"Avoid mistakes and succeed on the first try."
We are your private problem-solving partner. We invest our time, energy, money and expertise into making your business more successful. We ensure that our interests and expectations are properly aligned. With the right strategy and execution, we all prosper.
THE IDEA FILTER™
A proprietary process, the Idea Filter™ is a complete lab analysis of the product/business concept. In fact, the Idea Filter has proven to raise the pre-money valuations on every company participating since 2011. Most entrepreneurs only “know what they know” and that is a one-sided evaluation. Outsiders don’t have a reason to be biased. We must find out the truth amidst moving consumer, market and technological conditions. The idea always comes out better.
STEALTH MARKET APPROACH
There is no alternative to a customer handing you money for your product or service. Businesses saying “We’ve had 100,000 downloads” or “1,000 customers are using our product” mean very little if the customer paid nothing and likely waste your time away from the true value proposition. We utilize a stealth approach that multiplies the effects of prototyping with initial market penetration. When we have one bullet in the gun, we cannot afford to misfire.
HIGHER ENTERPRISE VALUE
We understand all classes of investment capital and how investors view the business at its current stage. We know the ugly truth about why some good-looking businesses get left behind during fundraising. Thus, as a business co-investor, we are keeping this perspective on day #1 – which prevents mistakes that hurt enterprise value later. Just being affiliated with Idea Gateway’s experience and network will bring comfort to the big money when it’s time to ask.
From The Front Lines...
"Mike has the unique ability to jump into the details of your business 100%. He is quick to understand and focus on what you need to do to grow."
"Mike didn't require an in-depth explanation of the Chinese market like most people. He immediately found the aspects of our business that needed focus."
"Mike is a rare combination of inspiration and information. As a mentor, he's motivational and caring, while at the same time candid and pointed."
"Mike has an uncanny ability to quickly understand your business objectives, improve them, and help you focus on how to accomplish those objectives."
Idea Gateway is very involved in the Seed Funding and Venture Capital business community and we work with only a few companies each year. If your business could use the power and tools of Idea Gateway to achieve significant results, we want to hear from you.