A critical component for small companies seeking to grow is access to necessary capital. New and emerging companies need capital, but are limited the ways in which they can raise that capital. Usually, companies are founded with the entrepreneur's own resources and that of their friends and family. These dollars are usually limited, and very early on additional financing is needed. Startup and emerging companies are rarely able to receive bank loans and therefore look to other sources for needed capital.
There are several possibilities for a company to raise capital for their company. Each may be determined by the stage of the company. It is very important that the entrepreneur abides with all federal and state laws pertaining to raising capital and selling securities. The entrepreneur should know the difference between an “accredited investor” and a non-accredited investor. (see “Accredited Investor”)
VentureVest Capital Corporation has over 5,000 potential investors and venture capital firms, in our database.
Before VentureVest Capital can be of assistance in raising capital for your company, you must have several things in place:
First, it important to determine what stage of investment capital you seek. If the company is a startup, it may still be in the “friends and family” stage. (see “Stages of Investment Capital”)
The company must have a complete business plan and proforma written and in electronic form to be emailed. (see “Business Plan”)
The company must have an Executive Summary in electronic form to be emailed. (see “Executive summary”)
The Business Plan and the Executive Summary can be sent to us by email along with a letter from the company.
VentureVest Capital will evaluate the Company and determine if the company has a possibility of raising capital from angel investors or venture capital at this time. If we feel that the company does warrant outside investments, we will then determine which possible investors to forward the Executive summary to in order to determine their level of interest.