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. The majority of our portfolio is in information technology and telecommunications companies. We believe that information technology -- comprised of software, communications, Internet, and high value-added electronic components -- is the best place to find large, fast growing markets in which new companies can thrive.
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. Capital Universal Investments'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.
Capital Universal Investments'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.
Capital Universal Investments We are an active, global venture capital firm that specializes in investments in early-stage software, telecommunications and information technology companies. We seek entrepreneurs with the experience, energy, vision and desire to build great companies.
Formed to diversify the Capital Universal Investments family investing initiatives, Capital Universal Investments is funding global technology companies of tomorrow and helping them to achieve maximum potential through contacts, advice and support. At the same time, we provide our portfolio companies assistance in the areas of strategy, executive team recruiting, operational execution and raising capital.
From our global headquarters in London, United Kingdom, we are able to keep a pulse on emerging technology trends in new and diverse markets as well as find entrepreneurs developing innovative business models globally.
We invite you to explore our investment focus and learn more of our history. We concentrate on finding new and disruptive technologies from around the world and look forward to hearing from you.