Capitali di Ventura: la finanza raccontata da chi investe in innovazione. Episodio 6
Ray Garcia is the managing director of Buoyant Capital, a global peer advisory think tank addressing the growth challenges of small to medium sized enterprises. The firm coordinates its team of experts to help its clients improve competitiveness through talent management, global market expansion partnership access, technology asset management, capital investment and restructuring. Buoyant Capital was founded in 2000 in New York City and has helped launch several start-up companies and works as an advisor to company founders, CEO’s, and their investors. Ray has over 25 years of experience as a technology entrepreneur, as company CTO co-founder, for four venture-backed companies. Earlier in his career, he worked as an executive for major banks including Citicorp, Republic National Bank (now HSBC), Bank of America, and as a technology consultant to several large US multinational corporations. In 2008, he was elected to serve as an executive in residence at MIT Media Lab.
Corner Stones in collaboration with InnoVits organizes a finance workshop: a cycle of meetings with professionals who will tell their concrete experience of financial collection, investment, internationalization.
Finance Lab. A workshop dedicated to financial culture, realized in collaboration with InnoVits, a basic business laboratory at MIP, the Business School of Politecnico di Milano.
From theory to practice. The project aims to explore the theme of business valuation with a practical approach. Startups become a means of analysis and understanding of financial issues traditionally confined to theory and university classrooms.
Learning from experience. A path in which we will collect the experience of managers who have developed new business units in established companies or entrepreneurs who have started from scratch, creating an iterative process that has seen them engaged, on several occasions, in the phase of internal financing and external capital raising.
There are many questions to which we will try to respond by enhancing concrete experiences and depth:
- How to evaluate risk?
- Crowdfunding, business angel, venture capital, private banker, family officer: which financing channel is the most appropriate depending on the nature and stage of development of the project?
- Who are the investors interested in becoming partners in venture companies?
- What are their expectations and motivations?
- What is their appetite for risk?
- How long should they hold the shares? How long are they willing to do so?
- How to present their funding project to potential investors?
- How to manage the interaction with partners during the stages of the project development roadmap?
- Hot to face the internationalization challenge?