VENTURE CAPITALISTS, BUSINESS ANGELS, BACKING NEW INVENTIONS, PRODUCTS, IDEAS
Venture capitalists, business angels, backing new inventions, products, ideas, companies, venture capitalists, wealthy entrepreneurs, mentoring, support, advice
If you are seeking backing for a new business venture, whether it is backing a new invention, product or service; there are a number of
factors that any venture capitalist is going to want to know before they consider any funding. Walking unprepared into the dragons den and facing any potential
investor without having those answers to hand will almost certainly end in a resounding "No".
As explained on previous pages Business Angels
take risks but they are calculated.
A private individual or financial partnership who invest capital in a potentially high growth business venture is generally referred to as a venture capitalist or business angel. Venture capitalists normally look for a far higher return on their investment than might be achieved through more traditional investments. They are normally wealthy entrepreneurs prepared to take the high risks that more conventional sources of finance such as banks will decline.
The investment is made in exchange for equity shares in the company; venture capital investments are usually high risk, but offer the potential for well above average financial returns. This form of raising capital is generally popular among new start up companies, or business ventures, with zero or limited financial operating history, who cannot raise funds through normal lending sources. The venture capitalists will almost certainly demand to place members on the board of directors to ensue they have a say in company decisions, in addition to a portion of the equity.
When considering any investment, we carefully analyse the technical and business merits of the business proposal. We only invest in a small percentage of the businesses that approach us whilst taking a long term perspective on any profit taking or flotation. We actively work with, and provide a hands on approach to the new company's management by contributing our experience, resources and business acumen gained from assisting other start up companies with similar growth challenges.
We tend to take a different approach to other venture capitalists. As a group of companies, we have the resources and infrastructure to bolt on IT, Marketing, Advertising and Sales departments onto any new company. This reduces the financial strain generally put on any new business venture.
We are particularly interest in
- New start up companies
- New products or services
- New inventions
And can provide the following
- IT, marketing, advertising, Internet and PR
- Assistance in the development of new products, investments or services
- Add value to the company through hands on management and active participation
- Make the company more efficient and therefore more profitable in a shorter time span
We do this by bringing experienced business people and entrepreneurs to the boardroom table who are prepared to handle the tasks you need to delegate because of time constraints or inexperience. You have a team of helpful business partners who can provide the solutions to most of the business problems you will face.
If you have a new business idea, product or invention and need the help to move forward, the best business decision you could make right now is talk to us. We are
interested in talking to any new entrepreneur with the energy and dedication to succeed whether it is a new service, product or
backing a new invention