1836 is focused on supporting veteran business owners and entrepreneurs.  We believe that veterans have a competitive advantage in business and we seek to contribute our time, experience, networks, and capital to help them achieve their goals.


At 1836 we share your military background and values. We have walked down many of the business paths you might be contemplating.  We know that your military background, drive, character and leadership skills give you an edge in business.  Let us help you capitalize on the opportunities in front of you. Contact us about working together to build a great company.





Military veterans represent a competitive advantage

They are a unique class of citizens whose experience, leadership ability, skill set, work ethic and character driv performance in the companies for which they work.


Veterans make excellent entrepreneurs

They are strong leaders, risk seeking, comfortable operating with incomplete information, and capable of high performance in chaotic, rapidly changing environments.


Veteran entrepreneurs need help

Aspiring veteran business owners possess the hard to come by raw ingredients for success but often lack other important assets including a strong local network, access to capital, mentorship and experienced legal, financial and operations resources.



We want to learn about you and your business.

1836 provided me critical guidance as I considered leaving my previous employer and starting my own firm. I was incredibly nervous about giving up a guaranteed paycheck given I had continuously been employed since entering the Navy at the age of 17. Starting my own firm has helped my family and radically improved my life. I am incredibly indebted for this advice that gave me confidence during this critical juncture in my life.
— Navy Veteran, Private Equity