Creating Escape Velocity
 
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Philosophy

    ESCAPE VELOCITY

    We live in an exponential world.

    Today, every industry is being disrupted by accelerating technologies. We believe that this a tremendous opportunity for organizations to be built for the digital age and create escape velocity. Meaning, we help organizations scale quickly and escape the competition.

     

    embedding Diversity & Inclusion

    We believe strongly that the best organizations of the future must be diverse & inclusive. The research is overwhelming:

    • Catalyst research found that companies with more women on the board statistically outperform their peers over a long period of time.
    • Deloitte Australia research shows that inclusive teams outperform their peers by 80% in team-based assessments.

    We ensure that our portfolio includes well-balanced management teams, boards and general human capital practices.

       

      OUR INVESTMENT CRITERIA

      Team - We are looking for established teams with deep understanding of their target market.

      Financial - The business is already achieving strong recurring revenue. 

      Leadership - We value mission-driven businesses that typically solve a pain-point.

       

       

       

       

       
       
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      team

       
       

      We've cultivated a team of partners who've mastered both the art and science of helping companies grow and scale. This includes leaders within the fields of M&A, consulting, law and real estate. The fund is led by our General Partner, Shawn Kanungo.

       

        Shawn Kanungo   General Partner   

      Shawn Kanungo

      General Partner

       

      Shawn Kanungo is a strategist and keynote speaker obsessed about digital transformation. Over the past 12 years with Deloitte, he has worked with corporate executives to better understand and plan for the opportunities and threats associated with disruptive innovation. He is on the ground floor helping organizations adopt new technologies, marketing strategies and business models for the digital age.

      Shawn shares his hands-on experiences through talks around the world to help leaders navigate change. His work and interviews have been featured in Forbes, The Globe & Mail, The Guardian, CBC and CTV. In 2016, he was recognized as Avenue Magazine's Top 40 Under 40. He has spoken at TEDx in 2017, and named to Inc's 100 Most Innovative Leadership Speakers in 2018.

       
       
       
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      CONTACT US

       

      We are currently on the lookout for great talent and teams to work with. 

      info@queenandrookcapital.com