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Month: September 2019

Angel Investor Vs. Venture Capital Database - What Are The Main Differences?

Angel Investor Vs. Venture Capital Database – What Are The Main Differences?

In this article I compare Angel Investor vs. Venture Capital Databases to identify the main differences?  Of course, the primary difference is the investors in each database; i.e. the angel investor database includes angel investors while the venture capital database includes venture capital firms.  So, then you may be wondering “What is the difference between a VC firm and an angel investor?”

The main differences between angels and venture capitalists are as follows:

Investment Size: The size of investments differ by investor, but most often an angel will commit a much smaller amount of capital to a small business or entrepreneur than a venture capital firm would.  This is true for a number of reasons including: the stage of the business, investable income, risk and structure of the investor and/or fund.

What is the stage of the business?:  This is a very important consideration, because angels typically invest in small businesses at the really early stages of the firm.  This requires a lot deal of risk which lowers the investors’ capital commitment.  (Would you place a larger bet on something with a 70% of success or with a 30-50% chance?)  But that’s often not a big obstacle to the small business because in the first year or so of operation, the business needs less money from outside investors.  But when the company has matured and proven it has the management team or the business idea that could develop into a bigger and more lucrative business, a venture capitalist might step in.

Structure of the fund:  An angel investor is usually a retired business professional or current business professional who was successful enough in his or her career to have a store of capital for investment in businesses like yours.  A venture capitalist though is a professional investor that manages a fund for a group of investors.  This is a big difference you should consider when deciding which investor you’d like to partner with.… READ MORE ...

Venture Capital Investments and Its Contribution to Entrepreneurs

Venture Capital Investments and Its Contribution to Entrepreneurs

Venture Capital is a finance that is usually given to start-up companies that have a high potential growth, but are still too small to raise enough money on their own. There are many venture capital companies available, and will invest depending on how much potential the VC’s think your company has, and also what stage it is in. Venture Capitalists only want to invest in a firm if they believe it has a chance of attracting customers and eventually able to make money. The advantage of having venture funding is that you do not need to take out a bank loan for start-up costs and then stress about having to pay back the loan payments to the bank if your growth is slow at first. Ventures look for return on investment in the long-term and also share the risk with you. If your business is unsuccessful or has a difficult time making money, then you do not have an obligation to pay back the venture.

It is relatively easy to think of a great business idea, such as a unique product or service, but being able to turn that idea into a profitable business requires some external help. One of the best ways to get your business ideas funded is to approach a venture capital firm, but before doing this, it is necessary to prepare a proposal that outlines what your idea is, projected target market, projected return on investment, and most importantly, why the ventures should invest in your idea.

The entrepreneurs of these start-ups have tremendous ideas, but all they are lacking is the knowledge and funding, which is why it is essential to have the support of business professionals who understand the challenges associated with financial growth. By having a venture capitalist, these entrepreneurs also have a better chance for their start-up to go into high growth stages down the road, such as an initial public offering (IPO) registration. In order to do this, it is important for the start-up to have proper auditing, workforce development, and even legal issues taken care of. Ventures have connections with all of these business aspects that will help the entrepreneur and allow the growth of the company to happen smoother, but also faster.

Angel investors are venture capitalists who are usually retired and are very wealthy since they use their personal funds rather than pooling their money with other investment firms. Angels like to invest in start-up businesses that are usually in the early stages of their growth. These are companies that have a product or service idea, but yet to really have any proven customers or an established workforce. Angels invest money in return for part ownership of the start-up, such as stocks or bonds, and with this ownership, the Angels are able to help get the start-up off and running. Angel investors evaluate your business similar to a venture capitalist. Overall, it is a risk for venture capitals to invest in many of these start-up businesses, … READ MORE ...

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