We believe our approach where we start as advisors, then later invest in the best opportunities and continue as active advisors through liquidity is a winning strategy for entrepreneurs, investors and other stakeholders. For entrepreneurs, we offer advice and other resources prior to helping bring significant capital investment to companies that are ready to effectively utilize resources. This approach is a win-win for the entrepreneur and her company and helps in the financing decision process, lowering risk for investors. With our advisory services we initially focus on assisting the company management team’s work toward commercial success and in preparing the company to become ready to effectively utilize and accept financing from investors. As we learn more about the company, its market, and opportunity and critical success factors, we help bring capital investment into those companies we believe in. By so doing, we are part of the team that is working to make the company successful. Through post investment advisory work and support we continue to contribute as business partners with other company stakeholders through exit.
VectorPoint Ventures advises or makes investments in rapidly growing companies with high potential or proven business models, potential for or a history of healthy revenue and earnings growth, and the leadership capable of sustaining that growth. Often, these companies are looking for a partner to help them achieve scale and expand. Elements of our general approach are as follows:
STRATEGIC AND OPERATIONAL GUIDANCE
The VectorPoint team believes that great companies are built by great management teams. We partner with management teams, help find new team members to fill gaps, and support proven leaders as they strive to reach business objectives. We serve as active board members or advisors and observers, bringing our experience to bear, helping guide companies through multiple growth stages. Our role as advisors varies depending on the needs and capabilities of each company.
VectorPoint’s model for enabling value creation blends a careful approach to investment selection, portfolio company strategic development, drive for operational excellence and a committed ownership approach. Multiple deal sourcing channels, careful analysis, thorough due diligence, appropriate risk mitigation strategies, and a clear post acquisition plan put investments on a pathway to potentially deliver high returns for VectorPoint investors and other stakeholders. The commitment of VectorPoint’s partners to upward value momentum is based on a conviction that the creation of value derives from a combination of investment discipline, a long-term commitment to portfolio companies, transparency and the ability to listen to and communicate clearly with stakeholders.
VectorPoint’s expert professionals provide committed support to advisory client or portfolio company management teams, and our ownership mentality encourages a hands-on operational approach to problem solving. VectorPoint’s team has extensive and first-rate experience in advising seed stage, early stage and growth companies. We help with the development of and execution of accelerated growth strategies and other initiatives. VectorPoint’s team members’ real world company management and operating experience that we bring to all our activities. This expertise, combined with backgrounds in investment banking, management consulting and industry, ensures a seasoned approach when working with our advisory clients or portfolio companies and other parties.
TRANSPARENCY, LISTENING AND COMMUNICATION
The commitment of VectorPoint’s partners to upward value momentum is based on a conviction that the creation of value derives from a combination of investment discipline, a long-term commitment to portfolio companies, transparency and the ability to listen to and communicate with stakeholders. Therefore, we take transparency, listening and communication seriously.
Potential investment opportunity suggestions, ideas, and introductions are appreciated. We welcome both introductions to a potential beneficial relationship as well as potential portfolio company opportunities.