"One does not discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the shore for a very long time." - André Gide
Out there, along the horizon, lies a sea of opportunity waiting to be explored. However, this exploration takes place not from the comforts of shore, but from the trials at sea. For this reason, we embrace the voyage as we identify new opportunities, equip businesses with the proper tools and resources, and keep them on a steady heading.
Our private equity and venture capital firms, Gold Sail Equities and Gold Sail Ventures, actively seek and develop investments that have the potential to disrupt and transform the market. Our investment approach aims to mitigate risk exposure, generate competitive returns, and bring upon a positive impact throughout the communities we serve.
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The Den is an iconic landmark within the Purdue University community that has been serving students and alumni since 1982. Located within easy walking distance from campus, it has something for everyone: university logoed clothing, snacks, soft drinks, cards, novelty gifts, school supplies and more. The most notable item, of course, is the famous “Den Pop” which has become an integral part of the Purdue experience among Boilermakers, both on campus and around the globe.
This acquisition was attractive due to the Den's iconic brand. The vision for future growth in this business can be achieved by better leveraging the brand and by conducting strategic improvements to the store’s operations.
Adrenture is a peer to peer rental system specializing in outdoor gear. No more dealing with large rental companies when you need an ice axe while in Washington St. so you can successfully climb Mt. rainier. You simply access the Adrenture website and find someone who has it near you, and “rent it” for the specified amount of time. Not only will the person who owns these items be making some extra cash, but the people doing the renting will be getting the items without all of the usual overhead costs.
This deal was attractive due to shifting trends in consumer online behavior. Companies such as Airbnb and Uber have pioneered the concept of a "sharing economy," and Adrenture represents a unique opportunity to capture this shift.
Opening in September of 2017, Hammer Donuts seeks to fill a sweet void that has been missing from Purdue University for too long. Tate Schienbein, a 2016 graduate of the Krannert School of Management, began working on the concept as a way to combine his love of entrepreneurship, Boilermaker pride, and sweet treats. Stop by Hammer Donuts, located in Chauncey Hill Mall, to enjoy a handmade doughnut on your way to class, a study session, or after a night on the town.
Our experienced design team strives to bring each client's unique vision to life by providing first class service at an affordable price. This is our definition of Affordable Luxury. As a full service shop, our trained professionals can assist you in making sense of all your available options. With an abundance of design and product choices readily available in magazines, television shows, the internet, and social media, it's worth having the right team on your side.