American Capital Ventures, Inc. (ACV) was founded in 1999 to provide advisory and financial marketing services for emerging growth companies. Over the course of the last twenty years ACV has introduced capital to it’s clients through it’s relationships with Investment Banking firms, Hedge Funds, Family Offices and High Net worth individuals. There are many well managed private and small-cap public 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. 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 increase our client’s visibility in the marketplace.
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Evaluating the plethora of financial options available and making the right strategic decisions to expand can be cumbersome for many management teams. Our experience in capital raising and navigating the capital markets affords us the ability to advise our clients and help them choose the best path for growth, whether it be an IPO, acquisition, Reverse Merger, etc., while working to strengthen and maintain shareholder value.
Companies looking for an infusion of capital, whether from a venture capital source or accredited investors can turn to American Capital Ventures. The firm gets to know a company’s business, its model, and its requirement to expand, and approaches the most likely sources that will be able to support those needs.
American Capital Ventures was originally founded as an Investor Relations firm. Since it’s founding ACV has represented over 300 public companies that have traded on the OTCQB, NASDAQ and NYSE. Our expertise lies in working with companies that have market capitalizations up to $200mm. Every public company is varied in resources, growth stages and challenges. Our experience getting through the inevitable pitfalls of operating a public company allows management to focus on building their core business while enabling us to get the right message to the financial ecosystem.
Marketing a company to an investor requires presenting the company in such a way that highlights its fundamentals, market opportunity, market penetration, financials and potential for growth. With a multi-disciplinary approach, our team assists each client in nimbly crafting their unique, compelling story that will touch on these important factors and resonate with investors and the investment community.
Howard Gostfrand, President
Howard Gostfrand has been working with both private and public emerging growth companies for over 23 years and has developed strong, lasting ties with the financial community. As President and Founder of American Capital Ventures, Mr. Gostfrand has worked closely with companies of various market capitalizations and diversified industries both domestic and international. His expertise lies in consulting and guiding emerging growth companies to reach their full valuation through implemented corporate strategy, investor outreach, financial marketing initiatives and raising capital.
Prior to founding ACV, Mr. Gostfrand was a retail stock broker focused on small-cap companies, having worked in New York City 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 (JAFCO.org, Safe at Home Foundation, American Red Cross). Mr. Gostfrand holds a B.S. in Marketing Management from Boston University. He is married 21 years to his wife Stella and has two teenage children.
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