Transpose Platform Management (f.k.a TI Platform Management) is a venture firm founded in 2015 by Alex Bangash and Trang Nguyen. Since its inception, Transpose has built a unique network of founders who have collectively created over $50 billion in value, $25 billion in company exits, and $920 billion+ in investment market capitalization. There were ~74 unicorns across our portfolios as of March 10, 2022. Our involvement with startup incubation, venture studios and other disruptive venture platforms, in particular, has generated a rich and exciting network of some of the industry’s most inspiring minds. We have aided in the formation of four dozen studios and other transformative venture structures, and are eager to make introductions when we discover common goals or synergies between portfolio companies, entrepreneurs, and LPs. Transpose Platform Management LPs are some of the largest endowments, foundations, SWFs, pensions, and insurance companies in the world. Our relationships with many LPs in our network pre-date the formation of TI Platform. Our focus is always on serving our LPs by connecting them to the opportunities that best match their needs and their missions.
The Transpose Platform Mission
Transpose is guided by two investment theses. The first thesis is to find and support the ambitious entrepreneurs who are creating today’s most disruptive venture structures and companies. As a result of these efforts, our firm has been described as a “Y Combinator for proven entrepreneurs” as they embark on the next phase of their careers, whether that means starting a new business, incubating multiple startups through a venture studio, or launching a new venture fund. The second thesis is to assist institutional investors with off-market proprietary access to unique managers and entrepreneurs before they become access-constrained. We work to identify LPs who share our values and our mission, and who can bring something unique to the managers and entrepreneurs we fund. Collectively, our theses have led us to the cutting edge of developments in venture structures. We have been backing and aiding in the formation of venture studios and network-based models as well as the most disruptive start-ups since the firm’s inception. These represent a true innovation in venture development, one that adopts the principle of community to build network effects and talent pools that will create tomorrow’s multi-billion-dollar startups.
The History of Transpose Platform
In the beginning of 2022, we rebranded from TI Platform Management to Transpose Platform Management having observed that venture capital is evolving tremendously in recognition, funding, and sophistication – resultantly, entrepreneurs are creating combinations of venture structures. In response, the firm has quickly become home to talent of this caliber and ambition – ready to partner at the start of their journeys in one modality, and through their evolution into multi-modality venture entrepreneurs.
One core tenant of the history and success of Transpose is diversity. Transpose Platform is one of the most diverse venture firms in the world. Founded by two immigrants of color, the team has grown to include members throughout North America and Europe. Our investment team is 50% female and 90%+ minority. At Transpose, diversity isn’t just a priority: it’s who we are. “Our change to Transpose signals our focus on the founder’s journey as an investor. We are thought and capital partners of founders building companies and firms–Studios, platforms, DAOs, protocols, and factories of companies. We believe we are uniquely positioned to be partners of choice for founders in multiple modalities at the same time–all focused around innovation in building companies.” – Co-founder, Alex Bangash “We’re changing our name to reflect our new approach in supporting the most ambitious entrepreneurs scale not only within their own verticals, but across a combination of innovative venture structures as well as our effort in co-incubating the most ambitious idea with some of the most inspiring serial entrepreneurs,” said Co-founder, Trang Nguyen. “This is what Transpose stands for.”