Venture capital

comment - 21 June 2017

Venture capital

Every business starts somewhere. There’s always a first client through the door and, in our case, that client was a venture capital fund promoter. 15 years on and we’re proud to be working side-by-side with that very same client and a number of other promoters that have invested in promising companies that have gone on to become household names.

What this means for your firm, in the venture capital space, is that you can be confident that we know and understand your sector. We know how different you are from traditional private equity investors – you’re smaller in size, nimble by nature, and invest in bright ideas and fledgling companies.

A nimble and flexible approach for a fast-paced industry

Your industry is fast-moving and dynamic, and you need your service provider to be able to match your pace of investment and be ready to help you capitalise on new opportunities in short timeframes. Board meetings can be frequent, and called at short notice, so you need a partner that can be responsive and available at the drop of a hat.

Your business, like many of our venture capital clients, will be set up to do what you do best – to make investment decisions, and to make them quickly and efficiently. That’s why outsourcing the operational aspects makes sense.

For us, though, it’s not just about providing accounting, SPV administration or any other form of service. It needs to run deeper than that. If, for example, you have a lean and focused business model, you probably won’t have your own in-house legal counsel or technical teams – that’s an area where you’re looking for your service provider to add value, to offer guidance on the latest legal or regulatory developments affecting your business, and to take that burden away from you.

Accountants that do more than just accounting

You’ll also want our accountants to do more than just accounting. Your Aztec teams will advise on best practice investor reporting requirements, assist in account preparation and guide you through year-end audits.

An efficient model that works for you

Appreciating the pressures of a relatively low capital level per investment, you’ll need legal, accounting and related costs to be as efficient as possible. We work with our venture capital clients to build an efficient model, using our experience of best practice and standardised core processes to keep costs down. Clients also benefit from reduced costs associated with new regulations, as the burden is shared across our entire client base, leaving you with a reduced share to pay.

Technology is naturally important to you, so you’ll be reassured to hear we only use the best. We’ve developed an in-house Financial Systems team who work in partnership with clients to tailor our industry-leading systems to suit your specific reporting requirements.

One size doesn’t fit all

These are just a few of our experiences and insights into working with venture capital firms just like you. One size doesn’t fit all – we know this. Every firm is different, but what we can do is combine our partnership-based approach with over 15 years’ experience of working with some of Europe’s best known venture capital firms to find a solution that’s right for you. 

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If you would like to discuss outsourcing to the Aztec Group or are considering migrating a fund or SPV, please call James Duffield, Head of Business Development, on +44 20 3818 0250.

Aztec Group Guernsey

Aztec Financial Services (Guernsey) Limited
PO Box 656, East Wing, Trafalgar Court
Les Banques, St Peter Port, Guernsey, GY1 3PP

Telephone: +44 1481 749700
Facsimile: +44 1481 749749

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Aztec Group Jersey

Aztec Financial Services (Jersey) Limited
Aztec Group House, PO Box 730
11-15 Seaton Place, St Helier, Jersey, JE4 0QH

Telephone: +44 1534 833000
Facsimile: +44 1534 833033

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Aztec Group UK - London

Aztec Financial Services (UK) Limited
2 Throgmorton Avenue

Telephone: +44 20 3818 0250

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Aztec Group Luxembourg

Aztec Financial Services (Luxembourg) S.A.
8, rue Lou Hemmer, L-1748, Luxembourg – Findel
Grand-Duché de Luxembourg

Telephone:+352 246 160 6000
Facsimile: +352 246 160 6016

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Aztec Group The Netherlands

Aztec Financial Services (Netherlands) BV
Spaces Zuidas, Barbara Strozzilaan 201
1083 HN Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Telephone: +31 20 794 4820
Facsimile: +31 20 794 4821

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Aztec Group UK - Southampton

Aztec Financial Services (UK) Limited
Forum 3, Solent Business Park
Parkway South, Whiteley, Fareham, PO15 7FH

Telephone: +44 238 202 2300
Facsimile: +44 238 202 2309

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Aztec Group Sweden

Cetza Financial Services (Sweden) AB
Strandvägen 7a, 114 56, Stockholm, Sweden

Telephone: +46 8 124 488 88
Facsimile: +46 8 124 488 99

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