Early Equity PLC is a UK investment company listed on the ICAP Securities & Derivatives Exchange (ISDX), symbol: EEQP.
We seek investments in early-stage companies, typically in a company's first round of financing. We will advise on follow-on investments in the company as it grows.
We request an executive summary and/or business plan and complete resumes of management from all entrepreneurs. We meet with the entrepreneurs, attempting to identify key traits that have been associated with entrepreneurial success in the past, such as high energy, a must-win attitude, unusual creativity, high personal integrity, relevant experience, strong work ethic, and an ability to prioritize and focus. Early Equity's judgment of an opportunity is based on our experience and our understanding of the entrepreneurs. We have developed the following preferences:
• A team who is extremely motivated to make a success of the company. They must be well qualified to take on the challenge and work together as a team.
• A product or service which possesses some differentiating feature that can lead to the creation of a profitable company. We have a distinct bias towards business models with high gross margins.
• A company which can defend its position in its market once established.
Early Equity's objective is to be an active participant and to add value to its investments whenever possible. As appropriate, we will provide advice on issues such as strategy, organization and recruiting, and raising capital.