We identify companies from our extended network and know what we’re searching for, without deployment pressure.
We cultivate relationships over time with founders, engaging only when timing and circumstances are a good fit, and build brand around our way of doing business.
By developing a Plan of Record with management, the capital required and use of proceeds are known, aligning interests of management, board, and investors.
We look for opportunities that allow for better terms and valuations in non-competitive processes, with more control to build the optimal value-add syndicate.
Starting with trust, we structure the term sheet, control the timing, and help founders with the process of raising first-time outside capital.
We commit first, set terms, and want to participate in the round, representing our members’ interest on the board.
«Merlin was formed to be a trusted source of capital for entrepreneurs,
while also providing select few members proprietary access to
curated, off-market opportunities.»
Merlin in the funding ecosystem