A new company that will enable startups to pitch their business model, get funded and receive top-level mentoring has been launched. Called The New Rich List, it will help startups receive access to the New Rich List’s database of 50,000 customers. It will also give them the opportunity to collaborate with other businesses in the portfolio, according to a report from Market Watch.
Launched by the number one best-selling business author and CEO, Marco Robinson, the company’s idea came to being after spotting a gap in the market for an accelerator programme that offers mentoring and guidance and truly challenges the way investment in startups is carried out.
Robinson owns a number of businesses operating under his global franchise NAKED. They include companies in the travel, food and beverage, property, cosmetics and entertainment sector. They are part of the New Rich List and based on Robinson’s patented cryptocurrency, NAKED dollars (NKD$). The cryptocurrency is based on the blockchain technology. NKD$ will enable loyal consumers to save money on their usual spending habits. It will also earn them rewards on every purchase from companies selected as part of the New Rich List.
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The accelerator platform will be launched globally. It has already secured £2 million in pre-seed capital.
In a press release Robinson said:
The New Rich List is the most exciting and disruptive thing I have ever done. The investor interest we have had so far has been phenomenal. Think Dragon’s Den meets the Apprentice in an offline formality, but with the unique concept of both mentoring and funding entrepreneurs. It is something I have been working on for ten years.
By rewarding customers generously, in a crypto-currency available for use on the newest and most exciting products and services on the market, the New Rich List will become a hub for the best, most talked about, most investable businesses of the future.
The New Rich List plans to issue an IPO. This will give members the opportunity to multiply their input several times in coming years. The strategy will get the New Rich List enlisted on the AIM Market within two years and other stock markets later. Robinson believes this will enable them to raise £15 million in 2016 alone.
New Rich List entrepreneurs will strengthen their network by collaborating with diverse startups across a variety of sectors. Robinson says newly funded startups will immediately see the benefit of earning profit and a loyal customer base.
Our unique crypto blockchain currency will make shares in the New Rich List more valuable and whilst close ended now, we plan to make it open ended like bitcoin and develop debit cards for loyal users in following years.
Robinson is a bestselling author of two books – “Close the Deal & Suddenly Grow Rich” and “The Financial Freedom Guarantee”. He is also an award-winning entrepreneur and winner of the People’s Choice Best Real Estate Investment Company 2015.
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