NICE Investors

NICEorg is on a mission to enable successful cultural and creative entrepreneurial ventures that are inherently Indian and inspired by indigenous traditions, knowledge and ingenuity. We realize that this is a process that involves patience, an ecosystem and an organization-building mindset.

Successful cultural enterprises need investments. We invite you to join NICE Angels.

Who is a NICE Investor?

NICE Investors are committed to the process of creating long-term value by building successful cultural enterprises  At the same time, they seek to generate financial returns, while strongly aligning with the mission and values of NICEorg. 

 They acknowledge that NICEorg is not an investor, but only a facilitator in the funding process. 

These investors are realistic, patient, and comfortable with ambiguity. They are flexible with their investment approach and do not expect quick and easy gains.

What cultural entrepreneurial ventures will NICE support?

NICE Investors can consider financially participating in any cultural enterprise that falls under our five focus categories. At present, our focus is on cultural enterprises registered in India. 

The businesses can be structured as either “for profit” or “not-for-profit” or even have a hybrid structure for different parts of the business. However, they must already have achieved success and wish to continue to grow or have the potential for growth in the eyes of the investors. These can be seed stage to early stage ventures.

How do we define a “successful” cultural enterprise?

A business that is profitable and growing while deeply rooted in India’s heritage, know-how and traditions. It has a brand identity and shares the values and vision of NICEorg. It can be successful within a city, state, region, country or even internationally. It attracts interest from investors, partners and consumers.

How can NICE Investors fund a business?

They can choose to fund the business of their interest either by investing in equity, by providing a loan, by making a grant, or by a combination of any of these methods. The arrangements will be made directly between the enterprise and investors, facilitated by NICEorg, if required. Through the #NICEAngels program, the investors can gain access to high potential brands and businesses.

How will NICE Investors make money?

The NICE Investor understands the nature of cultural ventures supported by NICEorg, and believes that returns will be generated by building successful businesses over time. These returns can be either through redemptions, secondary sales, acquisitions, dividends, repayments or even an IPO in select cases, or a combination of these, depending on the nature of NICE Investor funding and the stage of the venture. NICE Investors envisage a 5 to 10 years horizon for returns on investment.

How are cultural enterprises selected for presenting at NICE Investor meets?

The start-ups are screened by an expert panel of mentors, investors and Team NICE for NICE sector fit, revenue & sustainability, addressable market and growth envisaged route to profitability, besides, the strength of the founding team.

How do you check the veracity of the information provided by fundraising cultural enterprises?

NICE team does the basic due diligence (DD) on a best effort basis requesting disclosure of company registrations and GST details, Indian Bank account, IP or legal cases pending. This is not a substitute in any way for the legal, financial, customer and other due diligence to be done by the NICE Investor prior to funding.

How do I invest if I am keen to participate in a fundraising round?

NICEorg will facilitate interaction with Cultural Enterprises based on a basic DD conducted on a best effort basis. NICEorg will, upon request, further help with identifying service providers like investment bankers or legal services or accounting firms to help close the transaction.

What will NICEorg do to help cultural enterprises raise capital?

Post evaluation of the enterprise, NICEorg through #NICE Angels program will facilitate Investor pitch programs to identify the best fit of investors in cultural enterprises and founders of such NICE enterprises. Currently, NICEorg brings forth its vision to build Brand India by empowering cultural entrepreneurs through the various initiatives of NICE Samvaad, NICE Mantrana, NICE Aarohana and NICE Angels that include talks, mentoring, workshops, networking and funding opportunities

Is NICE Angels subscription driven?

Currently, it is a by-invite-only program for early stage investors interested in building cultural assets and enabling brand India.

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NICEorg is now seeking the help of "NICE ANGELS" to grow the cultural enterprises. Join us!