A Guide to Venture Capital (Third Edition)
Publisher: Irish Venture Capital Association | ISBN: N/A | edition 2007 | PDF | 40 pages | 1,5 mb
Venture Capital/Private Equity is medium to long-term finance provided in return for a shareholding in unquoted companies.
For the purposes of this guide ‘Private Equity’ refers to ‘Venture Capital’ and ‘Business Angel’ investments at stages in a company’s development, from the seed to expansion stages, as well as management buy-outs and buy-ins. The terms Venture Capital and Private Equity should therefore be regarded as interchangeable phrases.
The purpose of this booklet is to encourage you to start planning early when seeking finance to accelerate the growth of your business. It will explain how a Venture Capitalist approaches the process of investing equity in a business and what you need to do to improve your chances of raising equity.