Innovation Capital Network (ICN)

Organizing a network of international accredited investors, interested to invest in emerging markets.

Project Summary

Stimulating a local capital market, where local investors and foreign direct investment can help raise the necessary capital for highly innovative entrepreneurs to grow their company and go all the way to the top. Local capital markets all the way up to an IPO, are a necessity to create prosperity in the country.

Key Features

Unifying Startup Investment regulation and support

We see three major obstacles when investing internationally: Law, strategies and remote investment oversight.

1) Unifying Investment contracts
Over time we should be able to work with policy makers around the globe to homogenize investment laws. But in the short term, we can work on standardized contracts that work in a larger variety of countries. That way we can at least ease to invest in those countries.

2) Sharing Investment Strategies
The way people invest ranges from “spending” some money and hoping it will work out – all the way to having firm investment strategies, well developed due diligence processes and a clearly defined idea how to support the young entrepreneurs from start to IPO. We will need to help investors matching other investors with like minded investment strategies and effort.

3) Remote Investment Oversights

One suggestion is that foreign investors should always connect with local investors as lead investors and nurture the companies together – with a local connection.

AUDIENCE
Accredited investors who are interested in combining their investment appetite for innovative startups with helping emerging countries get out of poverty.

COUNTRIES
Africa: 
Egypt, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, Rwanda, Uganda
Asia:
Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Nepal, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam
Eastern Europe: Albania, Bosnia, Bulgaria, Croatia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Serbia
Lat. America: Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Columbia, Peru

FDI COUNTRIES
Foreign Direct Investment countries we currently work with:
Germany, Singapore, South Korea, Switzerland, USA

Expected Results

Project Duration: 10 years

Project timeframe:  Feb 2020 until 2030

Geographic Engagement: 25 countries

Educated investors: 2,500+

Investments made: 25,000 rounds

Companies financed: 15,000

Invested capital: $ 50 Billion

Jobs created: 25 Million*

Population participating in equity: 50 Million

* including employees at business partners, retailers, dealers, consultants and others.

Program Development

At this point, we are looking for a small group of investors and lawyers who are interested in this topic and is building a leadership team.

1) Helping organize global online meetings, so that investors get a broad perspective of the global investment scene.

2) Organizing and moderating investor meet-ups locally, stimulating a deeper exchange among investors.

3) Aggregating needs, challenges, ideas, suggestions, success stories from all investor members from the World Innovations Ecosystem to redistribute the findings to all members.

4) Organizing webinars with investors who have a very high success rate and share their insights.

5) Creating additional programs and ideas that work towards the initiative objectives.

Funding innovation, let the public participate in the success

PROJECT

Prosperity for all nations through innovation and entrepreneurship.

In this “Innovation Capital Network project, investors from the 19 countries, get trained to get to the same level of insights that investors in Silicon Valley and other leading nations are having. The program includes a Train the Trainer program so that future trainings can be conducted by local trainers. IN addition to the local investors, foreign investors are part of the global network in order to expand the round levels through “Foreign Direct Investments” (FDI.

PROJECT ACTIVITIES

Investment Capabilities
Most emerging and almost all developing countries do not have a solid investor network of Business Angels, Venture Capital or infrastructure for easy IPO. As a first step we are providing education for the few local wealth individuals to successfully invest in their own economic future. In addition, our Innovation Capital Network is designed so that foreign investors have an opportunity to invest in innovative businesses. To make it a full circle investment ecosystem, we are working with local stock exchanges, which are at best in a very early stage or not yet existing to provide the infrastructure, allowing the innovative businesses as they emerge in the next 5 to 10 years to go public and stay in the country.

Our mission: Help local investors, foreign investors and local stock exchanges to rationalize the importance of small company IPOs not only for the sake of the company but more importantly for the population to participate in the growth of their innovative businesses, as part of the prosperity development and most importantly to keep the innovation in the country and being able to benefit from the powerful and export contributing business.

Joining the ICN

Requirements:

  1. You are an accredited investor (or equivalent)
  2. You have already invested in startups
  3. You live in a country that allows you to invest in foreign countries
    or you live in a country that has a firm Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) policy that includes individual private equity investments.

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