ICN Participation as an Entrepreneur
Roughly 900 international investors with over $1 Billion in combined investment power.
We have seen amazingly innovative entrepreneurs in all corners of the earth. However, most live in countries where it is tough to raise the necessary funds to grow their business. They either have to leave their country or give up their dream. In both cases, a huge opportunity for prosperity is lost in the respective country. This is not only a problem in developing countries but also in many developed countries.
The ICN is focused on getting innovative businesses funded, no matter where they are. Obviously, it is not just a lack of capital that makes funding difficult; it is also the company’s lack of fundability. We decided to help innovative minds to get the same guidance as if they would be in Silicon Valley or similar top-level innovation spaces.
We are focused on getting innovative businesses funded, no matter where they are.
ICN member entrepreneurs can join business preparation webinars and get a certain amount of free coaching to prepare their business successfully in highly competitive global markets.
In your interest and the investors’ interest, we want to make the fundraising process as effective and as successful as possible. Top investors may see more than a thousand investment opportunities a year. As an entrepreneur, we want to make sure you do not waste your time and that you don’t burn through investors.
When ready to meet with investors, we will share your “Investment One Pager” with our global network of international investors. Interested investors may get in touch with you directly. The World Innovations Forum is no broker and does not take any fees or commissions for introductions. ICN is a free service for our members.
Once you are introduced to our investor network, investors reach out to you if they find your opportunity interesting. Be prepared to tell them your story on the spot.
Take your time and have several conversations. Select an investor that resonates with you
OPENNESS & TRANSPARENCY
Your total openness and transparency are required. Investors take huge risks. The only way to manage the risk is to know everything about the entrepreneur’s live and every conceivable business detail.
PRESENTATIONS & DEMOS
Make well-prepared presentations and demos if you can. Let customers speak as well if possible.
Share all your financials, balance sheet, P+L, plans, Forecast, registration documents, etc. with the investors you want to go, when they are clearly expressed their interest and are ready for a due-diligence.
EXISTING INVESTORS & MENTORS
Involve your existing investors and mentors in every step of your way.
TERMS & CLOSING
Work with your lawyer and tax adviser. They are the only reliable partners who are also held accountable for their suggestions. When everything is agreed on, the investor and you will sign a stock purchase agreement that we have prepared for free.
We are fundraising soon or now