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Hi, we're tiny.

We start, buy, and invest in wonderful internet businesses.

our family of companies:

Interested in selling us a business?

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.

The companies we buy usually fall into three buckets:

Why sell to us?

Venture

Huge valuation

3-6 month process

Founders committing to 5+ years

Terms that could make your equity worth nothing

Big pressure to grow to provide 10-100x return

No cash to founders, just money to grow

Private Equity

Full or partial cash out

3-6 month process

Founders locked in with earnout structure

Terms that could make your equity worth nothing

Intervene in operations and change your culture

Typically flip your company in 3-5 years

Tiny

Full or partial cash out

30 day process

Founders can stay or go, we're flexible

Simple structure, cash upfront

Company to operate as is, no change to culture

Holds companies for the longterm

Does your business fit the bill?

What we typically look for in companies we acquire:

• 3-5+ years of operating history

• Profits. A minimum $500k/year in annual profit, as high as $15MM.

• A high quality team in place. This is negotiable if the business is simple to operate and the team wants to leave.

• 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.

Sound like a fit? Get in touch

"Working with Tiny was one of the most seamless acquisitions I've ever been a part of. Fast, painless and ultimately respectful...something that's usually missing in the M&A world."

Josh Pigford

Founder of Baremetrics

"I was impressed by Andrew's very methodical and unwavering thesis to growing Tiny's shareholding in Buffer. They were very clear about their valuation mindset (different than silicon valley investors), and they loved our approach of being profitable (again different)."

Joel Gascoigne

Founder of Buffer

“I was extremely pleased with how smooth a transition the acquisition was for our team and the community. Zero disruption and a seamless passing of the torch to Tiny.”

Dan Cederholm

Co-founder of Dribbble

“Tiny means what they say. No hassle, no endless back-and-forth. If they see what you see, it’s as simple as a conversation to do a deal.”

Brian McCullough

CEO of Ride Home Media

"When we ran a process to find a new home for our Meteor business, Tiny moved at lightning speed, kept the terms straightforward, and didn't waste any of our time, which was very different from our experience with some other potential acquires. We're very happy with how our partnership with Tiny has worked out."

Geoff Schmidt

Co-founder of Meteor

“I’ve been through drawn out negotiations with potential partners before, but our negotiations with Tiny were a welcome change. Everything was agreed and wrapped up from start to finish in one month. Since we sold, Tiny has always dealt with us fairly. They take feedback seriously and act quickly. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them as a partner.”

Pádraig Ó Cinnéide

Founder of Castro

"With a transparent and straightforward process, we closed the investment in just eight weeks. Tiny has taken us to the next level by giving us access to world-class knowledge and top-tier talent. Amazing network, incredible people."

Hector Giner

Founder of Z1

“Once I got to know the team at Tiny, I could quickly see how being part of their family would take us to the next level. The fact that they made the process so easy along the way has been icing on the cake.”

Ben Moore

CEO of Pixel Union

Become a Tiny Scout

We need your help to find incredible companies! If you introduce us to a company that we end up buying, we'd like to do something amazing for you to say thanks:

Trip Around The World

We'll send you and a friend on a trip around the world

Dream Car

We'll buy you a freaking car, of varying degrees of absurdity

Cold Hard Cash

A big, huge, pile of cash, ranging from $25k-$200k

All you have to do is email us, say you'd like to participate in our program, and pitch us on the company you'd like to introduce us to. We'll confirm that we haven't spoken to the company in the past, and you'll get credit if it ends up going through. Just send an email—super easy.

Who we are

Andrew

Andrew Wilkinson
Managing Partner

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.

Andrew

Chris Sparling
Managing Partner

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.

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