Pitchbook's 2018 4Q Venture Monitor

The 2018 4Q Venture Monitor provides a detailed look at Venture Capital projects across the country. According to Pitchbook’s report, over $130 billion was invested in over 8,900 Venture Capital deals in 2018. We’re happy to say that venture capital groups in Colorado provided $1.6 billion in funding in 2018, more than ever before!

Take Action: An Exit Planning Guide

If you’ve visited our site before, you know we often post about exit planning. We believe that the decision to sell your business is one of the biggest decisions you’ll make, and therefore we want to provide you with plenty of resources for preparing to do just that.

Questions to ask when buying a business

At Venture Advocates, we like to sit down with our sellers and create a video that truly interested buyers can watch. Often this video will answer many of the questions that a buyer has about the business they’re considering purchasing. However, on the off chance you’re out there on your own talking to a business owner, here are questions you may want to ask:

Business Valuation: The first step in your exit planning process

If you’ve begun to seriously think about retirement or selling your business for other reasons, you need to start thinking about exit planning strategies. You must have an exit plan in order to make selling your business as easy as possible. To avoid a rough transition, start with a valuation, followed by topics like Distance to Goal, Prospective Buyers and a Professional Team.

How do you define success?

Eric is a Managing Partner at Venture Advocates. He is one of the leading experts in mergers and acquisitions. Mr. Payne started, grew, and eventually sold Nationwide Valuations, one of the nation’s largest business valuation companies. He is a serial entrepreneur, having owned and sold companies in many industries. Eric Payne is also a skilled franchise consultant and has many years of experience with startup and exit planning.

Venture Advocates To Speak At Venture West Summit.

Colorado is full of great companies. Our goal is to provide you with the tools and community to support them.

Join a room full of angel investors and capital leaders from across the state to discuss the state of Colorado's capital ecosystem, as well as how to move it forward. We will cover:

  • How do I get started investing in local startups?

  • What are the common mistakes for new investors?

  • How can we improve our current Colorado capital ecosystem for entrepreneurs?

  • PLUS - A play-by-play review of a recent local funding.