The informal venture capital market consists of private investors who invest their personal financial resources in new and growing small firms. They are called “informal investors”, or “business angels” (business angels).
Much less is known about this market than about the activities of venture funds. One of the significant differences between venture capital companies and business angels is that the former manage other people’s funds while the latter invest their own funds.
Most business angels are successful entrepreneurs who have significant experience in developing their own business. A smaller part are highly paid specialists in large companies, such as top managers, consultants, lawyers, etc. Continue reading
The current crisis has shown businesses and politicians that betting on speculative operations and inflating the market cannot be a long-term development strategy. The future of Ukrainian business in the transition to a post-industrial type economy, dominated by services, high technology and infrastructure. Such changes require a system of incentives for venture investments, which play an important role in ensuring the country’s competitiveness. It is no coincidence that states with a developed venture capital market (USA, Japan, Germany, UK) act as the largest exporters of high technology products. In these countries, a key role in the search and development of high-risk startups belongs to associations of private investors, the so-called business angels. If we evaluate the volumes of venture investments, then the investments of private investors there exceed the volumes of large institutional investors. Continue reading
To help those who open their own business, create favorable conditions for business development, provide benefits for all undertakings – the key tasks that business incubators successfully accomplish (organizations that support newly established enterprises). In world practice, it is these structures that are considered the best stimulators for the development of small and medium-sized businesses and have recently become increasingly popular. In Ukraine, the first incubators appeared in the early 1990s and now there are 60–70 registered. However, there are very few successful examples of assistance in establishing a business, while in neighboring countries such institutions work more than effectively. “Status” asked officials, experts and entrepreneurs:
“WHAT IS THE CAUSE OF WEAK DEVELOPMENT OF UKRAINIAN BUSINESS INCUBATORS?”
Opinions of officials Continue reading