Access to Capital

In a continued effort to grow the network of local entrepreneurs and investors on the Central Coast, EVC created the Central Coast Capital Network. This group will enable local entrepreneurs to access capital from venture capitalists, angel investors, and others.
If you are interested in accessing the Central Coast Capital Network or have questions, please contact the EVC:
(805) 788-2012 or

Venture Capital

What is Venture Capital?
Venture Capital is “private equity capital,” generally provided to early-stage, high-potential, growth companies to generate a return (typically through an IPO of the company). A venture capitalist (VC) is a person or investment firm which initiates these investments. There are several types of venture capitalists such as private venture partnerships, industrial venture pools, and investment firms. Funding estimates and terms such as return on investment, business operations and exit strategy may vary.

Companies Suited For Venture Capital Opportunities
Young innovative tech companies that can demonstrate a potential for rapid growth and market leadership, may qualify for these opportunities. Typically, businesses must have a strong business model, impressive management team and demonstrate the potential for the company to go public or be acquired.


Angel Investors

What is an Angel Investor?
Angel Investors (“Angels”) are individuals or small group investors who invest in early-stage or start-up companies. Angels are often entrepreneurs with experience relevant to the businesses they invest in. Typically, this type of investment bridges the financing needs that may exist between self-funded capital and capital provided by venture capitalists. Funding estimates and terms such as return-on-investment (ROI), business operations, and exit strategy will vary.

Companies Suited For Angel Investor Opportunities
“Seed” to “early stage companies.”


Business Capital Resources

Seeking capital for your business? Download a list of the capital sources.

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Executive Summary FAQ's

Common points to address in an Executive Summary:

  • What do you do?
  • What problem do you solve?
  • Who is the team solving it and why are they uniquely capable?
  • Who are the customers and why will they buy?
  • How do you make money?
  • Who competes with you?
  • Why are you better, and how will you stay better?
  • What will be achieved with that money and when?
  • Don't forget to include your contact information
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