James Key-Wallace is Vested For Growth's Senior Investor. He has placed millions of dollars in investment capital employing a variety of structures from subordinated debt to royalty financing to hybrid structures with and without warrants. Areas of focus include capitalization strategies, financial ... More
James Key-Wallace is Vested For Growth's Senior Investor. He has placed millions of dollars in investment capital employing a variety of structures from subordinated debt to royalty financing to hybrid structures with and without warrants. Areas of focus include capitalization strategies, financial management, marketing, and employee development.
Prior to joining the organization he served as the Vice President of the Monadnock Economic Development Corporation in Keene NH, and spent three years as a Marketing Manager with Staff Development for Educators in Peterborough. He was also on the board of the Monadnock Area Transitional Shelter, a non-profit dedicated to the housing and economic needs of the region's homeless population.
James earned his Business Administration and Computer Science degrees from St. Mary's University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, and his Master's of Community Economic Development from Southern New Hampshire University.
John Hamilton Investor
John Hamilton leads Vested For Growth (VFG) with over 25 years of executive and managerial experience in the areas of business investing, workforce development, affordable housing, and energy conservation that covers all three sectors – for profit, non profit and government. VFG is the newest progr... More
John Hamilton leads Vested For Growth (VFG) with over 25 years of executive and managerial experience in the areas of business investing, workforce development, affordable housing, and energy conservation that covers all three sectors – for profit, non profit and government. VFG is the newest program for the Community Loan Fund, a 27-year old private nonprofit that has lent over $110 million for affordable housing, childcare and economic opportunities for people and communities in New Hampshire. John previously was the founder of Concord Area Trust for Community Housing (CATCH), a private organization that develops affordable housing. Under his leadership, CATCH won the 1996 Walter J. Dunfey Award for Excellence in Management for its “entrepreneurial spirit and careful attention to all aspects of management”. After 9 years at CATCH he served as President of the NH Job Training Council and later became the founding President of the Workforce Opportunity Council which was designed to create a more responsive workforce development system and reengineer the delivery of the state’s job training services. Since 2002, he has come back to the Community Loan Fund to launch VFG. In 2002 and 2003, John was a Baldrige Examiner for the Granite State Quality Award.
VFG is a source of risk tolerant capital, business education and CEO peer learning opportunities to help owners of small to medium size businesses increase profits and create higher quality jobs. VFG provides sub-debt and royalty financing when both banks and equity sources are unable to provide enough capital for the needs of the business. VFG also provides management assistance, industry contacts, and connections to additional sources of bank debt and private equity.
Vested for Growth - Ideal Startup Investment
We invest in established companies in New Hampshire. No start-ups.
Entrepreneurs seeking funding should possess: * Maturity in terms of self-knowledge * Long-term thinking—a “built to last” mentality * Seeking win-win relationships with employees, customers and all stakeholders
Business seeking funding should possess: * Strong gross profit margins, 30% or higher * At least $2,000,000 in annual revenue * Primary business headquarters is in NH
Vested for Growth Invests In These Industries
• Business Products and Services
• Marketing / Advertising
• Clean Technology
• Media and Entertainment
• Computers and Peripherals
• Medical Devices and Equipment
• Consumer Products and Services
• Electronics / Instrumentation
• Networking and Equipment
• Financial Services
• Food / Drink
• Retailing / Distribution
• Healthcare Services
• Internet / Web Services
• IT Services
Vested for Growth Invests In Companies That Have Reached The Following Milestones
$1M in Trailing 12 Mo. Revenue - $50M in Trailing 12 Mo. Revenue
Concept OnlyProduct In DevelopmentPrototype ReadyFull Product Ready$500K in Trailing 12 Mo. Revenue$1M in Trailing 12 Mo. Revenue$3M in Trailing 12 Mo. Revenue$5M in Trailing 12 Mo. Revenue$10M in Trailing 12 Mo. Revenue$20M in Trailing 12 Mo. Revenue$50M in Trailing 12 Mo. RevenueMore than $50M in Trailing 12 Mo. RevenueMore than $50M in Trailing 12 Mo. Revenue ►◄ Concept Only
Vested for Growth Invests In Companies With These Funding Needs
Pre-money Valuation: USD1,000,000 - USD50,000,000
Capital Seeking: USD100,000 - USD2,000,000
Previously Raised: USD0 - USD1,000,000
Vested for Growth Expects Their Investments To Generate
Expected Revenue By Year 5: USD5,000,000 - USD50,000,000
Expected Returns: 5x Investment - 10x Investment
Expected Years to Exit: 5 Years - 10 Years
Expected Years to Break Even: 1 Year - 1 Year
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