Time is the number one currency for investors.
The same applies for those seeking sports start up investments.
Vetting the right opportunities can be arduous and time consuming.
Is the business the right fit, is the product or service an in an industry the investor knows and likes?
Does the business fit within the investors portfolio?
Does the investor like the product and leadership team?
Is the investment opportunity clearly presented?
What is the challenge in the market?
Is the solution scalable and clearly defined?
Are analytics, cash flow projections and the competition clearly outline?
Are you seeking funding for growth or a merger/acquisition?
Does the investor bring more than funding to the partnership; relationships, expertise and backend resources?
What is the funding going to be used for; marketing, product development, head count, etc?
"So many variables and allocated time goes into seeking, connecting, vetting and researching to determine if there is a match"
I started and sold my first sports business by the age of 24, raised millions for my own start ups and been on both sides of buying and selling sports businesses/minor league franchises.
I funded my businesses every way possible and learned the hard way through loses and a few wins.
"It isn't all about the amount raised, rather what your investor brings to the business other than capital"
After 25+ years in the sports and entertainment industry, my mission today is to help connect the dots with start ups and investors, bring attention to your story and big idea, vet investors and mentor start up leaders.
Entrepreneurs are typically financially and emotional so invested in their day to day operations that many times an outside voice and another pair of eyes to advise and connect the dots is the difference to going to market, growing and ultimately surviving.
Besides funding needs the second biggest challenge for start ups, is attention. If no one knows about your product or service this can end your dream before it even has a chance.
If you have been nodding your head and what I have written hits home, let's have a quick discussion so I can learn more about your business, dreams, funding needs and explore ways that I can potentially help - firstname.lastname@example.org