Compelling ideas … big markets
Our interest is primarily in engineers, scientists, or researchers who have developed technologies that solve difficult industry problems – problems that are substantial enough to compel customers to adopt the new technologies. We are also interested in disruptive technologies that have the potential to create entirely new markets.
We want to work with company founders who have set their sights high and we seek innovators who combine a bold technology vision with the drive and dedication needed to see a technology start-up through the challenges it will face in executing its plans.
We expect companies we invest in to have an impact. We look for companies that could end up with a value not in the tens of millions of dollars, but in the hundreds of millions – within three to five years.
Early-stage development; technological risks
The nucleus of a strong technical team
Geographic proximity; hands-on involvement
Fields outside our expertise and interest
Money, hands-on assistance,
contacts and more
While it is certainly true that a good venture capitalist provides much more than cash, we know that the primary reason you’re approaching us is to get the money you need to grow your business – or to create a business based on your technology.
We manage over $95 million in venture capital funds, and more than two-thirds of this money is available for future investments. Typically, we invest $500,000 to $2 million in a company’s seed round, and then continue to support the company through follow-on investments. We have the ability to invest up to $9 million in each of our portfolio companies.
The money is the simple part. We can cut a cheque very quickly when the right opportunity comes along.
But most of the value we bring to a company goes far beyond writing a cheque. When you work with Tech Capital, you benefit from our team’s experience and knowledge and our network of industry contacts worldwide.
Hands-on guidance and support
Our team has experience leading successful high-tech startups and knowledge gained from having helped build many technology companies.
Whether it’s recruiting a management team, clarifying company strategy, financial planning, establishing business partnerships and alliances, working through management issues or just being a sounding board for your ideas, we’ll be with you every step of the way in working through the challenges start-ups inevitably face.
Our contacts are your contacts
We have a broad network of existing relationships with lawyers, recruiters, accountants, bankers, financial service firms and IT service providers.