DC Venture Services is not your ordinary venture capital firm. We are in business to assist business™. We care about your dream, your idea, your company. Our team of experienced, high-level business advisors offer a wide range of services to help you bring your dream into the real world, with real-world solutions most young early-stage companies need.
Commercial Funding For Clients
We all have heard the saying “It takes money to make money,” and that is as true today as it was when it was first written down over a hundred years ago. For early-stage emerging companies looking to step onto the launching pad of success, working capital is needed to push past this phase into the growth stage. At DC Venture Services, we work with our clients to ensure their financial picture is as clear as possible before presenting it to our lending associates. The lenders we work with walk you through the entire process and advise you on commercial financing strategies, including a pay-off plan once debt and equity financing arrangements are completed. We work only with client companies who are truly on that path to success and through our due diligence, we provide our lending associates the greatest possible confidence in our clients – in you.
Having an experienced, entrepreneurial spirit can get a new company off the ground, but for long-term success, more is needed. At DC Venture Services, we are networked with some of the best recruiting resources in the business to bring our portfolio companies the best and brightest people to fill the gaps in your team or talent pool. From the C-suite to the production line, our recruiters know what it takes to bring a company to the next level and are always on the lookout for breakaway talent – the talent necessary to make the most out of the funding we bring you, the talent that will allow you to reach your goals and bring your idea to market successfully.
Some of the most successful businesses started out in someone’s basement or garage. Once your idea has legs, you have your first orders and your customers are engaged, though, it’s time to graduate from that confined space into the real world of business. Finding adequate office and manufacturing space can be a daunting task, particularly when you’re looking to take your company into a new level of success. Many new businesses make the mistake of leasing space that’s too big for the short-term but too small for the long-term. Our commercial real estate contacts help walk you through the maze of real estate options to find the right solution that fits your needs now and into the future.
Quantitative and Qualitative Market Research
Who is going to buy your product or service? What would be a competitive price – not so low as to limit your profit but not so high as to close the market to you? What is the best distribution channel for you? Those are questions most emerging businesses have to face but have neither the talent nor the resources to explore, so they fly by the seat of their pants, so to speak, entering the market haphazardly and without a solid statistical basis for what they do. DC Venture Services, as an equity shareholder with a vested interest in your business, brings to the table relationships that can provide experienced, high-level quantitative and qualitative market research to shed light on the best, most profitable way to bring your product or service to your end customer by identifying who that is, where you are most likely to find them and the means by which they will engage with your company.
Marketing and Public Relations Messaging
Once you have identified your customers, our marketing and public relations professional contacts can be engaged to work on designing a compelling, appealing marketing and public relations strategy to bring your product or service to the forefront of your future customers’ minds. Not every public relations or media silo is fit for every product or service; our public relations and marketing specialists will evaluate the marketing data, review those channels available both online and through traditional marketing media, and design a custom strategic marketing and public relations plan designed especially to highlight the benefits of your company.
DC Venture Services has a large network of professional connections in the fields of business, intellectual property and international law as well as accounting and strategic planning to help our clients bridge the gap between their business’s early stage and its success. Because most who seek venture capital have neither the resources nor the contacts to fully protect their product or service, our associates are engaged, assess the needs and formulate a plan that works in line with the overall goals of your company.