If we think we can help you, we’ll outline what we would do for you. If you’re interested, we’ll insist on signing a robust Non Disclosure Agreement – yours or ours (we don’t mind so long as it protects your ideas and our work). We’ll then produce a detailed agreement with specific deliverables and milestones, typically including business profiling and presentation to potential investors.
Some clients want us for a particular assignment at a fixed fee, others want our engagement based on results, such as funding, in which case we take a small percentage. The choice is yours.
Afterwards, if you wish, we’re happy to continue our work with you. As you grow, you’ll want access to larger funding options and we can manage the apparently never ending process of preparing profiles, seeking introductions and pitching for investment. By providing a complete funding pathway we can work alongside you throughout your journey.
We also provide delivery resources, as investors often want investment tied to specific deliverables or milestones. We don’t seek any exclusivity in our work. If you want us to work with others alongside us, that’s fine with us.
Our goal is simple – we want to fundamentally increase the chances of your developments reaching fruition.
If you're not sure how to write the best investment proposal, look here.
Finally, don't forget to read the legals.
I'm going to be concentrating on my current portfolio for a while so I'm reluctantly suspending my market commentary. Normal service will be resumed once things (and the markets) have calmed down. Might take a while.
2021 has seen a bounce-back in venture equity investment. Some of this is post 2020 COVID related but is there something else going on?
Innovation has helped us ameliorate the pandemic but the social distancing response may be our downfall. As the world struggles to emerge from the pandemic, arguments rage about whether we can beat it or just learn to live with it. Whatever happens with COVID-19 one thing we can be sure of is that it will not be the last pandemic.