I worked for more than 10 years in senior investment positions for Austrian
Banks, both as a fund manager and as their US portfolio manager and always
specialized in US small and micro cap companies. My responsibilities during
those years included the roles of analyst and investment adviser. One
responsibility of critical importance was to provide very substantial
direct funding to numerous US companies.
Over the years I have seen many problems that confront
small companies. It is an arduous task to attract credible research coverage
or sponsorship by reputable brokerage firms which in turn leads to a lack
of liquidity in the publicly traded stock. As a result the value of these
companies is often not accurately reflected in the stock price.
The negative impact for the company then is huge, as they cannot raise capital
on reasonable terms and are naturally adverse to using their stock as currency
On the other hand many European Institutions and individuals are interested
in investing in promising small and micro-cap companies but cannot get
reliable information on them. This is why in 2001, I decided to create
a company that would service that need, and so I began assembling the
We choose our portfolio companies very carefully and
every company we accept as a client must have a realistic chance to attain
a tenfold return for the investor within a three-year period. We do not hype
or push stocks but rather work steadily with long-term investors to build
a solid and stable following throughout Europe. Then thru this EU-IR created
awareness, we help our clients achieve the valuation they deserve.
Every client we accept must have a clear vision and an impressive, yet
realistic, business-plan. We do get involved very closely with every company
and assist in many aspects, including but not limited to strategic planning,
financing and acquisitions. Our involvement is always long-term. We see
ourselves as partners of the client and help them execute their vision
and plan. We usually only receive modest cash compensation. We do however
buy warrants and/or stock in our companies and therefore only make money
along with all other shareholders when the company succeeds.
Our strategy is very simple. Pick your client/partners
carefully, align your interests closely, and work very hard together. Then,
when the market valuation of a company fairly reflects the underlying value,
Thank you for your interest and don’t hesitate to call me with any
question you may have, or simply send me an email.
Herbert Strauss, CEO
office: +43 316 296 316
cell: +43 660 77 03 777