FAQ’S

INVESTOR

Enablers is web-based deal platform that facilitates start-up companies and small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to connect with HNIs, Angels and VCs for fundraising
Investors may be residents or non-resident individuals.
Institutional Investors:

      i. Companies incorporated under the Companies Act,1956 of India
      ii. Qualified institutional buyers as defined by SEBI including Venture Capital Funds

Individual Investors:

      i. High net-worth individuals
      ii. Angel investors/ networks
  • Access to pre-screened and vetted opportunities with established credibility
  • Access to quality business opportunities without any expense
  • Opportunity to collaborate with other potential investors on the platform
  • Seamless investment
To learn more on how Enablers works, please visit – How It Works
No, Enablers is free for investors and provides access to a vast range of qualitative investment opportunities at no cost.
Yes, Enablers would be verifying investor identity before providing access to the platform.
The online model of Enablers provides access to a wide range of investors and opportunities to the entrepreneur and investor respectively. Upon matching of an investor with an entrepreneur, the investment process shall be conducted offline with the support of ValPro. Thus, investors and entrepreneurs benefit from a dual online and offline model for transaction success.
Enablers would list entities across varied sectors and ticket sizes. The entities would range from start-ups to small and medium enterprises seeking equity funding. An illustrative list of sectors is as follows:

  • Advertising and Marketing
  • Agriculture
  • Banking, Financial Services and Insurance (BFSI)
  • Education
  • Engineering and Construction
  • FMCG
  • Food and Beverages
  • Healthcare
  • IT and ITES
  • Manufacturing
  • Media and Entertainment
  • Mining and Minerals
  • Oil and Gas
  • Upstream E&P
  • Downstream
  • Oil & Gas Services
  • Power and Renewable Energy
  • Real Estate
  • Retail
  • Shipping and Logistics
Investors would require to invest a minimum amount of INR 10 lakhs in a target entity.
The entrepreneurs on Enablers would be raising a minimum amount of INR 50 lakhs for their venture in a given round.
There is no maximum limit defined for the investor or the entrepreneur.
Yes, each entrepreneur’s entity shall be listed for 6 months from the date of listing on Enablers. The investor would be required to express interest within the said period.
However, once interest is expressed, the investment process may continue beyond 6 months of listing.
Investments by their very nature involve risk. Furthermore, investment in start-ups or early stage ventures employ further risk of success.
Risks involved in investing in start-ups include:

      i. Possibility of failure of business with no return on investment
      ii. Illiquidity of investment in the entity and/ or no dividends for a long period
      iii. Risk of dilution of the investor’s stake in the entity when start-ups raise further funds in subsequent rounds
No, Enablers would not be providing any investment advice to the investor. The investment decision shall be at the sole discretion and judgement of the investor.
ValPro would, however, be verifying the entrepreneur’s details and handholding him/ her to enable the funding process. ValPro would also try to exclude businesses which are illegal, unethical or not viable.
Neither Enablers nor ValPro shall be liable for any investments made by an investor. While we pre-screen entities seeking funds, the investor is expected to conduct his/ her own diligence process to ensure that the target entity is investment-worthy.
The rights of an investor would be mutually decided between the investor and the entrepreneur and captured in the terms of the definitive agreements.
Yes, the entrepreneur can seek funding in further rounds from other investors on Enablers or otherwise. The investor may seek first right of refusal in case it would like to protect such a right.
No. While the deal would be disclosed on the website, the name of the investors would remain undisclosed.
Post-investment monitoring shall be conducted by the investor. ValPro can provide such services outside the scope of the investment transaction. For more details, please contact info@enablersinvestment.com

ENTREPRENEUR

Enablers is web-based deal platform that facilitates start-up companies and small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to connect with HNIs, Angels and VCs for fundraising
Any Indian company incorporated under the Companies Act of India 1956.
  • Gain access to network of qualitative investors to scale up your business
  • Minimal listing fee; success fee only on successful transactions
  • Simplified, streamlined, transparent and fast fundraising process
  • Promote business ideas in a secure and confidential environment
  • Backed and supported by experienced professionals in investment banking
To learn more on how Enablers works, please visit – How It Works
No. Enablers is open to ventures across a wide range of sectors. An illustrative list of sectors is as follows:

  • Advertising and Marketing
  • Agriculture
  • Banking, Financial Services and Insurance (BFSI)
  • Education
  • Engineering and Construction
  • FMCG
  • Food and Beverages
  • Healthcare
  • IT and ITES
  • Manufacturing
  • Media and Entertainment
  • Mining and Minerals
  • Oil and Gas
  • Upstream E&P
  • Downstream
  • Oil & Gas Services
  • Power and Renewable Energy
  • Real Estate
  • Retail
  • Shipping and Logistics
The minimum amount an entrepreneur can raise through Enablers is INR 50 lakhs in a given round. However, a lower amount may be accepted subject to ValPro’s discretion. There is no maximum limit.
Yes, a comprehensive screening process of all entrepreneurs shall be conducted by ValPro, comprising of bankers with diversified backgrounds and industry experience. Entrepreneurs shall only be listed on Enablers after passing the verification process.
ValPro’s screening team reviews the business plan, including any supporting documents, provided by the entrepreneur to ensure the information is fair, clear and not misleading. Enablers only features legitimate and quality ventures.

The screening process involves two steps:

  • Initial review – Background and credentials check of the entrepreneur and validation of the opportunity
  • Detailed screening – Evaluate the opportunity through interaction with the entrepreneur to identify financially strong businesses with large market potential and investor readiness
Enablers’s key criteria for listing the opportunity is described below:

  • Industry –focus on high growth industries or those matching investors’ investment preferences
  • Management team – quality, personal attributes and credentials of the management team
  • Product and service – unique product or services propositions distinguished by identified competitive advantage or a niche core competence
  • Growth potential – potential for market growth and expansion identified by viable competitive advantage, demonstrated traction, and large addressable market size
We encourage ventures post-ideation stage to be part of Enablers. However, some exceptions as per management discretion may be considered.
Sharing information about the venture is critical in attracting investors for fundraising. To raise funds through Enablers, we require the entrepreneur to provide the following documents:

  • Business Plan
    • Company profile – company name, website, industry, timeline, contact information
    • Management profile – highlight of management team’s credentials, education, work experience
    • Business model – brief on how company generates revenue
    • Products and services – highlight of the products and services offered, the features
    • Technology and proprietary rights (if applicable)
    • Market size – customers, indication of the existing market size opportunity to be addressed
    • Marketing strategy
    • Current traction that has been achieved – product, customers, revenues
    • Competitive landscape – key competitors
    • Key differentiator and competitive advantage
    • Expansion and growth plan for the next 3 years
    • Fund requirement, fund utilization and valuation expectation
    • Current equity structure, fundraising history and investors – money that has been invested, previous investment history (year, amount, investors)
  • Company presentation
    • Presentation includes 12-15 slides covering the points mentioned in the business plan
  • Pitch video
    • A 3 minute video highlighting the business model, management background, fund required and utilization, etc.
  • Other relevant information
    • Media coverage, testimonials from clients or partners, independent report, etc.
  • Listing fee of INR 30,000 shall be paid prior to submission of business plan. This upfront listing fee is charged for value added services provided throughout our engagement. However, the fee will be refunded if the venture is not selected to be listed on Enablers
  • Success fee shall only be charged if the venture successfully raises funds through Enablers. Please go to Entrepreneurs page for more details.
The entrepreneur will be entitled to the following value added services:

  • Review of business plan by senior bankers from diversified backgrounds and industry experience
  • Review of information memorandum (IM)
    • Provide assistance to prepare an IM with key information about the company and industry required by potential investors
    • Focus on the following sections – industry data and trends, company details, company highlights and positioning, financial analysis, management team
  • Advise on deal structure and valuation
  • Propose suitable deal structure, perform financial review, assistance in financial modeling and valuation
We are focused on protecting the confidentiality of entrepreneurs’ business ideas. Prior to disclosing the venture’s information, would sign a Non-Disclosure and Non-Circumvention (NDNC) Agreement. Further, the Enablers platform is protected with appropriate internet security.
Yes, each venture will be listed for 6 months from the date of listing on Enablers. It may continue beyond 6 months in case the venture is under discussion with prospective investors.
Yes, once your venture’s profile is listed on the platform, it will be accessible to all registered investors on the platform.
Any registered investors on the platform, comprising of HNIs, Angels, VC Funds, and Private Equity Funds are allowed to participate and make investment in ventures.
No, registered entrepreneurs will not be given access to view other ventures listed on the platform. Only members registered as investors are allowed to access entrepreneur profiles.