DRD Capital is a team of experienced investors who have spent the past 20 years building and investing in some of the Internet’s leading sites.
DRD Capital focuses on investing in strong, defensible businesses in growing markets. We have been able to find businesses with these characteristics in a number of industries, including many Internet marketplaces. DRD Capital is a flexible source of capital and a value-added partner. We structure our private equity investments based on each company’s circumstance, often using the following deal structures:
- Partial buyouts (often partially cashing out the owners or founders)
- Full acquisitions
- Final round financings that take the company to profitability
DRD Capital was founded in 2006 by Dennis, an entrepreneur and active investor in private companies. He founded LoopNet (Nasdaq: LOOP) in 1995 and served as the company’s Chairman and CEO as it evolved into the Internet’s largest commercial real estate marketplace. LoopNet was acquired in 2012. Prior to starting DRD Capital, Dennis was also an owner of BizBuySell and BizQuest, the Internet’s two largest business-for-sale marketplaces. He is a graduate of the Haas School of Business at U.C. Berkeley.
Dylan is an operating partner at DRD Capital working with its portfolio of entrepreneurs to ensure best practices throughout the companies. He is also the Chief Executive Officer of Niche Investments, a collection of vertical marketplaces within the commercial real estate industry. Prior to working at Niche, Dylan was the Chief Executive Officer of BizQuest, one of the Internet’s largest business-for-sale marketplaces, until the company was acquired in 2010. He is also the founder of Pimali Association U.S., a nonprofit that provides hospitality training to impoverished Thai youth to help them gain financial independence. Dylan is a graduate of U.C. Berkeley.