INTERNATIONAL VENTURE CAPITAL ASSOCIATION
International Venture Capital Association is a division of the Paulsmeier Inc Group, founded in 1981, consisting of about 1200 visionary venture capital funding syndicates.
The associate funder members of International Venture Capital Association includes several venture capital companies, investment angels, mezzanine firms, finance houses, commercial banks, private equity firms as well as various international investment funds.
In its capacity as the representative body of so many influential sources of international venture capital, International Venture Capital Association is dedicated to promote its associate funder members to entrepreneurs and business leaders all over the world. In addition, International Venture Capital Association seeks to highlight the significant contributions as well as the positive effect its associate funder members have on project and business development in the global economy.
International Venture Capital Association’s dynamic and visionary associate funder members are differentiated from other international venture capitalists in several ways:
- In comparison with global venture capital statistics and trends, International Venture Capital Association’s associate funder members, on average, except and approve up to five times more project or business proposals from those submitted for funding.
- Rates of success and sustainability pertaining to project and business opportunities accepted and funded by International Venture Capital Association’s associate funder members are significantly higher than the international industry average.
- International Venture Capital Association’s associate funder members have little or no restrictions pertaining to geographical or industry considerations.
- In comparison to the international venture capital industry, International Venture Capital Association’s associate funder members, on average, are the largest contributors of venture capital to developing countries – with specific reference to countries on the African and Asian continents.
International Venture Capital Association’s associate funder members provide the following financing options:
Associate funder members offer loan-structured finance, equity-structured finance, or a combination of these financing options.
The above financing options are provided by two categories of financiers:
- Venture capitalists
Venture capitalists offer equity-structured finance for projects requiring medium- to long-term financing of $5-million or more. This type of financier is typically directly involved in the business, providing strategic direction to management as well as financial support for the company. He may have a seat on the board but does not usually participate in day-to-day management. The reward is rapid growth of the enterprise in the medium- to long-term, with the funder exiting through the sale of the company, a management buy-out, or a flotation on the stock market.
- Investment angels
Investment angels provide loan-structured finance of $1-million or more, utilizing various loan structures, with interest determined by the level of risk inherent in the venture. Although these projects are implemented independently, the project owner makes use of the wide range of professional expertise offered by the associate members of Professional Investors Group.
Either type of financier can supply funding at various stages in a business’ development. These include but are not restricted to:
- At start-up, to facilitate product development and initial marketing financing.
- In the early stage, to enable commercial manufacturing to take place so that the venture can start generating profits.
- The expansion phase requires capital to increase an enterprise’s production capacity and to develop and market its products.
- Refinancing can entail the purchase of existing shares in a venture from another venture capital firm, providing the funds needed for a management buy-out, financing a buy-in by outside managers, or providing an existing recipient with additional capital.
- Separate import and export financing and/or the provision of guarantees are provided.
- Capital can be provided for trading in minerals and commodities.