Venture Capital

The history of venture capital as a form of investment for emerging technologies and new businesses dates back to the middle of last century when Goerges Doriot, the “Father of Venture Capital”, established the American Research and Development Corporation (ARD) devoted to funding new technologies commercialised after the second world war. Today it’s one of the most exciting investment areas, offering investors the opportunity to back the ideas and technologies which inspire them. Whether you’re interested in angel investing and looking for a new startup to invest in or you’re an entrepreneur with an amazing idea, VentureCrowd can help you find the investment opportunities that you’re looking for using our simple online platform and fuss-free investment process. 

As with any kind of investment, venture capital investments are not without their risks. Before you launch into any new investment opportunity, it’s always a good idea to sit down with a professional financial planner or advisor to run through your options. New businesses and innovations can still fail in the marketplace, no matter how brilliant they may appear to be. The key to ensuring that you mitigate the risk of potential failed investments is through diversification of your portfolio. We offer a range of different investment opportunities. For example, as one of Australia’s investment property companies, we offer investors and developers access to property funds like Gold Coast property investment and Brisbane property investment. As a general rule, investors can expect to derive 90% of their investment income from approximately 10% of their investment portfolio which means that diversifying your portfolio is vital.

What is venture capital?

Venture capital is a form of private investment equity usually loaned to a startup business or idea to help them launch their new company and may be considered a potentially high return investment. Typically, investors will only commit their money while seeking a high yield investment so only viable looking businesses which look likely to have long term growth potential are considered. Traditionally, this kind of investment commitment has come from high net worth individual investors or institutions but crowdfunding investment companies, like VentureCrowd, has changed all of that. It’s now easier than ever to join the famous angel investing crowd and contribute to key ideas, business ventures, property development and new technology, helping not only to grow individual 

investors’ wealth but also to give individual retail investors the ability to shape the future of Australia by backing the ideas that matter to them along with other like-minded investors. Australia has now passed the legislative framework allowing retail investors – that’s you – to participate in a new Crowd-Sourced Funding (CSF) regime just like the US, Europe, Asia and New Zealand. This type of investing structure may also be called syndicate investing. Anyone residing in Australia and who is at least 18 years old can now invest in CSF offers made by investment property companies like VentureCrowd. We have already successfully raised venture capital for over 4 years from wholesale investors with over $140 million raised across 100 successful deals. 

What is a term sheet in venture capital?

A term sheet is a non-binding agreement that details the basic terms and conditions of an individual investment. From the term sheet a more formal, legally binding document is written once all parties involved reach an agreement. They are general cover sheets that include the significant aspects of an investment and not every minor contingency which may arise. Once all major parties agree on the terms of the investment as outlined within the term sheet, the more expensive legal work can begin.

All term sheets will usually include information relating to assets, initial purchase price, and a timeframe that investors should be aware of.  You most often find term sheets associated with startup businesses and entrepreneurs often rely on them to entice venture capital investors.

How to find venture capital investors?

We specialise in finding venture capital investors for your ideas, connecting you to thousands of potential investors through our extensive networks of both retail and sophisticated investors. Using our platform, you can launch a crowdfunding campaign that includes a range of services like PR management and digital marketing. A funding round will typically last for about 6 weeks and once all investments are received and our fees have been collected, the funds are transferred to your business venture. We make it quick, easy, and hassle-free, taking care of all of the paperwork through our online platform. You can concentrate on getting your new startup up and running, using our platform to communicate directly with your investors.

As an investor-led, co-investment platform, VentureCrowd offers investors the same economic terms as the professional lead investor. We offer you a fully automated self-service platform that is easy to navigate as well as a comprehensive multi-channel digital campaign. Access support from your dedicated campaign manager as well as professional presentations and webinars you can use to promote and pitch your emerging business ideas. 

How to start a venture capital fund?

Starting a venture capital fund is easy when you choose VentureCrowd. We take care of all of the details, including sourcing your potential investors as well as the legal paperwork. You can apply online through our website or you can get in contact with our friendly team to find out more about how we can help you deliver on your ideas. Submit an online enquiry form through our website or call us on 1300 039 655.

Whether you are looking for new investors or considering adding angel investing to your portfolio, we can help. Register online today.