By: Evan Arroyo By: Evan Arroyo | August 20, 2021 |
In the midst of uncertainty and turmoil, entrepreneurship has still managed to thrive, with Americans starting new businesses at the fastest rate in over a decade. 3.2 million people have filed for a business application in 2020, up from 2.7 million at the same point in 2019.
These entrepreneurs show us that the American Dream – the freedom to start something out of nothing and pursue your own personal passion – is still alive and well. There are certainly more obstacles that may exist today than there were prior, but starting a business is always challenging. If the pandemic is the main thing that’s holding you back from starting a business right now, I’m here to tell you that it shouldn’t because Investr Cap can help bridge the current gaps that exist when it comes to helping your startup succeed.
Building a tech company from the ground up takes dedication, passion, and a willingness to give everything you have to make it a success. Additionally, the pandemic has introduced new needs in the market. From a widespread need for reusable masks to better video conferencing options to at-home fitness solutions, COVID-19 has ushered in all sorts of new needs and problems entrepreneurs can address and solve for. If you’re still not convinced, General Motors. Microsoft. Uber. Airbnb. Some of the largest and most successful companies in the world were started during times of economic crisis. If you’re considering starting a business during this one, you’re in good company with Investr Cap.
Living the American Dream themselves, Sam Gabbay and Solly Assa noticed that there's a lack of opportunities, tools, resources, and access to capital for budding entrepreneurs. Solly Assa is not only a real estate entrepreneur for Assa Properties, but also the Chairman for Investr Cap. Solly partnered with Sam Gabbay, the CEO and a seasoned technologist, who has been spearheading the launch of this concept for many years. For Gabbay and Assa, it is imperative to democratize access to resources for early entrepreneurs. They know firsthand that startups are the heart of communities around America, especially in New York City. They not only create two out of every three net new jobs in the private sector, and more than half our workforce either works for or owns a small business/startup. They pump vitality into our neighborhoods, making them vibrant places to live and work and raise our families.
Investr Cap is undergoing a full release soon, and it is giving people the opportunity to showcase their ideas and potentially receive proper fundraising. The whole approach is organic, meaning the conversations between founders and venture capitalists is authentic and genuine. Additionally, there are security protocols in place to ensure that they are only roping in strong applicants. Gabbay understands first-hand how important it is to have proper security measures in place to guarantee viable prospects. So, he placed several security checkpoints to make sure the idea and founders are credible, business plans are reasonable and non-disclosures are signed so ideas aren’t compromised. Moreover, he developed the platform so there are automation from one security check point to another. Gabbay made the platform to ensure that Investr Cap serves as a one-stop shop for all things raising capital and securing investors. Recently, Investr Cap was showcased at the ARTech event, hosted by Solly Assa, at Cassa Hotel and Residences. ARTech was the real estate event of the year that combined real estate, art, food, and tech in a compelling direction. The food was sponsored by the iconic Butter Restaurant. Butter Restaurant has maintained an exclusive niche restaurant scene for stylish Manhattanites since its initial inception on Lafayette Street in 2002. The American restaurant is helmed by Food Network star and Executive Chef Alex Guarnaschelli, who uses greenmarket offerings to create a seasonal menu. The dining room at Butter offers a unique atmosphere and decor. Between high arching ceilings - caped with a large format nature scape, cozy booths - perfect for a romantic night out, and an inviting bar, Butter caters to any guest, whether they are seeking either a formal dining experience or one that is more casual. The ARTech event was filled with cutting edge ideas and innovation, so it was natural that Investr Cap sponsored the event.
The American Dream is alive, real, and Investr Cap is committed to making it happen for the next Airbnb or Uber on the horizon.
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