Founded by a group of driven individuals, FlatRock aims to invest in & advise founders who are working to invent new industries and transform the way we think and perceive the world around us. Our small team means we move quickly and avoid the bureaucracy that is present in larger institutions and are therefore able to take risks on brilliant people building great products. We believe in being definite optimists (as Peter Thiel so eloquently mentioned in his book) and therefore don’t invest (or advise) just for the sake of pure returns.
FlatRock has a solid understanding of global dynamics and it plans to use that information to build the future by investing in driven entrepeneurs who are involved in tackling the world's most pressing challenges.
What do we do at FlatRock
Making use of principled data and thorough due diligence processes we advise companies and funds to raise capital from a wide range of investors across asset classes all over the world.
Backing exceptional teams
FlatRock is a unique private investment firm that works by investing & advising in high-growth companies run by passionate entrepreneurs with a focus on transformative technologies.
Our work is based on fundamental trends in specific areas of technology and so we are looking for future-centric minds since we know how scaling works with all its painful pitfalls.
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FlatRock has proven to be direct, honest, and extremely helpful with its strategic advice post-investment. They make decisions fast and are thorough with their diligence which meant that they were the right kind of investor for us.
With its operational experience and network, FlatRock was an easy choice for us as a partner. For first-time founders, finding a well-connected investor is crucial and this was the case here especially because the team is kind enough to help at every corner.
FlatRock’s focus is always to make a company successful globally. They are supportive and pragmatic before and even after the investment. Even though they didn’t invest in our first round, they connected us to the right partners and guided us through the entire process.
FlatRock and Encore established trust rapidly and discussed our strategy as a team. Luqman has himself available 24/7, been instrumental in hiring new talent, bringing strategic investors and navigating daily challenges as well as counselling us during the pandemic.
I almost think that FlatRock is a co-founder with its roll-up-their-sleeves attitude. You would often see that investors protect their downside first instead of focusing on growth. This is where they have been different with their unique, no-BS approach.