We review more than 5,000 qualified business plans per year. Here
is what we look for:
Qualified Management: Exceptional management team with
deep domain knowledge of its technology and market. We are particularly
deft at helping early-stage companies build management teams that
complement the skills of the founding entrepreneurs.
Market Edge: Startups with high barriers to market entry
because of their proprietary technology and domain expertise.
Large Market Potential: We invest in companies that can
achieve a market value of at least $200 million and preferably
more than $1 billion.
Exit Strategy: Viable strategies to obtain liquidity.
Natural merger or acquisition opportunities and clear paths leading
to a successful IPO must be evident.
Return on Investment: Woodside Fund requires an investment
return of at least 10 times the invested total in 35 years.
Focus: The business must be in one of our areas of expertise:
semiconductors, networking and communications infrastructure, and applications and infrastructure software.