Monthly Archives: February 2014

What kind of return can I expect on a VC investment?

Internet-EconomyThere are many schools of thought about the venture capitalist today. Some call them vultures, others use the term opportunists. No matter what your sentiment, you have to admit that it is certainly a riskier investment than some of the other options. The intent when a VC firm like Effi Enterprises helps fund a business is that it will help ensure that the business has what it needs to become successful and profitable for all parties concerned. There is not a predetermined formula that can help a VC firm know exactly how much they will make in the end. But there are a few clues as to what can be expected in return for the investment. Read the rest of this entry

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Is Real Estate a Good Investment?

The house for saleAt the forefront of the mind of every venture capitalist are thoughts about making investments that are worthwhile and will eventually be profitable in one way or another. It’s no secret that the real estate market has been in a slump even though it is still slowly crawling out and improving. But does real estate measure up as one of the better investments that can be made by the smart businessman today? Entrepreneurs and the venture capitalist are always searching for a good investment for the profits they have made. In far too many cases, business owners tend to shrug off real estate investments. But there are some very solid reasons why real estate is still a viable investment opportunity. Read the rest of this entry

Recent Acquisitions by Facebook

facebookNo doubt when social media is mentioned, Facebook is one of the first things that come to mind. The social media giant did have a rocky IPO, but it looks like this is behind them and they have continued to branch out and add more depth to their mobile platforms. When a venture capitalist like Efraim Landa invests in a company, the hope is that it will be profitable and eventually pay off. Facebook is making it pay off for several venture capitalist investments. They have made several acquisitions over the last year. Here are a few of those acquisitions. Read the rest of this entry

Recent Acquisitions by Google

googleThe search giant Google has made multiple acquisitions in the past year. During the first quarter alone, they spent nearly $300 million on eight acquisitions according to the paperwork filed with the government. Google’s reasoning behind the numerous acquisitions is simple to “generally enhance the breadth and depth of their expertise in engineering and other functional areas, their technologies and product offerings.” The shocker is not so much that they made so many acquisitions in the first quarter of 2013, but that they spent so much doing it. Of course the largest fear is that the search giant might not be able to develop the acquired businesses or technologies further which is the goal of the venture capitalist. Read the rest of this entry