Want to know a Secret?

THE SCECRETS of SUCCESSFUL INVESTOR FUNDING Over the past 3 or 4 years, the Ritz Group showcased over 140 companies pitching for private equity funding for our Ritz Group Shark monthly Attack. Unfortunately, over one thousand companies failed to make the “show” coming through our Pitch Tank. Our Shark Attack mission is to get that…

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Want a Guarantee – Go to Midas or….

I was fortunate to be part of a Food & Beverage funding discussion – the purpose of which was to determine similarities with TECH and even Entertainment Funding options for entrepreneurs. F&B, similar to Retail, has a large number of initial start-ups that want to create and operate ONE eatery, or create a brand to…

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A Bridge Too Far

The mission with the “A Bridge Too Far” BLOG is to explore the NEED and Advantages of a pure BRIDGE Fund in Georgia. What is the definition of Bridge?    It is rather broad.   Usually “Bridge’ is defined as a funding round before, or in-between a Series A and/or B round.    Bridge is…

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You want to do what?

FIND THE MINIMUM VALUATION METRIC THAT SATIFIES THE INVESTOR ROI. The real issue is……can you manage a shareholder private equity company?   Maybe, a pre-cursor is….Can you sell your companies “securities” to investors who wrote the book on placements and this is your “first” attempt?    These are not good odds.   Given, if you are not a class A…

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What’s on Second

Valuation is in the eyes of the beholder,  or in our case… the investor.   As we illustrated in our previous Blog, the more you move through the Capital food-chain,   the more proof-items you must have to mitigate investor risk.    The Capital “drill” is real.    It is like Baseball.   Only a rare few go from high…

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Who’s on First?

KNOW THY ARENA! As an entrepreneur and engaged in the Ritz Group seeing over 120 companies pitching at Shark Attack, and reviewing 4x more applicants, one becomes immersed in the “ART” of Private Equity Funding.   As an entrepreneur, I was fortunate to be self-funded and did not have to deal with shareholders.   Banks were tough enough.   But,…

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