The Entree Network
- How it Works
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network's approach to business is segmented in four stages:
The Internet Infrastructure
One of the most innovative approaches The Entree Venture Network offers is the usage of the Internet to selectively publish details of a developing project. Members can easily review the entire history of an opportunity, and make a decision whether they want to participate. Opportunities are managed on a secure Internet site. Members are provided with password entree to the site. Communication is handled via e-mail and traditional methods.
The Entree Venture Network uses the Internet as a medium for attracting opportunities. Using Web sites and e-mail, the network attracts over 100 solicitations per day. Each opportunity is provided with an initial review, and opportunities that fit in the networks matrix are passed on to stage two.
The Entree Venture Network offers/assigns opportunities to members based on abilities and geographic proximity. The member analyzes the opportunity and performs extensive due diligence. If deemed appropriate, and if the opportunity has substance, it is presented back to the group. The communication medium once an opportunity is determined appropriate is the web site. The Entree Venture Network uses secure Internet sites to communicate all details of the opportunity, reducing the need to rely on traditional, less efficient communication mediums.
Members of the network can become involved in an opportunity either by a) informing the group that they want to be involved. or b) approached by the network because their talents or position might help the opportunity. At this stage, The Entree Venture Network assembles a contract with the client. Specific members, as individuals, are provided with terms of the contract. The Entree Venture Network handles all legal structuring of the contract, serving as a focal point for contract development, and in return the network management receives a portion of any opportunity handled.
The interests of founders can be furthered by retention of equity and valuation improvement by means of the right strategic partner, access to a major product or technology user, a provable model and strong management and advisory critical mass. The Entrée Network works with principals to that end by means of targeted identifiable objectives.
The Entree Venture Network members make decisions on a personal basis as to the length of involvement or amount of time investment with a particular opportunity. Often, the exit occurs although clients sometimes retain a member or members with an offer of ongoing consulting.
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Entree as an angel executive network has performed due diligence reviews to varying degrees involving many of the 26,000 inquiries received in 6 years and we have selected or been selected to incubate and /or provide services to many of them. 95% of those have received either funding following preparation, term sheet offers, business plan, angel investors, partnering arrangements, competitive analysis, acquisition suitors, management, board members, new clients and/or modeling services. 100% of our deal flow comes from our associates, the Internet and by word of mouth reference from associates, angel relationships, angel investors and clients.
Networking methods, networks, access to partners , targeting, presentation, negotiation, retention of equity, valuation enhancement strategies, packaging the venture, sales and revenue ramp-up models, deal structuring, equity options, venture capital tie-ins, investment banking and how to approach them, common concerns, red flag issues, plan execution content, strategic partnering, executive search and rounding out the management team, how to position the venture when founders have zero resources, board importance and how to source and attract members, plan packaging and modeling, the importance of PR, traditional and technology venture positioning, weakness & strength reviews, identifying the obstacles, how to get in front of someone real, executive summary quick reviews and comments.
Entree as an angel investors executive network has performed due diligence reviews to varying degrees involving many of the 26,000 inquiries received in 6 years and we have selected or been selected to incubate, provide angel capital, create business plans and /or provide services to many of them. 95% of those have received either funding following preparation, term sheet offers, business plan, angel investors, partnering arrangements, competitive analysis, acquisition suitors, management, board members, new clients and/or modeling services. 100% of our deal flow comes from our associates, the Internet and by word of mouth reference.
Angel partner angel investors networking methods, angel networks, access to angel partners , targeting angel investors, angel presentations, negotiation, retention of equity, valuation enhancement strategies, packaging the venture, business plans, sales and revenue ramp-up models, angel deal structuring, angel equity options, venture capital and angel capital tie-ins, investment banking and how to approach, common angel concerns, angel red flag issues, plan execution content, strategic partnering, executive search for on-board angel partners and rounding out the management team, how to position the venture when founders have zero resources, board importance to angels and how to source and attract members, business plans packaging and modeling, the importance of PR, business plans, traditional and technology venture positioning, weakness & strength reviews, identifying the obstacles, how to get in front of angels and someone real, executive summary quick reviews of business plans and comments.
The Entree Network frequently provides angel investors, partner angel investors, and other angel investors in the United States and internationally to clients. We often solicit outside angel investors to join us in supporting a technology or business services company. We know many angel investors and our associates are active in numerous angel investing organizations.
Professional venture capital firms invest about $12 billion a year in helping start and develop businesses. Angel investors invest $60 billion a year. However, angel investors throughout the United States provide more than money. They bring experience, enthusiasm, knowledge and contacts to the table.
The angel investors we work with frequently are successful entrepreneurs who have "been there, done that" and who want to pursue another success but do so at arm's length. As such, they can be very valuable to an aspiring young company. Other angel investors include lawyers, accountants, and other accredited investors eager to participate in higher-risk, higher-return investment opportunities.
At Entree, we develop and nurture companies that are shaping the future by allowing them to tap our network of retired executives and angel investors. With an emphasis on early-stage investments, the network has assisted companies since 1994 and has served numerous innovative and market-leading enterprises.
If you are an angel investor looking to expand your network of relationships with venture capitalists or if you are a startup looking to partner with angel investors, please take the time to learn more about how The Entree Network can help.
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