5Lights works with our partners through sleeves-up, elbows to elbows and hands-on collaboration to create iconic companies.
It Takes 5 Lights to Make an Icon
Iconic companies do not just arrive on innovation, hard work or large cash infusions alone. We believe sustained, significant growth, value creation and profit depend on five factors — five lights — all vital, that together unlock a company’s greatest potential.
What is your unique and compelling advantage; why is your product, service, technology and/or value creation significantly better than everyone else's?
Is your market ready, big enough, and can it support your owning the space, can you be The One?
Is your model its best; is it sustainable; can you scale, acquire and retain customers efficiently?
Do you have the big-A and little-a assets, whether IP, capital, credit, know-how, talent, tools, Wisdom, to make it all happen?
Is your talent in place and cohesively coordinated — vision, leadership, management and execution — in a culture destined for success? Does your leadership inspire excellence?
“Partner” for us, is a verb.
We believe in what’s possible. Inventing destiny. The satisfaction of a healthy pursuit. The gratification of a success that is well-pursued. We partner only with those that exhibit unwavering mettle, are dedicated to a culture of optimization and innovation, and are well-steeped in sound business processes, but unbound by them.
Not Angels. Not Sharks. Not Consultants. Partners.
Who Are We
We are a team of entrepreneurs, business warriors, clear thinkers, compassionate leaders, fierce loyalists, capital guardians and innovation veterans with the ability to catalyze profit like few others can.
We bring sharp minds, keen eyes, listening ears, fierce hearts and capable hands to every project. We’re passionate about entrepreneurs. Together, we hold the keys.
Our team extensions
- Capital investors
- Executives in residence
- Data scientists
- Domain experts
- Talent development
- Culture development
- 5Lights Capital
Portfolio and Affiliations
Our nimble team starts with our core group selecting the right engagements and assembling the right team of our resources for you.
The right partners for success in our collective process are management teams with these essentials:
- We love them.
- They know their business’ secret.
- Their value proposition can create a paradigm shift.
- Their leadership team is cohesive and shares a resonating purpose to ours, and a pervasive, propagating culture committed to continuous improvement.
- Their customers are evangelists.