At the Business Finance Boutique we manage a Venture Capital Fund and
we are always looking for projects and business to invest in.
Venture capital (also known as VC or Venture) is a type of private equity
capital typically provided to early-stage, high-potential, growth companies in
the interest of generating a return through an eventual realization event such
as an IPO or trade sale of the company. Venture capital investments are
generally made as cash in exchange for shares in the invested company.
Venture capital typically comes from institutional investors and high net
worth individuals and is pooled together by dedicated investment firms.
A venture capitalist (also known as a VC) is a person or investment firm that
makes venture investments, and these venture capitalists are expected to bring
managerial and technical expertise as well as capital to their investments. A
venture capital fund refers to a pooled investment vehicle (often an LP or LLC)
that primarily invests the financial capital of third-party investors in
enterprises that are too risky for the standard capital markets or bank
Venture capital is most attractive for new companies with limited operating
history that are too small to raise capital in the public markets and are too
immature to secure a bank loan or complete a debt offering. In exchange for the
high risk that venture capitalists assume by investing in smaller and less
mature companies, venture capitalists usually get significant control over
company decisions, in addition to a significant portion of the company's
ownership (and consequently value).