Failure to Launch
Most of the time, potential investors are unable to secure the amount of funding that they require, due to improper documentation or lack of awareness on what is required by the authorities.
It is in the presentation of the right information that potential investors often falter. The project proposal must be comprehensive and realistic, reflecting the exact nature of project or business that will be implemented. Most importantly, they must be able to demonstrate how they can tangibly contribute to the country’s economic development and growth.
Based on this plan, the authorities will offer a conditional grant or “matching grant” for a certain amount, which the company (investor) can claim upon implementation of the project.
However, the amount that is finally disbursed is subject to further investigation and auditing by the authorities, to determine if the project has been implemented as per the initial proposal. If the project is not implemented as presented in the plan, the authorities will not approve the claim – and this is where many companies falter.
Unfortunately, most investors are not aware of these finer nuances and end up getting dejected and jaded with the system.
At the end of the day, the onus is on the investors to go through these details with a fine-toothed comb. However, carrying out such exhaustive research will consume a tremendous amount of resources, and can result in a significant delay in getting their expansion plans off the ground.
This is where we come into the picture. We are able to eliminate a significant amount of cost and time, by handholding potential investors to present successful applications, and guide them step-by-step to ensure that they acquire the necessary funding or assistance from the government.
We are also in an advantageous position to connect our clients to venture capitalist or angel investors, as we work closely with Malaysia Venture Capital Association and our international partners in equity and debt funding.