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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

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Venture Capital in Indonesia

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The goal of venture capital financing is supporting emerging, startup businesses by providing them financial capital to make their businesses successful in exchange for equity in their companies.  Venture capital firms, like Effi Enterprises, are always looking for opportunities for growth.   With the 16th largest economy in the world and extreme growth expected in the next decade, Indonesia is a place where venture capital firms need to be looking for opportunities to become involved. Read the rest of this entry

Venture Capital in Thailand

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Venture capital is funding provided to emerging businesses and startup companies that have extreme potential for growth but lack the financial capital needed to make their business visions into a reality.  Venture capital firms, like Effi Enterprises take up the important task of helping those companies find the funding they need to take their businesses public in ten years or less.  Many investments can be risky endeavors, but can yield extreme profit.  Along with providing the finances needed, venture capital firms like Effi Enterprises, also guide the companies with managerial assistance and business advice to make sure the company becomes a success.  Thailand’s venture capital market has potential for growth, but has limited exposure to the use of venture capital funding.  Even though its venture capital industry is not fully developed at the present moment, it is a place venture capital firms should continue to monitor for opportunity in the future.  Read the rest of this entry

Venture Capital in South Korea

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As a venture capital Firm, Effi Enterprises monitors the global economy, watching for countries that are prime for investment opportunity.  They seek emerging start-up companies that are in need of funding to propel their business to success.   Efraim Landa, the founder of Effi Enterprises helps them attain that funding in exchange for equity in their company. With a consistent venture capital activity, solid plans for supporting the growth of their domestic venture capital industry, and movements away from traditional financing to venture capital financing, South Korea is a place of interest for investors across the globe. Read the rest of this entry

Venture Capital in Malaysia

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Venture capital firms, like Effi Enterprises, are always watching the global economy, looking for markets with potential for VC activity and growth.  They seek to find countries with government support for venture capital and general economic growth.  Despite a recent downturn in venture capital market progress due to the worldwide economic recession, investor confidence is returning in Malaysia.  With a government willing to revise policies to promote growth of the venture capital industry, there is great potential in the future for venture capital in Malaysia.  Read the rest of this entry

Venture Capital in Japan

 

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Venture capital is financial capital provided to early-stage, start-up companies that lack the funds they need for success.  Venture capital firms like Effi Enterprises helps those emerging businesses to gain access to those funds and ensures they have the business plan that will lead them to growth. Despite obstacles encountered in the past and a current downturn in venture capital growth, the Japanese venture capital market is a place of potential for a future for venture capital firms. 

History of the Venture Capital Market in Japan

The history of the Japanese venture capital market began in early 1960s when institutions began to be created to provide equity finance for businesses.  In the 1970s regulations for initial public offerings began to be liberalized and the VC industry grew from there.  Japanese venture capital firms traditionally invested in later stages of a firm’s growth and take less risky investments in new companies.  Although there has been a large amount of development in Japan’s venture capital market, the relatively small number of new companies, the number of companies subject to liquidation over the year in Japan, and the traditional lack of popularity or prestige of entrepreneurial enterprises has kept the growth from really booming.  However, there is potential for a movement towards a growth in entrepreneurs.

Current State of the Venture Capital Market in Japan

Along with many other countries around the world right now, Japan’s economy is experiencing a recession and the government is dealing with a debt burden that is twice the size of its GDP.  Despite those obstacles, the Japanese stock market increased by 23% in 2012, which has been the biggest gain since 2005 and was double the profit in U.S. stocks.  The economic trouble that Japan has been experiencing in the past years has led to individuals in the government and financial sectors to examine what steps can be taken to produce positive results and for some the answer is venture capital.  The head of Bank of Japan recently said he wanted to bolster economic growth by helping private companies nurture technological innovation in the energy and environmental industries.  There have been changes in the Japanese government and the new administration is committed to stimulating their economy and taking action to promote growth.  The new Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has plans to implement a large fiscal stimulus as well as reduce the value of the yen.  He also supports a more aggressive monetary policy.  The government recognizes the economic benefits of the development of venture capital firms and is working to create a more supportive environment.  The stimulus will only further contribute to the already overwhelming debt Japan holds which means there could be high risks involved in the investments in Japanese economy as its future is unclear, but action is being taken to stimulate the economy and promote growth in the venture capital market.

Future of the Venture Capital Industry in Japan

Signs of improvements have been seen as the stock market experiences increases and the economy slowly expands. Although on a widespread scale there may not be the venture capital market activity equal to the leading venture capital industries in other countries around the world, Japan has some examples in companies and individuals of impressive innovation and success in business startups.  The path of an entrepreneur is becoming more popular and providing more opportunity for venture capital investments.  Some of the most successful entrepreneurs in Japan claim a new Japan is developing that is entrepreneurial, IT savvy, global, and risk-taking and more venture capital and business angel money will flow into Japan.

Venture Capital in Israel

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When entrepreneurs have innovative ideas for starting a company, they seek funding to transform their vision into a reality.  Venture capital firms like Effi Enterprises are here to support that entrepreneur in finding the necessary funding to create a successful enterprise. Venture capital firms are always watching the global markets, looking for emerging markets with extreme potential for investment opportunities.  With an extremely successful history with venture capital activity, Israel is a prime place for venture capital firms to be getting involved. Read the rest of this entry

VC Market in Mexico

VC Market in Mexico

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As a venture capital firm, Effi Enterprises helps emerging businesses develop a business plan that will take them from an early-state startup up to a thriving public company in under ten years.  They invest large sums of money in exchange for equity in the company, providing that business the opportunity to experience extreme growth.  As a competitive emerging economy with great potential in its VC industry, Mexico has the growth venture capital firms look for to invest.  As an entrepreneur himself, Efraim Landa, the founder of Effi Enterprises, recognizes the strength of the innovative Mexican entrepreneurs that just require funding from venture capital firms to propel their business into exponential growth. Read the rest of this entry