A typical project development or company growth can be split in three stages (Exploration, Innovation, Growth), each of them corresponding to different funding tools.
1. Exploration: A “pre-seed” or “seed” phase where the company needs to support its first research investments. Typical funding: Research grants and Crowdfunding
2. Innovation: An “early stage” phase where the company wants to prepare a Go-to-market and a business take-off. Typical funding: Innovation grants and Business angels.
3. Growth: A “Scale-up” phase where the company wants to exploit any opportunity to grow and expand quickly. Typical funding: Venture Capital and Banks.
CBO Consulting helps its clients to select funding sources and to prepare convincing documents.
After an analysis of the specific business case, we build-up a complete business plan (sources of innovation and of differentiations, market and competitive analysis, marketing and go-to-market, sourcing and industrial capabilities, financial forecasts, risks and opportunities, funding requirements...) that is a cornerstone for Grant applications, Investor pitches or Bank loan requests.
When required, we help our clients to better advocate the case (in documents and in presentations).