You want Money Now… On your Terms!
Dear Fellow Entrepreneur,
Is your start-up, early or later stage company in need of substantial amounts of seed, development or expansion capital? Are you having difficulty raising $500,000 to $10 Million from financial institutions, such as; venture capital or private equity firms? Do those financial institutions demand too much of equity and / or voting control? Would you be interested in legally and effectively going around those financial institutions directly to both corporate, as well as individual accredited investors? By doing so, you are in complete control of the process and can use the capital as it is obtained, not at some distant closing date. You not only set the terms of the deal, but more importantly, you and your management team maintain the vast majority of equity-ownership and voting control, not the financial institutions.
We’ve been capitalizing start-up and early stage companies—exclusively since 1998. However, unlike other venture capital funds or investment banks, we do not utilize outside investor capital which places our fiduciary duty solely with you; the entrepreneur. As our main focus, we apply proven corporate engineering practices designed to create value, enabling your company to easily attract investment capital and management talent, as well as providing options for an exit strategy to create maximum wealth for you and your shareholders. Simply stated, we bring Wall Street to Main Street.
As former Wall Street Investment Bankers and experts in compliance matters related to selling securities, as well as innovators of crowdsourced incubation using critical corporate and social engineering standards, we are intimately familiar with the criteria employed by Wall Street and Corporate America looking to fund “quality deal flow.” Wall Street and Corporate America have an insatiable appetite for what is termed “quality deal flow” meaning companies worthy of investment or acquisition. Wall Street investment banks need quality later stage companies to “take public” on stock exchanges. Corporate America, primarily Fortune 500 Companies, need to acquire quality later-stage companies to harness outside innovation for continued growth. Our venture capital model is designed to prepare your company to become that quality deal flow and then supply it to either Wall Street or Corporate America, as your exit, but only if and when you’re ready.
Although we have access to the right sources of capital for the varying stages of a company’s early existence, we, too, are looking to invest in start-up and early stage companies through our own venture-capital fund; Commonwealth Capital Income Fund – I.
As your venture capital partner, we position your company to obtain the optimal amount of capital while ensuring the founders maintain the vast majority of equity-ownership interest and voting control throughout its life cycle. Through diligent corporate engineering, collaboratively, we create hybrid securities and enable you to present your offering to SEC registered FINRA Member Broker-Dealers, Accredited Investors and Strategic, Corporate Investors. Most entrepreneurs don’t realize the large tax benefits available to corporations as strategic investors. As a portfolio company of Commonwealth Capital Income Fund – I, we use a very powerful new competitive tactic to motivate large investors to invest or lose the opportunity to other large investors. Creating demand for your securities offering is the Wall Street way.
We are not a broker-dealer and therefore, we never take any compensation from the sales of securities. In addition, we never take any remuneration from any SEC registered FINRA Member Broker-Dealers and /or Regulated Crowdfunding Portals so there’s never a potential conflict of interest. Our operating cash flow and wealth creation is solely dependent on the success of your Company…period.
The hybrid securities created normally include those with a “high-yield” component, convertibility, and participation in net earnings with a non-dilutive, forward lien position against assets, such as; convertible participating callable preferred equity. Correctly constructed and positioned, this type of preferred equity may further act as currency for acquiring competitors, suppliers, or other strategic assets. Our portfolio companies also use the power of these hybrid securities—if they choose to list the securities on an exchange and become publicly traded—to raise substantial amounts of capital by selling them directly to “market makers” at discounts from par value or current market price. Market makers seek the stability these types of securities provide and have plenty of capital to invest.
Selling any type of security to raise capital is like selling anything else, except selling securities takes place in a highly regulated environment. No matter how you attempt to raise capital, sending business plans to financial institutions or selling securities directly to individual, institutional or corporate investors takes a significant amount of time, money, and effort to properly execute an ongoing, well-orchestrated marketing campaign. It does not matter if you currently have the available funding to implement such a campaign or not. What does matter is that your management team has sufficient professional and personal contacts to raise a small portion of the overall capital initially, through the proposed securities offering, to fuel a continued effort.
Unlike other venture capital firms, we do not demand board seats or common equity ownership and voting control.
The bottom line is, as your venture capital partner, we create and assist you in properly staffing a functional Finance Dept. within your company to enable your firm to effectively raise substantial amounts of capital in compliance with state and federal securities laws. By enabling your management team to legally by-pass financial institutions and sell securities directly to individual, as well as corporate investors, your company becomes a force to be reckoned with. These are the only companies we and our capital sources invest in.
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