Start-up businesses require funding in order to grow, otherwise known as Equity Financing. A potential option, as a result of this, is venture capital investment, which is also beneficial for investors, who can make high returns on companies that grow fast. If an investor is interested in a company or an idea from an entrepreneur, in exchange for a high potential percentage return, they will make a venture capital investment. Sometimes, investors will want a key role when it comes to making decisions for the business too.
Venture capital investment comes from either a Venture Capitalist, which is an individual with a high net worth or a private company investment. The other main type of venture capital investment is known as Venture Capital Fund, which collates funds from various parties.
Obtaining Venture Capital Investment
In order to successfully obtain venture capital investment, your business idea and concept will need to engage the investor and get their attention. The growth plan and ideas must be realistic; investors will want to know the time frame of achieving these goals, as well as your business expertise and overall performance.
Business entrepreneurs tend to make the same mistake when seeking venture capital investment, which is relying on their ideas too much. Investors want to see strategies in place to back up business plans.
The Advantages Of Venture Capital Investment
Before making your informed decision regarding venture capital investment, it’s imperative that you consider both the pros and cons. There are a number of advantages of venture capital investment for businesses. These include:
- A large sum of equity finance can be provided, which wouldn’t usually be possible through conventional methods and bank loans
- Venture capital can bring wealth and expertise to the company
- It provides resources, valuable information, as well as technical assistance for a successful business
- The ability for company expansion
- Repayment for venture capital investment isn’t usually an obligation like a bank loan
- Venture capitalists are usually well connected in the business community, which could benefit the business
The Disadvantages Of Venture Capital Investment
At CSS Partners, we will provide you with enough information to make an informed decision when it comes to a convertible loan note, EIS shares and venture capital investment. Our team will collect and provide you with the material you need to make your investment decision. We work hard to identify opportunities we feel will be of interest to our clients, whether that is raising alternative investment capital or seeking venture capital investment for start-up businesses backing entrepreneurs or later stage growth opportunities that have already achieved significant milestones in their growth strategy.
If you would like to find out more information about our professional service, get in touch with our team to discuss how venture capital investment could benefit your investment portfolio.
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Investment in private companies carries a high risk as well as the potential for high rewards; it is highly speculative and there is no recognised market for these shares. Investors in private companies must have no need for liquidity and must be able to withstand a total loss of investment.
Private equity investments are not suitable for all investors. The CSS Partners private client service is only available to high net worth, sophisticated, self-certified sophisticated and restricted investors only.
The offering of investments is by a separate investment memorandum which supersedes the contents of this web page.
Frequently Asked Questions
How would venture capital investment help me as a start-up?
For new businesses, growth is tricky with little to no funding. Venture capital investment allows start-up businesses to invest into their development which is not usually an option through traditional banking methods. On top of funding, the process supports the business through help from professional investors.
What is required from the venture capitalist?
For investors, there is the potential for great returns from successful new businesses who see quick growth. Usually venture capital investment will be made if they see great value in a business idea or unique offering and will support the start-up through the process. If they choose to make a venture capital investment, they will require a percentage of the returns made.