The Financing Process
Our investment capital comes from a variety of sources: foundations, endowments, money managers, financial institutions, funds-of-funds, wealthy individuals and the USVP partners themselves. All share a vested interest in the success of the early-stage companies we help create.
Many of us are former entrepreneurs and understand that raising capital is challenging and time consuming. Consequently, we try to operate a clear and efficient process of diligence and decision-making, while providing feedback along the way.
THE SIX STEPS TO AN INVESTMENT DECISION
- Connect with USVP and secure a Partner to sponsor your company
- Explain your business
- Conduct mutual due diligence
- Present to the USVP partnership (click here for Presentation Guidelines)
- Agree on terms
- Post-investment process and teamwork for success
Download the attached Investment Decision Tips & Insights document for greater detail on each step in the decision process.