March 22, 2021 @ 15:21 by Richard Dawson
A North East fintech firm has been launched with the aim of digitally transforming the way private equity firms, venture capital funds and angel investors manage the investment process.
Quva has developed a software platform that streamlines the way alternative investment managers originate, transact and monitor their investment portfolios.
The SaaS business has been established by Newton Aycliffe-based Growth Capital Ventures (GCV) and was developed by its venture builder division – G-Labs.
G-Labs specialises in creating, launching and scaling technology-led businesses that have the potential to transform industry sectors.
GCV has ambitious growth plans for Quva, hoping to create an 30 new roles over the next three years.
At present, alternative investment managers typically use a combination of third-party software solutions and in-house manual processes.
While these processes are robust, they can be time consuming and inefficient.
Craig Peterson, co-founder and chief operating officer at FCA-authorised GCV said: “Our purpose is to help alternative investment managers drive efficiency and support value creation across the whole investment lifecycle, from deal origination, through to portfolio management and exit.”
Tony Short, project lead for Quva and programme director at GCV, said: “Quva is a powerful software product built by investment professionals for investment professionals.
“The project team has built several bespoke software solutions for the fintech and alternative investment sector already, so this experience combined with the industry knowledge of the GCV investment team has been instrumental in the development of such a powerful software-as-a-service solution.”
Phil Docherty, head of sales and marketing at Quva, added: “Our clients want a software solution that is intuitive, highly configurable and highly customisable.
“It’s essential that we can quickly tailor Quva to meet our client’s exact needs and integrate seamlessly with their current business processes and workflows.”