We have an open and transparent engagement model. If you want to talk, give us a call and we’ll have an initial, no obligation conversation. We won’t want you to tell us about your finances, but we will want to know what your investment expertise is, what your outline sums are and what stage you’re most interested in. You could be at start up incubator, seed, angel, syndicate, fund, institutional.
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 you and us). We’ll then produce a detailed agreement with specific deliverables and milestones, typically including business profiling and presentation of investment opportunities.
Some clients want us for a particular assignment at a fixed fee, which might be completing an audit assessment on a particular innovation or sector, or assisting with achieving a particular delivery milestone. We’re also happy to assist with existing investments, particularly if a degree of focus or turnaround is needed.
Other clients want our engagement based on results, such as joining other investors or funding placed into opportunities, in which case we take a small percentage. Some want both. The choice is yours
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 guide those with investment seeking the higher potential returns from disruptive technologies to the best opportunities.
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.