Finding the smart money
Recently I had the privilege of working alongside André Voskuil, a local guru in the world of Alternative Financing. André has quite the reputation in the world of direct investments as he consults to wealthy individuals and Family Offices. The project was to find a way to allow entrepreneurs access to individuals who look for direct investments in new opportunities. We were very pleased with the result so I wanted to share this weeks media release with you:
Finding the Smart Money
Kelowna, Canada, September 23 2014
Your Grandfather may have told you the first $1 was the hardest to make and the rest would be easier. He may have been accurate in his day, but entrepreneurs are finding it harder to access capital for their new ventures and the increased competition means their business plan can sometimes get pushed to the bottom of the pile or even straight into the waste pile pretty quickly.
Alternative Investment Strategist, André Voskuil knows this all too well. Known as the Dutch Oracle because of his accurate predictions in relation to finance and investments André see hundreds of “filtered” investment opportunities year after year and very few impress him!
“It is not always about a cool idea which is on the cutting edge, it is about the thought process” says André, adding “too many times I see a great idea with no thought to corporate governance, or a valuation which is a figure plucked out of thin air. If those parameters happen to be in place, there is a good chance the key players and finance strategies are lacking”. At the end of the day, André knows if these parameters are inadequate, funding is going to be a challenge to say the least.
For this reason, André and partner Mark Jennings-Bates have launched the Dutch Oracle Deal Vault to assist entrepreneurs in finding capital for their plans. “We are excited to offer this to clients who we have not been able to assist in the past. Our core expertise is in serving André’s Inner Circle clients who want us to isolate the best opportunities. Adding the Dutch Oracle Deal Vault in to our quiver simply expands on a service we are offering to others” says Jennings-Bates.
The Dutch Oracle Deal Vault gives entrepreneurs unique access to high net worth global investors and Family Offices who use the platform to identify potential investments. The subscriber is able to pitch their opportunity to various individuals and offices in the Vault and participate in a unique Dutch Oracle Web Forum to gain more experience and exposure for their business.
The service is enhanced through the provision of some incredible Intellectual Property from André’s office. In order to assist entrepreneurs, at sign up, they will also be given some tips and “inside help” on how to pitch their offering, including Dutch Oracle’s unique due diligence matrix - the same document André himself uses to analyse business opportunities.
André Voskuil is a leading Alternative Investment strategist who specialises in counseling his Inner Circle clients in regards to their specific investments in this exciting class of opportunities. You can find out more about André at www.dutchoracle.com
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