The entrepreneurial journey can be a lonely one. Blazing a new path is difficult, but we believe that our resources and decades of experience helping entrepreneurs transform markets can serve as guideposts to management teams as they grow and scale their businesses. Our firm name and key values reflect this resolute commitment to work in service of our entrepreneurs and their companies.
Integrity is central to every interaction
Integrity is central to every interaction with our entrepreneurs, investors, and team members. We are honest and direct – both with others and ourselves – and follow through on our commitments.
We achieve better outcomes for our companies and investors by working collaboratively
We achieve better outcomes for our companies and investors by working collaboratively to support one another to achieve goals. We have a culture where the best ideas win, credit is shared, differences are valued, and improvement is continuous.
Intellectual curiosity is fundamental to our approach as investors
Intellectual curiosity is fundamental to our approach as investors. We are always eager to learn about new market sectors, meet innovative entrepreneurs and understand the business models that are transforming industries.
Perseverance and hard work are critical
Perseverance and hard work are critical, especially when challenged with adversity. We know our entrepreneurs cannot be successful without the will to win and neither can we.
“As we went through the process with Guidepost, it quickly became evident to me that they understand how to work with a business owner like myself, who wants to keep running the business, but recognizes I don’t know everything.”
Founder & CEO of Atlas
“What I can truly say is, without reservation, that not only should [other entrepreneurs and founders] work with Guidepost but that I would be happy to work with Guidepost again and again.”
Founder & CEO of Lucid (exited)
“What distinguishes Guidepost from others is their focus on the importance of the CEO and the CEO’s vision…they complement it…they don’t overreach…they provide support and guidance, and they do it masterfully.”
CEO of Seniorlink (exited)
“Guidepost has been a very important part of our recent success. They were a great sounding board to discuss key challenges and opportunities, believed in our growth opportunity, and early on helped expand our senior executive team...”
CEO of Spoonflower (exited)
The Guidepost team prides itself on meeting entrepreneurs where they are. Our cultural approach encourages idea sharing, open communication, and a relentless pursuit of success achieved together as a team.
To support our entrepreneurs, Guidepost established its Value Creation Group ("VCG"). The VCG works directly with our entrepreneurs to maximize the collective benefit of Guidepost's years of operating and functional experience, deep advisor network, and strategic resources to catalyze growth. Our structured yet flexible approach identifies key levers to drive value and focuses the VCG's capabilities and critical entrepreneur-time on the most efficacious efforts.
Network to Code Adds DevOps Executive Corey Scobie to Board of Directors to Drive Growth
Network to Code, the global leader in Network Automation services and solutions, today announced that Corey Scobie has joined the Board of Directors. Scobie, an experienced technology leader for companies such as Chef Software, Akamai Technologies, and IBM, will help provide tactical advice and strategic guidance as Network to Code continues advancing its broad suite of network automation solutions.