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Business Planning HQ Customer Grid Tential Raises $1m in Equity Funding

Posted by Marcus Shane on Wednesday, April 3, 2013, In : Raising Capital 

Roda Group, the venture capital investor that’s the largest shareholder in the biofuel companySolazyme Inc. (SZYM), is backing a startup using advanced production techniques to improve storage performance of standard lead-acid batteries.

Gridtential Energy Inc. received a $1 million seed investment from Roda, the San Jose, California-based battery company said today in an e-mailed statement. It will use the money to develop and test a prototype product by next year, with the goal of starting...

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4 Tips on Finding Angel Investment

Posted by Marcus Shane on Wednesday, August 17, 2011, In : Raising Capital 


Many  Startup Founders are interested in  finding  Angel Funding.  Many startup businesses need funding in order to realise their plans. As a result of the downturn and GFC, traditional capital sources such as Venture Capital are less interested in investing in early stage businesses.  Many founders do not know where to look for Angel funding or what documentation they may need in order to attract angels..  Leading web based startups are using angel groups a a way of identifying and e...

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Sample Investor Term Sheet

Posted by Marcus Shane on Wednesday, July 6, 2011, In : Raising Capital 






Company                                                [Company]

Founders                                                [Founder 1], [Founder 2], & [Founder 3]

Investors                                                [Lead Investor] (the “Lead Investor”) in conjunction with other investors (the “Investors”) mutually agreeable to the Lead Investor and the Company.

Structure of Financing                           ...

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Raising Capital to Fund your Capital Raising

Posted by Marcus Shane on Friday, June 24, 2011, In : Raising Capital 
Raising capital can be a time consuming and costly exercise.  It is critical to ensure you have enough funding to make it through the capital raising process.  Even small capital raisings can cost 30-50k to run.  Founders need to dedicate an average of 1 day per month for 6 months to the process, and ensure that they have sufficient funds to engage specialist advisors and lawyers to ensure that capital is raised in accordance with local legislation, and that all parties are adequately protect...
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About Me

Marcus Tarrant Marcus Tarrant is a leading or management consultant, entrepreneur and thought leader. He has worked for leading consulting firms including Deloitte Consulting, leading major strategy development and business planning initiatives. Business Planning HQ was developed to bring the advantages gained by employing a consultant, without the associated cost. We have developed the “Question Led Approach” to simplify the process of creating a high quality business plan. Our clients agree with our claims that we have reduced their planning times from over 1 week, to less than 4 hours.