Monthly Archives: June 2015

NAFTA and Venture Capital

NAFTA and Venture CapitalThe VC market in North America has played a role in Free Trade. In many cases these two not only co-exist, but complement one another. The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) has been instrumental in terms of economic growth for North America. Efraim Landa and other venture capitalists need a strong economic platform from which to operate and the NAFTA has been beneficial for helping provide it.

What is NAFTA?

The North American Free Trade Agreement was implemented in January of 1994. It is an agreement between North American countries to eliminate most of the tariffs on trades made between the nations. Following the agreement, the United States, Canada and Mexico began to phase out tariffs. The purpose of the NAFTA was to encourage economic activity between the three North American nations. Read the rest of this entry

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Free Trade and Venture Capital

Free Trade and Venture CapitalFree Trade and VC funding can work together to help a region profit financially. Venture capitalists like Efraim Landa are looking for markets that are expanding and companies that are growing to meet the needs. These are the types of businesses a VC firm wants to invest in. Free Trade can be a compliment or a detriment to a region’s economy. Governments have a large role to play in the world of Free Trade and venture capitalists have to be careful to invest where they know there is going to be a return. Is it possible for Free Trade and VC firms to work together for the betterment of a region economically? Here are some things to think about. Read the rest of this entry

The VC Market and Europe

VC Market and EuropeThe Euro is the backbone of the European market and Greece has discussed dropping it altogether. What would happen to the economy should Greece opt out of their financial markets? How would this influence the VC market? Greece has a favorable position in the European VC rankings and is performing better than most. Right now there is a good balance between taxes and investors both private equity and venture capitalists. The VC market has been thriving in the European financial environment and overall the market has been ripe for investors. The trends seem to point to favorable outcomes and many more opportunities for the venture capitalists to invest in the future. But if Greece pulls out, it could make for a rocky road in the EU. Read the rest of this entry