Less than 2% of individuals in the US choose to serve in the military, and it's an experience that only those who have lived it truly understand. The value of military service is immeasurable and difficult to articulate unless you've walked that path. We know this firsthand.
One of the most profound outcomes of our military journey is understanding how powerful good military leadership can be (trust us - there is also bad leadership!). The investment the military makes in developing leaders exceeds that of most corporations. What sets it apart is the practical application of this leadership training, an aspect unmatched in the civilian world. No one invests more in developing leaders than the U.S. taxpayer. Often, this investment goes to waste.
At the heart of our mission is the desire to channel our experience and skills into launching and expanding small businesses once we leave the military. It's a way for us to continue our service to the country in a new capacity as small business leaders. But, just like in the military, we understand that achieving success requires support. Specifically, we need capital and investors.
The unfortunate reality is that many traditional funding sources and investors may not fully appreciate the potential within veteran-led small businesses simply because they do not have a basis for valuing military service since they haven't experienced it themselves. However, we do. We recognize the resilience, determination, and unique perspective that veterans bring unique value to the table.
The Power of Veteran-Led Investment
This is where the Valor Capital Group (VCG) comes into play. The VCG is a group sponsored by Folla Capital. It's a community of veterans who understand the strength of investing in our fellow veterans. We believe in the power of pooling our resources and expertise to support ventures that are not just businesses but extensions of the dedication we've shown in our military service.
Benefits of Joining the Valor Capital Group
- Veteran-Led Investment Opportunities: By becoming a part of VCG, you gain exclusive access to investment opportunities spearheaded by veterans who comprehend the challenges and opportunities specific to our community.
- Opt in/Opt Out: The VCG is simply a group of like-minded veterans. There is no cost to join, obligation to invest, or requirement to maintain an investment account.
- Invest in What You Believe In: Through its support of the VCG, Folla Capital facilitates your investment directly in the companies you believe in. It's not just a financial transaction; it's a vote of confidence in the potential of veteran entrepreneurs. You select the companies and their leaders you believe in for your direct investment.
- Shared Success, Shared Commitment: Your investment isn't just about financial returns; it's about fostering the success of fellow veterans. When they thrive, we all thrive as a tribe.
- Facilitated Investment Process: As an SEC-registered Broker-Dealer, Folla Capital streamlines the investment process to support the VTG, making it straightforward to contribute your resources to small businesses and leaders that align with your values.
- Educational Empowerment: As a member, you'll have access to exclusive events, educational resources, and deal flow designed to empower you as an investor and a supporter of veteran enterprises.
- Community and Connection: The VTG is more than a platform; it's a community united by a common purpose. You'll connect with like-minded individuals who share your commitment to supporting veteran success.
At Folla Capital, we're turning the investment concept on its head. We're transforming investments from mere financial transactions into acts of empowerment and unity. By investing in fellow veterans, you're not just contributing capital; you're contributing to a legacy of veteran success, innovation, and resilience.
As veterans, we recognize that our shared experiences and unique insights make us a force to be reckoned with in the business world. Join us in this journey by joining the VCG, where we channel our strength to uplift and empower one another, proving that our commitment to serving our country continues in every endeavor we undertake.