We build professional relationships for a diversified deal flow pipeline from high-value sources. Projects are referred to us by industry partners, high-powered advisors and top-tier VC partners like Draper Goren Holm. Also, we partner with blockchain venture studios geographically--Blockchain Australia Solutions is the first with more to follow as we
support projects in the UAE, Africa, the US, Europe and Asia
The Investment Team analyses the projects.They research the project’s USP, product-market fit, the team's potential and the project’s likelihood for commercial success. A “consensus mechanism’’ ensures that all research analysts support a project moving onto the next phase. We perform due diligence background checks to ensure team members’ reputation, identity, and that they have not been associated with any bad actors or malicious projects.
The CIO attends regular debriefs with the “Research Team” to discuss shortlisted projects. We discuss the go-to market strategy, their competitor analysis, pros and cons, and how the project compares with existing projects in the portfolio. Lastly, and importantly, we assess the project’s long-term viability.
The Investment Team meets with the project founders that make it through Phase 3 to discuss the vision and implementation of the project in detail. We address any red flags identified in the due diligence/research phase and seek to understand the project’s investment needs and how Sheesha Finance can assist.
The CIO undertakes a debrief meeting with the CEO (Saeed) to discuss whether to accept or reject the project based on the briefings from the Round 1 meeting. If the project forecast looks positive, we then look to determine the swap-ratio based on the project’s risk factor. This includes factors such as: team experience, runway length, tokenomics, competitors, amount of development support required and the size of their community. We may offer to incubate the project in the Sheesha Finance Foundry if the project is promising but at a very early-stage.
After legal advice covering jurisdictional lists and KYC of project founders, both parties agree and sign legal documents to make the partnership official. The marketing teams from Sheesha Finance and the Partner Project coordinate PR releases and social media announcements.
The Final Round 2 meeting is with Saeed (the CEO) and the project’s founders. This meeting provides one more opportunity to shine before the CEO makes a decision. At this point, the CEO will make a partnership offer and will address and discuss investment/swap value and vesting.
Our Chief Program Officer (CPO) manages the post-partnership relationships to hold founders accountable to their roadmaps and report project progress to the Sheesha Finance community. This includes:
- Quarterly community reports
- Quarterly meetings to track project progress
- Smart Contract development and auditing for partner project token distribution to theSheesha Finance community
- Coordination between marketing teams to promote the project partner token distribution
- Partner Project updates on social media and website