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post #1 of 14
Thread Starter 
If you would have access to a pool of $100 million venture/risk capital what ideas would you pitch?

Anything goes, high or low wink.gif

Discuss...
post #2 of 14
Drug cartel. Turn your $100 million into a billion by year end.
post #3 of 14
Slum lord!!!!!!
post #4 of 14
Slum lord that runs a drug cartel and sells to his tenants.

Profit.
post #5 of 14
Thread Starter 
Drugs could be something, but guess the risk of getting killed along the way would be a something to consider.

Any ideas for legal ventures? Or at the least semi legal?

I was personally considering something related to arms and defence.
post #6 of 14

I'm also curious if anyone has any good ideas out there. I've got access to capital (not 100m, but still), and have been wrestling with what kind of business to start.

post #7 of 14
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Originally Posted by joshuadowen View Post

I'm also curious if anyone has any good ideas out there. I've got access to capital (not 100m, but still), and have been wrestling with what kind of business to start.


Someone gives you their idea and you become the next billionaire. lol
post #8 of 14
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Someone gives you their idea and you become the next billionaire. lol

 

Haha, I'd rather invest than steal, but I'll steal if I have to.

post #9 of 14
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Originally Posted by joshuadowen View Post

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Someone gives you their idea and you become the next billionaire. lol

 

Haha, I'd rather invest than steal, but I'll steal if I have to.


You in uni?
post #10 of 14
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Originally Posted by joshuadowen View Post

I'm also curious if anyone has any good ideas out there. I've got access to capital (not 100m, but still), and have been wrestling with what kind of business to start.

If this is what's been preventing you from starting a business, you probably shouldn't be doing it to begin with. Stick it somewhere to earn interest instead of throwing it after some whim.
post #11 of 14
This certainly doesn't require 100m, just some time. Regardless, this seems like a neat place for feedback.

Does editorial consulting for small business have any legs? Most successful people can write well enough to not embarrass themselves, but what writing I see could still use a lot of work and has awful style. So I would charge hours for revising any important non-legal documents--letters to investors, for example, or, as I've been doing a bit of, business proposals and introductory documents for start-ups.

The general response I get from most people is that they don't need it. I suppose this comes from a broad tolerance of mediocre writing among most small businesses. But I also believe that good writing can make a difference of some kind. Older men I know complain that their new hires cannot write a sentence, and that ineffective writing hurts the firm's image or wastes the time of people who have to revise that work. I've imagined that, should I be able to acquire some clients, I could also come in to teach a few short classes to a sector of the business that aim to break bad habits and offer quick tricks for improvement.

So, not a million dollar idea, but something I've considered putting a lot of time towards this summer. How obvious is it that I'm an English teacher who would like to earn more?
post #12 of 14
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by CalTex View Post

Someone gives you their idea and you become the next billionaire. lol

My exact thoughts 0,5 seconds after posting the OP.
post #13 of 14
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by mmmmpay View Post

This certainly doesn't require 100m, just some time. Regardless, this seems like a neat place for feedback.

Does editorial consulting for small business have any legs? Most successful people can write well enough to not embarrass themselves, but what writing I see could still use a lot of work and has awful style. So I would charge hours for revising any important non-legal documents--letters to investors, for example, or, as I've been doing a bit of, business proposals and introductory documents for start-ups.

The general response I get from most people is that they don't need it. I suppose this comes from a broad tolerance of mediocre writing among most small businesses. But I also believe that good writing can make a difference of some kind. Older men I know complain that their new hires cannot write a sentence, and that ineffective writing hurts the firm's image or wastes the time of people who have to revise that work. I've imagined that, should I be able to acquire some clients, I could also come in to teach a few short classes to a sector of the business that aim to break bad habits and offer quick tricks for improvement.

So, not a million dollar idea, but something I've considered putting a lot of time towards this summer. How obvious is it that I'm an English teacher who would like to earn more?



For a small business, I think that this has some legs, indeed.

But what percentage of your target market already uses ad agencies, legal aids et. al for this kind of purpose? If they don't would they be prepared to fork out for your services?

Just a thought, but still think it definitely is worth researching further.
post #14 of 14

I've done a few message and genuinely there is nothing you can really do to quit it. Lawfully, you could create everyone sign an NDA before they listen to your pitch; but, people probably won't want to do that. And people are always going to duplicate your concept if it excellent, you just have to get it going and get begin operating on some of those limitations to entry.

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Edited by andrew65 - 1/26/13 at 8:05am
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