So why the rush to go public? Rokk3r wants to test its model of growing individual businesses on itself, Charania said.
"It sounds kind of weird, but we’ve spent the last six years making companies exponentially larger, and now we feel we can exponentially grow ourselves," Charania said.
Rokk3r works to grow scalable ideas into working businesses through a "risk-mitigated approach," a term its managing partners use to describe a high-touch approach to incubating and investing in companies.
Once Rokk3r selects a business to bring its fold, its team helps that company's founder, or founders, tailor their products to an addressable market, select employees based on culture fit and experience, and raise capital from the right investors at the right time.
The method differs from the approach most incubators and VCs tend to take, which revolves around prioritizing volume of transactions over a smaller number of labor-intensive deals to ensure at least one big payout.
Among the tech startups Rokk3r has invested in and helped to grow are companies such as Admobilize, Hyp3r and Uniko, early-stage ventures founded fewer than six years ago in various countries with venture capital investment deals totaling altogether $12.5 million, according to Crunchbase.