In this great interview we speak
to Timothy Daniel Hogan, CEO of Commonwealth Capital Advisors and author The
Secrets of Wall Street - Raising Capital for Start-Up & Early Stage
Companies. In this interview Hogan shares with us the essential of raising
capital as he address the massive unmet need for the 25 Million U. S. small
businesses, as well as, the 600,000 start-ups formed each year…access to
venture capital directly from individual investors. Hogan, who started his Wall
Street career in 1985 with one of the largest firms in the business, Merrill
Lynch, then moved on to E. F. Hutton and Shearson Lehman Brothers, explains how
in good times and bad, only 1.5% of small businesses receive funding from
venture capital firms, leaving 98.5% with no where to turn, until now.
This is a truly great interview packed with sound advice
The Secrets of Wall Street details how entrepreneurs can successfully raise substantial amounts of venture capital on their own by creating a “finance department” within their company. An “in-house” finance department enables one to compete directly with financial institutions, i.e. venture capital firms, for individual investor funds.
The book explains how to:
- Quickly, easily and effectively raise substantial amounts of venture capital from individual investors through the issuance of privately and publicly placed securities;
- Build a self-funding finance department that enables you to deal from a relative position of strength in all financial matters;
- Produce securities offering documents with “marketable” deal structures at a fraction of the traditional time and cost, while maintaining the vast majority of common equity ownership and voting control;
- Use securities as currency to purchase assets or acquire competitors.
It’s a turn-key finance department in a book!