Funding Your Company Workshops

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Only 1-in-10,000 businesses, seeking risk capital, will raise their money from venture capitalists. A Company has only one chance to make a good impression on a potential investor. For companies seeking equity investment, the potential investor is rarely a venture capital firm.

How to Write a Business Plan that North American Investors Will Fund

Companies use their executive summary and business plan to make their first impression upon potential investors. Most companies make a bad impression because their business plan doesn’t answer the investor’s questions. A more effective Business Plan Template can be found at

Merchant bankers are far more likely equity investors in operating companies than venture capitalists. Merchant banks have more money. Their initial investment in a company is usually larger than that of venture capitalists. Merchant bankers review far fewer business plans. A CFO who isn’t seeking to work with a merchant bank is a CFO who isn’t looking for money in all the right places.

On September 11 and 12, 2006, in Bangkok, Thailand two workshops are being given that will increase any Company’s chances of raising risk capital a hundredfold. CEOs and CFOs of companies seeking investors should attend the "How to Write a Business Plan that North American Investors Will Fund" Workshop and the "Merchant Banking Investment Model Workshop. The workshop moderator is William Cate. He is managing director of Beowulf Investments and Executive Director of the Global Village Investment Club. He is in Asia seeking to arrange PIPE (Private Investment in Public Equities) financings for sound companies.

Knowledge and contacts are the keys to raising risk capital. These workshops offer CEOs, CFOs and their attorneys vital information about the equity funding process. They are an opportunity to develop a relationship with a merchant banker aggressively seeking to fund sound companies. Companies are registering for the Bangkok workshops from as far away as Japan and Korea.

The Pinehurst Golf and Country Club’s auditorium is relatively small. Given early registration response, the Bangkok organizes expect to fill the workshops before the September deadline. Thai business-related banks are being asked to recommend the workshops to their business customers. The Bangkok Workshops will be the last Funding Your Company workshops offered in Asia in 2006. The early 2007 workshop schedule includes workshops in Canada and Mexico. Unless an Asian company is seeking funding in 2008, they would be well advised to register for the Bangkok workshops.

Without the help of these workshops, Asian companies have about 1 chance in 25,000 of raising money in the West. For more information or to register,

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