What makes us a non traditional investment company
New companies try to be different. It’s a far greater challenge to offer something vastly different within an established industry.
For the investment industry, success comes from selecting companies that scale and produce substantial returns for all who believed in it.
Digi_Vest is no different, however our approach and aftereffect are quite different.
The traditional investment company
- Often traditional investment companies have a drawn out process, beginning with presentations, discussions, evaluations, references, and buy in. Then investment. Naturally each investment company has their own ‘Da Vinci Code’ investment technique.
- The mentoring, coaching, voting, facilitating, strategy sessions. To ensure the investment works from an arms length.
- At this juncture usually the weight of the investment portfolio spreadsheet comes into play.A scaling successes business is good, but the question becomes how do I invest more to maximise returns?If it’s struggling then voting rights, board minutes, management team revamps, sometimes founders or CEO’s lose their control!It is also feasible to have ‘down rounds’ – the company needs to raise money, the investment firm passes, and the company valuation is lower than the last time it took in investment. Not a great scenario but money in may be critical.
- Investment companies funding options can alter: crowd funding, direct funding, high net worth money, a fund, stock market listing strategy, loans. Beyond that, there are any number of mechanisms to realise funding from convertible notes to straight equity.
- They will look for an exit. Ultimately, investment firms want to realise a return. The decision to exit is often not merely up to CEO.
The Digi_Vest Difference
- Digi_Vest conducts a macro-economic assessment for vertical selection on long term future growth potential. Additionally, we evaluate thousands of businesses in our identified verticals via our F6 (micro-economic assessment). With over 300 data points, ensure we reach out to CEO’s we have an evaluated level of confidence that we can scale.
- Digi_Vest always has ‘skin in the game’ – whether its human capital (we get in the trenches), loaned media spend or direct investment. The pilot validation period is a fundamental point of difference. Traditional Firms don’t do it, can’t do. Until a business passes pilot validation there is always a level of uncertainty for all parties. This protects everyone as we can make the smart capital decision – as we get your business on an eCommerce trajectory that will scale, giving up less to get more.
- This stage is about aggregation and acceleration considerations i.e. extending on what ‘we know works’, new market testing ground efficiencies etc. CEO options begin to further unfold regarding investment of cash flow, new market entry, exit strategies. Largely unencumbered by our activities and investment. You will have a clear eCommerce trajectory for your business.
- This stage is about taking what’s needed, not what can be taken. This is where you will vault your eCommerce performance and fundamental business metrics. You know how much money you need and performance capital is taken as needed, justified by eCommerce performance. Your company valuation increases, whilst having the inverse effect on the price of capital – the cost of capital is reduced.
- For us it’s about the company continuing to grow, we don’t take any investment passess. We are in it with the CEO.
Meet with us to find out more how we can help you
Our Early Success
Leading Online Pet Store
A $20m turnover (pa) leading online pet store that we partnered with has increased eCommerce results by 5 times in less than a year. Currently in negotiations to sell – a great financial result for the long-term founders.
Lifestyle Watch Company
Set the growth and performance digital strategy for a $2m turnover (pa) lifestyle watch company and achieved a 50% increase in revenue in the first month (highest month of revenue ever) – from average $60k online sales to over $147k in the first month.
Global Health & Fitness, Personal Care & Food Services Organisation
$500m Global Health & Fitness, Personal Care & Food Services Organisation (largely wholesale) unable to drive efficient returns through eCommerce. Online revenue has doubled in the first 3 months, now they are referring us to other companies that want to scale online.
$15m training company overspending on Facebook, Digi_Vest halved the spend and turned a $250 per lead acquisition into $25 CPL.
Digi_Vest have taken equity options positions in 2 partner companies, we are re-platforming and taking them to multiple markets in 2018.
CEO eCommerce New Investment Team
“Amazing people, with outstanding expertise in all areas of marketing, branding, social media, eCommerce and all things digital. I love working with these guys….they are honest, real people who are geniuses in what they offer and more importantly deliver where it counts. The team at Digi_Vest genuinely care about your business and with their pay for performance component, incentives are clear to everyone. I look forward to a long prosperous partnership.” - Premium Natural Dietary & Support Products Brand
Amazing IP and product, needed support with an online optimisation strategy and packaging advice that supported scale. Our eCommerce strategy and execution has transformed the company.Premium Natural Dietary & Support Products Brand
“We are comfortable to put 100% trust in Digi_Vest to grow our eCommerce business, their deep understanding of the Australian and global eCommerce market provides us with a 360 degree solution for out-sizing our eCommerce business.” - Global Health & Personal Care Brand
Global organisation with a successful retail model to date keen to respond to the changing landscape in retail - the emergence of eCommerce. They have partnered with Digi_Vest to leverage their global retail footprint and build a significant digital brand and destination.Global Health & Personal Care Brand
“Innovative, insightful and with the ability to be agile and implement across a wide spectrum of digital needs. Digi_Vest really know the digital space inside and out. We have gained many a valuable business insight under their guidance and expertise, while also enjoying the experience of working with such a sharp thinking and intelligent team of digital gurus.” - Certified Organic Skincare & Makeup Brand
This organisation had a strong B2B digital presence. They enlisted us to grow their B2C businesses and move into new markets. Their ideal was to focus more on product innovation, brand and systems.Certified Organic Skincare & Makeup Brand
“Digi_Vest are an ideal business investment partner. Digi_Vest’s continuous testing and search for new opportunities (and revenue) have delivered us increased eCommerce results by 5 times. They are a pleasure to work with.” - Leading Online Pet Store
Required an eCommerce accelerator that supported their exit strategy after being one of the early leaders of eCommerce domestically since 1998.Leading Online Pet Store
“As an entrepreneur you need thinkers, doers and enthusiasts which is what we found with Digi_Vest. They have brought our brand to life by helping us define it and then giving us the tools and confidence to market it to the world. Digi_Vest also provides full visibility throughout the process, you feel like you are on the same team working towards the same goal.” - First Women Centric Online Adult Brand
Amazing co-owners who led a busy life, fortunately we supported their investment offboarding in a manner that allowed continued online spend efficiency whilst in a smaller scale. Co-owners and Digi_Vest formed a view that global scale should be delayed, which in term, saved both parties substantial unaligned investment.First Women Centric Online Adult Brand