About

Volt Growth Partners is an investment firm focused on building and scaling promising consumer-centric companies. We provide start-up and expansion capital along with operational expertise to build strong foundations for accelerated growth.

We seek innovative, high-growth companies run by exceptional founders and management teams who want a partner — not just an investor.

Volt does not take a portfolio approach to investing, we stay concentrated by making only 1-2 investments per year. This allows us to fully commit ourselves in achieving success for all our partner companies.

Volt is backed by a select group of experienced entrepreneurs, operators and family offices. Our flexible capital base allows us to make quick decisions with no constraints on investment duration and structure. This makes us the ideal partner for emerging companies that have embarked on a path of sustainable growth.

Investment Criteria

We look for the following ingredients for success


Investment Size & Structure

We typically invest up to $20 million – with the ability to commit additional capital through co-investments – either for control or in a structured minority position to provide seller liquidity and/or growth capital.


Geographic Focus

We invest across North America as well as selectively in Europe.


Company Size

We invest in small- and mid-sized companies with healthy and sustainable margins; we do not invest in pre-revenue businesses unless incubated in-house by Volt.


Business Model and Profile

Our companies have proven in-market performance based on differentiated, defensible products and services, and intensely loyal customers and partners.

Value Add

We partner with founders and management teams to drive growth, sustainability and value creation


Sales Growth

Accelerate business growth through pricing and sales force optimization, dynamic product development and enhanced distribution into new points of sale and geographies.


Margin Improvement

Apply industry best practices to realize operational excellence, including key operating metric design and benchmarking, enhanced financial systems and controls and supply chain optimization.


Human Capital

Nurture company culture and human capital through executive recruiting, board development, strengthened corporate governance and compensation programs to foster future business growth.


Hands-On Owner Mindset

Take an active, collaborative approach and fully align with founders by investing a significant portion of our own personal capital alongside our funds. Help make all key managers into owners of the business.


Extensive Network

Leverage our strong network of top-tier industry experts and advisors to develop strategic thought partners and navigate C-level introductions for new business.


Flexible and Long-Term Capital

Provide flexible solutions for business owners seeking partners to help with liquidity events, add-on acquisitions and focused growth capital.

Team

Florian van Rappard

Partner

Prior to Volt, Florian was the co-founder of SALSA SHOP, the leading Mexican fast-casual chain in the Benelux. Florian began his professional career as a Management Consultant at McKinsey & Company – during this time he advised consumer products companies and investment firms on matters of corporate strategy, operational excellence and M&A.

Florian received a bachelor’s and master’s degree in Financial Economics from Erasmus University Rotterdam and an MBA from Columbia Business School.

Anichya Gujral

Partner

Prior to Volt, Anichya worked as an investor at Valinor Management focusing on the technology and consumer sectors and Anchorage Capital focusing on the consumer and real estate sectors. Anichya began his career at Lazard Frêres as Investment Banking Analyst in the Restructuring Group.

Anichya received a bachelor’s degree from Yale University, where he double majored in Economics and Electrical Engineering.

Contact

We are always interested in opportunities for partnership. Feel free to contact us at
contact@voltgrowthpartners.com