Invest with Ashfount

Learn How Ashfount Can Help to Build Your US Regenerative Agriculture Venture

Invest with Ashfount

Learn How Ashfount Can Help to Build Your US Regenerative Agriculture Venture
At Ashfount Investments, we are not investment managers, VCs or financial advisors. We don’t give advice on how to invest your money, and we don’t handle your money. We don’t sell shares, ETFs, or any other financial instruments. At Ashfount Investments, we are farmers, entrepreneurs, craftsmen. Thus, if you’re looking for a firm that specializes in highly innovative investment schemes with high yields and high risks…it’s not us. We are a different breed of investment company altogether. If you and your family have $1,000,000 and more to invest over a number of years, and keen to get actively involved in regenerative agriculture, we can help make it happen.

To that end, we believe in a hands-on approach: both from ourselves and our investors. We are looking for investors that like to get their hands dirty, to get to know the soil under their feet, that relish in beautiful ingredients that are made with love and care.

We are not looking for passive boardroom-type investors, but we don’t require this to be your dayjob either. However, we expect all our investors to be present when it matters. We realize, of course, that our investors have busy lives and will always work with you to find the appropriate level of involvement that gives you room to dig into the soil, while feeling confident that you are in safe hands when it comes to the daily details.

We believe in passion projects, the kind that light a fire in you and those who have the benefit to be a part of it. We’re looking for the types of investors that have dreamt of owning a real, working farming ranch; or a farm-to-table restaurant that focuses on providing the best grass-fed beef there is, or an online business that focuses on connecting real people with some of the best local producers. We believe in projects with a difference: ones that dare to dream big, while respecting the soil and all that inhabits it.

If that is you, we can help you. With hands-on, real-life advice; strategy and marketing consulting; to helping you find locations, suppliers, key consultants, and even to sourcing tax and legal advice. The stages of our investment process is clear, concise, and aims to remove the vagueness often found in most investment decisions. We believe in establishing straightforward processes that ensure a project comes to fruition. We are project managers and advisors that help you realise your dream project. We help you through all the phases and stages of a business – from discussing dreams, to executing a fit-out, even to help you with the daily operations of an established, functioning business.

We believe in passion projects, the kind that light a fire in you and those who have the benefit to be a part of it. We’re looking for the types of investors that have dreamt of owning a real, working farming ranch; or a farm-to-table restaurant that focuses on providing the best grass-fed beef there is, or an online business that focuses on connecting real people with some of the best local producers. We believe in projects with a difference: ones that dare to dream big, while respecting the soil and all that inhabits it.

If that is you, we can help you. With hands-on, real-life advice; strategy and marketing consulting; to helping you find locations, suppliers, key consultants, and even to sourcing tax and legal advice. The stages of our investment process is clear, concise, and aims to remove the vagueness often found in most investment decisions. We believe in establishing straightforward processes that ensure a project comes to fruition. We are project managers and advisors that help you realise your dream project. We help you through all the phases and stages of a business – from discussing dreams, to executing a fit-out, even to help you with the daily operations of an established, functioning business.

Stages

01

Initial Consultation

The initial paid consultation is an over the phone or in-person meeting to establish the vision for your investment. Over the course of one to two hours, we will discuss your ideas, while considering how we can make your visions a reality, together. The idea of this consultation is to have a broad, strategic conversation, that will enable us to understand your perspective, your hopes, dreams and aspirations for the future of your investment. As we exchange thoughts on execution and narrow down the possibilities and opportunities, we will establish what the next steps are for Stage Two. We will outline the necessary steps to take, which may include market research, cost, location, as well as our level of involvement.
02

You Retain Us

In this second stage, we will establish a consulting agreement with you. This stage allows us to define the scope of your project and to develop the next stages of the agreed upon vision, which is formulated into a detailed report in the following steps. This report will include suggestions for specific solutions, or ideas on how to implement your vision effectively. This stage allows us to formulate a written agreement together, which will define the outcomes of the report, our level of involvement, while helping to structure ideas and ensure transparency in this initial research phase. This is one of the most important phases in the early stages of agreement, as it allows us to define the terms of our engagement, and your project.
02

You Retain Us

In this second stage, we will establish a consulting agreement with you. This stage allows us to define the scope of your project and to develop the next stages of the agreed upon vision, which is formulated into a detailed report in the following steps. This report will include suggestions for specific solutions, or ideas on how to implement your vision effectively. This stage allows us to formulate a written agreement together, which will define the outcomes of the report, our level of involvement, while helping to structure ideas and ensure transparency in this initial research phase. This is one of the most important phases in the early stages of agreement, as it allows us to define the terms of our engagement, and your project.
03

Project Planning & Development

In this phase, we are working to create the report that will formulate your business plan. Based on our initial conversations, and our outline agreement in Phase Two, we will be carrying out in the Project Planning Phase. This may include relevant interviews, site visits, discussions with designers, key staff, creating a budgetary framework – anything that will help us to deliver the core information and findings of our extensive research to deliver your project. At the end of this phase, you will receive the completed document.
04

Green Light

At this stage, we are working together with you, the client, to enter a Green Light phase. We recognise that there will be necessary amendments and discussions to have in order to finalise the report with you based on our findings. We see this stage as a collaborative one, where we are able to expand each detail of the starter-for-one document we created for you in the Project Planning Phase, and ensure that we finalise all key areas to find appropriate solutions. Modifications are par for the course in this stage, and once we achieve these together, we will move to Green Light, with funding approval to deliver the project.
04

Green Light

At this stage, we are working together with you, the client, to enter a Green Light phase. We recognise that there will be necessary amendments and discussions to have in order to finalise the report with you based on our findings. We see this stage as a collaborative one, where we are able to expand each detail of the starter-for-one document we created for you in the Project Planning Phase, and ensure that we finalise all key areas to find appropriate solutions. Modifications are par for the course in this stage, and once we achieve these together, we will move to Green Light, with funding approval to deliver the project.
05

Establishing Legal Structure & Initial Funding

At this stage, we set up a company on your behalf as our client. The necessary legal structure is also established by you, the client, via your preferred lawyers. In this phase, we expect initial funding to go into the company in order to get the project started. The outcome of Green Light will provide a necessary initial budget for what will be required to establish your business, for example to be able to secure a lease for a location, remodeling, hiring at an upper development level within the new company, and initiating those required to get the project up and running.

This is the initiation phase of the agreed upon, finalised report in step four, and arguably the most important step in developing your successful project.

06

Implementation Phase

This is the execution phase: we implement the key components to starting up your business, as discussed above. Once the funding is secured in the last step for this initiation phase, we are executing and effectivising the agreed outcomes. We help you to develop, where necessary, key areas in order to ensure the successful delivery of initiation and being able to open your doors for business. This phase is exciting, seeing all of our collaborative work become a reality, and at the end of this phase, celebrating this hard work.
06

Implementation Phase

This is the execution phase: we implement the key components to starting up your business, as discussed above. Once the funding is secured in the last step for this initiation phase, we are executing and effectivising the agreed outcomes. We help you to develop, where necessary, key areas in order to ensure the successful delivery of initiation and being able to open your doors for business. This phase is exciting, seeing all of our collaborative work become a reality, and at the end of this phase, celebrating this hard work.
07

Ongoing Operations

Once your business is ready to open, we help you to hire the daily staff – whether this be farmhands, front of house, or anyone needed to run the business who was not included in the Implementation Phase. At this stage, we aid you in managing the aspects of the daily shifting dynamics of a fresh business, helping you in managing the daily operation of your business. This can often be an incredibly demanding time, and we are with you every step of the way to make this transition to live, operational business that much easier and seamless. As the business progresses, we can also continue to support the daily operations as your company settles into its newfound success.

What Ashfount Brings to the Table

Business Building Track Record

Our team has a track record of building successful businesses in Europe and the US.

International Reach

We are based in Europe and the US, and are well in tune with both worlds.

Digital Marketing Edge

We have started with Google Ads in 2006 since have gained depth experience in all aspects of digital marketing.

Business Minded

With solid business backgrounds, we combine passion for farming with crunching numbers.

Well Connected

We know many of the top players in the regenerative agriculture space and will connect the best minds with your project.

Project Management Champions

Starting with large IT projects for blue chips, we have since managed and run all kinds of projects successfully.

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Moving with the times doesn’t necessarily mean leaving
the past behind.

We believe a hand-made approach can co-exist with modern technology. Artisanal products, traditional farming methods, and sustainability can become more accessible, more financially robust, and healthier industries by tailoring in bespoke technological solutions that will minimize financial outputs, generate efficacy, and simplify processes, so you can keep focusing on what you do best.

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