About Napkin.com

Most ideas begin on the back of a napkin. We’re here for the next step in the process.
Investing in companies in Southern California and Texas.

Napkin.com is a group of investors, advisors and ex-founders with a passion to help entrepreneurs build their dreams. Our immediate network of investors has invested over $100million in dozens of companies in the last 10 years alone.

We are located in Orange County, CA and a bulk of our investments are found in Southern California and Texas. We don’t have a set industry or vertical that we focus on. We love to back great teams with a solid plan of action. We take a portfolio approach to our investments, so we are only seeking to help founders with a major opportunity. See this PDF for the scientific data to our approach.

We look to make seed and early stage investments only. We aren’t interested in a “friends and family” round, nor do we participate in major growth funding. We require an entrepreneur to have built out their MVP and have a solid go to market strategy.

We also participate in alternate investing, having bought and sold tens of millions of dollars of domain names and digital currency over the past few years alone. Somewhere along the way, we acquired the very first .com ever registered on the Internet: Symbolics.com


What do we look for? Well, we know it when we see it. Scroll down to see a great checklist for entrepreneurs.

Here we display a few of our recent investments. Our interests span many industries, but we love backing great people with big ideas!

Meta Saas


Helping corporations manage their IT spend.


Meridian AR

Creating augmented reality solutions to help companies monetize and explain real life situations.



The world’s fastest real-time multigame environment.


Car Blue

Helping people receive full value for their damaged vehicle.

Entrepreneur Checklist: What Investors Look For

If you are a founder seeking help, the list below should assist you in organizing your pitch deck for angel investors and venture capitalists..
•  Great founding team.
•  Investors want to work with entrepreneurs with a passion for their market.
•  Solving a big problem / big opportunity.
•  A realistic path to revenue.
•  Do you have a scalable and repeatable model for finding customers?
•  A clear go to market strategy.
•  Do you have an actionable plan for sales and marketing?
•  Who is your target customer and how do you win them over?
•  What is your secret sauce that other’s can’t replicate?
•  Is it defensible?
•  Do you have IP in place to defend your position?
•  Will revenue start soon?
•  What is your burn rate and when do we become profitable?
•  Do you have any sales currently?
•  Timing of the deal.
•  Is it too early?
•  Is the company ready to take off given the right resources?
•  What are the terms of the deal?
•  Is your valuation realistic and how will the funds be allocated?

Good luck founders!


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