Aurus typically comes in as a company´s first institutional investor. We will often introduce the company to other local and regional investors for follow-on rounds, commercial banks for debt-financing.
We leverage our extensive experience as investors, entrepreneurs, and industry experts to provide strategic advice and instill best practices within our portfolio companies. In some cases, portfolio companies benefit from a mentorship program with industry experts.
Portfolio companies benefit from Aurus’ network for new business development opportunities, business and market intelligence, as well as sales support. Additionally, there are many synergies across our portfolio companies that may lead to partnerships and resource sharing.
We invest a great deal of time evaluating and building out the senior management team. This includes introducing and interviewing prospective candidates.
We distinguish three levels of involvement in this respect.
There are moments in which startups are faced with times of crisis, such as loss of senior management, founders’ disputes, development issues, cash shortage, etc. In such cases, Aurus has stepped in to mediate, collaborate with interim management, and other protective measures for its investments.