About Wildcat

Founded in 2015, Wildcat Venture Partners invests in early stage companies leveraging key technologies such as: artificial intelligence (AI), augmented reality (AR)/virtual reality (VR), highly scalable data infrastructure, machine learning (ML), and the internet of things (IoT).

We are specifically interested in teams that are applying these technologies in the following markets: consumer, digital health, edtech, enterprise, fintech, marketing technology, and marketplaces.

Wildcat’s name is derived from the practice of wildcatting in the energy industry, where maverick entrepreneurs unlock trapped value by using deep expertise to target high-risk, high-return opportunities. Our investment team is comprised of former entrepreneurs with significant domain expertise building companies from startups into market leaders. We use our operational and industry experience to identify startups exploiting significant opportunities in high-growth markets.

While we will opportunistically invest in later stage companies, Wildcat’s strategic investment interest is in companies that are currently in the Traction Gap.

"Wildcat’s team is a group of proven investors and entrepreneurs who have personally and successfully made the Traction Gap journey and have led many startups safely to the other side."

– Rob Frohwein, Founder & CEO, Kabbage

Download a complete overview of the Traction Gap Framework.


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