Venture Capital funding is providing more opportunities than ever for private markets to be on the cutting edge of innovation through their investment in promising companies on the rise. Engaging with companies on the ground level allows capital firms to influence current and future leadership in ways that will determine the company’s strategic vision and long-term prosperity.
As George Washington once said, “It is therefore absolutely necessary, if you mean to make any figure upon the stage, that you should take the first steps right.”
Raines International Inc. has been reinvesting in our venture capital practice in exciting ways. In 2017, the firm launched our San Francisco office with the goal of solidifying our presence on the West Coast as well as initiating our practice in an important venture capital hub. By building existing relationships in the space and developing new inroads, Raines International Inc. works with clients to establish a pipeline of talent capable of building and transforming the firm both internally as well as within its portfolio companies.
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