The Lin Management group helps client CEOs
with three critical stages of start-up company performance.
We assist you in any or all of the following areas:
- Packaging your business plan
and materials for investors.
- Approaching investors and raising capital.
- Operational planning and management.
the person who is responsible for securing the necessary funding
from investors, the following questions may be very familiar
I examined my business plan objectively?
much capital should I raise? When should I raise the next
could be missing from my business plan that would affect
my ability to raise the necessary funding?
my business plan address all the important issues that investors
are looking for and address them well?
I analyzed the market and competitive environment to their
we positioning the products correctly?
our value propositions strong enough?
our intellectual property strategy offer enough of a market
barrier to entry?
our forecast assumptions reasonable and will they encourage
our staffing plans adequate to execute according to plan?
we planning our cash requirement to the correct level?
the financials offer sufficient returns to attract investment
at our desired valuation?
is a reasonable pre-funding valuation of my company?
my presentation concise and convincing?
my presentation convey my message?
strengths should I focus on in my presentation? In what
order should I present them?
my presentation create the interest level to make investors
want to pursue the due diligence process?
I anticipated all the difficult questions that investors
will pose to me and do I know how to answer them?
objective is to be your unbiased advisor to help you
answer all of the above questions and to help you build confidence
by knowing that you are well prepared. We will help you attract
strategic investors at the most optimal terms and valuation
in a timely manner. Our commitment is to leverage our venture
investment experience to rehearse an actual investor encounter
with you and to conduct a due diligence of your business plan.
With preparation and constructive criticism, we can ensure
that requirements of most investors are met. You will be well
prepared and confident to present your plan in the best possible
short, Lin Management Group will
a presentation session with you, including a full review
of your company and information package, and provide you
suggestions for improvement .
you to package your plan and presentation to meet investor
you to perfect the delivery of your message.
service will help you identify the right types of investors
and make the connection with them. We will help you understand
the choices available to you so you can approach the most
appropriate people. We will coach you in how to interest investors
in meeting with you. This service includes:
the right types of investors.
your company to these investors.
investor attention to your company.
up initial meetings for you to present your company.
as meeting observer, program manager and liaison between
you and the investors.
Operational Planning and Management
operational side of your business may be the most demanding
of your time. Even after funds are raised, you may still find
yourself wearing many hats. In addition, your management team
may not yet be complete and you are expected to fill the gap
in these openings. Due to the lack of infrastructure, you
will be making decisions on almost all issues. This means
your days will be interrupt-driven. Besides being the chief
fund raiser, your other roles may include:
now have a set of investors with very high expectations and
low tolerance for missing plans. In today's financing environment,
it is almost certain that your financing agreement with the
investors will include terms that will allow your investors
to re-define the valuation of your company if certain milestones
are not met, or your funds are released based on meeting certain
milestones. Meeting investor expectations and executing according
to plan is critical to the survival of your company.
There are two key requirements to on-plan and on-budget execution:
operational planning and cross-functional program
Lin Management Group will assist you in developing and executing
your operating plans to meet or exceed investors' expectations.
By partnering with us, you can increase your management bandwidth,
ensuring that operational milestones are met, while allowing
you to focus on the most urgent and important problems. Our
objective is to be your interim COO partner during the most
demanding period for your company. We will provide exceptional
planning and operations management to streamline execution
goal setting, prioritization and planning.
of problems before they occur.
utilization of resources.
and leveraging synergy among departments
of employee satisfaction and morale
problems that we specialize in defining and solving include:
of management bandwidth to:
- Define corporate values, goals, priorities and resource
- Develop a clear plan to achieve short term and long
term corporate goals and to meet investor demands.
- Address infrastructure and process needs.
Interim management bandwidth shortage in marketing, engineering
Execution problems, such as:
- Missing critical milestones
- Budget overruns
- Low productivity caused by frequent mistakes, miscommunication,
finger-pointing, fire-fighting, and plan and priority
- Lack of consistent results and performance.
synergy between departments - lack of communication, cohesive
goals and plans, and teamwork.
- Supply chain problems.
- Lower yield and higher production variance
- Low inventory turn
- High inventory write-off
- Delivery delinquency
- Quality problems