investments, where investee companies have already achieved a certain
financial stability, Huntington gives investment priority to those
companies that match the strengths of its partners and to whom they
can add significant value. Huntington provides resources both as
an equity investor and as an experienced guide in business development.
Its partners have run early-stage companies; they know the imposing
obstacles facing entrepreneurs in getting their plans off the ground.
Our founding partners have played central roles in the early development
of companies such as: Sun Microsystems, Innovent Systems, Magellan
Systems, and Octel.
Based upon the
capital requirement of the early-stage investment, Huntington Ventures
will lead the investment, participate with others, or work to attract
other venture-capital financing. A typical initial investment for
Huntington is expected to fall within a range of $500,000 to $1.5
million, although we anticipate making smaller investments as well.
With the business growth of portfolio companies, the investment
of Huntington will also grow. Should a financing round reach a $5-
to $10-million level, Huntington is positioned to work
with company management to raise the profile of the offering and
to attract another high-profile venture investor. Huntington
achieves this goal by partnering and syndicating deals with some of
the top-tier venture firms in the country.