Investment Conditions

So here are my con­di­tions for an invest­ment in your start-up:

  • It can be an exist­ing busi­ness or a start up.
  • It can not be a busi­ness that gen­er­ates any rev­enue from adver­tis­ing. Why ? Because I want this to be a busi­ness where you sell some­thing and get paid for it. That’s the only way to get and stay prof­itable in such a short peri­od of time.
  • It MUST BE CASH FLOW BREAK EVEN with­in 60 days
  • It must be prof­itable with­in 90 days.
  • Fund­ing will be on a month­ly basis. If you dont make your num­bers, the fund­ing stops
  • You must demon­strate as part of your plan that you sell your prod­uct or ser­vice for more than what it costs you to pro­duce, fully encum­bered
  • Every­one must work. The orga­ni­za­tion is com­plete­ly flat. There are no employ­ees report­ing to man­agers. There is the founder/owners and every­one else
  • You must post your busi­ness plan here, or you can post it on slideshare.com , scribd.com or google docs, all com­plete­ly pub­lic for any­one to see and/or down­load
  • I make no promis­es that if your busi­ness is prof­itable, that I will invest more money. Once you get the ini­tial fund­ing you are on your own
  • I will make no promis­es that I will be avail­able to offer help. If I want to , I will. If not, I wont.
  • If you do get money, it goes into a bank that I spec­i­fy, and I have the abil­i­ty to watch the funds flow and the oppor­tu­ni­ty to require that I cosign any out­flows.
  • In your busi­ness plan , make sure to spec­i­fy how much equi­ty I will receive or how I will get a return on my money.

  • Ah — sorry — these are not my rules — since I’m no bil­lionare — but those of Marc Cuban. So feel free to mail him. Or come back to me if your start-up will be cash-flow pos­i­tive with­in a week and break-even with­in two 😉

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