April 22, 2019

A Word From The Wise

by Zirtual Team

Neil Katz, of Arctaris Impact Fund, On Why Zirtual Is The Real Deal 

What crucial elements does a lead need to have for you to commit to chasing the deal? Each of our Funds has a defined set of criteria that includes both financial and non-financial measures that are structured with the types of capital that we provide and the impact that we hope to achieve in the communities we invest in (typically centered around job creation in underbanked and underserved areas). If a target has characteristics that fall within our specifications, then the chase begins! If we aren’t the correct partner, then we aim to provide feedback to the target and, if helpful, make introductions to other capital providers in our network that may be a better fit. 

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April 18, 2019

All Hands On Deck

by Zirtual Team

During The Management Phase, Every Captain Needs A Crew

Though many attempts will fall short of the mark, VCs are used to putting their full weight behind each and every swing for the fences. Because who knows, that one long shot could very well be the next Whatsapp acquisition: an educated gamble that turned a $60 million investment into a staggering $3 billion win for Sequoia Capital.

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April 8, 2019

You’re My Unicorn

by Zirtual Team

The Quickest, Smartest Way To ‘It’s A Deal’ Is Through Delegation

So you’ve zeroed in on the lead and certified it as a profitable venture. Now it’s time to enter into negotiations with the entrepreneur or firm to close the deal. This delicate process requires senior-level experience, a keen grasp of numbers, and a measured temperament to get the internal approval needed from both sides.

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April 2, 2019

No Venture Capitalist Is An Island

by Zirtual Team

Outsourcing To Relieve The Pressure Of The Evaluation Process

It takes a discerning VC to determine whether a surfaced lead will bring in sufficient profit at a tolerable risk. Funding innovation and invention is exciting, yes, but it’s imperative VCs have the time and resources to decide whether the gung-ho entrepreneur they’ve spotted is more visionary, than nary a vision.

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March 20, 2019

Is the Filtration Phase Bogging you Down?

by Zirtual Team

The Minutiae Of Lead-Sourcing Could Be Why You’re Missing Out

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