AC & Friends is not just a private investor; we are an institutional Business Angel with an organized and well balanced team working with our startups on a regular basis.
The entire team is able to provide the following benefits for any startup that is looking for real hands-on and strategic support in all stages:
- Guidance in strategic topics (business model, product development, sales, visions, etc.) incl. active roles in the advisory board
- Existing and fast developing network (partners) of Business Angels and Venture Capitalists in Europe
- Support in recruitment of additional key team players and employees (management, sales, etc.)
- Legal & tax advisory support for special topics (stock options, phantom stocks, management, employee incentives, etc.)
- Support and advisory for financial institutions and grants (AWS, FFG, BAND, etc.), incl.: coordination, setting of milestones, adaptations to business plans (financials, negotiation, etc.)
- Hands-on support for VC & series A Round
- Support in adjustments to the business model and sales strategies
- Business development (expansion, growth, etc.) standardization of processes, definition of market
- Strong negotiation skills
- Business analysis & team assessment (screening of SWOT, identification of further potentials, elimination of weaknesses during the support process, and preparation for further investment rounds, incl. exit opportunities)
- Flexibility to support on short notice, if needed
- Financial guidance: finance planning (budgeting, controlling, balancing, etc.), definition and analysis, KPI‘s
- Change management (organizational development)
In comparison, other business angels are not able to commit to intensive projects due to a lack of time and availability. We make fast and thorough decisions because of our closely knit team.