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FOR STARTUPS

Launch413 invests expertise to help you execute & scale your business.

Criteria

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Validated

Worked your tail off to gain real-world validation of many aspects of your business model?

 

Scalable

Ambition to reach $3+ million a year in income?

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Coachable

A track record of learning from mentors and a hunger to gain operational know-how?

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Close + Connected

Located within a 2-hour drive of Springfield, MA and have a strong connection to Western Massachusetts (having participated in our entrepreneurship ecosystem counts 😉)?

The Entrepreneur’s Challenge

Startups die by spending their limited time and money on the wrong things
— Unknown Serial Entrepreneur

Any of these holding you back?

Sales

Never sold before to a market like this?

Recruiting

Struggling to fill key slots on the team?

Funding

Struggling to raise next-round financing?

Supply Chain

Daunted at how to manufacture, ship, and/or fulfill?

Scaling

People & systems never did 1000x before?

Tech

Not enough (or the right) engineers?

Our Investment

We help our you work on the right things by providing one-on-one coaching from top-tier executives with the experience and connections you need, when you need them, now and for the years it will take to get to success.

What we offer:

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Strategic planning to set your course.

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Board meetings to course correct

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Assessment of what help & talent you need & when

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1-on-1 sessions with the experts you need

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Introductions to people that would have taken you years to reach on your own

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Connection to the New England investor community

 

Benefits

Our investment helps our entrepreneurs...

1 | Scale ventures

2 | Gain speed

3 | Grow confidence 

Terms + Agreements

Launch413 doesn’t take equity in your company. Instead, like Indie.VC, LighterCapital, Vested For Growth, and a growing number of others, we take a share of future revenue. This aligns our interests with helping the business (and their founders!) make money. We’ve heard that is an important thing for businesses to do :).

To be clear, we do not invest capital. Why? Because our companies want to make sure they are doing the right things before they bring on more outside money. If/when it comes time to bring in money we have the network to help entrepreneurs raise funding, and at a better valuation.

 

Terms in plain English: It is kind of like a loan.

  • Invest - We invest in you for the years it will take to get you to success.

  • Return - You promise that, if you are successful, you pay us a total of $X.

  • Grace Period - You pay nothing for several years so you can focus on growing your company.

  • Royalty - After the grace period, you pay us a % of your revenue every quarter. If you have a great quarter, you write us a big check. If you have a tough quarter, you write us a small check. Once you've paid us $X, you're DONE :). 

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