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Building companies

Launching ideas

Growing businesses

Building companies

that go far

Saturn Five is a venture fund that launches, builds, and grows great companies. With a long-term mindset, we pursue lasting impact.

We capture opportunity. And then add momentum.

At Saturn Five, we believe business is an adventure—and we love helping ideas, companies, and people get to bold new places. We do that through founding breakthrough startup ventures, finding opportunity for innovation and value-creation where some might just see an intractable problem.  And we do that by owning and operating Main Street service companies that elevate people’s lives and enhance communities. Our daily commitment is to lead enduringly profitable businesses that we hold for the long-term. But we define true success by the value we generate, the betterment of the people we serve, and the good we create beyond us.

We do two things:

Launch + Grow

We identify talented entrepreneurs to launch new businesses from scratch. From concept to reality, our venturesgenerate growth and innovations that add value to society.

Buy + Build

We come alongside legacy-minded owners to purchase their successfulbusinesses. We then infuse expertise and fresh vision to help the business grow even stronger over time.

18 companies launched with vision and led with purpose.

Saturn Five Principles

Every day these five engines propel us.

Opportunity

Our core focus is recognizing, capturing, and creating opportunity. Our eyes are always up and our imaginations wide open to new ways to solve problems and make good things even better.

Trust

It's a sacred exchange to be invited into a business, join forces with a founder, or steward an investor’s dollars. We don't see these as mere transactions, but a context to reinforce trust over time.

Action

We have a bias to action. We aren’t impulsive; we think deeply and strategically. But our secret sauce is realizing that the best way to advance opportunity is to try, make, and test.

People

We believe every single person is inherently valuable and uniquely gifted. We seek to unleash the best in people through how we serve, compensate, and communicate.

Joy

We’re having the time of our lives. We love what we do and lead with a spirit of fun. So expect laughter and friendly hijinks—because we view life, work, and collaboration as a joyful adventure.

The Team

Max Anderson

Co-Founder

Max was trained at McKinsey followed by work with leading organizations across the for-profit and non-profit world including Google, The Charlie Rose Show, and Redeemer Presbyterian Church. He most recently served as the director of the investment leadership program at Bridgewater, the world’s largest hedge fund. His passion: turning big ideas into reality.


Founder / Co-founder‍

  • The Weekend Reader: new media content publisher
  • The Lift Seminar: productivity training brand
  • Stagecoach Ventures: strategy + innovation advisory

Other

  • MBA with honors from Harvard Business School
  • George Fellow at Harvard Kennedy School
  • Author: The MBA Oath (Penguin Portfolio, 2010)

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Max Anderson

Co-Founder

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Evan Loomis

Co-Founder

Evan was trained on Wall Street, but discovered he loves people and ideas more than models. He’s built a venture-backed retailer worth $50mm+. He’s built a family investing office with a number of successful exits. And he’s an active mentor at Techstars, Praxis and SKU.


Founder / Co-founder‍

  • Tradecraft: family seed stage investment firm
  • Treehouse: home improvement retail chain
  • Wedgwood Circle: media investment network

Other

  • Corinthian Health Services
  • Texas A&M University / Kauffman Fellow
  • Author: Get Backed (Harvard Business Press, 2015)

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Evan Loomis

Co-Founder

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Jim Howey

COO

A fourth-generation Coloradoan, Jim is a hands-on business owner with an acute eye for detail and a broad range of experiences. As a serial entrepreneur and senior-level leader, he has guided companies that range from metal products manufacturing, to retail children’s apparel, and everything in between. Jim has worn many hats including CEO/Founder, COO, and CFO. Outside of work Jim enjoys spending time with his family and serving on several non-profit boards.

Jim Howey

COO

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Marko Mackovic

Venture Partner

After graduating college in Serbia, Marko moved to America. He has started and built up nine successful businesses since 2010. His portfolio includes a variety of businesses ranging from: construction, retail sales, real estate and an investment group. Marko has developed his businesses with attention to quality, customer service, and integrity. Before selling his landscaping company it was the highest rated landscaping construction company in Colorado. When Marko isn’t investing in business, he invests in time with family and enjoying the outdoors.

Marko Mackovic

Venture Partner

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Molly Ray

Executive Assistant

Molly is a Denver native. After completing a business degree at CU Boulder she moved to Australia to work with a non-profit in Perth, Australia for 7 years. She worked with young people and local churches in Australia, Asia, and Europe. Now she is back in Colorado and grateful to be a part of the Saturn Five team.

Molly Ray

Executive Assistant

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