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Japanese Product Wholesale And Retail – Internet Based

Project Cost: RM600,000

Amount Invested : RM0.00

Amount Required : RM600,000

Knowledge / Experience Required:
strategy
sale & marketing

Proposed Investor’s Role:
as mentor
as consultant

Industry:
informatics / multimedia
internet
trade
consumer goods

Project Stage: concept

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY:

Company Description and Opportunity

Akatsuki Enterprise was founded in year 2009 as Partnership Company. Mainly focus on Japan product retailing (licensee). As for this wholesale and retail business concept, would recommend to start up with NEW registered company instead. The company shall operate as an internet base online web store which offers service to buyers who wish to purchase and import products directly from Japan. We shall operate with automated online system at minimum manpower, ‘ZERO’ stoc k keep, implement loyalty program, and feature marketing tools.

Product / Service Description:

It is a one stop service centre to purchase and import directly from Japan makers at affordable quantity. Buyers just select product, place order, settle payment, and view order status. We shall handle the rest of the miserable procedure i.e. looking for new maker, looking for products requested by buyers, negotiate with makers, arrange shipment, receive and distribution item to buyers, and etc. No different charges for items and services, we include everything into ONE single price to ease our customers.

We also consider the possibility of expanding the business with showroom and minimarket/supermarket retail. We’re going to invest into R&D new hardware & software as part of preparation for new business module.

The company is currently contacted with makers from following industry:

Foods and beverages / Daily consuming product [i.e. tooth paste, body shampoo etc] / Kitchen ware and storage / Furniture / Cooking condiments and ingredients / Cleaning [i.e. carpet, floor, washing machine etc] / Laundry [i.e. laundry nets, washing powder, hanger etc] / Stationery / DIY [i.e. hardware, gardening] / Outdoor [i.e. picnic, fishing, camping] / Travel [i.e. compression bag, small bottle etc] / Mobile device accessories [i.e. iphone cable, stands, ipad screen protector etc] / Car accessories [i.e. decoration, perfume, charger for mobile device etc] / Bathroom / Storage / Living room / Healthcare and beauty [i.e. massage, personal grooming etc] / Cosmetic / Bento and Sushi accessories / Toys, hobbies and collections [i.e. plastic model & figure, display case etc] / Characters [i.e. Hello Kitty, Rilakkuma, Pokemon etc] / Nursing product [i.e. patient, elder etc] / Gifts [i.e. Maneki Neko etc]

Business Opportunity:

The company shall aim to operate in minimum operation cost and maximum effort to archive following objectives: (1)” 0” stock keep, (2) Direct, (3) Alternative, (4) Transparent, (5) Easy and (6) Simple.

Revenue Model:

All business shall be done thru online system. Orders will be received and compiled until minimum quantity fulfilled. All payment shall be fully settled before seller proceeds to cut off order submission from buyers and schedule shipment from Japan to Malaysia. Highest priority will be given to order with full settlement, next is order with deposit confirmed. Any order submission without deposit / full settlement will be stored until buyer advice.

Management Team:

The company founders are experienced in Japanese product wholesale and retail, system developer, data mining, campaign/promotion/event analysis, database management, loyalty program management, Warehouse management, in-house trainer, ISO 9001 process management and system automation projects (system analysis and management).

Mr. Woon – system development, system maintenance
Ms. Chong – back office admin, data mining
Mr. Liong (Roger) – general management, marketing
Mr. Lim – communicates with Japan maker / exporter, translate Japanese to English & Chinese, warehouse management

Current Status:

Currently we had finalized our system design and ready to start development. We’re already successfully engaged with Japan exporter and Japan Makers. Theoretically, we can start business operation immediately.

Funding Milestone:

Estimate total of RM 600, 000.00 is needed for the business to operate normally for 12 months without sales (worst case):
i. RM50, 000.00 for system development and set up.
ii. RM75, 000.00 for 12 months rental + 4 months refundable deposit.
iii. RM57, 000.00 for equipments i.e. I.T., furniture, CCTV, alarm, renovation & etc.
iv. RM27, 000.00 for utilities bills i.e. electricity, water, internet access & etc.
v. RM162, 000.00 for manpower salary related spending.
vi. RM144, 000.00 for advertisement.
vii. RM6, 000.00 for other miscellaneous spending.

Business Valuation: n/a

Expected Return On Investment: n/a

Investment Risk and Mitigation:

i. FOREX; impact to profit margin / managed with pricing strategy & use USD or JPY / fallback increasing selling price / worst case: 4.20MYR 100JPY.
ii. Technical Fault (System); impact to customer satisfaction / managed with constant backup and control of database accessibility / fallback restore to older version / worst case: potentially lost of important data, system break down, legal issue, sensitive data leaking.
iii. Competitor; impact to market share & profit / managed with new business mode thru consistent R&D, product & service development and loyalty program, create BLUE OCEAN and explore WHITE SPACE / fallback increasing cost to retain existing customer and difficulty to get new customer / worst case: Massive decrease of market share and possibility lost of loyal customer, fall into endless price competition (RED OCEAN).

Exit Strategies:

Estimate ROI within 36 months. We would like to offer yearly dividend payout of 20% from net profit for first 5 years and 10% from net profit for 6th year onwards. We’re willing to listen to any suggestion with respect and serious consideration.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Roger Liong ( rogerliong@gmail.com)
Company Name: Akatsuki Enterprise
Postal Address : 03-00,medan suria, off jalan tuanku munawir
State : negeri sembilan
Post Code : 70000
Country : malaysia
Telephone : N/A
Website : N/A
Mobile: 0165535551

T.O.M. – A revolutionary online multiplayer card game seeking for RM1.5mil

Project Cost: ~RM1.5mil

Amount Invested : ~RM10k

Amount Required : ~RM1.5mil

Knowledge / Experience Required: other (Gaming)

Proposed Investor’s Role: full time, part-time

Industry: informatics / multimedia, others (Gaming)

Project Stage: start-up

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY:

Company History:

I have a background in the engineering field and a decade over of experience in software/application programming. This is my first attempt to develop a massive multiplayer online game, I’ve worked for several small individual teams developing other games beforehand. Basically the team and company that I plan to manage will be completely fresh.

Product / Service Description:

T.O.M. of Tome of Midas is a multiplayer card game catered to anyone in the world no matter the race, gender, or age. It will be made available in all possible languages. The game will be designed in a manner that it will encapsulate various forms of existing concepts plus new ones which are completely unique.

Business Opportunity:

To delve into the opportunity, one must understand the current available card games that are in the market, hence it is not the ideal place to write it in this column. In summary, the new features and functionality that my game will provide is definitely beyond what these games can offer at this point in time. As for the market size, there are literally hundreds of millions of players who are obsessed with puzzle/card related games. The amount of people who will be captured will only increase as time passes when people get more exposure.

Revenue Model:

The game is a FTP (free to play) however there are plenty of additional cosmetics, card packs, tournament tickets, etc. which will be the main revenue for the business.

Management Team:

At the moment, I’m the sole founder and manager of the team that comes along with my other artist and freelance programmer.

Current Status:

Currently the game is at its initial stage, in software term, it can be described as in the Alpha stage. Investment to date comes solely from online contributions and some small private contributors. It isn’t much and that is why we are seeking for investors who are truly interested in making this game a success with us. There is currently no revenue or profit as of yet.

Funding Milestone:

The funding can roughly be divided to several phases:

1. The initial sum will be used to procure the necessary components and hire related professionals. Besides then that, it will also be used to sustain all of our related expenses while developing the game.

2. More procurement will be done on equipment. Equipment such as servers and other related peripherals will be used during our closed beta testing and other debugging/security testing.

3. In this phase, it will enable us to advertise our game and expand out closed beta participants before moving up to the open beta phase.

4. The last phase would allow us to properly launch our game in the open beta phase and then to the final phase which is the launching of product itself.

Business Valuation: Negotiable

Expected Return On Investment:

200%~ or even more depending on the exposure of the game.

Investment Risk and Mitigation:

Basically the risk is extremely minimal as the investment figures are not overwhelmingly expensive. The servers needed to sustain the game is not very costly plus, the overhead cost associated with maintenance and other issues are very small as well. Even if the game does not reach the projected market size or audience, by time it will most definitely cover up the initial investment. There are no mitigating factors considered as of now as I’m confident that T.O.M. will be a success.

Exit Strategies: Negotiable

CONTACT INFORMATION

William Ong ( williamongwaiken@hotmail.com)
Company Name: Private / Chronicle Games
State : Selangor
Post Code : 43000
Country : Malaysia
Website : www.tomeofmidas.com
Mobile: 60172872376

 

Online Apps, Mobile Apps, Social Apps

Project Cost: Min 250K – 500K

Amount Invested : RM40K

Amount Required : 250K – 500K

Knowledge / Experience Required:
strategy
finance
sale & marketing
internationalisation

Proposed Investor’s Role:
full time
part-time
as mentor

Industry:
informatics / multimedia
internet
tourism / hospitality
consumer goods

Project Stage:
seed
others (first prototype on progress)

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY:

Company History:

(1) MEGAT AHMAD NAJMI BIN MEGAT AHMAD. Holding a Bachelor of Multimedia (Hons) from University Tun Abdul Razak, Selangor Darul Ehsan, Megat Ahmad Najmi is a Founder & Managing Director of Vaeta International Sdn Bhd (VISB). His 6 years of working experience in Multimedia, Art & Design industries includes expertise in designing, artwork, online applications, WebTV, Corporate Advertising, Corporate Identity.

(2) ANNAS FIRDAUS BIN KAMALUDDIN. Holding qualifications of Business Administrations in Islamic Finance. As a Chief Executive Officer / Co-Founder to Vaeta International Sdn Bhd (VISB), Annas Firdaus Bin Kamaluddin is recognized for his advancing national cause in delivering to a government liaison projects. Excelling in his Finance & Management education, Annas Firdaus is a young veteran who has earlier on provided finance & business management services and counsel to branded corporate heavyweights, state governments, and now frequently operates on a many corporate and government. 2 Years’ Experience in Government Relations & GLC Sector. DBKL LA21 E- Bandaraya Project Management year 2010 – year 2012.Total 5 years’ experience in banking, funds managing, funds rising and government relations.

Product / Service Description:

1) Connecting Millions of home owners to more than hundred thousands contractor.
2) Recommend consumers with thousands of leisure activities based on specific interest and budget.

All product targeting to respective audiences. This is based on thorough market analysis & trending.

Business Opportunity:

Myteksi makes RM 300 k / month. Iproperty already listing main board aussie exchange and make 24 million / year. Facebook make billion dollars but it doesn’t mean we want to be another Facebook on earth. Our product is a niche market. We have two products and one is going to be 1st in Asia and exclusively in Malaysia and neighboring country. Details will be present and discuss during meeting.

Revenue Model:

1) Subscribers, business owner.
2) Transactions, ads marketing and digital promos campaign.
3) In-app purchase.

How it works will be present on investors meeting.

Management Team:

Designers, programmers, project management and marketing specialist.

Current Status:

Development phase. Will share details during meet-up.

Funding Milestone:

Our business approach is a viable business model. Fast development and ready target audience. We want to shorten the time it takes to succeed. Which is why we need a progressive marketing campaign and continuous innovation. Fund will be used for robust development cycle, operation expenses for our team and acquiring capital/asset. Then it come to penetrate into public’s awareness to gain crowd. Detail of our plan will be revealed on our first meet-up.

Business Valuation:

We’ll discuss until terms & condition agreed.

Expected Return On Investment:

Consumer ready, harnessing sales from thousands of subscriber/business owner/SMEs. Many founders like to make good promises but we believe on the product capacity based on market surveys and consumers’ needs. We need an investor who’s willing to share knowledge, experiences and capital to grow this venture in Malaysia and South East Asia region.

Investment Risk and Mitigation:

We want to take this opportunity from your investment and turn into profitable product within 1-3 years. We have plan to minimize your risk with a contingency plan to acquire extra capital (grant).

Exit Strategies: n/a

CONTACT INFORMATION

Megat Ahmad Najmi Bin Megat Ahmad ( megat@vaetacorp.com)
Company Name: Vaeta International Sdn Bhd
Postal Address : Our Virtual Office ,
Suite 49A , Level 49 , Vista Tower , The Intermark ,
349 Jalan Tun Razak , 50400 Kuala Lumpur
State : Kuala Lumpur
Post Code : 50400
Country : Malaysia
Telephone : 0123255780
Website : www.vaetacorp.com
Mobile: 0123255780

 

Seeking RM120K for banana plantation project in Johor

Project Cost: RM 190,000.00

Amount Invested : RM 70,000.00

Amount Required : RM 120,000.00

Knowledge / Experience Required:
general management
strategy
finance
other (Belief)

Proposed Investor’s Role:
part-time
as mentor

Industry:
agriculture
consumer goods
biotechnology / healthcare

Project Stage: seed

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY:

Company History:

Male. Malay. 30 years old. Single. 3rd from 5 siblings. Own an architecture degree. ABC-Adventurous-Brave-Creative. Have tried and failed in rearing red tilapia, have worked for 3 months in grape farms in Melbourne, Australia. Have read a lot, learn a lot from my past failures. Previously worked as translator in Singapore, laid off July 2013.

Product / Service Description:

The objective is to generate capital for my own investments. The method is by planting bananas. I have 30 acres of land in Mersing. A newly cleared forest, with wild boars and elephants roaming around. The main objective is to plant coconut or palm oil there. But in 3 first years, bananas will be planted there, fully. -To generate cash to recover my initial investment. With all the parameters/factors considered, I take this project has 90% success rate, with the right amount of funding.

Business Opportunity:

Bananas are in constant demands, especially from the variety of Berangan and Tanduk.

Revenue Model:

Sell bananas.
Sell banana leaves.
Utilise the logistics (mini excavator) to gain side income.
Utilise the manpower (foreign worker) to become farm contractors, taking on small farms tasks with other farm owners.

Management Team:

For now, just me handling all the important stuffs and 3 workers to carry out the hard/repetitive work.

Current Status:

Land preparation – dugging trenches, setting up electric fence for elephants. Acquiring machines.

Funding Milestone:

Stage 1 – 55k -Land prepping: Acquiring a mini excavator, and a farm tractor. Setting up electric fences. Setting up base.
Stage 2 – 65k -Planting to harvest.

Business Valuation:

I can offer no equity, only profit in cash, yet in a relatively short time period.

Expected Return On Investment:

3 (three) times the funding amount. If, RM 120,000.00, then the total amount returned in 5 years (maximum) is, RM 360,000.00.

Investment Risk and Mitigation:

1- Failure of electric fence – Daily monitoring
2- Drought – Bore deep wells
3- Shortage of manpower – Contacts
4- Diseases – Advice and checks from Jabatan Pertanian
5- Death of entrepenuer – Life insurance, maximising on death benefit with the investors listed as heirs.

Exit Strategies:

Well, if everything failed, the land can be refinanced with banks, and any amount in arrear payable to the investor will be paid using that money.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Nazuan Iskandar ( nazs.iskandar@gmail.com)
Company Name: na
Postal Address : 558, Desa Sri Pontian, Jalan Alsagoff,
State : Johor
Post Code : 82000
Country : Malaysia
Telephone : +607 6871782
Website : na
Mobile: +60107666984

SPEAKBOUT anonymity social website seeking RM200k development fund

Project Cost: RM200k

Amount Invested : 0

Amount Required : RM200k

Knowledge / Experience Required:
strategy
finance
sale & marketing
internationalisation

Proposed Investor’s Role:
part-time
as mentor
as consultant

Industry: internet

Project Stage: seed

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY:

The purpose of this business plan is to raise capital for the development and running cost of “SPEAKBOUT” a revolutionary social website. This business plan will also showcase the expected financial over a seven (7) month period. “SPEAKBOUT” the brain-child of 4 young adults: Charlene Woodford, Shameez Azad, Mahbubul Alam and Priyom Das will sell advertising space while providing a social website through our online platform to users.

“SPEAKBOUT” is unlike any other social websites available to date. We offer anonymity to our users, allowing them to freely and fearlessly express their true selves. “SPEAKBOUT” has separate groups for our users’ family and friends.

Mission Statement

To provide a platform where members can be connected with family and friends while still have anonymity to express themselves freely.

Description of Business

This social site will offer free registration to its members. Users will be then able to add members to either their family or their friends circle, allowing the categorized user to view status updates that are posted to said group only unless the user’s post is open to both groups. This is a good way to avoid embarrassing posts/comments from either group, while simultaneously allowing them to express themselves freely without damaging relationships.

Our social site offers another unique experience with our Anonymous status updates and comments. This feature allows the user to post/comment his/her opinion without their family or friends knowing who they are. Users can feel more secure sharing their feelings about a bad situation without fearing repercussions. These two features are the main highlights of “SPEAKBOUT” as they cannot be found on any other social network sites available to date. Other features would include live chats, messages, photo archives, video sharing and a personal locker. There are also two (2) buttons – AWESOME and AWFUL similar to that of Facebook’s LIKE button, for every photos, videos and posts/comments.

Management Team

“SPEAKBOUT” holds a very strong management team of 4, which allows for a wide range of variety all under one roof to perform their best.
The project leader of this team is Charlene Woodford from Malaysia. She has experience working in customer relationship departments in different companies over the past ten (10) years, five (5) of which were as the lead project manager/team leader in various companies.

Programmers will be performing under the supervision and support of Shameez Azad, our programming and coding manager and our finance manager, he is from Fiji Islands and is currently undergoing his Bachelors in Accountancy at University Malaya, Kuala Lumpur. He took up programming as a hobby and has been coding for the past six (6) years.
Md Mahbubul Alam from Bangladesh is our administrative manager who is on the verge of completing his management and marketing Bachelors at University Malaya. He also has a hobby of coding.

Our marketing manager is Priyom Das, also from Bangladesh has a study background of marketing from University Malaya as well. He is a true marketer and has, as some would call it an encoded promoters DNA.

Collectively, we add up the different elements in “SPEAKBOUT” from our various background and nationalities to come up with a better, more personalized experience for our users. Even though we come from different backgrounds, our mentality and drive towards this project is that of a single celled organism.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Charlene Monique Ursie Woodford ( charlenewoodford@outlook.com)

Company Name: n/a
Postal Address : B7-7-3A, 1120 Park Avenue,
PJS 1/52, Taman Petaling Utama
State : Petaling Jaya
Post Code : 46000
Country : Malaysia
Telephone : 601126646221
Website : n/a
Mobile: 601126646221

 

Customized skin care project seeking USD14K seed fund

Project Cost: USD 14 000

Amount Invested : USD 4 000

Amount Required : USD 10 000

Knowledge / Experience Required:

Proposed Investor’s Role:
as mentor
others (Financing)

Industry: consumer goods

Project Stage: seed

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY:

Company History:

We are a team consisting of a formulation chemist, a business development strategist and a marketing manager. Jeannie Chung, the founder, formulates all products under the brand. She has a BA in Chemistry from Northwestern University. Junna Gui is her partner in Chicago. She studied marketing at DePaul University.

Product / Service Description: THE STORY OF C’AMOUR

Imagine a beauty brand that understands you so well it knows exactly what you need to the very small detail. What if your cream has just right texture for you-neither too oily nor too dry. Don’t need that aloe vera extract in your cream? Well, you already have smooth, healthy and elastic skin. But what about a cream for skin lightening? We have one with the right texture just for you. Do you have a favourite scent for your cream? Sure, let us know and we will add that for you-at no additional cost.

We know no one has enough time in a day to get everything done. This is why C’AMOUR offers hybrid products-multifunctional creams that address multiple needs in one single application. Instead of the two-step makeup remover and cleanser routine, now C’AMOUR customers can reduce it to a single step with our hybrid makeup remover and cleanser product. We also offer other time- and cost-effective products like serum with toner and tinted moisturizers, all of which can be customized.

WHY DID WE CREATE THIS BRAND?

We believe that beauty does not have to be only skin deep. Beauty is a package; it is a hybrid of what is beheld, what is useful, and what is enlightening. It is a hybrid of cosmetics, personality and intelligence.

That is why C’AMOUR is more than just a skin care and cosmetics brand. It is a lifestyle and community center. It sells more than just products. It sells care for our community and the lives they live. We put an emphasis on updating our blogs and responding to letters from our community. We believe that beauty is more than what is beheld. It is also what is within, and that relies on our values and actions.

WHAT VALUES DO OUR CUSTOMERS GET?

QUALITY- Products are made from natural ingredients. C’AMOUR stays away from known harmful chemicals. Our products effectively serve the functionalities as sold. They have good storage life.

CUSTOMIZATION- Customers no longer choose from what is available. Now, they can choose what they want according to what they need from C’AMOUR. The personalization provided comes at no additional cost.

SIMPLIFICATION- More and more new products are introduced into the market these days, adding to a wider range of products that customers can choose from. This may seem beneficial to customers, but it is time-consuming to pick and choose from such a diverse range of offering. At C’AMOUR, we offer hybrid products that simplify beauty routines for customers. Our products are also organized as such that makes it easier for customers to choose what she wants.

Business Opportunity:

The latest market research from Lucintel, “Global Beauty Care Products Industry 2012-2017: Trend, Profit, and Forecast Analysis,” projects that the beauty industry, taking into account skincare, sunscreens, hair care, color cosmetics and fragrance, could reach around $265 billion by 2017 and that the industry will grow at a CAGR of 3.4% over the next five years. According to this research, growth will be driven by rising consumer incomes and changing lifestyles, with increasing demand coming from Europe and Asia Pacific region.
Another highlight from this report is premium cosmetics has outperformed mass cosmetics across Western Europe, North America, and Asia Pacific in 2011, growing at 4.7%.
This report also highlights skincare as the largest product category, followed by hair care. Highlights on hair care segment include rising demand for multi-feature products such as moisturizing cream with sun protection and hair dyes with more dramatic effects.

How is C’AMOUR different from our competitors?

Most beauty brands fall under a single category: mass market, premium or niche. C’AMOUR offers flexibility in terms of products and pricing. Our customization is unique in this industry, yet our pricing makes our products affordable to a wider market. Our natural and customized skin care, cosmetics and body care products put us in a niche market, yet our wide offerings at lower prices include us in the mass market category. Through overlaps of categories, C’AMOUR stands out as a brand that stands for values that customers want, and not for general categorization that is the usual way of doing business.

Who are our customers?

We target sophisticated, regular beauty customers who appreciate the added value of personalization of beauty products. Because of this, our pricing must be attractive enough to entice customers to switch brands and at the same time gives us a premium position as a value-added brand. Our main target customers will be young, working-class to middle class women who regularly consume beauty products. Targeting approach will be done via Google Analytics and targeted direct selling. We will also be launching online beauty campaigns via facebook and Youtube advertisements that clearly send the message of personalization of beauty.

Revenue Model:

We project that sales will reach 2000 units in the first year, which will give us an average income of USD 30 000. Our cost of production per unit, including cost of raw materials, container and label is USD 2.20. At an average price of USD 15 per unit, the COGS is approximately 15% of the final price.

Where does the other 85% go to?

A) LABOR COST

We want to help contribute to the US economy by hiring locally for our operations. We need help with customization, mixing, packaging and shipping of final products. Also, we need help with emailing, customer service and other community events that we will participate in. Our operations will be based in the US and will not be outsourced overseas.

B) BRANDING

Branding is not the same as advertising. Although advertising also eats up a certain percentage of our budget, we focus more on developing a solid community-based marketing avenues to promote the brand. We also focus heavily on social media like Facebook, Youtube and blogs. This gives C’AMOUR a more personal touch to our customers.

C) PROFIT

We are a profit-making entity. Profit goes to reinvestment in the business to expand our product offering and locations. It also goes to the team members and our investors.

Management Team: Management will be split into three areas. First is product development which is handled by Miss Jeannie Chung. She manages the portfolio of products, operations and finance. She has a BA in Chemistry from Northwestern University. Ms Junna Gui will be in charge of marketing strategy and business development. She has a marketing degree from DePaul University.

Current Status: Concept stage.

Funding Milestone:

1. COST OF GOODS SOLD can be broken down into cost of raw materials, shipping cost, packaging expense, warehousing and storage costs. Estimated average unit cost of final product is $2.15. This unit cost varies depending on whether production warrants bulk purchases that can reduce cost by over 30% for some raw materials. There is also an estimated 10-20% cost reduction for packaging materials for bulk purchases.
2. ONLINE ADVERTISING include pay-per-click advertising fee, estimated at $0.30 fee per click. This sales channel is expected to have a conversion rate of 8.8% into actual sales. This also includes SEO optimization and Goggle Analytics cost to bring the brand’s e-commerce URL to the top ranks in search engine results. This is important if the website is to become one of the main sales channel for the brand. It is also important as an indirect advertising method to promote the website through search engines results.
3. PRINT ADVERTISING EXPENSE include brochure and business card printing expenses to be used for direct selling activities. Projected cost is $195. Active selling directly through word-of-mouth marketing will be done by C’Amour’s marketing partner who will also conduct networking and brand launch activities.
4. LAUNCH EXPENSES include costs related to rental rates for mall launches, estimated at $100 per day, staff compensations, brochure expenses and other promotional costs.
5. E-COMMERCE EXPENSES relate to costs for producing and maintaining a functional e-commerce website. The cost is estimated at $994 per year, including cost of domain name.
6. R&D ASSET includes raw materials incurred during product formulation stage. These include extra materials left in the laboratory that are still functional. They are considered asset as raw materials can be converted into final products at a future date.
7. LEGAL SERVICES include fees paid to external parties to handle legal paperwork related to setting up a business with the state of Wyoming. Included in the fee are state fees to legally run a business from the state.
8. GRAPHIC DESIGN EXPENSES are fees paid to a graphic design studio to design labels and company logo for C’Amour. Design work will be done in-house in the future.
9. PRODUCT PHOTOGRAPHY EXPENSES are payments made in return for professional studio quality picture of products offered on the website and on brochures.
10. RENTAL AND WAREHOUSE EXPENSES vary depending on production and operational strategy employed. For the first year, the company shall avoid incurring such expenses as work will be done from a residential location. In the future, production will be done on a rented unit on a small-scale basis, with an output rate of 100-200 units per day. This operation is labor-intensive and will cost approximately $600 per worker per month. Rental rate is projected at $3000 per year. Machinery investment will be minimal. This arrangement is planned for just the initial year. As production volume increases, contract manufacturing will become a more viable production method. Alternatively, production facility will have to move to a larger location with heavier investment in machineries.

Business Valuation:

The company is valued at 6 times its first year sales at USD 180 000.
The investor shall receive 5-6% equity in return for USD 10 000 funding.

Expected Return On Investment:

Projected Net Sales = USD 30000
Projected Gross Profit = 25700(85.7%)
Projected Net Profit for year ending 2015 = 13369.83(44.6%)

5% equity will translate into profit of USD 668, which gives ROI of 7% for the first year for an investment of USD 10 000. This ROI is projected to increase for the following years if sales continue to grow at a healthy rate.

Investment Risk and Mitigation:

C’AMOUR start-up operation assumes that we would be able to secure minimal initial investment but would have to invest for the long run. Among necessary investments include sales and advertising expenses that may not generate return in the short run. The lack of liquidity in the early start-up years forces us to prioritize spending only on areas that are absolutely necessary. Our tight budget also necessitates small-scale production that minimizes total production cost even if this means higher unit cost. This strategy reduces start-up risk associated with heavy capital investment that may be difficult to liquidate when the time becomes necessary to do so. C’AMOUR incorporates lean approach to use of capital with the belief that the highest return on capital can be achieved not only by long term growth but also by taking small, calculated risks in initial start-up costs.
At the same time, I remain optimistic that prospects are good for us if the brand follows an effective sales strategy that can capture the imagination of the widest group of customers. I will be cautious in executing sales and production efforts in the first year as I have to be sure that the efforts are sustainable and can secure increasing sales in the future and that the brand truly captures the imagination and aspiration of people for prestige beauty.

Exit Strategies: Investor has to option of selling its equity to the founder, Miss Chung, after an agreed amount of years from startup date.

CONTACT PERSON

Jeannie Chung ( camourcosmetics@gmail.com)
Company Name: C’AMOUR
Postal Address : Mont Kiara
State : Kuala Lumpur
Post Code : 50480
Country : Malaysia
Telephone : 0142298652
Mobile: 0142298652

Dynabeats Sound and Light seeking RM350K startup fund

Project Cost: RM500K

Amount Invested: RM50K

Amount Required: RM350K-450K

Knowledge / Experience Required: other (PRO-SOUND AND LIGHTING SYSTEM RENTAL)

Proposed Investor’s Role: as consultant

Industry:
engineering
Trade
Others (SOUND AND LIGHTING SYSTEM RENTAL & EVENT MANAGEMENT)

Project Stage: start-up

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY:

Company History:

Founded by Ardy Loh, having more than 10 years experience in this industries.

Product / Service Description:

Sound and lighting system rental & event management for government or private function.

Business Opportunity:

Every year the demand in these industries keep up growing. I’ve spend entire 2014 to get my own customer base. Now it the right time to start up a new company.

Revenue Model:

The investment provided will be used to buy the sound and light system, LED display panel, dancer costume and transportation. We will gain profit from renting the system out for government and private use.

Management Team:

The team will lead by me as director cum sound engineer. Assisted by a manager to handle crew and dancer operation. Around 10 manpower in total.

Current Status:

I’ve tested the market myself and it was promising. I’ve invested around rm50k in 2014 for gaining customer base. The profit all spend to rent sound and light system from other company because I don’t have my own. So I just earn enough to cover the expenses because renting system from others to try the market.

Funding Milestone:

1-sound system cost estimated = RM 200k
2-lighting system and accessories cost estimated = RM 120k
3-l.e.d display panel cost estimated = RM 130k
4-dancer costume and etc = RM 40k

Business Valuation:

20%-35% depends on amount invested.

Expected Return On Investment:

8-15% ROI/YEAR

Investment Risk and Mitigation:

The equipment maybe faulty but we are buying the new system. So there is warranty for the entire item. Our manpower have the knowledge to repair faulty item after warranty runs out….all we need is just buying spare parts.

Exit Strategies:

After the investor get back all his invested fund and profit. He can choose to let go of his equity. I’m willingly to buy all the equity he wants to let go. But I hope he keep his equity here as now the business in a very stable position.

CONTACT PERSON

ARDY LOH ( lohchoon@yahoo.com)
Company Name: DYNABEATS SOUND AND LIGHT
Postal Address: NO.7337, JALAN MAKMUR 4/1, TAMAN MAKMUR FASA 4
State: SUNGAI BESAR
Post Code: 45300
Country: Malaysia
Telephone: 0134581516
Mobile: 0166511656

Threepeople Cyber Security Solution seeking RM250K

Project Cost: RM350,000.00

Amount Invested : RM100,000.00

Amount Required : RM250,000.00

Knowledge / Experience Required:
strategy
finance
internationalisation

Proposed Investor’s Role:
as mentor
as consultant

Industry:
informatics / multimedia
internet
telecommunications

Project Stage: concept

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY:

Company History:

Our Company is focused on providing ICT security products and services.we have an idea and know its potential in ICT Security Application System Development.

Product / Service Description:

We customise and integrate systems and applications such Network Monitoring System, Intrusion Detection System, Web Integrity Checker, Vulnerable Scanning System, Intrusion Monitoring System, Firewalls and Honeypots to meet its clients` requirements and needed. we already have our potential clients and government sector.

Business Opportunity:

We know our solutions and services to the growing regional and global markets, where it aims to be one of the leading global ICT security solutions providers.As all of us have Master Degree in Cyber Security and profesional certificate in security solutions

CONTACT INFORMATION

zairolisham zainal ( zairolisham@gmail.com)
Company Name: threepeople enterprise
Postal Address : 56-1,Biz Avenue,NeoCyber,Lingkaran Cyberpoint Barat
State : cyberjaya
Post Code : 63000
Country : Malaysia
Website : http://www.threepeople.com.my/
Mobile: 0123122947

 

Pinkals Internet Platform seeking RM1.2 mil commercialization fund

Amount Invested : approximately RM100,000

Amount Required : RM1,200,000

Knowledge / Experience Required: strategy

Proposed Investor’s Role: full time

Industry: informatics / multimedia; internet

Project Stage: early expansion

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY:

Company History:

1) Symantha (Chai Xiao Ming) is the youngest in the team with a master degree of Applied Statistic from DePaul University located in Chicago. She moved back in 2009 and started her career in Malaysia. After 4 years of working experienced in banking industry, she decided to quit her job and started Pinkals idea with others teams members. Pinkals makes her believe that this is an amazing idea and it is the best way to serve the future lifestyle.

2) Chan Khai Mun studied in Inti College for his Certificate in Technology and Computing, and Diploma in Software Enginnering, and also in Drake University, USA for his bachelor’s degree of Actuarial Science. He moved back to Malaysia to start his own online bookshop business in 2006 years. He got his Master in IT from the University of La Rochel located in France in 2010. In order to fully focus on the new business, he decided to close his online bookshop business and spent 100% of his time into the new business.

Product / Service Description:

The purpose of this proposal is to introduce an innovative business opportunity in Social Shopping Platform through affiliate marketing. This platform is created to bring all online fashion stores, and online shoppers into one simple platform. At the meantime, also provide an affordable portal for all online boutique owners to advertise their products.

In other words, shopping no longer means having to wait to the weekend to go to the mall or having to jump around different websites. Pinkals has brought you the shopping mall to you with thousands and thousands of latest trends. This platform has become a popular and profitable way for online merchants to access potential buyers, especially where those merchants lack a physical presence in the buyer’s home state.

Business Opportunity:

Internet Advertising Bureau stated that affiliate marketing produced £14 billion sales in 2013 and the statistic successfully proved that retail market is clearly shifting from offline to online and Pinkals platform will definitely become the next upcoming trend in Asia Pacific.

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CONTACT INFORMATION

Symantha Chai ( symantha@pinkals.com)
Company Name: Pinkals Limited Liabilty Partnership
Postal Address : 71-2 Jalan Temenggung 19/9, Bandar Mahkota Cheras
State : Selangor
Post Code : 43200
Country : Malaysia
Telephone : 016-7185999
Website : www.pinkals.com
Mobile: 016-7185999

 

Short stories publishing website

Project Cost: RM50K

Amount Invested : RM5K

Amount Required : RM45K

Knowledge / Experience Required:
finance
internationalisation

Proposed Investor’s Role:
as mentor

Industry:
informatics / multimedia
internet

Project Stage:
concept
seed

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY:

Company History: n/a

Product / Service Description:

The idea is to launch a website that focuses on publishing short stories for writers online, focusing on a wide genre (romance, fantasy, crime, horror, etc). Readers can read the e-books across multiple devices such as desktop, tablets and smartphones. What? You’re saying Malaysians don’t read? But we’re not focusing on Malaysia alone, right?

Business Opportunity:

As little as only 1-2% of authors get their books accepted by publishers. While it is true that editorial scrutiny is important to determine the quality of a story, it doesn’t mean that the other 98% of shunned writers produce crappy contents. There are many good and hungry authors out there looking to publish their works. Which is why some authors decided to self-publish. But self-publication is diffusive and lack focus, not to mention the amount of marketing needed to raise awareness of your book in your own website. The effort is at best, futile. And there’s Kindle Direct Publishing. But unlike Kindle Kindle that focuses on books, novels, novellas and short stories, the one that we proposes focuses only on short stories. It is a niche market targeting, simply because short stories are quicker to produce (rapid content generation) and can be finished by readers in maybe just one or two sittings (quick consumer satisfaction). Plus the website help authors design a nice cover for their titles as well as illustrations between the pages to help liven up the reader’s imagination. And much more. It’s not just a publishing platform but one that ensures optimized user experience (both readers and authors).

Here’s the thing: We want to make reading short stories fun, hippy and exciting, not the kind you’ll find in other websites that are spread across the internet. Yes, find a nice little niche where it has the potential to grow fast, buff it up real good, kick off some smart marketing and you’ll probably find customers knocking on your door.

Revenue Model:

Readers pay a small sum for each short stories they read. Writers get a generous royalty. We make what’s left in between. More importantly, it is about building a platform. Build the platform, make it an attraction and the money will come.

Management Team: n/a

Current Status: n/a

Funding Milestone: n/a

Business Valuation:

50% equity is negotiable. Anything more would be highly improbable.

Expected Return On Investment:

It’s a new area to move into so no pretty figures or nonsensical assumptions here. Besides, 3 out of 4 new start-ups fail in the first 3 years. That’s a fact. No sugar-coating here, ok. Firstly, we focus on building the platform.

Investment Risk and Mitigation:

Risk should it fail: Lose all the RM45K invested.
Reward if successful: A unique platform that attracts authors from all over the world to publish and readers to buy and read the contents.
Even bigger reward if it ever becomes super-successful: Become a small little thorn that pocks on Kindle and iBook.

Exit Strategies: One possible exit strategy is to sell the platform to other more established publishers in the future. Think Amazon?

CONTACT INFORMATION

Tony Choo ( tonychoohl@gmail.com)
Postal Address : Cheras, Kuala Lumpur
State : Kuala Lumpur
Post Code : 56100
Country : Malaysia