Helping and Investing In Rising City B2B Founders
First we help.
Then we invest.
“Thanks to the help from GrowthX, we achieved 250% growth, $3M of revenue and profitability!”
Julius Nyanda, HouseKeys
100% Focused on Product-Market Fit
We take the guesswork out of going to market.
We’ve sequenced every step along the path to product-market fit so that founders know exactly how to systematically grow revenue.
We’ve built a library of playbooks and templates to help founders avoid reinventing the wheel and waisting their valuable runway.
We gladly roll up our sleeves and work hard alongside founders to build meaningful relationships and help them achieve real outcomes.
Our Stewardship Pledge
AS AN Innovation Investor
We believe the venture capital community can no longer ignore the ethical and moral issues that arise alongside its investment activities.
The Stewardship Pledge, pioneered by the Kauffman Fellowship, is an attempt to respond to this need.
The venture capital industry can no longer ignore the ethical and moral issues that arise alongside its investment activities, from power imbalances, lack of inclusion, or conflicts of interest. There is an ethical and moral imperative for a proactive and affirmative approach from the investor community.
As innovation investors, we recognize:
- Our industry of innovation capital has the power to drive both private value creation and sustainable, positive societal transformation;
- Our purpose is to direct capital and expertise to create shared value by accelerating the pace of innovation through company formation and growth;
- Our investment decisions affect the well-being of individuals inside and outside of GrowthX, the companies in which we invest, our capital partners, the industries in which we work, and beyond, both today and in the future; and
- Our behavior must set an example of integrity and mutual respect, eliciting trust and esteem from the multiple stakeholders we serve.
We will remain accountable to our peers and to society for our actions and for upholding these standards.
Pledge #1: Good Faith
We will not advance our own interests at the expense of our investee companies, our capital partners, or society.
Pledge #2: Honesty
We will manage our investments with loyalty and care and we will report the performance and risks of our organization and our investee companies accurately and honestly to our capital partners.
Pledge #3: Trust
We will understand and uphold, in letter and in spirit, the laws and contracts governing our conduct and that of GrowthX and our investee companies, and refrain from corruption, unfair competition, or other business practices harmful to society.
Pledge #4: Integrity
We will recognize the power imbalance inherent in the relationship between investor and entrepreneur, and will not abuse our position, engage in sexual harassment or discrimination, or condone it in the organizations and communities around us.
Pledge #5: Dignity
We will protect the human rights and dignity of all people impacted by GrowthX and our investee companies, and oppose discrimination both within our investee companies and in the process of selecting investments.
Pledge #6: Diversity
We will promote a culture of inclusion, seek out diversity of all types, and foster a sense of belonging among all the organizations and communities in which we work. To further continuing awareness and action, we will participate to the extent of our abilities in open discussion and reporting across our industry as well as encourage others to do the same.
Pledge #7: Posterity
We will develop ourselves, and coach, mentor, and apprentice the next generation of founders and investors.
Pledge #8: Sustainable
We will work with our stakeholders to support sustainable inclusive prosperity and to minimize the negative consequences of our actions to the environment and society.
“Andrew and Max were the first VCs to have a vetting process that gave us a chance to detail the HouseKeys’ Market, prove our team’s domain expertise, and chart a path to “yes”. GrowthX makes me hopeful for well-qualified entrepreneurs who want to truly be judged by their capability and given an opportunity to build something great.”
Julius Nyanda, HouseKeys
"MXP Online has had a distinct and visible impact on not only sales, but investor conversations. We now can showcase our focus, market understanding, and sales plans to address our target market in a way that resonates with investors."
Anthea Sargeaunt, 2S Water
“We chose GrowthX as investors for their B2B expertise, for sharing our belief that success comes from customer revenue first and their stellar Market Acceleration Program. The team helped Contentools with their mapped out methodology applied to go-to-market, allowing us to replicate the step-by-step process to our own reality and scale.”
Emilia Chagas, GrowthHackers
“Our go-to-market strategy improved significantly throughout The Revenue Accelerator! We increased traction and generated a repeatable framework.”
Nick Chawaga, Robotic Imaging
"I have participated in accelerator programs in the past AND have worked in startup land for decades and I still found huge value in the program content and how we worked through our ICP & UVP to attain repeatable early traction. Let's just say I learned a few things by having a start-up coach + investor by my side each week for 4 months!"
Shannon Eubanks, RxThat
"Most other programs offer theoretical or high-level guidance. They don't get into specifics, which make it extremely difficult to execute. The MXP program is an extremely tactical, hands-on program that guides startups in a meaningful and purposeful way."
Serese Selanders, Solus Guard
"GrowthX has provided a program for founding teams that are serious about finding product-market fit early and achieving unnatural revenue outcomes!"
Josh Kline, Ground Game Ventures
"It was the best investment that I’ve made...we secured our first pilot customer!"
Amir Khaleghi, Curbhub
“One of the biggest successes was improving the emails we were sending out. By the end of the program, we were receiving a 75% response rate in getting meetings booked.”
Dan Hunt, ClearSource
"GrowthX empowered us to science the shit out of sales!"
Jeremy Burke, DryRun
“The combination of Alberta-based coaches and the GrowthX team working side by side allows Alberta to grow its knowledge and coaching capacity while also growing companies.”
Carla Otto, Alberta Innovates
“We chose GrowthX because their MXP provides everything founders need to develop revenue and find product-market fit."
Les Schmidt, BRIIA
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First we help. Then we invest.