We start, buy, and invest in wonderful internet businesses.
We aren't your typical buyer. We won't try to flip your business in 3-5 years. We won't mess with your team and culture. We won't lock you into golden handcuffs or push complex deal terms. We won't ruin your life with months of unnecessary due diligence. We won't renegotiate and grind you on terms.
We keep things dead simple. We'll make an offer within 7 days and close in 30. We started Tiny to create the buyer we wish we could have sold to. Here's a post we wrote about it.
You've scaled your business with real customers and revenue. It's profitable ($500k-$15MM), but you're thinking about your next chapter. Either handing the reigns to someone else, or partnering for the next phase.
You've raised some money and built a good business with serious revenue and maybe some profit, but you can't achieve venture scale. Your investors need a soft landing, and you want to sell to someone who appreciates your efforts.
You've got early employees/ investors or a co-founder who wants to leave or cash out and you want to swap them for a friendly new face who can add value and help you grow the business (us!).
We typically look for businesses that have been in business for at least 3-5 years, have significant profits (minimum $500k, ideally $1MM+, as high as $15MM), and have a high quality team in place. We are open to owners sticking around, leaving cold turkey, or transitioning out over time. We'll work with you to transition.
We like simple internet businesses that have high margins, don't require tons of people or complex technology, and have a competitive advantage that protects them from competitors. For example: A dominant brand, a large and loyal community, a niche vertical, or something similar.
If you're concerned your business doesn't fit the bill, feel free to send it to us anyway. We'll take a look and let you know within a couple days if it's a fit.
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In 2006, Andrew founded MetaLab, one of the world's top design agencies. After rapid growth, he used the profits to diversify into a variety of businesses, which today form Tiny. He has gone from working out of his apartment a little over a decade ago, to today overseeing a group of companies with over 300 employees and tens of millions in revenue.
Chris has been investing since he bought his first stock at age fourteen. Since then, he's served as CFO of MetaLab and other successful technology companies and served on the boards of many private companies. In 2015, he left MetaLab and partnered with Andrew to form Tiny.