We build, buy and operate businesses.
Mudbrick Capital is stewarded by husband and wife team Mike & Claire Boyd. It began as the private holding company for various Boyd family interests before evolving into a more sophisticated investment company.
The name Mudbrick is inspired by where our family journey began together the day Mike proposed to Claire at Mudbrick Vineyard on Waiheke Island, New Zealand. Our diamond shaped logo represents the lifelong partnership that was formed that day and reminds us to remain focused on the very long term.
*We have no affiliation with Mudbrick Vineyard but we're great fans of their Pinot Noir.
We’re Australian’s who lived across Asia for a decade with investment exposure across the USA, UK, Hong Kong, Singapore, Australia and New Zealand.
We live and work in the Asia Pacific region and hold interests globally.
Mudbrick Capital seeks to invest in alternative assets including private equity (Small to Medium Businesses), cash-flowing digital businesses (Micro PE) and occasionally in our friend's companies and investment funds.
We’d love to hear from you.
Please reach out if you have an interesting deal to discuss.
Micro Private Equity
Mudbrick Capital is a micro private equity firm using permanent capital to buy digital assets that we hold with no intention of selling.
We buy, own & operate profitable digital businesses & assets:
Software as a Service (SaaS)Apps & Web AppsOnline CoursesPlug-insMembership Sites & more
Whether you're looking to:
take some chips off the table by selling a minority piece of a profitable digital business which you still control; orexit entirely and move on to your next project,
you can have confidence knowing that we'll take good care of "your baby" and continue to nurture its growth.
Easy exits for bootstrappers, self-funded companies, and profitability-focused founders.
> $500,000 per year in Net Profit / SDEPrivately owned and closely heldDigital assets, software, services or consumable downloads only (no physical ecommerce products, drop shipping or Amazon FBA)A willingness to sell some or all of the equity to a new owner who will continue to nurture your business and your team
What to expect when interacting with us:
We’re entrepreneurs working with entrepreneursWe speak your languageWe make it easyWe move fast and communicate clearly, including a “fast no” if it’s not for usWe’re human, we won’t bore you with VC/ financial jargonWe pay reasonable and fair prices based on Net ProfitWe will connect you to others more appropriate if you’re not the right fit for us
THINGS WE BELIEVE IN
At Mudbrick Capital, we view the world a little differently to a lot of the tech industry.
We believe in building real businesses, that serve real needs and make real cash from happy customers.We believe in slow sustainable growth and building things we are proud to own forever.We believe boring is beautiful and delivering a great product for our customers day in & day out is what drives us.
|Mudbrick's view||Popular VC view|
|Grow sustainably||Blitz Scaling|
|No VC||Venture backed|
|Own companies forever||Raise rounds, scale and exit via IPO|
|Grow sustainably, employ great people for a long time, contribute to our industries, families and communities. Reinvest to grow.||Load up on debt, slash expenses and massage the numbers to flip the company for the largest possible exit and move on.|
|Hire great people from all over the world.||Only hire top talent in San Francisco.|
|Work reasonable hours from wherever you like. Eat meals with your family. See the world.||Work from head office with free food, ping pong tables and other perks to keep you working long and late.|
|$100k, $1M, or $5M per year in owner earnings buys an awful lot of freedom, lifestyle and opportunity when you own the whole pie.||Unicorn or nothing.|
|Enjoy the wealth, rewards and freedom that comes from owning high quality, private, cash flowing companies.||Become the next Zuck, Travis or Bezos.|
|Happy customers, word of mouth and quality content generation keep us here year after year.||Paid acquisition via Google & FB advertising using investors funds is rocket fuel for our startup.|
|Profitability is the core measure of our success.||“We’re not yet profitable and it’s not our focus right now…”|
|Celebrate raising receipts of cash from real customers.||Celebrate raising rounds of investment from investors.|
Small to Medium Businesses
Mudbrick Capital is a private equity firm using permanent capital to buy Small to Medium Businesses (SMBs) that we hold with no intention of selling.
Family Business Transitions - we work business families to assist with the transition of businesses and other assets to the next generation.Family Business Partnerships - we partner with family business owners who lack a qualified or interested successor, to co-own and operate their business and steward it for the benefit of their next generation.Small to Medium Businesses - we seek to acquire high quality, low growth and profitable SMBs with sustainable characteristics.
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