The Bootstrap Difference

We invest in business leaders and leave them in charge.

Investment Approach

  • we do not require a controlling interest
  • we are experienced, successful entrepreneurs
  • we have a long-term horizon
  • we focus on returns, not fees

Investment Parameters


  • Revenue from $5 million to $30 million
  • EBITDA from $1 million to $5 million


  • Up to $5 million per investment


  • Non-Specific


  • Predominantly growth stage

Our Team

Team-photos-JOhnD> John DeBlasio as over 25 years of international experience in both the public and private sector working around the  world.  Most recently he served as the Owner & CEO of Sallyport Global, a firm he co-founded in 2004 to provide contingency operational support to the United States Government in Iraq, Afghanistan and elsewhere.  John spent much of the last nine years traveling to Asia, Europe and the Middle East in support of Sallyport’s operations.

John is also the founder of the GPD Charitable Trust, which he funded with the proceeds from the sale of Sallyport Global. The Trust serves as a primary investor in Bootstrap-capital and focuses its efforts on democracy promotion and late-teen/early adult intervention programs so John’s portion of the proceeds are returned to the Trust and put toward charitable purposes.

Prior to joining Sallyport, John worked in various sales and management roles in the commercial sector for companies such as General Electric, Philip Morris and META Group.  John graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point and was recalled to active duty in 2003 to serve in Operation Iraqi Freedom as an officer in the US Army.  He later retired after 21-years of reserve and active service as a Lieutenant Colonel.