Understanding Our Focus
The Verte venture investment program is distinguished by its focus on venture partnerships that invest in technology, life sciences and other companies at the seed and early stages. Compared to other segments of private equity, venture capital is a relatively small asset class, so the best managers tend to be highly access restricted. The venture industry is also differentiated from most other investment sectors in that manager performance is characterized by persistence, i.e., top performing venture managers have a higher probability of future out performance.
Start-Ups: We look for “start-ups” founded and led by passionate entrepreneurs with business concepts that match our experience and interests. Our focus is on companies that pioneer new approaches to disrupt markets characterized by significant spending.
Speed-Ups: We also invest extraordinary companies and entrepreneurs that are seeking to significantly “speed-up” the expansion of their business. We help companies take ideas from niche to mass and capitalize on multi-billion dollar market opportunities. Our growth stage investments will typically be larger with lower downside risk and shorter holding periods.