Flyover Partners is Matt Galligan and Shane Mac — two founders who grew up in Central Illinois and have started, sold, advised, and invested in many companies.
In the Midwest, we grew up learning that all you have is your word and a handshake is as good as gold. That's the way we believe business should be. We love being from a “flyover state.”
The connected world we live in today is much like a small town. All you have is your word and a handshake. Being on the ground in San Francisco allows us to discover and build relationships with the best founders before the rest of the world knows about them. That's what we do.
Consumer mobile is what we know and invest in. It's the area we can help with the most and we understand better than anything else. Moreover, the phones in our pockets now reach billions of people and we believe the opportunity to be bigger than any market we've ever seen before.
That said, beyond expertise and perspective, we want to be a founder's first call and be helpful however they see fit. We want to be right there alongside founders as they make difficult product and company decisions, informed by our time as operators. We want to be the person the founders call to have a drink and share the hard stuff.We aren't typical investors in any sense, we are founders who happen to invest.
To hear how we think about consumer mobile products, here's some articles we've written in the earlier days of these companies:
TapTalk (investor): http://write.shanemac.me/taptalk
Loup (investor): http://loup.limo