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The State of the Private Equity Market

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Private Equity Markets

The private equity market is showing great promise for 2015 and beyond. The choices for new ideas and business concepts are seemingly endless, the entrepreneurs are eager to get their start-ups running and the loan rates are relatively low. Investors have the potential to make huge profits from smart new tech companies that aim to make life easier for consumers. By focusing on a select group of start-ups, venture capitalists can expect to spend more money on fewer investments, but they can also expect a bigger return for their money. Read the rest of this entry

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Successful Companies that Got Started with Venture Capital

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When a business starts up, usually the largest challenged that the founders will face is securing funding to keep it going long enough to get it off to a great start financially. Effi Enterprises is a venture capital firm which helps supply entrepreneurs and emerging businesses with the funds needed to reach the next level of growth. A venture capitalist invests into an emerging company by purchasing part of the company. This is a relatively short term investment in a company with the expectation that the company will grow enough to bring in a sizeable return. Efraim Landa, who is an entrepreneur himself, invests venture capital into a start up business expecting that the company will experience this growth inside 10 years. There are many different businesses that use funding provided by a venture capital firm to help them reach a great level of success. Read the rest of this entry

Frequently Asked Questions

VC Investment

VC Investment

Have you ever watched “Shark Tank” on television? The entrepreneur, sometimes knowledgeable other times not, is trying to persuade venture capitalists to invest in their emerging business. They are pleading for monetary help to expand their business or market a product. Even with this type of publicity, the world of the venture capitalist can be confusing. There are some questions which are asked over and over. Here are a few of the frequently asked questions about venture capital. Read the rest of this entry

The US VC Market and the health IT industry

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US investments in Venture Capital have taken a strong liking to health IT sectors in recent years. Interesting enough, Efraim Landa, of Effi Enterprises, has a huge passion for the health IT sectors as he does for investing. InformationWeek.com discusses, Venture capital firms investing over $633 million into medical software and information services in 2011 alone. This was the highest level of investments given to this sector since the year 2001. In that time over $759 million was raised, according to figures from Dow Jones VentureSource.

In the last three years there has been a larger focus in the health IT category due to Obama administration’s federal incentive programs taking off, there has been a lot more focus on this industry as a whole. The Obama administration’s federal incentive program asks hospitals to adapt in new technologies and request the use of electronic health records (EHRs). Not only has this change increased funding in the health IT sectors as mentioned, but this has increased the Internet, mobile devices, and information management software categories as well. It’s great to see the domino effect being played out in our economy in a positive light due to one change in how we operate our day to day tasks in business. Read the rest of this entry

The VC Market in Germany

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Germany’s venture capital market is soaring in measures never seen before. Efraim Landa, business financing guru, has been watching the trends in Germany and can steer you in the needed direction for VC funding. Start-ups need two things to be successful, ideas and money! German businesses have both, ideas and money, so it works. German investors are pouring out more money for innovation. In countries where the economy is doing well off there are investors who can and want to buy companies. If it’s a recession in a specific country, investors will avoid risks. At this time things are going well, and Germany’s investors are doing well. Read the rest of this entry

The VC Market in China

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China is well known for their boom in the internet market, for every Zappos or Groupon there is a Chinese replica.  China has the world’s largest Internet market. Year 2003 Chinese companies went public and did very well. Overseas investors were very excited and wanted to be a part of the big boom that China was benefiting on. One would think that China would be untouchable in declining funds in the VC Market, wrong!

For China, venture capital investments fell to an all time low this year from the last 6 years, as reported by Dow Jones VentureSource, unprofitable companies going public too soon have scared away many oversea investors. Oversea VC firms aren’t throwing funds into Chinese start-ups as much as once before. “The reason the venture capital market dried up is because the exit market is not there,” said Tim Chang, managing director at Mayfield Fund. 2012 saw fast declines: a 39 percent decline in investment deals and a 56 percent decrease in VC investment compared to the first quarter of 2011. Read the rest of this entry

The VC Market in India

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This year has been a bit rocky for the VC market in many countries, India isn’t alone. Even though times are rocky, it is still a good time to take a look at businesses that are doing well in this economy and those star-ups that are built on innovation and fulfilling a dire need in this day and age. Efraim Landa is an expert in finance and can educate a business that is already formed or a start-up company in just which route it should take.

India’s VC Market’s primary focus is now on “low-entry valuations, significant and tangible value additions to portfolio companies, and most importantly, exits”, according to Business Today.  The Best VC Funding firms are spending a lot more time researching and agreeing upon sound investing decisions, without their decisions being dictated by the normal way of things and the thinking of the larger crowd.  Read the rest of this entry

The VC Market in Russia

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Russia is a big player in the funding of Venture Capital today. Country to country we see VC markets fluctuating up and down in this recession that has hit each of our homes one way or another. Efraim Landa watches these trends closely, leading those who need business financing to the right private equity funding. Russia isn’t having many problems as shown in recent times. In 2006, the Russian government established Russian Venture Company (RVC) to stimulate the creation of a domestic VC investment industry and increased venture funding in Russia. In the beginning RVC’s capital was about 30 billion rubles. In 2011, everything changed. There was a large shift because of the recent focus of Russia’s state development activity, and substantial growth in the number of entrepreneur support programs. On top of all of this, there was much focus on building of incubators, accelerators and technology parks. This growth in Russia leads to an increase of new start-ups. New start-ups need funding, Existing and new venture market firms came out of the word work through this movement. Read the rest of this entry

The VC Market in Israel

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Today’s economy and the history of Venture Capital play together in a very important role. VC firms are getting smarter as the recession hits us all from our wallets to the bank. Efraim Landa is an expert in this market, and can lead you to being accepted in VC funding regardless of these changing times. There are about 70 active venture capital funds listed in Israel’s VC Market alone, 14 of these are international VCs but have offices in Israel, the others operate in Israel and benefit the economy of Israel. Investinisrael.gov discusses staggering numbers for VC firms in recent years. In the year 2010, “391 Israeli high-tech companies raised $1.26 billion, 13% above the $1.12 billion raised in 2009, but 39% below 2008 levels which was then the highest amount raised in 7 years. In the fourth quarter of 2010, 100 Israeli high-tech companies raised $344 million – 25% above the $275 million rose in the fourth quarter of 2009, and slightly up from the $341 million raised in the third quarter of 2010” Read the rest of this entry

The VC Market in the US

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We all are fully aware of the state of our current economy. Some of us, as individuals, have been greatly affected and many businesses have failed or even have struggled vastly in these last few years. Regardless of those that lose ground in a recession, fact remains, many companies still thrive because there is still a need to be fulfilled for people in general. Efraim Landa is very aware of this and helps those in need of financing make an educated decision as to what route to take in seeking investors. Read the rest of this entry