Our investment objective is to maximize our total return to stockholders primarily in the form of current income and, to a lesser extent, capital appreciation. We intend to pursue our investment objective by relying on a core investment philosophy described as the "Four Rs." The Four Rs stand for:
- Relationships—We seek to develop and maintain deep, longstanding and mutually beneficial relationships with our Sponsor's select group of leading venture capital investors, borrowers and entrepreneurs.
- Reputation—We seek to preserve and extend the strong reputation of our Sponsor's brand and franchise as a creative, flexible and dependable financing partner with a focus on efficiency, responsiveness and customer service when interacting with venture capital investors, borrowers and entrepreneurs and when originating, structuring, underwriting and monitoring our investments.
- References—We seek to make every venture capital investor, borrower and entrepreneur with whom we work a reference so that they not only work with us again but encourage others to work with us also. We believe that receiving referrals from our Sponsor's select group of leading venture capital investors, borrowers and entrepreneurs will be a critical part of our investment origination process and will differentiate us from other lenders.
- Returns—We expect that by focusing on relationships, reputation and references, in addition to utilizing our specialized and established credit and monitoring process, we will generate attractive risk-adjusted returns over the long-term.