”Great tool to summarize your business idea and capital needs in a short and efficient way.
It helps to structure and prepare materials for investors and to explain the company journey. Very useful to make investor offers in a right and attractive way . We highly recommend new companies to go through the IRP process. ”
Elena Petukhovskaya & Hugo Wikström
Co-Founders of Big Akwa
Big Akwa is a food-tech innovation start-up that economically and environmentally revolutionizes land-based aquaculture by introducing industrial symbiosis between the aquaculture and process industry. Big Akwa did their IRP as a part the BizMaker incubation program with Erica Markusson as IRP Certified Instructor.
The Investment Readiness Process is the most widely spread standardised, preparation process for raising external venture capital in the Nordics. More than 200 startups and scaleups from Sweden, Finland, Norway and Iceland have been IRP Certified and the IRP is used and approved by almost all incubators and accelerators in the Nordics. The IRP is a copyright-protected method that has been developed by Beels Consulting AB based on theories and practice in combination with systematised and in-depth reflection regarding external funding processes and exit negotiations. The aim is to provide knowledge and methodology to founders intending to finance their company’s development through equity, loans or grants from external, financial investors.