A merican Capital Ventures, Inc. (ACV) was founded in 1999 to provide investor relations, financial marketing, and advisory services to help public companies in the small-cap and micro-cap market reach a fair market valuation. There are many well managed small-cap and micro-cap companies with high growth potential that have difficulty in conveying their unique opportunity to the right people and building their visibility in the market. We take a hands-on, proactive approach with these companies. In addition to providing investor relations services such as shareholder targeting and outreach, we help our clients identify obstacles to growth and provide sound advice on how best to overcome those obstacles; we assist in optimizing our client’s image and financial marketing tools; and in conjunction with management, we execute effective tactics to not only thoughtfully increase our client’s visibility in the market, but also to unlock value for their shareholders and to sustain their value long term.
Howard Gostfrand, President
Howard Gostfrand has been involved in the financial industry for over 19 years, and through it, developed strong, lasting ties with the investment community. As President and Founder of American Capital Ventures, Mr. Gostfrand has worked closely with public companies of various market capitalizations and diversified industries both domestic and international. His expertise lies in consulting and guiding micro- and small-cap companies to reach their full valuation through implemented corporate strategy, investor outreach, financial marketing initiatives and raising capital. He has assisted companies in raising in excess of $100 million since his career began.
Prior to founding ACV, he was a retail stock broker focused on small-cap companies, having worked in New York City, Washington D.C. and Miami. Mr. Gostfrand also founded Virtual Trading, Inc., a day trading firm which was then acquired by a publicly traded brokerage firm. Mr. Gostfrand has been a guest speaker at industry events and interviewed as an expert for IR specific financial publications. He is a member of the ‘Young Presidents Club of Mount Sinai Hospital’ in Miami Beach and involved in several charities. Mr. Gostfrand holds a B.S. in Marketing from Boston University. He is married with two children.