We help companies with great products & ideas develop optimum brand charcteristics & distribution channels to achieve their revenue and funding goals.
Richard set up The Product Incubator (TPI) as an investment and advisory vehicle. TPI carries out a range of functions that, on a case by case basis, include
TPI has developed outsourcing relationships with wide range of branding, product development, manufacturing, fulfillment and marketing providers that can be tailored for specific products.
We help companies from seed to growth phase with a focus on revenue accrual (this allows owners to best control the future of their business) and branding across all aspects of the business. Our ability to outsource a large percentage of production and below the line expenses allows us to create the highest margins and net cash accrual attainable through the early stages of growth.
For growth stage companies, TPI is able to assist with revenue growth, re-branding, restructuring and sourcing.
We will sometimes invest in companies with whom we work.
Richard Gray spent 10 years as an Investment banker in London before beginning a new life as an entrepreneur in 1998. He moved to San Francisco in 2001 and spent 11 years in a consumer products company carrying out a variety of functions that included CFO & COO culminating in 4 years (2008-2012) as CEO. During that time he was responsible for a successful turn-around into the headwinds of the financial crisis.
TPI bought a substantial stake in Osloh in early 2013. Since then we have sourced a new line of products and re-launched the brand on Kickstarter in October 2013. Osloh will expand its product range from jeans, pants and shorts to other “below the waist’ products. It has a strong direct to consumer business, overlaid with retail partners and international distributors. The company is ready to move through a strong growth phase.
Tignum provides executive performance solutions to some of the biggest companies in the world. The company is beta testing a new delivery platform that will give consumers access to its programs. TPI is sourcing new distribution partners and helping the company prepare and execute their Series A investment round.
Work in progress...