Fund Raising with End in Mind


I once talked to a client who wanted me to help him with fund raising.

I asked him, “What are the returns you can promise the investors?”

He suggested, “100% in 4 years”

Then I stopped him, “Okay, you don’t have to tell me about your project. No point”.

Notice that I did not even ask him what his project is about, because with such returns nobody would be interested to invest. Given that investment via buying Company’s shares has a risk to capital. For having the risk of capital, 100% in 4 years is too low a return.

Honestly for most of the people raising funding for their business, they have ridiculous ideas of what investors expect from their investments – telling them that they would get back their capital in 3 years.

Why not try to tell them that their investments would grow by 100 times?

Too big a number to tell? That is because you don’t understand capital mechanism.

Why did Vertex invest 12.5m into Grabtaxi? Capital mechanism.

Why did Softbank invest 250m into Grabtaxi? Capital mechanism.

To know how you can project a returns of 100 times to your investors, click on the following button to arrange for a personal appointment with Mr Raymond Ng.

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