AristoPartners is the “brain-child” of three former McKinsey consultants and Kellogg, Northwestern classmates with >50 years of Strategy, Operational and Financial expertise.
idea behind AristoPartners
When we launched in 2012, in spite of our varied interests and backgrounds there was one important thing in common: we each tried to raise money for something we were passionate about, but came up short. Not because we did not have great ideas, a stellar network or willingness to work hard, but because the traditional funding models were broken and not aligned to our best interests. These models required us to either:
- Give up significant amount of equity (e.g., >40% in some cases) upfront
- Share control of our company with others
- Put at risk significant amount of personal assets
- Or take on investors that offered little to no advisory on how we should grow
As a result we were determined to find a solution to the problem.