Welcome to Broadline Capital
Founded 17 years ago, Broadline Capital is a global alternative investment firm focused primarily on growth capital and impact investments in North America and Asia. At Broadline, we're inspired by purpose-driven champions — people of vision and courage — whose ideas can positively change the world, and who are ready to transform their ideas into the next industry-changing company.
When evaluating opportunities, we seek companies that are positioned to thrive as the world continues to transition toward an economy increasingly driven by healthy living and the pursuit of a more efficient, purposeful, and sustainable way of life. We seek category leaders and category creators that are reshaping their industry, and prefer highly-charged sectors where innovation, growth, increasing margins, or market consolidation are creating abundant opportunities. Successful candidates are led by management teams who demonstrate the credibility and readiness to fully benefit from Broadline's established platform, access to industry expertise, and vast network of relationships built over many years.
Broadline's transaction leaders and venture partners have spent their entire careers building trust-based relationships globally, and have led some of the most creative deals in their categories. Their collective experience and relationships combine to support Broadline-sponsored companies to develop to the next level. We believe Broadline’s current opportunities are among the most exciting on the planet.
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Broadline Capital's proprietary investment process is designed to stretch alpha at every link of the investment value chain. Our involvement in a portfolio company is frequently focused on supporting its accelerated expansion, product commercialization, or consolidation with compatible enterprises.
Broadline's multi-source origination process continuously replenishes a curated pipeline of privileged-access, negotiated deal opportunities (not auctions). We seek diversification across a range of industries, geographies, structures, stages, and market capitalizations. When selecting opportunities, Broadline takes a two-pronged approach:
First, we start with a "Top-Down" view to identify exciting thematic categories that are positioned to grow and create broad impact as the world continues to transition toward an economy increasingly driven by healthy living and the pursuit of a more efficient, purposeful, and sustainable way of life.
Next, we take a "Bottom-Up" view to identify category leaders and category creators that have potential to reshape their industry and whose management team displays the credibility and readiness to benefit from Broadline's established platform and relationship network.
We place emphasis on five core thematic areas:
Purpose-driven Technologies. Creative business models that enable a more efficient way of life and address unmet needs better by using Cloud-based tools, SaaS, IoT, Blockchain, AI, Robotics, Energy-Efficient Memory Chips, or Energy-Efficient Data Storage
Health & Life Sciences. Disruptive platform technologies that improve patient outcomes through non-invasive medical devices, pharma, and biotech innovations
Paperless Financial Services. Unlocking efficiencies and enabling financial inclusion through digital everything: Digital Payments, Affordable Credit, Alternative Credit Scoring, Insurtech, Decentralized Finance (DeFi), and Digital Wealth Management
Sustainability and Environment. Advancements in Electric Powertrains, Lithium-ion batteries, and Solid State batteries are enabling the electrification of everything: Electrified industrial equipment, electric aircraft, electric commercial trucks, and electric vehicles.
The Food System. Innovations that are enabling more Sustainable Agribusiness, Smarter Food Safety and Traceability, Healthier Foods and Beverages, more resilient Agri-Food Supply Chains, and more energy-efficient Delivery Solutions
We invite you to scroll through selected case examples below. If you are a Broadline registered investor, please click on the "Investor Login" tab at the top of this website for updates and reports from companies in your investment portfolio or to review a pipeline of new opportunities.
Health & Life Sciences
Less-INVASIVE Medical Devices
Founded in 2006, EndoSphere (https://www.EndoSphereInc.com) is a medical technology company that has developed a first-in-class, less-invasive medical device platform to treat metabolic diseases, including some of the world's largest healthcare issues such as Obesity, Type 2 Diabetes, and Fatty Liver Disease. EndoSphere's novel "Endo-Metabolic" device platform represents a completely new category of devices that is the first to uniquely focus on the Duodenum, the upper intestinal organ that is widely recognized as the body's metabolic control center. Endosphere's flagship anti-obesity device is incisionless, reversible and repeatable. In clinical studies, the device enabled Obese patients to achieve significant Excess Weight Loss (EWL) without the need for more invasive alternatives. Unlike restrictive devices and bariatric surgeries, which typically work against nature, EndoSphere's "Endo-Metabolic" devices work with the body by amplifying its physiological responses to food intake in order to help accelerate satiation, recalibrate brain-gut metabolic feedback loops, recalibrate hormones, and rebalance insulin levels. EndoSphere's patent asset portfolio is 100% company-owned and free from any third-party licensing or royalty obligations. EndoSphere has received numerous industry recognitions, including the industry's "Fierce15" award, named by FierceBiotech, which annually recognizes the world's most promising privately-held medical innovations. The original version of its anti-obesity device received CE Mark (regulatory approval in 31 countries), and an enhanced version has entered clinical stages of development.
Sustainability & Environment
Energy Storage Innovations
Founded in 2010, Powermers (https://www.Powermers.com) has developed the world's first Carbon-Free Lithium-ion Battery Cathodes by replacing "deadweight" materials in conventional cathodes (carbon and binders) with Powermers' conductive nano-scale polymers. Powermers' transition-metal polymers demonstrate higher catalytic functionality than pure noble-metal catalysts including gold, platinum, and palladium. The result: Measurable differentiation in both safety and energy storage capacity, as published in the industry's peer-reviewed journals including American Chemical Society's Applied Materials & Interfaces, and independently-validated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (C.E.R.L.) and universities around the world including the Center for Automotive Research at The Ohio State University (O.S.U. C.A.R.). Powermers' carbon-replacement technologies have demonstrated measurable advantages:
Safety & Stability: Dramatically reduce Thermal Runaway Risk, the primary cause of high-voltage lithium-ion battery combustion.
Energy Storage Capacity: Replacing "deadweight" components (carbon and binders) with our conductive polymers expands the resulting Active Material Limit, which increases Specific Energy without sacrificing Power, Cycle Life, Weight, or Cost per KWH.
Cost Advantages and Ease of Adoption: Our carbon-replacement technologies can be readily adopted by manufacturers' facilities without changing their fundamental manufacturing processes, while also enabling Total Cost Savings per KWH by reducing the need for costly solvents.
Our investment leaders are past CEOs and entrepreneurs who have previously founded and led successful companies where they created significant value and negotiated quality exits for themselves and their investors. They have spent their entire careers building trust-based relationships globally, and have led some of the most creative deals in the history of their respective categories. They understand what it takes to develop a business and align different stakeholders to a shared vision, because they've done it. Staying close to our roots as innovators and company operators, we love collaborating with an inspired management team and working together toward realizing a shared vision for the company.
Broadline's principals, venture partners, and investment affiliates have educational backgrounds at top programs and built their past careers at corporate giants within their industry categories and some of the most recognized institutions in strategic management consulting and investment banking.
"At Broadline Capital, we are inspired by champions – people of vision and courage – whose ideas can positively change the world, and who are ready to transform their ideas into the next industry-changing company. If you share our perspective, we invite you to join us. We look forward to hearing from you."
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