Be part of Smart Money Ventures
1What is the SmartMoney Ventures Investment Process and how long does it last?
- First of all, it is worth mentioning that everyone's time (investors and entrepreneurs) is valuable and we respect this! li>
- We started receiving basic materials li>
- Having "fit", we will promote some interactions via call or face-to-face meetings, in which we deepen some information beyond those already sent li>
- Basic information such as traction experiments, indicators, Unit Economics, terms of the round and the description of the use of money are essential. li>
- We test the products, talk to current company investors, market experts, customers and prospects li> The investment may have a previous phase of "traction experiments", where we invested a small venture capital to follow the startup and entrepreneurs' execution.
- During the investment review, we have already developed a plan to improve any points raised.
- This process takes between 45 and 90 days. li> ul>
2What are the areas of investment interest of SmartMoney Ventures?
- We prioritize, but do not restrict, business to TechEd, FinTech, InsurTech, Tourism, Urban Mobility and B2B Process Optimization li>
- We prefer business models with network effect and MarketPlaces li>
- Everyone is welcome: B2B, B2C, B2B2C, P2P li> ul>
3What criteria do we use for decision making?
- Fit our areas of interest and theses that we know to really help! li>
- Problem and Market validated li>
- Theses that address regional / global issues li>
- Clear offer and positioning in the ecosystem li>
- Company status: initial monetization li>
- Organization and established metrics (Unit Economics) li>
- Realistic fact-based and data projections li>
- Team quality (coachable, fast, commitment) li>
- Clear scalable model li>
- Execution Know-how li>
- We do not invest in companies without any billing or at the stage of ideation li> ul>
4What values does SmartMoney Ventures most value in its investments?
- Compliance: no one's boss! We all worked for the success of startup! Li>
- Trust: unrestricted access to all data for monitoring and supporting decision making li>
- Critics (market, customers, competitors etc) are fuel to move forward faster! Be quick to listen, quick to analyze and assertive to speak! Li>
- Ability to learn and act fast! li>
- Connection to all involved in the ecosystem where the startup is positionated! li>
- Growth: business, market and people li>
- Quality: the goal is always to be the best! li>
- We live the daily life of companies! We address the points raised during the investment analysis and act strongly on the growth of startup! Li> ul>
About our process
The first part of our process is receive and read your documents. Be prepared to receive our questions.
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