We are Sprout Stage™ Investors in digital media and cloud services for both the consumer and enterprise.
The name "Walden" was inspired by Henry David Thoreau, who had some quotes that embrace our values:
"if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours"
"If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away."
Founded in the 70's, Walden has generated top quartile performance to its investors and built deep value for founders and management teams while delivering joy to end users in the consumer or enterprise markets. We care deeply about Founders and Management and work diligently to help manifest their vision. Our portfolio includes leaders in music, mobile, entertainment, media and cloud services.
Our target market is "Sprout Stage" Companies: those who have demonstrated remarkable products or technology. They have typically raised money from seed or angel investors and made audacious progress. After seeing a demo that catches our attention, we focus on the team and the 12-18 month plan to build meaningful value.
We seek products or services with mass-market potential take active supporting roles typically as first institutional investors. We have a highly curated approach to building our portfolios, backing small numbers of companies so we can focus our capital and attention.