Our Post Investment approach is to deal with day-to-day problem-solving matters and interaction with portfolio companies and assist our portfolio companies with our support, our contact, our affiliates, our technical support, and assistance.
The VooCap management team meets with the company’s management frequently on an informal basis and in more disciplined monthly meetings. These monthly meetings include a discussion of business trends, tutorials as needed, development of measurable benchmarks against monthly estimates and previous estimates to facilitate mid-course corrections as needed, sharing insights, and experience and support for the entrepreneur. We examine Balance Sheets, Income sheet, Expense Sheet, Sales growth, cash flow projections, Profit and Loss Statements. And we provide advice and support to improve these areas. Several sessions are devoted to maintaining a current SWOT analysis. We are a presence in every business we invest in, helping the entrepreneur and the team to navigate the minefields of growing a young company.
SWOT Analysis is a useful technique for understanding our entrepreneur’s Strengths and Weaknesses, and for identifying both the Opportunities open to our entrepreneur’s and the Threats they face. Together we resolve those matters.
(SWOT stands for Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats. Strengths and weaknesses are internal factors. Opportunities and threats are external factors.)
Setting the objective should be done after the SWOT analysis has been performed. This would allow achievable goals or objectives to be set for the organization.
Strengths are the characteristics of the business or project that give it an advantage over others.
- Reputation in marketplace
- Expertise at partner level
Weakness is characteristics that place the team at a disadvantage relative to others shortage of consultants and Project managers at the operating level rather than partner level Unable to deal with multidisciplinary assignments because of size or lack of ability to Identified market for consultancy in areas needed.
Opportunity elements that the project could exploit to its advantage well-established position with a well-defined market niche.
Threat elements in the environment that could cause trouble for the business or project.
Large consultancies operating at a minor level may cause other small consultancies looking to invade the marketplace.
Identification of SWOT's is important because they can inform later steps in planning to achieve the objective.