Plymouth Ventures has a well developed network in Michigan and the Great Lakes region and its deal flow has grown dramatically since the inception of PVP I. Plymouth Ventures attracts 200-300 opportunities annually, prioritizing 20-40 for serious consideration and committing to 4-5 new investments each year. Opportunities are sourced directly through Plymouth Ventures’ extensive relationships with entrepreneurs and their advisors, as well as our limited partners. Plymouth Ventures also enjoys significant referral flow from bankers, investment bankers, venture capital firms, private equity firms, angel investor networks, non-bank lenders, lawyers, accountants, trust departments, money managers, insurance agents, and others serving the entrepreneurial community.
Plymouth Ventures manages its pipeline via a New Investment Opportunity (“NIO”) database, in which potential investments are prioritized internally in weekly meetings and in monthly meetings with our Advisory Committee. A pipeline of opportunities, typically ranging in number from 70 to 100, is maintained. Plymouth Ventures monitors, on a frequent basis, numerous companies at an earlier stage. As part of this monitoring Plymouth Ventures adds value to pre-growth stage companies through advice, recruiting, and strategic suggestions with a view towards developing relationships that naturally lead toward investments when they reach revenue stage.
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