Rose Park Advisors, LLC (RPA) is a specialized investment firm that applies the theory ofdisruptive innovation developed by co-founder Clayton Christensen to invest in companies whose business models are well-suited to take advantage of industry change. RPA pursues disruptive opportunities across industries, geographies, and company size and stage.
Founded in 2007, Rose Park Advisors is an investment firm started by Clayton Christensen and his son, Matthew Christensen, after years of successful personal investment. Rose Park has invested in a breadth of companies from seed-stage start-ups to large-cap public firms, in various industries, and in various countries around the world. Rose Park’s investment decisions are driven by Christensen’s theories in disruptive innovation and related fields and therefore invests exclusively in companies where Christensen’s research gives unique and differential insights to the investment thesis. On the long side, Rose Park applies the disruptive innovation framework to identify companies whose strategy is well suited to take advantage of change and will consistently beat the market with superior earnings. On the short side, it identifies incumbent companies whose future vitality is threatened by disruptive attackers. This investment strategy has enabled Rose Park’s portfolio to consistently achieve superior performance since its establishment.
Rose Park Advisors is based in Boston, Massachusetts. Clayton Christensen serves as chairman, and is an active participant in the investment processes. Matthew Christensen is the CEO and portfolio manager, and oversees Rose park’s daily operations.