We are significantly more hands-on than typical financial investors and collaborate closely with management to accelerate growth, increase revenue and achieve near-term profitability. Given our specialized industry focus, we are often able to deliver new customers and strategic partners, and the companies we invest in often work together contributing to mutual growth.
We typically lead minority equity investments of $2 million to $10 million per company, and we often represent the only institutional investors alongside management. Although Strandview invests in earlier stage companies, it reduces risk by targeting companies that are able to reach profitability with Strandview’s capital, thereby avoiding continual fundraising by management teams and dilution of investors.
We believe the financial services sector represents a huge market that is currently underserved by traditional venture capital or private equity firms due to the specialization and complexity of this industry. The financial services sector is highly fragmented and many companies have been slow to adopt basic off-the-shelf technology that can result in dramatic increases in efficiency, analytics and workflow transparency.