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Venture Capital for Startups and Small Companies

An experienced entrepreneur and businessman from Colorado, John McKowen is the former founder and chairman of Two Rivers Water and Farming. He is currently the CEO of VetaNova, where he provides clients with greenhouse facilities. John McKowen also has experience in venture capital investments.

Venture capital is a type of private equity investment which investors typically offer small or startup companies. With this investment, investors look to help companies with great potential grow and develop as they can provide above-average returns. Venture capital can come from various sources such as investment banks, financial institutions, and private investors. What is excellent about venture capital is that startups that cannot obtain capital markets or bank loans can access it and improve their services. That can help smaller companies raise funds easier and continue their growth and evolution.

All those benefits have contributed to the growing popularity of venture capital among startups and small firms. Venture capital can also be provided in the form of services and professional expertise. Investors typically get equity in exchange for their investment.


Building a Public Company from Ground Up

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Venture capitalist John McKowen provided start-up capital to an internet development company in 1997 that grew from its initial conceptual stage to a billion-dollar market Cap on The NASDAQ National Market. In 2006, Mr. McKowen provided the start-up capital for an oil & gas exploration company operating in Peru. The company grew from concept to a billion dollar market cap on the NYSE.

An alumnus of the Metropolitan State University of Denver, John McKowen is currently the CEO of VetaNova, Inc. The company is in the business of building and operating solar powered, carbon negative, AI controlled greenhouses that grow farm-fresh fruits and vegetables for local delivery to grocery stores and restaurants along the Front Range of Colorado.

Aside from being pollution-free, solar power require little maintenance as solar panels can last for as long as two decades. Contrary to general belief, solar panels are not entirely useless in colder climates. Modern solar panels can still generate solar power in areas with lesser exposure to sunlight. Therefore, anywhere there is daylight, solar panels will work.