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How 
Apollo League works for Companies

FOR COMPANIES

From seed to exit, private companies now prefer Smart Money to any other form of funding. Why? Smart Money helps companies access the funds they need to grow and develop, while building their businesses’ brains trusts. Smart Money is an excellent way of seeking funding, as well as the knowledge, experience and skills that are invaluable to putting that money to work.

SMARTMONEY

‘How does Apollo League allow my company to access Smart Money?’

Funding for fast growing businesses can be expensive and (in some cases) can even require surrendering company control. This is not the case with Apollo League. The types of funding Apollo League allows companies to access often involves multiple Smart Investors who are more interested in becoming part of a team. They invest both their time and money with the goal of helping the existing team achieve their business goals. They are less likely to want control of the business and more likely to use their considerable business acumen and connection to help strengthen their investments.

SMARTINVESTORS

‘How do Apollo League Smart Investors find companies?

Apollo League allows companies to build a company profile that is attractive to investors.

As an Apollo League client, you receive gated access to resources that help you pitch your business in a way that makes it more appealing to Smart Investors.

Your company then adds placements for positions such as Advisory, non-executive and executive Board members. Smart Investors then have the opportunity to make their pitches to companies. These pitches take the form of resumes that demonstrate the skills and experience they bring to the table. You then have the opportunities to review these resumes, with the goal of identifying those who best fit your company. Both parties then begin discussions with the aim of finding a fit that works for all.

At the end of the process the objective is for companies to have accesses the funding they desire, as well as improve the strength of their Board and Advisory team

SMARTROI

‘What types of remuneration do Apollo League smart investors seek?’

Typically, Apollo League Smart Investors are seeking companies that are on the fast track to growth. Their hope is their input and investment will make this possible. They expect their Return On Investment to be greater than traditional forms of investment, because they are investing more than just money.

They often seek remuneration for their time and connections in the form of additional equity. They may also seek additional financial compensation that is proportionate to the additional time and resources they commit. This is all negotiated as part of the Apollo League process.

FASTFUNDING

‘How quickly can companies access funding?’

Every business is different. They have different levels of funding requirements. They have different needs in requirements to the types of people they need to strengthen their businesses. Some companies have instant appeal to Smart Investors in Apollo Leagues. Others may take longer to find the right fit. Most companies In Apollo League discover that funding comes within a range of 3 to 6 months. Some is much faster. Others can take longer.

MYSUCCESS

‘How do I manage my success within Apollo League?’

Apollo League allows companies to manage their profiles and process in a manner that suits their specific business needs. One of the benefits of Apollo League over other forms of investing is that companies manage their own profiles, allowing for updates milestones, resource documents and promoted positions to be updates regularly. This activity contributes to both the success and timeliness of funds becoming available.

MUTUALBENEFIT

‘How does Apollo League change the fund raising dynamic?’

Typically, Apollo League Smart Investors are seeking companies that are on the fast track to growth. Their hope is their input and investment will make this possible. They expect their Return On Investment to be greater than traditional forms of investment, because they are investing more than just money.

They often seek remuneration for their time and connections in the form of additional equity. They may also seek additional financial compensation that is proportionate to the additional time and resources they commit. This is all negotiated as part of the Apollo League process.

MYPITCH

‘Can Apollo League help me improve my pitch?’

Pitching to an investor who may have an ongoing involvement in your companies success is very different to pitching for other sources of capital.

To start with, Apollo League Smart Investors have a more wholistic view of your business. Their investment doesn’t stop at capital alone. Their investing in you and your vision and they bring additional and much more valuable resources in the form of their own successes, experience, skills and networks.

Learning how to explain your vision in a way that connects with Apollo League Smart Investors is a process. Our solution for companies includes resources, networking and promotional opportunities that guide you towards your fund raising and human resource goals.

MYROLE

‘What is my role in my success in Apollo League?’

Apollo League is not a passive form of fund raising. You cannot simply make a profile and expect success. Apollo league is all about making the right connections and your success requires you to play an ongoing active role.

Those companies that are most successful in Apollo embrace this philosophy of engagement. They use access to the Apollo League to refine their pitches. They seek feedback and are focused on continuously updating their profiles and pitches. They understand that in the end success is driven by a clearly defined vision, integrity, energy and professionalism.

INVESTMENTREVITALISED

‘What’s the ultimate goal for companies in Apollo League?’

Apollo League is not a passive form of fund raising. You cannot simply make a profile and expect success. Apollo league is all about making the right connections and your success requires you to play an ongoing active role.

Those companies that are most successful in Apollo embrace this philosophy of engagement. They use access to the Apollo League to refine their pitches. They seek feedback and are focused on continuously updating their profiles and pitches. They understand that in the end success is driven by a clearly defined vision, integrity, energy and professionalism.