Building companies is hard, but it is also highly rewarding. We believe that if you really distill the successful traits down to a few, you will be left with a refined list similar to this: Good product, right time, more capital than you think you need, a visionary leader, a conservative left-tackle, and most importantly there must be a great team. Not a good team. You absolutely need a great team.
We operate with this tenet in mind first. Covert Ventures builds companies, and works with and invests in great entrepreneurs. We have our own businesses and we identify other great teams to work together with as well.
We are investment partners and operating partners in many early stage companies in many sectors including:
Real Estate: In real estate we are operators, partners and advisors to US based real estate projects and funds. Today we are focused on Texas and Colorado projects specifically multi-family, mixed-use, and residential in Austin and luxury residential in Colorado.
Energy: We have founded and invested in traditional and alternative energy companies, including building the largest bio-diesel refinery in the world, and acquiring minerals and drilling wells in some of the most prolific shale plays. From 2011-2013 Larry Covert was CEO of a subsidiary NYSE traded E&P firm with a $3B market value (2012). Today we participate in in-fill vertical well opportunities in TX, OK, NM and mineral acquisitions.
Technology: In hardware and software technology, we have been a sponsor, investor and advisor for our own funds, several early stage firms, and advisor to family offices. In 2016 we created a fund with the family office of one of the largest social network technology companies in the world. We are partners with a serial successful Founders Fund entrepreneur and also a partner with the co-founder of the largest drone company in the world.
Social Impact: Our Social impact initiatives are some of the most important things we do. We are partnered with the foster care focused chartable organization called Ticket to Dream and OnBuzz, a Social Impact Accelerator.