June 30, 2010
Are you wondering what type of business is the primary focus of VC firms lately? I can tell you one thing: if your business is connected to the field of energy or environment, you are lucky.
With all the global press and pressure put by the government on these sensible issues that concern us all, everybody wants a slice of the pie. The growing interest is not due only to the humanitarian aspect of making the world a better place and conserving Earth’s resources, although it may seem like this and everybody will say the same thing. An important factor, a huge one I might add, is that the demand for reliable and viable energy is growing fast as the natural resources are decreasing in size and the cost is higher than ever. In addition, the governments are doing their best to offer perfect conditions for companies, which focus on this field, including paying for any kind of energy that is pushed back in the system.
This as you may have already noticed is very attractive and is the main reason of the venture capital industry focus in energy and environment.
The investment funds will finance projects that are innovative but backed up by and experienced management team with realistic strategies and expectation and of course a powerful exit plan. The funds available for this industry are huge and the investment starts from 1 million dollars and usually exceeds 10 million dollars. The preferred companies are the ones that are not in the seed stage and have a product ready for the market.
Renewable energy and environmental issues are very challenging and sadly very costly. Any idea must be backed-up by a strong business plan, motivation and the right funding. Click here to access the venture capital directory and find an investment funds suitable for your world changing idea.