Insights: Raising Growth Capital

For today's Insights and Opinions section today, we tap into the wisdom of Ivan Nikkhoo, an experienced entrepreneur, investment banker and VC at Siemer & Associates, and who is an advisor to Siemer Ventures. Nikkhoo gives some insights into the skill of raising growth capital.

Many entrepreneurs are skilled at starting companies, and building successful small ones. Not a simple thing to do, but they seem to have a knack for it.

Growing a company into a big, growing, successful one is very different, and in many ways, more difficult task. And taking a company through a hyper growth stage is the most difficult part of all. Thatís where many younger entrepreneurs fail. There are too many moving parts, unpredictable variables, and mistakes often go un-noticed until they have caused serious damage.

Which is why raising growth capital is of one the most important and defining steps for any company. It is at this point where experience, track record, maturity, timing, and a bit of luck come together. As Calvin Coolidge said,"ďAll growth depends upon activity. There is no development physically or intellectually without effort, and effort means work." (Continued...)

Read the rest of Raising Growth Capital.