It's been a fantastic year here at GrowthFunders and within the wider Growth Capital Ventures company.
Having shared more news, insights and information on our blog than we ever have done, it's been brilliant to talk about everything from impact investing through to the specifics of joint venture property investments and everything in between.
Collating some of our favourite facts, stats and quotes from the past few months, we're sharing one a day on social as the #GCVChristmasCountdown!
Impact investing is no longer about making a difference OR seeing a financial return - a survey by the Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN) and JPMorgan found that 55% of impact investment opportunities result in competitive, market rate returns. (Twitter, Facebook)
"Startups are the backbone of the UK economy. We need to support them; to give them not just the financial resources they need to grow, but the support and experience to ensure they truly thrive." - Norm Peterson, CEO, GCV (Twitter, Facebook)
Co-investment is at the heart of everything we do at Growth Capital Ventures. By bringing together retail, sophisticated and institutional investors, we drive investment into property, clean energy and tech-focussed, high growth SME opportunities. (Twitter, Facebook)
The UK government offers some of the most generous tax reliefs available to startup investors through a range of schemes. Together, they can help to mitigate risk whilst maximising returns. (Twitter, Facebook)
"Being strong advocates of joint venture property investing, investors have the ability to co-invest in property opportunities alongside knowledgeable and experienced housebuilders - and importantly, share in the profit, with many base case target returns of 1.5x money-on-money." - Craig Peterson, COO, Growth Capital Ventures (Twitter, Facebook)
Whilst a higher risk / higher return investment strategy, the appeal of high growth SMEs - particularly in tech transformational industries - is huge for many investors. With tax reliefs often available to help mitigate risk, the targeted returns can be in excess of 20x money-on-money. (Twitter, Facebook)
As an angel investor, understanding a startup's market is key - and your aim has to be to build up the most accurate picture of the market opportunity you can, by harnessing every piece of evidence available to you. (Twitter, Facebook)