO HELP PROMISING ENTREPRENEURS GET THEIR IDEAS OFF THE GROUND. IN ADDITION TO PROVIDING CAPITAL, WE LEVERAGE OUR EXPERIENCE IN STARTING AND GROWING COMPANIES, OUR EXPERTISE IN THE TECHNOLOGY INDUSTRY, AND OUR NETWORK OF RELATIONSHIPS TO HELP ENTREPRENEURS AND BUSINESSES TURN GREAT IDEAS INTO GREAT COMPANIES.

Our Approach to investing

WE HELP EARLY STAGE ENTREPRENEURS TURN PROMISING TECHNOLOGIES AND BUSINESS IDEAS INTO MARKET-DEFINING AND MARKET-LEADING BUSINESSES. WE ARE COMMITTED TO WORKING HAND IN HAND WITH INDIVIDUALS AND TEAMS SPREADING THROUGH OUR INVESTMENT ACTIVITY AS WELL AS IN THE OTHER WAYS WE ENGAGE WITH THE ENTREPRENEURIAL ECOSYSTEM.

who we invest in

WE INVEST IN SEED AND EARLY-STAGE TECHNOLOGY COMPANIES. WE LIKE TO CALL OURSELVES THEMATIC INVESTORS in that we don’t focus on a specific industry or industry segment. OUR THEMES TEND TO BE HORIZONTAL IN NATURE AND BASED ON AN UNDERLYING technology or MARKET TREND WE BELIEVE IS ON THE CUSP OF WIDESPREAD ADOPTION by CONSUMERS OR businesses or both. we love SCIENCE EXPERIMENTs but we don’t invest in them.