What does it take to be a hero?

We ask this question every day. Spend time with us and discover some of the answers!

Your Future’s Bright!

Before you feel tempted to just click on one of our great services, you may want to know why we at Intelliversity seem to care so much about your business.

In our eyes, you're a hero. We see mankind's future as very bright, illustrated by our logo showing a city in the sky. We want to be part of that. And you're one of the architects of that bright future. So we care about what you're doing.

Besides, personally, some of us find whizbang stuff and clever ideas fun and cool. So we like playing with you and helping you win.

Also, it's heartbreaking to think about all the great young companies that crash every year, taking careers, investors and important products down with them, just because sales, development or funding efforts are bogged down. We enjoy supercharging your engines to keep you in flight. Let us help.

For all these reasons, we care about your company and want to see you soar. Remember that, as you check out our great services and start imagining what you can take from Intelliversity.

Looking forward to seeing you,

The Intelliversity Team

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What is Revenue Participation Funding?

Revenue Participation Funding — the idea of selling (or buying) a share of a company’s revenue rather than a share of the company ownership. This method is in contrast to traditional methods of finance such as selling (or buying) stock (equity) or borrowing (or lending) money in the normal way.

Key features:
1. There is no sale of stock, shares, equity, membership or partnership
2. The investor is repaid in a series of payments over a period of years
3. The size of payments to the investor is determined as a percentage of revenue

Advantages for the offering company:
• Company stock is preserved for later rounds when it is worth more
• No need to give up management control or board seats
• No need to agree on company valuation (a difficult process that kills most deals)
• No need to sell the company to pay investors
• Unlike a loan, payback to investors flexes along with revenue
• Investors have an incentive to “participate” in the promotion of the company, which is healthy for both parties
• Investors are aligned with company goals, instead of pushing for early sale or IPO

For the investor, the advantages are equally strong:
• Liquidity is almost immediate, as funds begin flowing back to investors in the first or second year
• Consistently high IRR can be achieved with relatively lower risk and volatility
• Returns are effectively inflation-proof
• No conflicts over strategy and timing of company liquidity event
• Because there are no exits required, due diligence is simpler
• It is easier to influence company success since success is defined by revenue rather than profit or exit
• While the downsides are less, the upside potential can be almost as high as buying equity
• Personal conflicts, such as with management and board members, and difficult governance decisions, are virtually eliminated