Category Archives: VC investments
As we close out 2015, the venture capital market has made some interesting strides. In the first half of this year, the VC market revolved around technology and health-care companies. Investments by venture capitalists like Efraim Landa topped right at $19.19 billion from just April to June. That is representative of a 24% increase over 2014 and is almost a perfect match of the fourth quarter back in 2000. That’s when investors contributed a total of $19.72 billion.
The total investments made during the first half of 2015 was $35.92 billion which tops the $35.71 billion that was spent investing in US based venture backed companies throughout the entire year of 2013. It also surpasses the total of all of 2014 which topped off at $57.02 billion.
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When moving into the realm of private equity and venture capital, it can be difficult to determine which are good investments and which are not. Even the most experienced venture capitalist such as Efraim Landa can step out on a deal that was less than perfect. Every investment comes with risk but there are some things that you can do to help reduce the risks associated with private equity funding.
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Silicon Valley has long been the seat for venture capital funding and technological advancements. Over the last year funding appears to have dropped in some aspects and some VC firms have looked elsewhere for investment opportunities. But Silicon Valley is not out of the game by any means, it’s just changing the way it is played. Venture capitalists have plenty of opportunities for investing in startups in the region and trends indicate it is likely to get better rather than worse. Read the rest of this entry
The 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
The 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
Every new business endeavor requires money to get started. Whether it is the initial costs of renting an office location or purchasing a space for general business purposes, there are always start-up costs necessary to make any entrepreneur’s dream a reality. With numerous expenses involved in the building of a new business, there are a variety of ways that entrepreneurs may choose to fund their idea. Read the rest of this entry
Over the last decade, the state of venture capital in the Middle East has gone from virtually nonexistent to an industry facing a shakeout. The sector’s breakneck evolution has made it difficult for investors and venture capitalists like Efraim Landa, to obtain a clear picture of the industry’s underlying VC fundamentals in the Middle East. This being the case, they have been understandably cautious about directing their funds to regional venture capital firms. To meet these expectations, the richest countries are investing billions in large-scale projects that will need to be supplemented by private funding and that will directly and indirectly stimulate economic activity. Read the rest of this entry
Venture capital is relatively new even though equity financing for promising ventures that were fast growing has been around for a very long time. Merchant banks have been around since the Middle Ages and the investment bank made its appearance in the 30s. “Business angels” came onto the entrepreneurial playing field in the 20s when Broadway musicals would be funded by wealthy patrons who would provide the monies needed by producers to fund the new shows. But the VC industry has only been around as we know it since the 90s. Efraim Landa is an experienced venture capitalist who provides expertise and funding to encourage the growth of a business until it matures. Venture capitalists provide the monies to help a business grow until it can go public with its offering of stocks or sell out to a larger entity. VC is an essential part of the economy in most regions of the World. Read the rest of this entry
Venture capital is funding that is invested into a business in order to help them grow and succeed. VC is not simply a financial loan, but rather it is a long term commitment which involves capital to help the company grow. Usually the entrepreneur needs funding for startup, expansions, revitalization, or even to buy into a business. A venture capitalist like Efraim Landa provides the funds that are needed for the growth, but by risking the investment which may or may not pay out in the long run, they are committing to work with the company to ensure its success. The goal is to provide support and mentoring in order to help the business achieve a level of success through which the business can make a public offering or sell out. The venture capitalist sometimes will also sell out their shares in the business once it has achieved a high level of success thereby realizing a return on the amount that was invested at the startup. VC is not new, but some areas of the world are just beginning to understand just how beneficial it can be to the nation’s economic climate. Read the rest of this entry
Venture capital funding is one way that a business can secure adequate funds to expand or develop the business. Efraim Landa has helped many businesses find success by offering them venture capital funding. A venture capitalist provides mentorship and monetary worth to a company which is in need of adding new departments, products or expanding in other ways. The venture capitalist makes a monetary investment in the company in exchange for equity. The VC firm helps the company grow and when it becomes profitable, the firm will make their money back through the company’s profits. This return is earned when the VC firm makes an “exit” from the business and sells all the shares that they held in the business. Read the rest of this entry