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  • 1. Raising funds In today’s Economy Powering your start-up Presented by Bob Chua – CEO Pulse Group PLC (Ticker: PGRP)
  • 2. “ Money Makes Money ”
  • 3.
    • Powering growth
    Sources of funding Starting-up Solid Business Idea Strong Management Fund’s to Grow IP Protection
  • 4.
    • Stages of funding
    Sources of funding $ Year’s Pre-Seed $25K-$50K Seed $150K-$500K Series-A $1m-$10m Series-B $5m-$15m Mezzanine/Pre-IPO $10m-$20m IPO $40m-$500m Second round $Xm
  • 5.
    • Sources of funds
      • Pre-seed (3F’s Family, friends and fool’s)
      • Seed (Grant’s, Seed-fund’s, Angel’s)
      • Series-A, B, C, D (VC’s)
      • Mezzanine/Pre-IPO – PE’s, Private Investors, or Institutions
      • IPO – Financial Institutions and Public
      • Secondary round’s – PE’s, Hedge Funds, Public etc.
    Sources of funding
  • 6. “ Nothing is FREE in this World”
  • 7.
    • Selecting Investors
      • What they’re looking for from you
    Sources of funding Track Record Profitability Revenue Solid Product’s/ Services IP Protection Clean Structure Clean Accounts Strong Management Clear Exit Strategy Scalability Clients Brand Clear Vision Board Seat Brand Energizers Financial Modeling
  • 8.
    • Selecting Investors
      • What you should be looking for from them
    Sources of funding Value-Add Synergistic Investee’s Synergistic Team Domain Expertise Strong Board Member/s Track-record Good and Fair Valuation Good reputation Deep-pockets
  • 9. “ What now? ”
  • 10.
    • Responsibility
      • Spend Proceeds Wisely
      • Invest for the future
      • Be conscious of the investment tenure, terms, and exit strategy
      • Deliver on your promises
    Post funding
  • 11. The Economy Today
  • 12. The realities of 2009 and beyond
    • 2009 is going to be a tough year
    • Investors are sitting on piles of cash, there IS money out there
    • Exit Strategies are unclear
    • Valuation’s will be brutal
    • Shareholder value will be critical
    • Cost of capital will be high
    • There will be as many opportunities as there are challenges
    • Survival of the fittest
  • 13. Closing Thoughts
    • Put your money where your mouth is
    • It’s about the fast eating the slow, not the large eating the small
    • Tread carefully with external funding, but raise funds nonetheless
    • Timing is everything
    • Scale your business quickly
    • Create and illustrate profits
    • Continue to aim for the next big thing
    • Deliver shareholder value
  • 14. Words of Wisdom “ A Pessimist finds problems in an opportunity. An Optimist finds Opportunity in a problem” – Winston Churchill
  • 15. Thank You [email_address]