Casper Ravn-Sørensen has made a huge success in many companies he has invested in. But it’s not all the companies he wants to use his strenghts to.
If your company should grow, it’s important to find the right investor that can understand you as an entrepreneur and where you stand. Casper Ravn-Sørensen can be that investor.
He owns an investment company Dotcom Capital with his partner Mads Fast Dahlerup. Their company obtained an achievement in a lot of newbie companies with their capital.
They are focused on those seed-stage companies that have a business model and the revenue, but need the capital and the knowledge to continue with the progress. He has never been interested in investing in mature companies that already had huge turnovers and maybe already are internationalized and make a solid profit.
No late entry
»We would come too late when it comes to mature companies. Usually, they have a few owners, and there are a lot of people that are involved in the whole process. We would’t be able to change drastically much« says Casper Ravn-Sørensen.
But it’s not the only factor that would make Casper Ravn-Sørensen economic.
Can the team be doubted?
»If the engagement of the team is doubted in some way, I won’t be interested in investing. Maybe it sounds trivial, but I see it often, that the founders have too high expectations regarding the payment before the results can justify it. It happens also often that they won’t engage enough, I don’t see that they want to work in the evenings and during the weekends. In the beginning, it’s the tempo and the presence that are alfa and omega of every project« says Casper Ravn-Sørensen.
There is one last thing that keeps Casper Ravn-Sørensen away from investing.
»The crucial thing for me is that the company has the potential to grow internationally. I see it as the waste of our focus when business owners simply do not have the desire, nor the opportunity to grow in that direction « says Casper Ravn-Sørensen.