NOTE: Anyone with experience should feel free to fill in the gaps in my proposed plan of action:
Step 1. Find start-ups with proof of concept (i.e. actual sales/revenue NOT prototypes). The start-up must be willing to grow/expand to the next level.
Step 2. Agree to help start-up find suitable investment/private funding in exchange for an option-to-purchase agreement of some % stake in the said start-up
Step 3. With option in hand, find end-buyer (investment bank, VC, etc) to buy a piece of my stake in the start-up business
Step 4. WIN-WIN-WIN close: Investor gets a good deal, start-up gets funding for next phase of growth, I get passive dividends for helping put the whole thing together.
If you’ve successfully pulled off something similar, please share how you did it.
OR What do you see me missing?