Frazier & Deeter Announces Launch of FD Venture Farm

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New service facilitates institutional and private equity investors’ ability to monitor and engage with companies of interest.

The CPA and Advisory firm, Frazier & Deeter, announced today the launch of a new venture, FD Venture Farm, LLC.

“Institutional investors and private equity investors typically see hundreds of investment opportunities during the course of the year,” said Seth McDaniel, Managing Partner of Frazier & Deeter. “There are many companies that are interesting to the investment community but, for whatever reason, have not gained sufficient traction to warrant investment. FD Venture Farm is a service that allows institutional or private equity investors to refer companies of interest so they can be professionally monitored and tracked until they are investment-ready.”

The FD Venture Farm service is available only to investors who are approved “Referring Members.” Investors refer companies seeking growth capital to FD Venture Farm. The referred company is tracked and monitored by the FD Venture Farm team using a proprietary technology platform. Referred companies pay an annual membership fee and the service is free to the referring investor institution.

“Our investment criteria are such that we often must pass on companies with interesting and exciting businesses but have not yet reached the milestones necessary for us to move forward,” said Frank X. Dalton, Partner of Atlanta-based Fulcrum Equity Partners. “Assisting companies to be investment ready is a valued service. If they can successfully address a few issues, the chances of getting funded can be greatly enhanced. The FD Venture Farm service will help us keep in touch with these companies as they gain traction and become more suited to our investment profile.”

FD Venture farm will leverage the capabilities of its executive team, seasoned accounting professionals and subject matter experts to monitor and track member companies.

“FD Venture Farm member companies are seeking growth capital and are interested in becoming part of a confidential ecosystem of investors,” said Mark Rainosek, CEO and President of FD Venture Farm. "Our model enables us to create communities of developing companies and interested investors across the institutional capital market. By introducing an objective 3rd party tracking and monitoring service that serves the needs of both the entrepreneur and the investor, we will significantly improve the process by which investors and companies stay engaged with one another."

“FD Venture Farm leverages a proprietary technology platform that allows us to efficiently monitor and analyze the financial metrics of referred companies and to post updates and content of interest to our referring investors," said Robert Woosley, Director of FD Venture Farm and Entrepreneurial Services at Frazier & Deeter. “As the FD Venture Farm capital ecosystem continues to grow we see greater opportunities for our referring investors to identify new opportunities and collaborate with one another.”        

“Through FD Venture Farm’s association with Frazier & Deeter, a nationally recognized CPA firm, we know we will have a trusted and professional source of information on companies that we are interested in tracking more closely, “said Emily Tindel, Business Development executive with Charlotte-based Frontier Capital.

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About FD Venture Farm
FD Venture Farm, LLC is an independent deal monitoring service designed to facilitate the tracking of specific companies of interest to investors. Companies tracked through the service are limited to those referred by approved institutional and private equity capital investors and lenders.

About Frazier & Deeter
Frazier & Deeter is a nationally recognized CPA and Advisory firm headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia. The firm provides tailored services across a wide range of tax, audit, accounting and advisory needs. Frazier & Deeter is one of the 100 largest firms in the country and has been named the #1 Accounting Firm to Work For in the U.S. by Accounting Today magazine and a “Best of the Best” CPA firm in the U.S. by Inside Public Accounting.

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