Is Venture Capital Right For You?

Is Venture Capital Right For You?

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It’s important to know the ins and outs of venture capital before applying for backing as it may not necessarily be the right solution for all entrepreneurs, or for the particular stage your business is at.

To help prospective businesses determine if they are suitable candidates for venture capital funding, Mark Shuttleworth’s local venture capital company, Here Be Dragons (HBD), has compiled a venture capital readiness test.

Take the VC Test

The HBD test is quick and practical,designed to educate and prepare potential applicants for what they can expect from venture capital.

The test guides applicants through an umber of important decisions and points they will have to consider carefully should they wish to embark on a partnership with a venture capitalist.Consisting of three deal breakers and another 15 questions, it looks at the components of a venture capital investment. Questions such as: “Will your revenue grow by at least 30% each year?” and“Are you prepared to part with a significant ownership stake in your business which may result in the loss of control?” are tough choices that need to be made ahead of time. Your answers will determine whether you are on the right track for venture capital.

Contact

Take the test at www.hbd.com

Monique Verduyn
Monique Verduyn is a freelance writer. She has more than 12 years’ experience in writing for the corporate, SME, IT and entertainment sectors, and has interviewed many of South Africa’s most prominent business leaders and thinkers. Find her on Google+.