In this section, information for entrepreneurs willing to acquire private equity / venture capital financing can be found.

Why? underlines advantages of private equity / venture capital and compares it with other types of financing.

Who? lists entities capable of acquiring PE/VC and states the requirements to be fulfilled by potential investee companies.

How? goes through the investment process.

Q&A answers most recently asked questions.

Glossary comprehensively explains most often used industry terms.

A company seeking capital can obtain it in many ways:

  • Through debt - by raising bank credit or issuing bonds;
  • By acquiring a trade investor;
  • By floating the company on the public market, e.g., the Warsaw Stock Exchange;
  • By attracting private equity / venture capital.

Venture capital funds can invest in companies representing various industries and regions and at different stages of development. What matters is that the company has solid prospects for dynamic growth.

That is why VC investors seek companies which:

  • Have good management;
  • Offer better products/services, or have a technological advantage, over their competition;
  • Operate within a growing market;
  • Grow faster than their industry;
  • Have a strong market share.

The first step to venture capital is to clearly define your company's potential, market environment and investment needs.

A potential investee needs to submit a well-prepared proposal to a VC fund. Some entrepreneurs and managers spend long weeks preparing sales presentations for their clients, but fail to prepare well for talks with investors even though the stakes are much higher.