Investible’s journey started in 1998 when co-founders Creel Price and Trevor Folsom founded Blueprint Management Group. Over ten years, the pair faced all of the challenges of scaling a business head-on, exiting the business for $109 million in 2008.
The experience inspired Trevor to become active as an investor and advisor to growth companies, particularly in the technology sector. Creel dedicated his time to fostering entrepreneurship on a global scale, including developing the curriculum for the Branson Centre of Entrepreneurship in South Africa – a contribution that inspired Sir Richard to refer to Creel as “the living, breathing definition of an entrepreneur” in his book Screw Business as Usual.
The co-founders reunited in 2010, combining Trevor’s investing pedigree and expertise with Creel’s entrepreneur development and education programs. This collaboration morphed to become Investible in 2014.
Investible recognised early on that to support Founders to be successful and deliver outstanding returns for investors required a different approach to early stage investing.
Fusing the instincts honed as entrepreneurs with more than a decade’s worth of insights and data on what makes a successful early stage business, Investible implemented a unique approach to sourcing, screening, securing and supporting a portfolio of high quality early-stage businesses around the world. This approach combines the skills and expertise of a global network of angel investors, Club Investible, with our venture capital funds launched in 2018 (Early Stage Fund 1) and 2021 (Early Stage Fund 2 and Climate Tech Fund).
Since we started, Investible has backed more than 90 companies in 9 countries and 20 sectors, delivering investor returns in the top-quartile of all venture capital companies globally. Our investment model, unique early stage investing IP and data-driven approach using our proprietary Investibility Index continues to expand our global reach to identify high quality businesses and Founders in which to invest.