What we’re best at is building companies.
There’s an art and science to growing a company, and it’s a process made easier with partners who’ve successfully done it before. Building great companies requires more than capital. We understand entrepreneurs because we are entrepreneurs.
We invest our own capital and resources in hand-selected Founder-led companies with the goal to nurture lasting businesses. We take pride in being highly responsive, creative and flexible as we address a Founder’s unique capital requirements, their need for business expertise, and their desire to preserve their ownership equity. Founders come with their vision, and we help them refine that vision to align with the market opportunity to maximize their chance for success.
Michael Prendergast, Founder & Chairman
Mike began creating companies in Colorado nearly 30 years ago, and today Infinite Peaks Holdings, a private venture holding and investment company, has a portfolio of companies that include those Mike has built that span data analytics, energy, SaaS, real estate, and sustainable renewable energies. He has a record of building companies that get to profitability fast and thrive for decades.
His goal for IPH is to forge lasting, mutually beneficial relationships that go well beyond a typical investor-startup relationship. He and his team work as trusted partners alongside Founders to help them find their path to early profits and long-term value. A many times over new Founder himself, he values preserving a Founder’s equity ownership and building a company that endures.
His success allows Mike to pay it forward and foster entrepreneurialism in Colorado. He has been a Techstars mentor and NREL panelist. He is the former President of the board of The Crisis Center, which supports victims of domestic violence and advocates for prevention education. Mike earned a B.S. in Aerospace Engineering from Iowa State University. He lives in Denver, Colorado and has two grown children. His passions are broad, from golf and wine, to songwriting and Jeeping Colorado’s challenging mountain passes.
Hustle, grind, sacrifice, repeat.
As a Founder, you remember when the light bulb went on. You took a leap and breathed life into your company by any means possible, investing time, sweat and money. We, too, are business builders who’ve started, scaled, and led companies. Today IPH has a portfolio of wholly owned companies conceived and grown by our Founder that are thriving under the IPH umbrella, and many more companies for whom we are trusted partners.
What we look for.
We’re not for everyone, but neither should you be. We want to partner with authentic Founders who are subject matter experts in their field and have unique insight into a hidden opportunity that’s ready to be seized. Our kind of people are inspired people with bold ideas who dare to create new a new way of doing something. They’re called entrepreneurs.
We help entrepreneurs get where they want to go.
On our best days we help people we care about make their vision a reality. That’s why we do this, and why we love what we do.
Our Approach Empowers Entrepreneurs
The first steps in building a successful venture are building a financial foundation designed to fuel your vision while preserving as much of your equity as possible, surrounding yourself with the right people, and getting solid business systems in place that can scale as you grow. These are our goals too when we partner with a Founder.
Fund your vision while preserving ownership
Founders often don’t know about all the finance options at-hand. We can identify the right financial solution to fit your company’s needs – our goal is to help a Founder access the funds you need to build a solid financial foundation while keeping a larger ownership stake in your company.
We consider all financial tools available – including venture debt, equity, and asset-based lending – that align with the optimal financial structure for your company. We’re not VC’s looking to build out our portfolio, we intend to be your partner for the long haul – so getting it right is critical.
Streamlined operations to keep focus on what matters
IPH provides practical, real-world business expertise that spans finance, operations, sales and marketing, business planning, and organizational development.
IPH saw a pervasive obstacle for young companies – getting sound business processes in place. That’s why we created IPH’s Business Support and Technical Services – to give a Founder a single-source solution for operating a lean business. You have access to cost-efficient shared services including turnkey office space, IT admin, accounting, marketing, software development, recruiting, fractional C-level leadership, and more. IPH and our network of experts can support you as your company grows.
The best way to predict your future is to create it”
There’s no greater tool than business ownership to develop individual growth and discover your highest potential. We want to inspire, challenge and validate entrepreneur Founders on their Entrepreneur’s Journey. We’ve climbed the mountain and achieved our own success as entrepreneurs and now we want to help others achieve theirs.