The Current Market.
Zash empowers entrepreneurs to move markets with big ideas and create businesses that are best of their kind. We provide the foundation capital pathway to scale together with ventures advisory to help build world class businesses.
Problem #1: The Entrepreneur's Dilemma
The current challenge for entrepreneurs and founders to grow fast in today’s world is continually having to find funding to scale. Throughout each stage and investor class, lack of funding is an ongoing obstacle in a disconnected system. Most founders have limited, if any experience in raising capital nor the connections to do so. Yet there is often an expectation for them to be masters at it. Each time they go to raise it has a significant impact on the business operations both in time and cost.
Problem #2: Investor Challenge
Investing in this important asset class can pose a number of challenges for those aspiring to make their first investment through to seasoned investors who are active in the space. Some of the obstacles they may face are;
- Access to a wide deep reach of fully validated and optimised deal flow.
- The ability to co-invest in high value ventures.
- A proven process to manage their portfolio and maximise returns.
- Finding the right community fit with like minded individuals.
- Access to education and pathways to continually up skill as a successful investor.
Problem #3: The Fund/Firm Challenge
Whilst traditional angel investor syndicates may invest at the foundation stage, they don’t necessarily play an active role in overseeing the success of the venture. Often contributing to venture failure. Conversely, larger Venture Capital firms will generally mitigate investment risk by coming in at a much later stage, writing much larger cheque sizes and having extremely high return expectations, putting undue pressure on an early stage venture.
Integrated Capital Runway.
The Zash model blends angel investing with a Venture Capital firm approach that combines capital raising, management, and professional advisory services to streamline the pathway for success.
Our ethos is that every venture should be deeply supported at all stages of the business journey, in turn augmenting the long-term goals and wealth of all stakeholders involved.
Zash enables investors to be part of a lasting legacy by funding great entrepreneurs and ventures. By investing their funds at multiple stages over the lifecycle of a business’s growth, through the integrated capital pathway, we can facilitate the accelerated growth and success of high performing ventures. This unique approach empowers all stakeholders to achieve high value exits.
When a founder makes the decision to pursue an idea or business opportunity, they first look to people around them for support in getting their dream off the ground. Family and friends are typically the first investors in their idea.
At Zash this is the stage we focus on.
Once the business has been launched, generally venture capital is needed to scale quickly, capture market share and further validate the offering. We provide cheques from $100K to runways of $2 Million between Seed stage through to Series A. We strive to continuously engage with our venture portfolio to build the best company and brand possible through our advisory services and education programs.
Growth Capital - Venture Capital & Private Equity
Once the company starts to achieve scale, usually through global expansion, it requires greater levels of funding which is typically where large venture capital firms and private equity come into play. Using our extensive network, we find the best fit for our ventures to facilitate and raise the next capital round, typically anywhere from $2 million-$50 million and beyond.
Over time, founders and or investors will have the opportunity to exit their shareholding in the company through varied options including: an IPO, trade sale, private equity sale, a strategic partial or full sale, or merging with another company.
What we look for in High-Value Exits
- $100m – $1bn exit value opportunity
- Founders with demonstrated history of success
- Multiple channels to market
- Ability to scale globally
- Potential all weather businesses
- Clear high value investment exits
The next steps