Empathy with entrepreneurs
Elysian Capital is an entrepreneurial private equity firm for entrepreneurial businesses. Unshackled by the processes and bureaucracy of an established private equity institution, Elysian Capital’s culture reflects the entrepreneurial spirit it looks for in investee companies.
‘We have an entrepreneurial culture at Elysian Capital, having now started our own business,’ says Ken Terry. ‘Very much focussed on management’s operational expertise we are not looking to invest in corporatized management teams. We are willing to back and support entrepreneurs or entrepreneurial management, with whom we can have an empathetic relationship.’
‘Having successfully built businesses as an entrepreneur I understand exactly what makes an entrepreneur tick - what drives them and what motivates them,’ says Dr Chai Patel. ‘Having grown businesses from two or three people to 18,000 people I know how to support management teams, how to get systems and processes right, and do that alongside the entrepreneurial drive, energy and creativeness needed by management in these businesses.’