Venture capital is not only characterised by very high return opportunities, but also by a high volatility of profits up to the complete loss of the capital – especially in the case of direct investments. The selection of the most attractive business models and most capable founding teams as well as the effective management of the investment over its entire life cycle are therefore even more important than with investments in the stock market.
Through our excellent network, we receive a regular and high-quality deal flow. Personal recommendation by long-standing business partners or direct contact with the founder team is of utmost importance. Our rejection rate is high. This is because we only accept mandates from companies in which we would theoretically also invest ourselves. An extensive due diligence of the market, business and financial model as well as the management team precedes every mandate agreement.
We know venture capital funds not only from the client’s point of view, but also as an investor in the context of our capital raising mandates. We get to know not only the sales force, but also the investment managers and processes, which allows us to assess aspiration and reality first-hand. We are happy to arrange contacts to what we consider to be the best funds for our investment clients and provide direct access to the top management or portfolio management.