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.

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.

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.

ADDITIONAL BACKGROUND

Germany 1800’s
A small number of entrepreneurs like Carl Benz, Robert Bosch, Max Plank und one or two handful of others created startups that should turn the nation in a few decades to one of the most prosperous in the world. 150 years later, the 85 Million population nation still lives off of the innovation from back then.

California 1950’s
A small number of startups including Fairchild,  Intel, Hewlett Packard, Apple and later on many others created products, that in just two or three decades revolutionized the world’s way to work with information. Silicon Valley became the epicenter of IT innovation.

South Korea 2000’s 
Only three startups: Samsung, LG and Hyundai were necessary to turn one of the poorest countries on earth into one of the most developed nations just 2 decades later.

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