What is Venture Capital?
Venture Capital is defined as the provision of risk capital by institutional or private entities that aim for target returns of more than 20% over a 5/10 year time horizon. Financial logic prevails.
Venture Capital Funds are divided into two macro-categories:
– Business Angel, subjects willing to invest their personal financial resources in start-ups,
– VCs that, in order to raise capital, invest capital from institutional funds, banking foundations, social security institutions, local authorities, insurance companies and banks;
– Family Office, service companies that manage the assets of one or more wealthy families, acting as a center for the financial and administrative management of their assets.
If a start-up has the right product to offer the market and seizes the right market opportunity, raising funding in the early stages, i.e. seed and early stage, is a fundamental step. How to do it?
The most common solution is Venture Capital!
When the VC reaches its fundraising objective, represented by the formal commitment on the part of its subscribers to disburse funds when requested, it begins to operate according to its investment focus, which may concern the sectors of interest of the start-up, the life phase of the company in which it operates, or even the maximum (or minimum) amount of capital that can be disbursed in the individual deal.
The actors in Venture Capital are:
- Business Angel
- CVC Funds
- Family Office
A Business Angel or informal investor is usually a wealthy person who provides funds to invest in a company, often in exchange for bonds or equity.
A CV fund mainly invests in financial capital in companies that are too risky for standard capital markets or bank loans. Often, the same name is given to specially created funds, while the entities carrying out these operations are called venture capitalists.
A Family Office is a service company that manages the assets of wealthy families and acts as a center for the financial and administrative management of the assets
The most interesting business opportunities are in the sectors of food, fashion and retail, but also fintech and digital health where starting a business project can be a competitive advantage.
Venture Capital Financing in Italy
Our Venture Capital Start-ups
It is a start-up that has the objective of giving the opportunity to all operators in the Ho.Re.Ca. to respond to the EU Reg. 1169/11, relative to the obligation to clearly and correctly declare all the allergens present in the ingredients of ready-to-eat foods.
It is a start-up whose purpose is to enrich the wellness market with a unique technology, which uses more than 30 years of biomedical engineering research to create non-invasive solutions for predictive diagnosis and personalized treatments.
Smartphoners is a revolutionary navigation system that monitors driving and rewards virtuous behavior. The vision is to become one of the world leaders in the collection of driver data and monitor and optimize the behaviors driving their users/employees.
Spin-off of the University of Tor Vergata engaged in the ICT sector and specialized in the creation of customizable cryptographic algorithms. It is established as an innovative SME.
Predixit is an artificial intelligence platform that customizes the e-Commerce buying experience, transforming user behavior into predictive data.
Nanomnia is a start-up in the bio-nanotechnology sector. The project exploits the enabling capabilities of nanotechnologies, the encapsulation of active ingredients in nanoparticles to adapt them to the nutraceutical, pharmaceutical and environmental sectors.
Venture Capital in BizPlace
Venture Capital is a financing channel for start-ups and SMEs which BizPlace refers to in several cases. Our team of analysts will evaluate the feasibility of the initial project, draw up specific documentation for investors and accompany the start-up until the capital is obtained.
The BizPlace team supports start-ups and SMEs in showing their returns and potential to investment funds in the best possible way.