What is Investment?
Investment is placing money saved or borrowing money to invest in a company or equities or other capital or commodity forms (shares, bonds, funds, government bonds/gilts, Property, farmland, cars, wine, art, new technology firms.) or your firm…an innovative product or service…
Investing seeks to create a decent return that can weather downturns and wild surges and assist in the development of a profitable business. Companies issue shares to raise money, often for growth and investors buy shares in businesses because they believe the company will do well and want to share in its success. Share prices are determined by supply and demand from buyers and sellers and demand drives up the price and low demand will do the opposite. Demand can be influenced by many factors-financial results, economic health of the nation, sentiment. Shares can pay dividends or rise or fall in value based on success. Growth and gain can also be realised by the sale of the company in floatation or to the market.
Kaleidoscope Investments can invest in entrepreneurs with an idea and mentor success through investment and mentoring, advisory and roll out to a sale of a business to realise the assets and success – https://www.kaleidoscope.group/ourservices/kaleidoscope-investments/
- Access to investment-Our aim is to invest in great business ideas that originate from people with disabilities.
- Access to Mentors-Access to a strong team of mentors that will assist a business through its stages of growth.
- Access to our proprietary Growth Methodology helping start-ups to grow to the point of a successful exit. This methodology continues to evolve to bring significant value -add to the businesses working with Ki
Over the long run, stocks and shares and investments have appreciated & outperformed money sitting in a savings account. As a rule of thumb investing should be considered a long-term option. Five years usually allows enough time to build and ride out the bumps in the plan that might build a company or lose money. Returns are based on the management and development for the company and the teams roll out success.
How to Get Investors for a Business, and raise money?
- Online fundraising platforms
- Social Media
- Apply to accelerators
- Start sharing your product or service
- Share a business plan with friends and family
How Can Kaleidoscope Assist with Investment?
Kaleidoscope Investments offers people with disabilities and special needs the support they need to launch and/or grow their business.
Kaleidoscope Invests in disabled entrepreneurs with great ideas and helps them to start their own business. Find out all you need to know about Kaleidoscope Investments here.
Incubators: The aim of Ki is to invest in great business ideas that originate from disabled people and help them to become successful. We are a new kind of investment business. We believe in a world where ‘disability’ and ‘ability’ come together to create something better. Inspire…Create…Motivate…Empower…that’s the Ki methodology.
Kaleidoscope Investments will provide 3 things;
- Access to Investment
The aim of Ki is to invest in great business ideas that originate from people with disabilities. Ki will work closely with each entrepreneur to transform their idea into a business using the Ki Growth Methodology.
This will be achieved by providing the start-up with a business infrastructure and sector/skill relevant mentor who will partner with them on their business journey. The objective is to allow the entrepreneur to focus purely on their skill set and expertise and Ki will focus on the rest.
Ki will typically invest between £10,000 – £250,000 seed capital into a business in return for a mutually agreed equity stake. This will usually range from 2.5% – 25% but will never exceed 30%. Its aim is not to control the business but to empower the disabled entrepreneur and their team to successfully run it.
- Access to Mentors
Access to a strong team of mentors that will assist a business through its stages of growth is fundamental to Ki’s success. Our Mentors are all highly experienced entrepreneurs. They have all started, grown and sold businesses and therefore have personal knowledge of the rollercoaster ride that is setting up a business. There will be a series of regular meetings which our investees will be required to attend. This will include quarterly meetings where progress will be discussed against performance targets, connections will be shared, and advice will be offered. On a regular basis we will monitor the performance of your business to ensure all goals and targets are being met
- Access to our proprietary Growth Methodology
The CEO of Ki first started developing a proprietary growth methodology in 2011 that would help Start-Ups to grow to the point of a successful exit. This methodology continues to evolve to bring significant value-add to the businesses working with Ki.
At Kaleidoscope Group, we offer expert training, knowledge and guidance on all thing’s disability. From Kaleidoscope Investments in which we help grow disabled entrepreneurs and businesses originating from a disabled person to Kaleidoscope Advisory for a company-wide review assessing policies, practices, recruitment and hiring processes, leadership, monitoring, engagement and physical / environmental accessibility. Contact us today with any questions you have.