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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

  1. Connect with USVP and secure a Partner to sponsor your company
  2. Explain your business
  3. Conduct mutual due diligence
  4. Present to the USVP partnership (click here for Presentation Guidelines)
  5. Agree on terms
  6. 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.