Mission and Philosophy
The overall Essex objective is to give shareholders in Canada and the US an opportunity to invest in the early stages of a company’s development or technologies in an early stage of commercialization, when such investments would not be otherwise available to individual shareholders.
The Defining Difference
Essex invests like a VC or private equity fund and it's equity trades like a common stock. It offers investors the best of both worlds.
A Unique Approach
Essex principals believe they’ve developed a winning investment strategy that provides for significant upside potential, lower risk and near-term liquidity:
- Target companies and sectors before they are visible to most VC firms
- Invest during market conditions unfavorable to early-stage ventures
- Value investor in underpriced opportunities with near-term growth potential
- Avoid distressed situations or turnarounds
Essex principals believe that current market conditions create an excellent environment for this type of investment.