Our Mission: Educate and enlighten Capitalists around the world to the exciting opportunities available in Frontier Markets by bringing our collective thoughts to the table, and by collaborating with our network and the Capitalist Exploits community.
When first becoming involved in investing in small non-listed companies, providing seed capital to small businesses and investigating entrepreneurial deals around the world, we scoured for advice on how to put all the pieces together.
How best do you put together contracts in a foreign country, how do you evaluate an overseas deal where you’re looking at a concept or idea with no cash flows or assets, and an owner who doesn’t speak your language? What to look for? What to look out for?
We bounced from one lawyer to another becoming ever more frustrated. We consulted with accountants, attorneys, bankers, anyone that we thought would or should know this stuff. Much of it in vain. We felt like we were in search of the Yeti, Santa Claus or an honest politician. Whoever knew this stuff was rather elusive. We subscribed to newsletters, bought expensive books and reports, but were largely underwhelmed.
“Maybe”, we thought, “all this great knowledge was in a closet.” We felt like homosexuals in the 60’s. We were out of the closet but if there were any others out there like us they were in hiding.
The culmination of our frustration that existed many years ago, combined with the wonderful global reach of the Internet, provides us an opportunity to reach out to you and to share what we’ve learned, and hopefully to learn from you. We are ever-mindful of the fact that we are never in possession of all the knowledge, and never will be. As such we value you our reader more than you might imagine and invite you to share with us whatever you feel of interest.
We know from experience, investing in all manner of asset classes, in all kinds of crazy places that some of the most lucrative, life-changing investments available are those in non-listed small companies in Frontier Markets. Additionally, we kind of like backing the small guy who is fighting for a better life, and who is driven to achieve something really valuable, rather than the developed world CEO who is jockeying to see how he can justify another enormous bonus.
We encourage you to join us. Our opinions and views may not always be popular, and we make no apology for that, as it is not our intent to be popular but merely profitable.
Chris & Mark