Category Archives: Venture Capital

What is a Crypto Currency?

Crypto CurrencyWhen it comes to the intricacies of crypto currency, the realm of finance can be a difficult land to navigate without the assistance of a qualified and experienced venture capitalist like Efraim Landa. Though the topic of a crypto currency may be quite complex, all becomes rather simple with the advice of a professional private equity firm. Let’s take a comprehensive look at the basics of crypto currency. Read the rest of this entry

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How Does Private Equity Work?

Private EquityThe process of private equity can be a bit complex for the untrained professional. This is where a qualified venture capitalist like Efraim Landa can prove extremely beneficial. If you are starting out in finance, the assistance of a private equity firm is very advantageous on multiple levels. Below is a comprehensive look at the basics of private equity and how it works. Read the rest of this entry

The VC Market in Chile

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Chile is a sophisticated market for venture capital transactions, thus almost all types are present in the Latin America jurisdiction, including direct M&A (both as corporate acquisitions and minority investments) and convertible debt. Nevertheless, the investment in venture capital through investment funds, created by the uprising of third parties’ funds are administrated by a fund manager is a widely used structure.

Investors have been acquiring businesses and making minority investments in privately held companies since the dawn of the industrial revolution. However with a few exceptions, VC in the first half of the 20th century was the domain of wealthy individuals and families. Read the rest of this entry

The VC Market in Norway

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Startups in Norway whose business is not related to the oil-and-gas industry struggle, The Wall Street Journal reported–that industry sucked up nearly a third of the venture capital that Norway attracted last year.

With a population of less than five million people, Norway isn’t large enough to support a tech startup, which needs to be global, but that’s not the Scandinavian attitude,  It goes slowly turning over one stone at a time. For those who follow Europe’s tech scene, naming startups from the Nordic/Baltic region wouldn’t be too hard. Read the rest of this entry

The VC Market in Silicon Valley

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When you live and work in Silicon Valley, it’s easy to get caught up in trends billowing from within the echo chamber. Around Silicon Valley, the availability of capital resources helps trends popularize and commercialize faster than anywhere else in the world. From the outside, it seems today’s latest trend is tomorrow’s IPO practically overnight (discounting, conveniently, the 10+ years of persistence required of entrepreneurs along the way).

When it comes to VC-backed exits, Silicon Valley is far ahead of other markets.  Efraim Landa is one of America’s premier venture capitalists and agrees with this statistic.   Silicon Valley is the 800 lb. beast when it comes to exit activity, taking 52% of the largest exits since 2012.  Trailing behind the Valley are New York, Massachusetts, Southern Cal, and Illinois, which collectively account for 28% of the Top 50 exits since 2012. Read the rest of this entry

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

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

VC Trends in South East Asia

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In recent years, we’ve seen a huge growth in investors’ interests in “untapped,” “developing,” “frontier” markets but what exactly does VC in Southeast Asia look like.  While Singapore is the portal to rest of Southeast Asia (as one of the associate calls it, “Asia-lite”), it’s really not representative of the rest of the countries here. In general, media has a habit of lumping all the various countries in Southeast Asia together into a homogeneous “region” – one massive consumer landscape that could be tackled in the same way companies go about dominating America from East to West. Read the rest of this entry

VC Trends in the Far East

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Ninety-one years ago, historian Frederick Jackson Turner told Americans to stop looking West, that the frontiers had been conquered, and beyond San Francisco there was nothing but the vastness of the Pacific Ocean.  The cities of the Far East will be the vanguard of economic growth in the 21st century, and the West will have to run to meet them. Already, Japan has catapulted past most of the world in becoming the premiere industrial force after World War II.  Read the rest of this entry

VC Trends in Former Soviet Republics

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Venture Capital in the Central Asia group is mainly designed to share knowledge and opinion about this area of finance. Major concentration of VC is given to the developments of this area in Central Asia, especially in Uzbekistan. Venture capitalists, like Efraim Landa, business angels and private equity investors all around the world seeking opportunities in Central Asia are welcome.  VC activity in the Russian market really took off after Russia’s default on sovereign debt in 1998 and has accelerated ever since. With this, we’ve seen more attention from leading western venture capital firms as well who have created a number of investment funds, incubators and angel networks focused on the Russian market. In the recent past, specifically since 2006, the Russian government has been creating infrastructure for venture capital investments in Russia and has also launched a state program focused on establishing public-private partnerships in the innovation sector managed by a number of leading venture capital firms.  Read the rest of this entry