The financial community provides the spark of life that allows supply chains to spend in innovative new areas. Steve Banker writes for Forbes about what investors find most promising within the next few years.
Your Best Bet
Angel investors are early stage investors looking for companies with $100 million in exit potential. These companies are few and far between, and investors scrutinize business models for weaknesses to correct. It takes some guts to go this route.
Mid-stage investors have an outlook of three-to-seven years and look at more mature companies. They too are looking for firms that can generate $100 million in revenues, though in this case through organic growth or a roll-up strategy. Companies like SAP, Oracle, Infor, Trimble, and IBM have all invested in supply chain management technology companies.
There has never been a better time to get into investing in supply chains, thanks to innovations like the omni-channel, but becoming a venture capitalist is not something you can just wake up and decide to do. You need to already be a success in supply chains to find one of these lucrative spots. To learn more, you can read the full article here: http://www.forbes.com/sites/stevebanker/2014/10/27/where-are-investors-placing-their-supply-chain-bets-for-the-next-five-years/