Who are we?
We are founders, and we understand the emotional rollercoaster that it is to be a founder. We know how hard you work and how frustrating the process can be. We have raised money and we have made nearly every mistake there is to make.
We work hard to provide you with our service and there is a team of 16 people, who are driven by our mission to create and enable opportunities. The private company space is a challenging area and it should be. Every day, you work hard to build the technology and business which will empower the way people live, work or play.
Can we work on a success fee only?
Wholesale Investor operates under the class order 02/273 and is considered a business introduction service.
Under our class order, WI is unable to charge success fees. We are not a Corporate Finance house or Broker. We would not put our ability to operate at risk for anyone!
How much do investors typically invest?
This varies quite widely. Reminding you that we do not control or influence what our investors do, we have noticed some trends.
Private investors typically will act faster and for a first investment, they typically invest $50k to $250k. We have seen an investment of $500k and $1mill, but unless you are pre-IPO or IPO, this is less common.
Professional, strategic and family office investors typically invest $1mill and above. Expect that this will be a longer process with the need to appease investment boards with due diligence.
Whilst most companies come to us saying, they are not after too many investors and they would prefer one large investor, we have found momentum is key and the balance of private and professional investors. What you want and what investors want is often very different.
There is also something powerful about the “$100k” keep-me-interested investor. If the business performs, they are often very proactive in future rounds.
The other thing we have noticed is that HNWIs tend to invest in groups. If one investor has done their DD and invested, they will have friends who are likely to follow on.
What type of investors make up the Wholesale Investor network?
Wholesale Investor's network of 24,200+ investors is made up of High Net Worth and Sophisticated Investors, Venture Capital, Private Equity, Family Offices, Funds and Investment Banks.
How can we guarantee we will raise money using your service?
You can’t. It’s that simple. No one can! This space is hard and you need to work hard to raise money. This never changes.
How do we select companies to work with?
WI takes an internal review approach to curating opportunities for our platform. This is one of the core reasons we have been able to build a strong brand across multiple countries, which includes State and International Governments as clients and previous contracts with two stock Exchanges (ASX and SGX).
The key areas we look at are:
Board and Management - Been there, done that experience
Existing Investors - Who else has previously conducted DD and invested
Skin in the game - How much have the Founders themselves invested
Sector - We try to target sectors which are currently in favour, or that are in alignment with our mission. There is a great saying, “a rising tide, lifts all boats.”
Media - Any media attention previously would have attracted visibility and typically assist us in the promotion process
Government Grants - The process for getting Government Grants is extensive
Awards - Industry awards provides a level of validation
B2B Companies: Blue chip clients, Growth rate or Blue chip company trial
B2C Companies: Growth rate in subscribers, revenue and customer, media attention, awards etc
Our curation is how we are able to continuously attract high-quality, early-stage companies. It is also the selling points which helps us attract interest in companies.
How much does Wholesale Investor cost to promote me to investors?
The fee for service model is dictated by the level of activity you want to pursue on the WI platform.
Our service is underpinned by 4 pillars, with the option of exploring CRIISP.io to manage your investor relationship too, to complete your capital raise.
You can choose your level of activity, to limit your service to online, or to take part in an investor showcasing event, or take part in online and offline services and meet investors, your package will differ.