At RRE we look for credible teams executing against incredible ideas. While our investment decisions are based on many factors, we tend to focus on three main criteria when evaluating a new opportunity.
Team: Category-defining companies are founded by exceptional teams with the relentless spirit and passion necessary for extraordinary execution. Our companies founders have a deep affinity for the problem they want to solve or the experience they wish to create. This can take several forms, including deep industry expertise, successful prior ventures, demonstrated drive, or all the above.
Product: Great teams tend to create great products. That said, we believe that new companies need to create products that are more than incrementally better than existing solutions. Our companies build products that are impossible to ignore. Truly amazing product is what distinguishes a technology company from numerous other would-be disruptors.
Market: There are many large industries. Only some are ripe for disruption. Similarly, there are many bold ideas for new market categories but only certain moments when these categories can actually emerge. We look at structural and competitive landscapes while harnessing our experience working with the world’s largest corporations to determine whether a market is large, growing, and able to change. We invest in businesses disrupting such markets.