What We Look For

We’re for

We’re for those who have the fortitude, work ethic, grit, and determination to turn their passions into reality. They see it, believe it, plan it, and then grow, learn, and optimize.

Entrepreneurial Do‑Or‑Diers

We believe all Do‑or‑Diers share a very unique and unmistakable mindset, and we created the following symbol to represent all of their singular characteristics. The rays of the Do‑or‑Dier intersect to form four diamonds representing the four absolute, always-present characteristics embodied by all Do‑or‑Diers. The resulting “V” formation reaches outward to symbolize ongoing passion and progress; it houses the final six traits the most dedicated Do‑or‑Diers also exhibit.

The Entrepreneurial
Do‑or‑Dier Landscape

There are many flavors of entrepreneur. Our favorites tend to be in the upper right.

Our Ideal Partners

We exclusively focus on partnering with Category Experts & Whitespace Seers.

Category Experts

Master an industry by immersion and goes solo when the time or opportunity arises.

Whitespace Seers

Follow in no one’s footprint and seize opportunity by launching a product in an empty space.

What We Look For

Whitespace Seers and Category Experts understand their audience with such clarity because they either are the audience or have worked in the industry for such a substantial amount of time it’s become second nature. As a result, they know their audience’s need, their pain, and most importantly the opportunity before the rest of the world can see it.

These Whitespace Seers and Category Experts tend to exist in two very specific ways. They are either highly creative and simply need financial and operational support or they are experienced operators and financial minds seeking creative, go-to-market and branding support.

Meet the Machine

We want to connect with early stage startups and Entrepreneurial Do‑or‑Diers that share our obsession for combining passion with profit. Please complete the following form to the best of your ability, and we'll be in touch if we think you're a good fit.

Specifically, we’d like to know the following:

  1. What industry does your idea/company fall within?
  2. How would you define your product offering? What is its profit margin?
  3. What is your market size, your addressable market, and your opportunity size?

Specifically, we’d like to know the following:

  1. How did your business come to be? What’s your origin story?
  2. What’s your one sentence pitch line? What do you do that no one else does? What is your unique selling proposition?
  3. How do you define your target audience?
  4. Who are your top 3 competitors?
  5. What does success look like to you? For example, do you want to be a small, core brand with a devout following? Do you want to be an authentic brand, but mass in terms of distribution and product? Do you want to build a company and exit in 3-5 years? Any and all answers are welcomed.
  6. Do you have the ability to scale beyond $20MM in revenue in fewer than three years?
  7. Do you have an intended buyer in mind?

Specifically, we’d like to know the following:

  1. What characteristics do you share with either Whitespace Seers or Category Experts?
  2. Explain how you're disrupting the market.

Specifically, we’d like to know the following:

  1. List out everyone on your leadership team and provide links to their LinkedIn pages.
  2. Do you have any advisors in place? If so, who?

Specifically, please list the following in order of priority:

  1. Funding (Specify what type of capital you’re looking for)
  2. Engineering/Mentoring
  3. Connections/Network Access
  4. Demand Generation/Brand Ambassadorship
  5. Acceleration/Growth
  6. Other (Specify ______________ )
To complete your submission, check the box demonstrating you’ve read and agree to our Terms of idea submission.

Terms of Idea Submission
Dyrdek will use your submission solely for the purpose of assessing a business relationship with you. You acknowledge in submitting to Dyrdek that no relationship is created with Dyrdek and that Dyrdek has no obligation to you. You further acknowledge that Dyrdek may already be engaged, or may engage in the future, in similar business or the same business that you have proposed.