A Dozen Beacon Benefits for Business Angel Investors and EB-5 Visa Founders
12 Beacon Benefits for Business Angels
Beacon Investment Partners, LLC, (Beacon – BIP) offers Accredited Investors and EB-5 Visa Founders the unique opportunity to participate in the Beacon Model© through its BrightECO© Economic Growth Ecosystem which enables investors to invest in entrepreneurial companies supported by the ecosystem on their fast track to going public. Investors can be confident because they will be investing in fully-vetted, scalable, disruptive ventures benefiting from Regulation A public stock offerings with standby underwriting.
These emerging ventures receive incredible support resources from Beacon and its ecosystem, making them ideal investments for savvy investors and vehicles for EB-5 founders to launch their business in the US and obtain a permanent greencard.
Entrepreneurial venture resources include:
- Promotion as a featured deal with investor videoconferencing on aiWeek.com
- Mentors and advisor networks through BrightChange BEST
- Vetting of their potential accredited investors through a credit union
- Independently-conducted due diligence on their venture and team that fills investors with confidence
- Beacon’s unique public funding system
- Cooperative buying opportunities
- Access to a Credit Union, ESOPs and BDCs
- Entrepreneur education, scholarships, news and more
Accredited Investors and EB-5 Visa Founders Benefit from Beacon’s Alternative Corporate Funding Model.
The Beacon Model© delivers results for investors through EO-IPO Rights and a solid network. Learn more:
- Enhanced Deal Flow for Angels
- Higher Growth Potential
- Lower Inherent Risk
- EB-5 Visas for Founders Regardless of Means
- IP Protection for All Founders Including Angels
- Comprehensive Mentoring
- BrightChange Consulting Resources
- Beacon Investment Partners, LLC, Commitment
- Founders’ Stock Yields Optimal ROI & EB-5 Path
- Equal Opportunity IPO Rights (EOIPO / EO-IPO)
- Broader Social Networking Opportunities
Beacon-managed Business Development Company (Beacon BDC) shareholders and shareholders of Beacon clients’ emerging-growth ventures (“Portfolio Companies”) both benefit from public listing is enhanced liquidity and faster growth in share valuation compared to Private Equity (PE), including conventional Venture Capital (VC) and REITs.
2. Enhanced Deal Flow for Angels
aiWeek Media attracts venture opportunities worldwide and introduces them to participating Business Angels and thousands of other Accredited Investors (AIs) with relevant demographics. Even though a Business Angel may not reside near a particular Beacon client, the Angel can still get in on the ground-floor by becoming a Member of Beacon Investment Partners, LLC, (Beacon – BIP) and/or investing in BBDC, by joining the BEST Advisors – BrightChange Executive Service Taskforce or simply by becoming a member of the associated Producing and Buying Cooperative and credit union which entitles them to a free subscription to aiWeek.
3. Higher Growth Potential
Seeking, not only to raise capital, but the long-term means to protect their intellectual property (IP, see ‘Rock-A-Bye IP’), entrepreneurs discover Beacon. They bring scalable, disruptive technology deserving of sustained rounds of public and private capital investment. To prove that, they elect to undergo self screening followed by full-blown Due Diligence (DD) by BEST with the goal of qualifying to raise substantial sums using a variety of Beacon Resources.
4. Lower Inherent Risk
Beacon portfolio companies are safer bets for Business Angels due to very low cost shares, Beacon’s higher selectivity and the support of Beacon BDC Resources such as “Standby Underwriting” to assure that the registration requirements of the Toronto stock exchange venture (TSX-V) can and will be met, Special Situation expertise and SBIC 7(a) loans without the time pressures of conventional (ten year) VC funds.
5. EB-5 Visas for Founders Regardless of Means
By following the Beacon Model©, non-US founders who don’t have the $1 million for an EB-5 Visa are assured of at obtaining one just as their new venture is assured of listing in trading on the TSX-V within one year of proof of concept.
6. IP Protection for All Founders Including Angels
The Beacon Model© allocates founders stock (at a fraction of a penny per Common share) to business Angels and other founders, friends and family at the same time as Beacon makes its seed investment, that is, on the day the operating company is chartered. From that day forward, all of these founders share a common interest in acquiring, protecting and exploiting intellectual property. At no stage, do private or public investors acquire “preferred” privileges. The investment vehicles are of “Common Stock” shares, Equal Opportunity IPO (EO-IPO) allocation rights and options. IP is not normally used as collateral for loans because equity is standby underwritten.
7. Comprehensive Mentoring
BEST Advisor consultants and experienced Business Angels are highly qualified to do extensive mentoring as needed to support the client venture.
8. BrightChange Consulting Resources
Beyond mentoring, through Beacon Investment Partners, LLC, (Beacon – BIP), the Business Angel has access to professional resources applicable to most aspects of business development, execution, governance and operation. Angels may also wish to join BEST Advisors – BrightChange Executive Service Taskforce.
9. Beacon Investment Partners, LLC, Commitment
As a Common shareholder along with the other founders, investors and business Angels, Beacon’s policy is to do everything possible, including stand-by underwriting and working capital loans, to engender success for its portfolio companies, financially and operationally. Profitability for all is Beacon’s goal.
10. Founders’ Stock Yields Optimal ROI & EB-5 Path
A Business Angel, once qualified by Beacon and other venture operating company founders to invest in and to mentor a Beacon client, will be allocated the opportunity to acquire founders’ stock at par (a small fraction of a penny per Common share) on the day the company is chartered. For under $50, Non-US founders and typically acquire enough Units so that they can sell some and then invest $1 million in treasury stock, thus qualifying for an EB-5 Visa. Prior to an offering under old SEC Regulation A to the general public, there will be further opportunities to acquire additional Units (a Common share + an EO-IPO allocation right) in the new venture for pennies per share. Beacon acquires seed shares for its Members (except when investing on behalf of BBDC). Beacon resources accelerate the date that Founders’ Shares are freely trade.
11. Equal Opportunity IPO Rights (EOIPO / EO-IPO)
Through Units containing a five year EO-IPO allocation right, founders, Regulation D and Regulation A investors will all enjoy the right to allocation of IPO shares. We are not speaking of shares in the Capital Pool Company’s IPO on the TSX-V, although Angels may invest in a CPC before, and after, it goes public on the Toronto exchange. Instead, we are referring here to investors’ opportunity to exchange EO-IPO warrants for an allocation of shares on the “effective date” of any ‘qualified’ SEC form S-1 IPO (Initial Public Offering) on an American exchange the morning the venture “goes public” in the eyes of the US SEC .
12. Broader Social Networking Opportunities
Business Angels in the Beacon family can meet with other Angels, C-level managers, Beacon consultants, BEST Fellows, academicians, government officials and entrepreneurs at seminars, social gatherings, blogs, libraries and global Web conferences. All shares are “Common” and are publicly quoted so investors’ interests are closely aligned with management’s interests at each investment round. In turn, this alignment means more opportunities for capital formation, acquisition and growth. As members of the Producers and Buyers Cooperative there is an opportunity for everyone in this growing Beacon ecosystem to mingle.