First Analysis is a leading venture capital investor. We have one of the longest records (30 years) in venture capital, having invested more than $750 million across multiple highly diversified funds.
First Analysis invests mainly in the United States with a focus on our sectors of expertise: technology/software, healthcare, and environmental technology. We help established companies become profitable leaders in large markets, funding growth plans and working closely with management in areas including strategy, recruitment, sales and marketing, and corporate development. Our flexible approach targets investing $3-10 million as lead investor or as a syndicate partner who brings valuable perspective.
We use an integrative research process that drives success by unifying naturally divergent perspectives, capabilities, skillsets, and relationships. The process integrates 1) dynamic investment research on thousands of publicly traded and privately held companies with 2) thousands of relationships among executives, investors, and other key participants in our focus areas. Relative to traditional approaches, this approach enables First Analysis to add distinctive value as an investor through:
- Keen understanding of our industries, for assistance with strategic planning
- Expansive networks of industry contacts, for assistance with recruitment, marketing, and selling
- Strong relationships with the institutional investor community, for subsequent financings
- A long-term perspective on company development—well beyond an IPO