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Flevoland Informal Investors Network (FLIIN)

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Stimulating innovative high potential companies by funding them through informal investors. This project brings risk capital and innovative high risk business potentials together. The project arranges for three to four meetings a year, where promising business start ups can pitch their plans for a group of informal investors. The regional development agency is arranging the […]

Stimulating innovative high potential companies by funding them through informal investors. This project brings risk capital and innovative high risk business potentials together.

The project arranges for three to four meetings a year, where promising business start ups can pitch their plans for a group of informal investors. The regional development agency is arranging the meeting room, invitations and so on.


The pitching entrepreneurs have to have a good business plan. They have to accept shareholders, they have to bring in own capital as well. They need to have an exit strategy for the shareholders and the needed capital should be somewhere between € 50.000,– and € 500.000,.


The conditions for the informal investors are: a return on investment. Rule is that for every 10 investments 5 will have problems in paying back the shareholder, three can pay back, and two will be cash cows for the informal investors. “It has to be fun!” Informal investors mostly are looking for technological, innovative businesses. Business plans have to be realistic. Next to the demand for financial capital, they want to be used for their knowledge and experience.

Jun, 1 2009 Comments Closed | Extending entrepreneurship, Flevoland, Good Practices

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