IGNITE! is the next evolution in Investment Holding Companies.

IGNITE! is Pure Energy

IGNITE!’s fuel is Innovative. Powerful. Clean.

We have ACTUALLY achieved the phenomenon of Business Cold Fusion and share this innovation with our Portfolio Companies via Wisdom as a Service (WaaS)TM 
Leverage Expert Services
People Operations, Applied Technology, Financial Strategy, and Integrated Marketing

About Us

IGNITE! Family of Companies implements our Proprietary Platform of Wisdom as a Service (WaaS)™ through four distinct and foundational Support Service Offerings: People Operations, Applied Technology, Finance Strategy and Integrated Marketing. WE provide Immediate Impact Through Partnership.
As an Investment Holding Company, IGNITE! helps owners of great consumer brands realize their vision. We work side-by-side with them to provide financial, strategic, and operational support. Our mission is to help entrepreneurs and management teams grow their businesses through a combination of capital and operating expertise.
We learned the value of “Investment with Involvement” through our varied hands-on experience in multiple levels of startups and entrepreneurial endeavors.
IGNITE! is intentionally exclusive. We only invest in and support wide-ranging, but decidedly Consumer-facing businesses that passionately want to grow & scale while applying proven systems that ensure the same happens.
We are true partners who are uniquely positioned to understand and support SMB founders. We forge deep partnerships with our portfolio company management teams to drive great outcomes.

  • Wisdom as a Service (WaaS)™ is a combination of expertise, continuous improvement, effective communication, and committed collaboration, powered by a client-centric focus.
  • By consistently delivering valuable insights and solutions, we establish ourselves as a trusted advisor by partnering with founders to create sustainable-sensitive businesses that produce outstanding results, including:
    • Establishing a clear long-term vision for each portfolio company; Attaining a deep understanding of their business models, market potential, and competitive landscape; Taking an active role in the portfolio companies by providing strategic guidance, operational support, and access to networks.
    • This vision guides our investment decisions as well as the ability to identify growth opportunities. Likewise, our involvement will often include participating in board meetings, connecting business leadership with industry experts, and leveraging our experience to solve challenges

We understand the effort required to build market leading companies. We created IGNITE! to provide Founders and Owners with a better solution to ensure those businesses are built to last.

The PLATFORM for GROWTH that we created is known as:

Wisdom as a Service (WaaS)™

Four foundational Support Service Offerings all implemented through distinctive

Project Management and Strategic Planning

People Operations

Talent solutions simplified & on tap

  • Talent Acquisition
  • HR Compliance
  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • Payroll Services
  • Benefits Administration
  • Culture Transformation
  • Training & Retention
  • On & Off boarding
Financial Acumen

Prosperity driven by fiscal clarity

  • Financial Reporting
  • Bookkeeping & Accounting
  • Budgeting & Forecasting
  • Tax Compliance Services
  • Due Diligence and M&A
  • Treasury Management
  • Financial Governances

Security, stability and uptime, on plan

  • IT Infrastructure & Security
  • Helpdesk Support
  • Office Productivity Tools
  • Networking & Cybersecurity
  • Monitoring & Management
  • Third Party Apps Integrations

Your story, more than ever on target

  • Brand & Marketing Strategy
  • Brand Identity Development
  • Value Proposition Design
  • Email Marketing
  • Search Advertising (PPC/Display)
  • Social Media Adv & Website Design
  • Search Engine Optimization


Our Experiences are the Building Blocks that shape who IGNITE! is Today

Gerald Tempton

Founder, Managing Partner, CEO & President

Industry Expertise

IGNITE’s deep industry expertise allows us to bring unparalleled value to our portfolio companies.

IGNITE!’s objective is to invest in and build consumer businesses that are rooted in emotional connectivity and thereby in sticky relationships that we can scale. Our Team is comprised of in-house functional and strategic leaders, with expertise in key supplemental functions. Together, our resources work a range of strategic and operational value-creation levers. — from revenue and growth opportunities such as pricing, product development, and e-commerce, to cost and capital reduction initiatives such as lean manufacturing, procurement, and IT spend management.

IGNITE! has a track record of consistent and attractive returns across geographies, sectors, and strategies. IGNITE! prides itself in making a real difference as a Strategic Partner, working shoulder-to-shoulder with our Investors and Founders.


A brief snapshot and sampling of IGNITE!’s current strategic partners and brands within our pipeline…

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The Universe of the IGNITE! Family of Companies


- ESBY // HELM Boots
- Link x Lou // Maufrais
- Techless
- Last Crumb


- People Operations
- Applied Technology
- Security Risk Assessment
- Finance Strategy
- Integrated Marketing
- Inventory Management
- Legal Mitigation


- Pamir
- Bait
- Techolabb
- CMPL Naturals
- Lefty Production Co


- Strategical aligned
- Opportunistic
- Value Added for our partners and portfolio companies