We are the venture capital arm of the Wolters-Althoff Family Office.
Wolters-Althoff Investments, LLC is the venture capital arm of the Wolters-Althoff Family Office. WAI invests and buys early stage startups in the commercial foodservice equipment and restaurant industry as well as in the medical devices, services and software industries.
No Company Left Behind
Bob Wolters - CEO
WAI’s Family Office is different from other private equity (PE) or venture capital (VC) firms.
Like other PE or VC firms, WAI is well-funded.
The difference is that our funding is family capital. We’re not obligated to include or pacify other investors or to raise the next round of funding. We operate on our own schedule and with our own money to fuel the businesses we invest in with only a requirement of building long term enterprise value, even if beyond a 3-5 year horizon.
We’ve been there, done that—so we’re able to be hands-on when necessary. More than just financial capital, we invest intellectually with go-to-market strategy and overall entrepreneurial expertise. With 6+ successful startups between the two principals, we have the scorecard to back it up.
No company left behind—To us, portfolio companies are not assets to manage, they’re living, changing entities to grow. We’re committed to achieving growth and success in all companies in the portfolio.
We understand that new businesses need to pivot and retool as the market votes on their business model, value proposition and product offering.
We’ve never seen a version 1.0 business plan that had it all right from the start.
We are proud of our dynamic portfolio of growth companies.
No matter if it’s a great idea or a magnificent team of founders, we become invested with each of the businesses we work with right from the very start. Check out some of the great companies we're helping to evolve. Each organization started with a unique vision, one that we are helping nurture through market surveillance, process optimization, KPI analysis and a healthy amount of collaboration.