As the world’s first global venture catalyst, Cataliize works with promising young businesses across the globe to provide them with real, effective solutions for bridging the gap between a validated idea, and sustainable profitability.
The unique Cataliize process seeks to align the three key elements for any business – an executable strategy and the right mix of human and financial capital. In assessing financial capital needs, Cataliize looks at a variety of sources for both venture development and business funding, giving entrepreneurs more choice in how they raise financial capital for a business startup.
The Cataliize Process Delivers Business Acceleration Mentoring for Young Business Entrepreneurs
The Cataliize process aims to minimise the financial risk and dilution for young businesses during periods of rapid growth. Each Cataliize Director, and all members of the extensive network, boast vast experience in the business startup environment and global commercial business activities, helping to de-risk and scale up companies through a series of proven processes. Cataliize members use their experience to source the very best funding options, making for a truly tailored startup service.
Angel Investment and Venture Capital Access Through Co-Entrepreneurship for Young Businesses
Many entrepreneurs naturally turn to outside sources, such as venture capitalists, as an early method of raising capital for startups. Cataliize takes an alternative approach. The Cataliize team helps young businesses focus on non-dilutive sources of financial capital, utilising variably costed human capital. In doing so, Cataliize helps businesses to create a stronger, more powerful revenue picture, resulting in more favourable terms in future when the need – or the choice – to raise outside capital occurs. Cataliize focuses on building successful, high growth companies, ensuring they tick the boxes for startup venture capital.
Cataliize Offer Venture Capital Fundraising Alternatives for Young Businesses with Great Ideas
Cataliize partners coordinate the required human capital across the network to evaluate and implement the funding options available to them. These options include:
• Government Grants:
There are many forms of government support options offered to start up enterprises across Australia, such as the Entrepreneur’s Programme and the RandD Tax Initiative. These grants provide effective funding for business growth and development, but are known for their lengthy application processes and high risk of rejection. Cataliize boasts a strong knowledge of the government grants available, helping young companies to select and apply for the most suitable funding, and to maximise their chances of acceptance.
• Small Business Loans:
Raising funds through debt capital, including bank loans, personal loans, bonds, is another option available. These loans are secured through a contractual agreement to repay the amount borrowed by a specific date. They are highly attractive options as they do not come with a need to provide lenders with shares in the business, but they can be risky. At Cataliize, the team work extensively to help young businesses minimise their risk, and maximise the chance of success.
There are a variety of investment options available, including venture capital fundraising, and angel investors. Angel investors work almost exclusively with startups, motivated by the growth of the business rather than simply by prospective profitability. Venture capital, however, can provide swift access to the necessary funds required to grab new growth opportunities as they arise. The Cataliize team help businesses perform due diligence on potential investors to ensure successful partnerships.
An initial coin offering, or ICO, is often seen as a cryptocurrency alternative to going public through an IPO, or initial public offering. This method of raising investment capital enables young businesses to sell tokens to investors, allowing them early access to products and services while raising seed capital. ICOs are effective, yet can be challenging for startups, due to the need for both technical expertise and community building. The Cataliize team can help businesses navigate through the ICO process – and beyond.
Business Acceleration Mentoring that Supports Young Businesses Entering International Markets
At Cataliize we believe that focusing on human capital is a necessary prerequisite to securing this investment capital. With a growing network of more than 130 individual curators and industry experts on hand, our skilled and experienced team of professionals help promising young businesses not only to choose the right investment partner, but also to ensure that the company appears to be promising and attractive from an investor perspective. This helps to generate more favourable lending terms, and boost investor interest.