4th Level Ventures has a unique approach to the process
of making each investment. The process is designed
not only to inform our needs but also to help the companies
develop and grow their business.
The diagram above outlines the stages in the investment
We usually seek to hold a board position in our Investee companies, the person
appointed to the position will be expected to add value to the Investee Company.
Post the investment we will continue to work closely with the Investee Company
to assist with building reporting, management support and the acceleration
of revenues. If another funding round is required, we have the capacity to
draw on funds from our Venture Fund and also to introduce other specialty VCs.
We look to exit investments within a 5-7 year time frame. We are fortunate
to have the in-house expertise through Dolmen Corporate Finance which
can identify likely purchasers and advise on the exit strategy.
Duration of the Investment Process
The major factors that influence the amount of time taken to make investments
are the complexity of the company being invested in and the responsiveness
of its directors and advisors to requests from 4th Level Ventures.
The investment process can take between 3 and 9 months from the time
of receipt of the business plan.