Why are no desirable options available?
The world of private company financing has evolved into a barbell market where only startups and big companies have plentiful institutional options appropriate to them. If you are one of the 236,000 companies in the $5M-$15M revenue range, those options are not catered to you.
We have been entrepreneurs and operators ourselves with personal experience before, during, and after that stage of growth.
We understand that capital options at that size can seem like one-sided deals with unfair trade-offs.
These trade-offs exist because of how the financial services market is structured – not because VCs or PEs are greedy or because debt firms or banks are shortsighted. The incentive structure of the private company investment market creates an uneven distribution of institutional capital sources.
Polus exists to cater to the unique financing needs of companies in the $5M-$15M revenue range. We do this because we love the company dynamics of this stage and believe this segment deserves fair capital.
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