Every entrepreneur knows the thrill of the great idea—and has felt the pride of nurturing that vision and watching it grow into a reality. As they work to bring that transformative idea to fruition, successful entrepreneurs also recognize the need for experienced, tested and trusted partners.
For first-time entrepreneurs, selecting a venture partner is one of the most important business decisions they’ll ever make. Opening up your vision to the scrutiny of others and sharing your dream with strangers requires taking a giant leap of faith.
But it need not be a leap of faith alone. When it comes time to take the leap required to transform a promising business into an industry leader, entrepreneurs want a venture partner who shares their level of commitment and determination and who possesses the capital—both financial and intellectual—to build businesses for the long term.