Every business needs to essentially seek funding to fuel their business development be it high growth potentials, challenging talented competitors, disrupting the market, building an effective team or acquiring new customers.
Raising capital is important for businesses as a scarcity of funds may pose liquidity and working capital challenges which may endanger the survival of the business. With a sudden shift in technology, several business models have become obsolete while increasing the demand for fundraising to revamp their businesses and work towards sustainable growth of the organization.
Raising a fund can prove to be a lengthy and tiresome process if you don’t have a core competency in the same. While directors/CEOs have strong business acumen in product development and business management, and Investment Banker possesses expertise in financial advisory and fundraising activities.
They can help the business plan the fundraising process by removing glitches from the path of success. StartupMinds with several years of experience in fund-raising, have developed an understanding of the wants and needs of the investors, what they are looking for in the investment portfolio and thus effectively guide our clients throughout the deal process.
With a thorough study of financials and winning pitch, a company can make informed decisions best suited for their business. This also helps us in building authentic relationships with the company and the investors.
Several types of funds can be raised depending on the level and requirement of the company: Seed Capital is the primary source of investment for a startup, which is generally funded by Family and Friends, crowdfunding, credit cards or personal savings.
Angel Investors come in when your startup needs growth where money will be invested to either scale or invest in product development, marketing, team expansion, etc. They may invest individually or pool their money with a group.
Venture Capital financing can help you scale the business to new business channels, customer segments, or to increase marketing efforts for additional customer acquisition. Multiple rounds of funding can take place at this stage Series A, Series B, Series C or Series D. Venture capital firms invest in businesses that are likely to yield good ROI for their clients.
Private Equity investment is made by High Networth Individuals (HNI) with deep pockets who can invest for a long period to enable company growth or ensure turnaround for a distressed company.
Our team of professional Investment Bankers with a network of strategic investors, Angel Investors, Venture Capitalists, and Private Equity firms amongst others help our clients to raise funds timely.
Fundraising acts as turning points for businesses. It requires careful research and planning to secure the desired amount. Vital factors of fundraising are business fundamentals, KPIs, strengths of the team players, strategic plan of growth, business journey and investors portfolio.
Business is built on a promoter’s dream to solve a market problem and fill the gaps. It is of utmost importance to understand the roots of the business, revenue drivers, cost structure, its historical financial performance, and future targets. Funds are raised with a certain motive- to either scale horizontally or vertically, build a strong business or overcome challenges. These motives must be backed by a good financial model with a forecast of 3 to 5 years and a winning pitch deck.
The investors are investing in a contingent future and thus require a presentation that clearly conveys how their funds will be utilized, where you are heading with the business and how well you have tackled the past obstacles. A winning pitch supported by a true story can lead to successful fundraising. It is also important to map the correct investor for your business. The sector of expertise that complements the investor's portfolio leads to additional benefits.
What We Do
What We Do
We at StartupMinds work closely with the clients to build an investment strategy that meets the fundraising targets. We support the passion of promoters by envisioning exciting possibilities of funding and developing strong investment proposition and term sheet for timely closure of the deal.
Defining the capital budgeting structure by understanding the right mix of equity, debt and mezzanine financing options is essential for the business. Factors like cash flow analysis, asset base, risk-taking ability, and available funding instruments needs to be properly assessed before drafting an investment proposition.
With years of experience and network of 250+ Venture Capitalists, Private Equity funds and family offices we help our clients raise funds efficiently.
We help you stand out by providing correct business valuation, innovative business strategy, comprehensive deal analysis, compelling and engaging pitch deck, investor memorandum and, connecting to the right investor. Building an enduring relationship with the investors helps the promoters in different stages of their business. The right investor gives wings to your business by looking through your vision of business development. The key to successful fundraising in best terms depends on the preparation and positioning of the business with carefully crafted messages. We schedule multiple meetings and mock interviews before the final day with our network investors to make our clients pitch ready.
Our Team with expertise in business intelligence and market research helps our client at every step by providing in-depth analysis of deals, business diligence, market insights, and statistical inferences to gain a better understanding of the financial data. Through careful management of the closing process, we evade the delays in the process leading to successful fundraising.