Entrepreneurs and the SILICON VALLEY
First and foremost, it would be to the advantage of sophisticated and accredited investors to take the opportunity to invest in technology companies within the Silicon Valley. Properly executed and with the correct partners in place, those investors will be able to participate in high return, and calculated low risk opportunities, that can have a dramatic effect on their financial portfolios.
Investing within the Valley is unlike investing in any other for-profit venture. These investments are for a prestigious few who are interested in not only participating at the cutting edge of technology, but being personally vested in companies that are primed to become major players in areas of social media, online security, big data and consumer products. Horizon-changing technology investments have an inherent excitement due to their fluidity, direct effect on our future, and a high return potential. Investors can now have a stake in this future.
These excellent opportunities are often closed to the standard investor, as they rarely have access to an entity that allows them inside the Valley. Too often, these investors commonly enter at a later stage of investments where his/her portfolio is managed, with limited outcomes, and lower return potential because of the higher valuations at these later stages.
Vestech Partners LLC (Vestech), though, is the vehicle that can provide the aforementioned early stage opportunities in abundance to investors.
What makes one start-up more secure, stable and successful than the other, and how does the investor avoid the usual inherent risk of putting his or her monies in a start-up company? The answer is that these specific start-up companies need to have an exceptional technology and management team in place. The technology team needs to have the solution and product for a very specific and sought-after niche in the technology sector. This technology team needs then to be coupled with a highly tenured, vested and experienced leadership/management team from within the Valley that has the capacity to find innovative solutions and properly guide the company to its end point. These are the qualities of the companies that Vestech vets and participates with, thus reducing the inherent risks of standard start-ups.
Vestech is also a unique and refreshing investment model for you, the participant/investor. You are not investing in a fund that allows you to only earn a small portion of the proceeds. Instead, the investor is a participant in, and owner of, a vehicle that provides direct ownership within the start-up company. With a minimal annual management fee that terminates after acquisition or IPO of the company, and a reasonable fee on returns seen by the investment, there are no hidden fees or other expenses. Vestech offers a significant value and consequently a higher return on investment.
The Investments themselves are passive in nature, and limited only to accredited investors. When placing the investment, the entrepreneur owns a percentage of the investing vehicle, but is not actively involved in the company. Vestech allows the experts and leaders in Silicon Valley to make the decisions that eventually move the companies towards a meaningful exit or IPO. Investors must have the fortitude and patience to see this through, as these types of investments may take anywhere from 2 to 7 years to mature towards their exit. The leadership within these companies constantly monitors them for security, safety and growth; thereby, keeping the investments safe and profitable.
We have discussed the safety of the portfolio of companies within Vestech, but what level of returns can one expect in this arena? As an early stage investor, with well-managed company valuations and controlled capital campaigns, the investors can expect unprecedented returns on their investments. The leadership of Vestech has enjoyed returns in multiples of up to 23 x on their investments.
As all qualified investors realize, there are no guarantees, and there should never be an illusion of the perfect investment. However, choosing and investing in the right team of technology experts, an exceptional product in a much needed space, led by the best of the best leaders of the Valley, significantly decreases the probability of risk and systematically increases the opportunity for great success. This results in asymmetrical risk versus reward.
Investors are typically vested in traditional vehicles like end-stage technology companies, healthcare, banking and real estate. It is time for these investors to take advantage of the technology revolution, right where it started…in the Silicon Valley. They should experience the wonderful opportunities and outcomes that these investments have to offer, via a vehicle that allows them entrance into these investments in a direct and unique manner. Vestech can open this avenue of investments to those that would like to break the stereotype and partake in a more effective and fascinating investment strategy.
The investor is hereby cautioned, though, that once they taste the excitement and benefits of participating in these types of high level technology opportunities through Vestech, their outlook and view of the typical/traditional investments will never be the same.