At Revolution Capital Partners, we apply a different kind of methodology to build great companies. By employing a proven, replicable value-added process, we build companies for the long-term.
First, we start with bold ideas that have the potential of changing things. Once we take on a new venture, we devote a multitude of resources to their growth, including early stage investments. Through our Value Creation Network, Sector Group Experts, and Venture Resources Teams, we try to provide everything a young company needs:
* Experienced executive-level staff
* Board Members that get actively involved
* Advisors to provide needed strategic direction
* Sector experts who know the field inside and out
* A team to assist young venture companies with needed services, such as:
o Human Resources
o Executive Resources
o Corporate Partnering
o Marketing & Sales
o Information Technology
o Finance & Capital Markets
The infusion of these resources, plus the depth and strength of our Network, positions Revolution Capital portfolio companies to lead the way.
Getting Funded: Some Practical Advice
The following are issues to consider when seeking funding from a Venture Capital firm.
Tip #1 - Find Someone That Can Bring Talent
Look for a firm that brings talent to the table. Being able to attract the right executives, board members and advisors can make all the difference.
Tip #2 - Efficiency Matters
The less time you spend raising capital, the more time you can devote to building a great company. Look for a firm that has a track record of closing quickly.
Tip #3 - Find a Partner, Not a Boss
Typically, the best entrepreneurs don't want to work for someone else. Find a firm who trusts you.
Tip #4 - Values of the VC firm
If a firm you are considering is only interested in financial return, think twice about signing with them. Find a firm that is passionate about your idea, and believes in making a significant impact. One that will do what is necessary.
Tip #5 - Access to the Right People
Look for someone with access to Blue Chip companies and partners. In the early stages of your company's development, it is important to work with a firm that can help you establish new relationships; including potential customers and partners.
Tip #6 - Long-Term Commitment
Some firms will provide capital for one round only or the first year only, and aren't looking to stay with you from conception until maturity. Long-term partners add value by working with you to develop your company by committing to your success.
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