Wealthy families with an appetite for risk have a new service at their disposal that is designed to bring capital-starved entrepreneurs and their companies from around the world together with potential investors.
Growthwire, via their new new investment newswire www.growthwire.com, aims to put those start-up or early-stage companies who are finding it increasingly difficult to source funding in touch with growth and alternative fund managers as well as individual investors of substantial wealth.
Developed in association with the Growth Markets Organisation (GMO), Growthwire estimates that at any one time, worldwide, there are one million growth companies seeking funding and 10 million risk-keen entrepreneurs with capital available to invest.
"Until now, [entrepreneurs] have never had a business and investment news service built around their own unique, wealth-creating culture in the same way that the mainstream capital markets have with Bloomberg, Reuters and others," said Growthwire CEO David Rose.
The new service – which will minimise risk and ensure quality control by only allowing professional capital raising advisors who have registered with the company to post investment propositions on behalf of clients – will enable investors to view a wide spectrum of investment opportunities.
Users will be able pre-set their investment preferences and receive e-mail and RSS alerts to which they can respond directly in order to secure the full prospectus. In addition, they will receive financial and company news direct from the IR and PR agencies servicing companies listed on GMO member exchanges, information that is essential to trading and liquidity and which mainstream media cannot accommodate.