We build exceptional consumer brands.

Who we are

Lykos Capital Partners is a growth equity firm seeking to partner with exceptional consumer product brands. We advise, invest in and nurture disruptive, consumer-facing brands with a technological or meaningful point of difference that improves the lives of consumers. We especially welcome purpose-driven brands, and teams who are seeking an operational partnership. Our partners have operated businesses ranging from start-ups to global household names and bring expertise in sales, marketing, retail, supply chain and finance. We are classically trained and financially disciplined and bring that expertise to emerging consumer brands looking to scale.

What we’re looking for

The foundation of our investment thesis is to partner with management teams that have a passion for their product and a skill set that supports their vision but who also welcome a collaborative partnership. Typically, our brands participate in large segments of the market and have a key, sustainable point of differentiation. They must have proven market demand and be capable of exponential growth with an infusion of capital and operating expertise. We don’t define our target company profile by revenue or EBITDA, but rather their phase of development. We support a brand’s critical growth phase beyond angel investment but prior to institutional capital or strategic investment.

How we’re different

The partners at Lykos Capital bring years of experience in building brands and businesses. We’ve been Operators and we understand what’s involved in scaling a company, from building a sustainable brand to building a flexible supply chain and from achieving profitable sales to developing an organizational design and culture that attracts and retains great talent. Through it all, we encourage a laser focus on the Consumer. We like to work with companies that have proven in-market success but are still open to solidifying their brand and company foundations. We guide founders during that critical growth stage when key strategic decisions are made that affect how successfully a company can scale.