Venture Capital, Private Equity, and Start-Up Investments
If you or your business are seeking investment, you’ll likely have come across terms such as Venture Capital and Private Equity. These are subtly different concepts united by their joint nature of injecting capital into businesses with the intention of later selling their equity share for a profit. They differ however in the size of the investments, the size and nature companies they invest in, and the percentages of ownership they seek to take in the business.
Within Israel there is a highly active scene in both fields forming an essential part of the businesses and financial ecosystem of the Start-Up Nation. We here at Aviv Lazar & Co. are keenly aware of the excellent possibilities and prospects access to capital from these sources may offer your business and are eager to advise you on their nature, as well as link you with appropriate organisations for your business and guide you through the process of obtaining that investment.
Venture Capital funds specialise in investing in start-ups. A considerable number are focussed on pre-seed, seed, and early stage ventures but there are numerous funds which are focussed on later-stage start-ups with more proven business.
Additionally, different funds may have specific verticals they’re willing and interested to invest in or differing focusses driven by whether a particular company’s product may be commercially viable in one or another export markets which that fund focuses on and wishes for your product to be developed.
The nature of your business will determine whether a particular VC fund may be interested in working with your business. Customarily, when working with VC funds the investor will expect to take an equity share in your company whilst continuing to work with you to develop your business.
Private Equity focusses on more established and mature companies which are to be held privately. Globally, many PE organisations are Institutional Investors such as Investment Banks and Pension Funds who seek to either obtain 100% of the equity in an already private business or delist and take private publicly listed companies.
If your business has reached a significant stage of development, Private Equity may pose an interesting opportunity for you to exit the business you have developed and realise the wealth you have created.
Obtaining Investment and How We Can Help
Aviv Lazar & Co. maintains many close connections throughout the ecosystem and in addition to being able to link you with funds of either type which may be uniquely suited to the circumstances of your business we are also excited about guiding you and your business through the pitching process and acting as your first-rate counsel in guarding your interests. If you wish to seek investment in this manner, we would look forward to speaking with you and explaining your options in greater depth.