Alta is committed to building successful businesses through deep collaborative partnerships with outstanding entrepreneurs. We invest only in those areas where we have specific domain expertise. We are long-term investors and believe that it is critical to be a value-added investor by actively working with portfolio company management teams to help build market-leading companies.
We prefer to act as lead investor in the projects that we pursue and, when appropriate, take a board seat as part of our investment. We provide critical strategic, operational and financial advice in this capacity. We also bring to bear insights and advantages from our expanded network of relationships, including assisting our portfolio companies in the recruitment of key executives and board members.
When considering potential investment opportunities, there are several critical characteristics that we seek in a company. Specifically, we look for companies developing unique and proprietary products or technologies, which provide a barrier to competition through technological dominance or a strong intellectual property. We seek companies that target large, compelling market opportunities and entrepreneurial teams driven to succeed.