At P&C Global, we are committed to keeping you ahead of the curve in the ever-evolving landscape of venture capital, a key driver of economic value in today's business world.

Venture capital has been a lifeline for high-growth startups over the past three decades. Giants like Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Google, and many more owe their early success to the capital and coaching provided by venture capitalists. In 2015, public companies that had received VC backing accounted for 20% of the market capitalization and a staggering 44% of the research and development spending of U.S. public companies, according to a comprehensive study by Harvard Business Review.

Venture capital is not just about funding. It's about strategic partnerships, expert guidance, and the relentless pursuit of innovation. At P&C Global, we believe in the power of informed decision-making. We're here to help you navigate the complex world of venture capital, whether you're an entrepreneur seeking funding, a corporate investment arm looking to emulate VC success, or a policy maker aiming to build an entrepreneurial ecosystem in your community.

Here are some key insights from the Harvard Business Review's comprehensive study:

  1. Deal Sourcing: More than 30% of deals come from the VCs' network of former colleagues or work acquaintances, other investors, and existing portfolio companies. Only 10% result from cold email pitches by company management.
  2. Deal Selection: For each deal a VC firm closes, it considers, on average, 101 opportunities. The average deal takes 83 days to close.
  3. Evaluation Metrics: VCs use different metrics than traditional financial analysts. The most commonly used metric is the cash-on-cash return or multiple of invested capital.
  4. Post-Investment Actions: VCs are actively involved in advising their portfolio companies post-investment. They interact substantially with 60% of their portfolio companies at least once a week and provide a range of services including strategic guidance, connections to other investors and customers, operational guidance, and help hiring board members and employees.
  5. Importance of Founding Team: The founding management team is considered the most critical factor in the success or failure of portfolio companies.
  6. VC Firm Structure: The average VC firm has just 14 employees and five senior investment professionals. This small, flat structure allows for quick decision- making and action.
  7. Limited Partners Interaction: VCs believe their investors care more about absolute performance than about relative performance. However, 93% of VCs said that they expected to beat the market on a relative basis.
  8. Barriers for Nontraditional Founders: The reliance on networks for deal sourcing can disadvantage entrepreneurs who aren’t white men or who live outside traditional VC hubs. However, some VCs believe the situation is improving with firms prioritizing diversifying their partnerships.

Our team of experts is ready to guide you through the process, offering insights into how VCs hunt for deals, assess opportunities, add value to portfolio companies, structure agreements with founders, and operate their firms.

Our expertise in the venture capital space is backed by our proven track record. We have partnered with 7 of the top 10 private equity firms, and our due diligence has led to over 225 successful deals, amounting to $185 billion. This has resulted in a 65x return on investment relative to our fees.

We have also been instrumental in executing deal playbooks post-closure, whether those entail pivoting corporate strategy, recruiting new leadership teams, repositioning brands, redesigning critical functions, driving digital reinvention, right-sizing cost structures, or completing additional mergers and acquisitions.

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