Fund Raising

Keating International can support your technology company in raising equity finance from corporate and financial venture capital investors for each stage of growth in its Technology Adoption Life Cycle (TALC). 

 

                    

Our value-added is our research-driven methodology that we've developed to consistently monitor the trends in order to identify discontinuous innovations that will become the next winners with our focus market sectors

 

As a result, we know how to  position a client and present it in the right way to the right investors at the right time in order to drive forward the maximum value for your company.

 

Our investment round focus is usually from a Seed Round to a Series C Round.

 

In addition, working with specialized partners, we can help your company raise non-dilutive governmental support from local, national or regional programs that can be sourced for different uses at different stages in the execution of your growth strategy.

 

Investment Rounds

 

• Friends and Family: F&F capital is the starting point of the company that is often used for basic administrative details including corporate formation, market research and the creation of a business plan.  Typical Round Size: F&F rounds can be as small as $5K and as large as $500K. Investment Structure: Convertible note or common stock. Hurdle For Next Stage: Business plan; management team.

 

• Seed: Seed investments are typically provided to companies that have a business plan and a management team, but do not have a product. At this point, companies are raising money based upon an idea and a team. Typical Round Size: These are typically $100-500K but can be as large as $1M.  Investment Structure: Convertible note or common stock. Hurdle For Next Stage: Product.

 

• Series A: The word “Series” implies institutional money (money invested by a VC). The letter “A” means that it is the first institutional round. By the series A most companies have a product that is ready (or close to ready) to take to market. Typical Round Size: These are typically $2-5M but can be as little as $1M and as large as $10M. Investment Structure: Participating preferred stock. Hurdle For Next Stage: Market adoption.

 

• Series B: Typically in order to raise a Series B the company needs to have demonstrated market traction, further developed the business and recruited a more robust management team. Typical Round Size: These are typically $5-10M but can be as little as $5M and as large as $20M. Investment Structure: Participating preferred stock. Hurdle For Next Stage: Growth.

 

• Series C and beyond: After the Series B round the required achievements more frequently vary by company. Some companies are nowhere near profitability and need more capital to stay alive and others are profitable but need capital in order to accelerate growth. These are typically $20 – 100.0 million. Investment Structure: Preferred and Common Stock. Hurdle for Next Stage: Profitability.