The U.S. has a thriving venture capital market. The market is envied by other counties who seek to model their own systems after it. This is due in part by the way funding is received. American corporations only rely on banks for about 40 percent of their loans for investing in promising start-ups. The other 60 percent comes from private equity loans, which offer less rigid standards and lower rates. This encourages corporations to seek out and support young technology companies, all of which contributes to a growing economy. Read the rest of this entry
The 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
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