Is your business looking to raise capital? For start up or early stage businesses, capital is absolutely essential to take your business to the next level. Capital is the key ingredient to help your business reach its growth goals, unlocking your ability to source people, product and equipment.
Venture capital and private equity are excellent ways to accelerate your business’ growth. Both are sources of funding for private companies through private investors. Venture capital firms and private equity firms represent pools of private investors looking to invest in private businesses in exchange for equity. These firms identify business investment opportunities on behalf of investors.
Investors are interested in businesses with unrealised value where they can gain a multiple return on their investment. Should you go down the venture capital or private equity route, your business will need to hand over a percentage of equity to investors, in return for funding.
Raising venture capital or private equity isn’t a simple process. Before you even consider approaching venture capital firms or private equity firms, you need a plan of attack to maximise the outcomes from a capital raise. This is where an experienced and trusted accounting partner can help.
If you approach firms without getting your financial governance in order first, calculating how much funding you will need or considering how your business should be valued, you won’t put your best foot forward and may well be unsuccessful. Once you have engaged a firm, it’s important you’re thoroughly prepared for due diligence and are able to provide detailed financial and business information on short notice. This is why an experienced accounting partner in the capital raise process is absolutely essential.
Keeping Company is an award-winning accountancy and business advisory firm providing world-class venture capital advice and support. We’ve helped a dozen clients raise $77 million in venture capital in Australia and their total market valuation is now an impressive $387 million.
We have a deep understanding of the capital raise process, how to effectively approach Australian venture capital firms and how to secure the best possible result.
At Keeping Company, we’re not just accountants, we’re business people too. With years of impactful experience in navigating the market, we know what it takes for a company to build towards and achieve success. We offer an expert blend of strategic financial and business advice, grounded in real world business experience, to help your business achieve its goals.
About Keeping Co.
We’re not just accountants, we’re business people too. With years of impactful experience in navigating the market, we know what it takes for a company to build towards and achieve success.
Since 2011, Keeping Co. have helped clients streamline their finances and deliver continuous value by providing high level visibility on business performance. Besides handling bookkeeping and tax work, we give real value to our clients by guiding them through their financial reports, enabling them to better understand how control their growth and take opportunities further and higher.
We empower our clients, walking them through the many accounting processes within their business structure and furthermore, we provide counsel and insights to help future proof their company.
For us, it has always been about helping companies not only achieve their goals but exceed them. We are dedicated to creating innovative bespoke accounting solutions for our clients using a suite of cloud based products to achieve customised top level views of the functions within their business. Our dynamic internal culture drives our team to unleash the potential of cloud accounting.
Our standard office hours are from 7:30am -6pm. We remain contactable till 10pm in order to cover operational time of most companies and provide service when you need it most.
Our venture capital experts can help you navigate every aspect of a capital raise, securing you the best possible outcome.
Before you even take the step of engaging venture capital firms, you need to make sure your finances are in order to show you’re a genuine contender. Get on top of your budgeting, forecasting, cash flow and financial reporting to put your best foot forward.
It’s important to come up with your own valuation for your business, before turning this over to venture capital firms or private equity firms to scrutinise. We are a partner in this process to help maximise your valuation.
By examining your strategic goals and financial position, we will help you calculate your runway, providing three or four different scenarios with varying funding amounts, runways and equity amounts.
Venture capital firms will scrutinise every aspect of your business. We help you fully prepare for all possible due diligence requirements so there are no surprises. We will be in constant communication with your firm on your behalf.
We establish sophisticated financial and business reporting and provide information memorandums, general purpose and special purpose financial reports and accountant’s confirmations as needed.
Once you have secured funding, we ensure you’re on top of compliance, helping you issue share certificates and creating a share register, among other compliance requirements.
There are several signs your business may be in need of an accounting partner with venture capital experience in Australia to support your capital raise:
Keeping Company is trusted by many of Australia’s leading entrepreneurs and business leaders to take their businesses to the next level. We have an incredible track record of success. We’ve helped a dozen clients raise $77 million in venture capital and their total market valuation is now $387 million. For example, we supported tech startup Year13 through three capital raises, raising $13 million in total.
"You don’t know what you don’t know. Having better transparency over our finances was a game changer. Once you have access to better data it improves your budgeting and projections significantly. Keeping Company helped us become a watertight, strong asset for the market, not only through improved financial governance, but also by focussing on things that would be attractive to investors like strategies to build our recurring revenue.” - Saxon Phipps, Founder and Director, Year13
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