Venture Investment Criteria

I have started, partnered and invested in startups, and early stage businesses across many different industries. Some of these industries include: Tech, EdTech, SaaS (software as a service), Commercial Lending, ecommerce, lead generation, online directories, and Real Estate (more info on that here).

My investments in early stage companies are generally handled through GoingUp Ventures, a company I founded in 2015.

GoingUp Ventures is a private investment firm located in Central Florida focused on providing seed investments in early stage companies and positioning them for fast growth and high profitability.  We provide strategic direction, creative & marketing resources, capital investment and/or loans to ventures in target industries such as consumer goods, technology and ecommerce.

We have a strong commitment to our portfolio companies and invest our collective experience, capital, resources and network into their success. To learn more, review our ideal investment criteria and areas of interest.

Generally our investments are:

  • $10,000-$100,000 in seed funding (capital and/or equivalent in services)
  • Startup is looking for “Smart Money” and can benefit not only from capital investment, but advising, guidance, marketing help and more.
  • Reasonable business valuation (equity investments)
  • Mutually agreeable convertible notes (debt financing)

We also have an alliance of investors that come together through GoingUp Ventures. Accredited investors that have joined our alliance can choose to invest in deals individually, or together depending on the opportunity.

If you have a venture that meets our ideal criteria, or are an accredited investor that would like to increase your deal flow by joining our alliance, I want to hear from you. Contact me today.

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