One of the biggest weights around the ankles of budding entrepreneurs is capital. Or, rather, access to it. Despite incredible technological progress over the past decade or so, much of private equity and venture capital remains inaccessible to all but an elite few, leaving tomorrow’s superstars incapable of realizing their ambitions – and it’s society that misses out.
Entrepreneurship is the backbone of the global economy. Kingsley Advani, CEO of Allocations – the world’s fastest private equity platform powering capital raises through SPVs and Funds – believes that empowering entrepreneurs advances society. They solve problems for the rest of us, foster competition, and widen access to beneficial tools and services.
But without access to capital, entrepreneurs remain stuck in the weeds or accrue mountains of debt to fulfill their ambitions. Advani’s Allocations hopes to change that by democratizing access to acquisition capital. Today, it has partnered with Acquire, the world’s premier startup acquisition marketplace, to connect entrepreneurs with 1,000s of acquisition opportunities in which entrepreneurs can skip the bank loans and early struggles and get straight to growth.
“We started Allocations in 2019 to build a private equity economy that’s open to all,” Advani said. “With instant SPV setup on Allocations and vetted startups for sale on Acquire, entrepreneurs have everything they need to identify and finance the best acquisition opportunities, allowing them to capitalize on their skill sets without resorting to restrictive debt.”
Usually, an SPV requires an RIA (registered investment advisor) or ERA (exempt reporting advisor) to meet SEC obligations. If you don’t have an advisor, you must source one, which slows things down and adds unknown costs. Allocations, however, offers you an advisor service for a fixed cost of $2,000 at the inception of your SPV, allowing you to pool funds instantly.
Allocations is among the fastest private-markets platforms in the world. For a fixed fee of $14,000, which includes the advisor service, your SPV is ready in minutes, with customizable carry for your investors and seamless digital set-up. Rather than watch acquisition opportunities slip through your fingers, you raise capital quickly enough to secure them as they appear on Acquire.
Acquire’s founder and CEO, Andrew Gazdecki, started the marketplace in 2020. Since then, the platform has helped close over 500 acquisitions with a combined value of over $200 million. Less than one percent of startups become unicorns, and Gazdecki’s team helps the remaining 99 percent achieve life-changing exits without the usual headaches and obscurity.
“More and more founders are becoming first-time buyers,” Gazdecki said. “You don’t need to build from scratch to develop a successful business. With easy access to capital from Allocations, entrepreneurs have the means to easily Acquire startups that best fit their skills and experience, resulting in faster growth and a shorter timeline to their own life-changing exit.”
Technology has made starting a business much easier than it was decades ago, and many people’s side hustles have become profitable high-growth startups, but it’s not for everyone. For others, especially those who’ve already built businesses, acquisitions make better sense since they can immediately apply what they’ve learned to reap the returns immediately.
Today, entrepreneurs must play the odds in their favor. Namely, embracing failure and acknowledging there are many paths to success. It’s not all about going from zero to one but going from one to 100. The right entrepreneurial opportunity might not be that idea buzzing in the back of your mind but scaling one that’s proven, growing, and profitable.
Right now, anyone can start a business, but very few can afford to Acquire one and this is where the partnership between Acquire and Allocations shines. Enabling access to acquisition capital while removing the traditional barriers encountered in the acquisition process means it’s fast, easy, and efficient to find the company you want and then scale it.
“Entrepreneurship is evolving,” Gazdecki said. “Before, you’d have to learn how to code or spend tens of thousands just to bring an MVP to market, with no guarantee of success. Your startup lived or died by its runway. But we want to set a new blueprint for entrepreneurship: Learn what you’re good at, raise capital, and then Acquire a company that needs your skills.”
Owning a business remains a dream for many because of the perception of risk. Will it be successful? What if I waste time on something that never gets off the ground? Allocations and Acquire make these questions seem less important. The partnership is a call-to-arms to budding entrepreneurs everywhere: raise capital and Acquire if you want to succeed.
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