INVESTOR BENEFITS

Our deal sourcing enables us to keep you ahead of the game by providing opportunities for customised proprietary deal flows. 
If you are a smaller VC, PE or corporate investor, we offer scouting services all across the globe with focus on the Nordic region.  If you look around at any valuable networking event there is always a WhaleSharker present, continually scouting for new investments and not limited by any geographical limitation. This is done whilst roaming the ocean and hunting for elite investment opportunities.
  • Screening is carried out to a very high level and then verified by our WhaleShark advisors.
  • Companies make their way through our improvement diagnostic process and towards being WhaleShark investment ready and stamped.
  • Our investor members have access to a broad network of selected and exceptional entrepreneurs as well as access to co-investment opportunities.

DEAL FLOW

Going beyond deal sourcing, the aim is to produce a qualified deal flow in order to keep facilitating successful investments with the lowest degree of risk.
The WhaleShark expanded network enables us to gain an edge even before a deal comes to market; we are at the forefront of the mind of all within our network, building relationships with the target company’s management team and commencing due diligence early.  We believe in close and transparent relationships and a regular dialogue. By being an active apex hunter living in a world of digitalisation, we automate the process internally whilst keeping our eye on the active hunting.
 
We do this by using a systematic approach and a continuous hunting technique, improve the quality of deal flow as we filter opportunities, facilitate introductions to management teams or contribute to the underlying analysis of an investment theme. Our unique fingerprint typically comes into play when WhaleShark advisors screen selected companies by using a helicopter view to identify critical issues and study the company’s overall health, key metrics and other data to determine the underlying value and stability. Determining these fundamental values provides an edge in smart investments by making informed decisions at an early stage.
Entrepreneurs receives honest and transparent feedback from WhaleShark advisors. The end goal is to produce selected investments that are ready to go. Trusted by our affiliates, we facilitate successful investments by making the right decisions. 
Believing in close and transparent cooperation and a regular ongoing dialogue, we are always actively looking to enhance the quality of deals entering our funnel via our policy of smarter sourcing. Currently our in-house platform works by using intellectual algorithms, enabling us to match qualitative deal flows with each customised investor mandate.
If you are seeking a bespoke proprietary deal flow, customized to suit your needs, this can be done by focusing on selective deal sourcing. We will ensure that the process used is fundamental to successful investing, presenting only deal flows that are relevant; we call this our ‘sweet spot’. Prior to presenting any matching investment opportunities, we get behind the scenes with the entrepreneurs. The norm of investing carries a high degree of risk. To help minimize this, the WhaleShark advisors have deployed a thorough and comprehensive pre-due diligence process that is applied to all companies.
We make sure companies are ready for investment with the lowest degree of risk as possible.  This is achieved by carrying out a comprehensive appraisal and evaluating the business’s commercial potential.  We then support these via an accelerator programme of business development to make sure that these companies reach their maximum potential. This provides not only a valuable education but also in-depth informational resources. Research clearly shows that investments made following a through due diligence have significantly better outcomes than those made with less. Experience tells us that this will serve as a valuable tool in supporting your own due diligence efforts.
Once your investment sweet spot is secure, we can build up a matching scenario of different portfolios and approaches, ensuring that no potential qualified leads remain undiscovered. With unparalleled access to international investors in our pipeline in need of co-investors, we can also look at including you. Our aim is to strengthen the investment bridge and syndication between international investors and European co-investors, enterprises and start-up ecosystems.  By doing so, we ensure that we only present co-investors that are relevant based upon your investment matching sweet spot/preferences.

Co-INVESTOR SYNDICATIONS

Once your investment sweet spot is secure, we can build up a matching scenario of different portfolios and approaches, ensuring that no potential qualified leads remain undiscovered. With unparalleled access to international investors in our pipeline in need of co-investors, we can also look at including you. Our aim is to strengthen the investment bridge and syndication between international investors and European co-investors, enterprises and start-up ecosystems.  By doing so, we ensure that we only present co-investors that are relevant based upon your investment matching sweet spot/preferences.

NETWORKING ACTIVITIES

We provide access to unique filtered leads, off-the-record workshops and customized events touching on innovation and disruption to deepen the investors’ understanding of entrepreneurs. Strengthening and building trusted relationships among members, we offer meet-ups with no geographical limitations. WhaleShark members enjoy the benefits of social relationship activities, predictions, insights and shared lessons learned during invitation-based events. Members are eligible for all activities. We are also able to provide you with access to publish your customized scouting on the WhaleShark related page upon request.