WaterVent can be perceived as a Corporate Venturing Forum in the water tech nexus. water technology innovators have to cope with two main challenges: I. funding (by VC, corporates, charities & foundations, Family Offices, private individuals, public grants & loans), II. detecting and convincing (first) Clients (application references!) - industrial corporates, farmers, real estate owners and utilities which are open minded (courageous?) to give new and - often - disruptive technologies a trial. WaterVent is a platform dedicated to matching innovators and these two groups by showcasting water technology innovations to those who are in need of and/or who want to engage in.
Our expertise is the matching of companies and investors with a focus on equity investors.
This can be done by individual advice to the proprietor or by events (on behalf of one or several entrepreneurs.)
Ulf Leonhard is 'inventor' of the 'German Equity Fair” which initiated in 1998, carried out for 56 times to date (www.continua.de).
In 2004 we introduced an international funding event, 'European Venture Market' and in November 2007 we set up the SME financing fair 'ExpoFin”
We know more than 400 investors of various kinds in Germany as well abroad and if necessary also recommend specialist professional service providers.
Thus - based on more than 18 years experience in venture capital business - we are able to render a reliable Capital market attractiveness assessment to an entrepreneur.
Starting in 1997 we were one of the first offering matching events bringing together entrepreneurs and investors. Since then we have more than 80 events organized (around 20 of them with an international focus), with more than 8,500 participants throughout Germany, Austria, Switzerland and the Canary Islands. Our participants come from all over Europe.
We are (therefore) in a position to organize matching events of behalt of banks and savings banks, Chamber of Commerces, counties, economic development agencies or (large) enterprises, with regional, national and international focus - with and without industry focus.
More than 60 entrepreneurs (from start-ups to medium-sized companies) have presented to potential investors in tailor-made events organized by us.
Leonhard Ventures – your acknowledged partner in raising capital.
18 years experience in equity consulting.
We are accessible for all industries and stages of development, because – according to our experiences - every company with a good team, products and product ideas can find a financial partner!