Established in 2009 by Iain Shovlin, Guild Capital is an early-stage venture capital firm. The firm typically backs entrepreneurs as their initial institutional investor, partnering with them to offer assistance in formulating growth strategies and putting their teams together.
The firm also helps entrepreneurs with the development of their brands and the adoption of metric-driven management. Guild Capital is headquartered in Miami Beach and invests in Chicago, Los Angeles, and New York in the United States and Mumbai and Pune in India.
The firm prefers to invest in early-stage, technology-enabled businesses that are operating in the e-commerce, enterprise software, technology, and data science sectors. A start-up is required to be aged two to three years to receive investment from the fund.