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.
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Finally, don't forget to read the legals.
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