If you are seeking venture capital your company has potential for fast growth. Venture capitalists want to find deals that, with an infusion of capital, will grow the company exponentially quickly. Typically venture capitalists want a 6x to 10x return on their investment and expect to have a clear exit within about a 5 year period.
The downside to venture capital is that the exit becomes an imminent goal. If the exit is not possible, other options will be explored. The venture capital firms are powerful institutions that can change the direction, leadership, and existence of a startup. That being said, venture capital is a valuable resource, it just needs to be accessed at the right time for the company.