Why we don’t sign NDAs

The best place to document software is in the code. In the same way, the best place to enforce confidentiality when raising capital is in the term sheet. VCs and investors like Shearwater don’t typically sign NDAs. First up, confidential information really...

Not all gross margins are the same

We look closely at gross margins (GM) at Shearwater. Think of GM as what’s left of your revenue after you take out direct costs. If you’re a milk producer, then your GM is likely to be quite low once you remove the cost of the milk, bottles and so on. Tech...

A portfolio company moves into Shearwater Drive

In one of life’s serendipitous moments, our most recent portfolio company Diffuse Energy has moved into a new office…on Shearwater Drive. Has to be a good sign. Recent Posts A portfolio company moves into Shearwater Drive Why we’re happy to receive...