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  • Writer's pictureAmi Kassar

AmiSight 11/7: A Fresh Look at Venture Capital: A Technology-Based Group Changing the Rules

In this week's edition of the AmiSights Podcast, we talk to Vik Thapar, managing director of Cypress Growth Capital, where he oversees all aspects of the firm’s investment process and provides ongoing support to portfolio companies. He tells us what he looks for when acquiring venture capital.

“We're looking to learn about the business in general, which includes technology, but at the end of the day, the management team is probably at the forefront of what we look at because it doesn't really matter what you're selling or how you're selling it. Because if the folks that are leading the charge aren't somebody you bet on, the rest of it doesn't really matter,” he said.

The main topics of today's episode will be:

  • How Vik’s company provides clients with a way to get the capital they need to grow, but retain their equity.

  • Why financials aren’t the only factor Vik considers when deciding whether or not to invest in a company.

  • What factors have contributed to the jump in investment activity as of late.

You can also listen to this week's podcast on Spotify, Apple Podcast, Google Podcasts, Pocket Casts, RadioPublic, and Copy RSS.

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