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(STO: www.sto-ico.eu)




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ICO = Initial Coin Offering

Utility-Token are not for Company Financing

With an ICO (Initial Coin Offering), a company issues so-called utility tokens that contain membership rights or purchasing advantages or can even be used to pay for services offered.

However, they are not suitable for company financing, as they do not provide the company with any long-term financial resources. Although the company also receives money through the sale of the utility tokens, this is very often exchanged again after it has been used, i. e. money flows out of the company again.

However, there are STOs (Security Token Offering) as a revolutionary way of raising capital for companies for proper long-term corporate financing. These can solve the financing problem of start-ups and small businesses (SMEs) in particular, since the entire capital procurement process is faster, less complicated and less expensive than traditional corporate financing procedures such as venture capital, private equity or even an IPO.

Nevertheless, a few years ago ICOs experienced a boom, especially in America and Asia, which also came to Europe for a short time. A few German companies have successfully collected up to EUR 100 million with ICOs. Since there was no regulation and control, unfortunately also many fraudulent ICOs were issued, whereby investors lost a lot of money.
For this reason, international financial supervisors have banned ICOs from corporate financing.

However, they allowed security tokens that even significantly improve the chances of realising corporate financing
(more details at www.sto-ico.eu).

STOs are an alternative worth considering or even often the solution for start-ups and SMEs.

IR CONSULT uses its specialized knowledge as well as its established contacts to the financial world for start-ups and SMEs, too, and advises them on their STO preparations and follow-up activities. Your STO will be quicker and cheaper. We are specialist for realization and post-STO investor relations.

Because a STO today can also lead to an IPO in the medium term, which can then be much easier to implement.

We also select suitable VC's for you in order to finance your product launch as well as your STO.

Please read our STO brochure about STO Advisory.

We are happy to answer your questions: mail@ico-ipo.eu

or telephone +49 - 6002 – 92042


Is an ICO still useful?

With an ICO, a company issues utility tokens either itself or via an ICO exchange.

This gives the buyer / owner of these tokens predefined advantages:
- Purchase discounts for members
- Pre-emption rights for members
- Payment for certain services, which is also used in the Ethereum world to use the Ethereum blockchain.

Often a Crypto currency (BitCoin, Ether etc.) is necessary for the purchase. It is used to buy the tokens, i.e. money flows to the company. Then the user buys and "pays" for the advantages he uses, and the tokens go to the seller or service provider. However, since all these sellers have their costs in Fiat currencies, they will exchange their tokens very quickly, i.e. the token issuer loses money again.

This makes it clear that utility tokens have never been suitable for long-term corporate financing.

Nevertheless, they may have their advantages and raison d'être. You can, for example, carry out a STO for corporate financing and at the same time an ICO to be able to offer your customers your services.

So ICOs can continue to make sense.

Let's discuss your wishes.
Together we will find a viable and worthwhile way for your project/company.


ICO/STO Consulting of
Clear Advantages

Since STO security tokens are used for issuing, a securities prospectus must also be drawn up and approved. Details on an STO can be found here: www.sto-ico.eu.

The issuance of utility token, i.e. an ICO, requires documents and information about the company/project, too.

In practice, the following documents have emerged as usual and helpful:

- meaningful website with part for ICO token buyers 
- videos and photos to explain the desired projects
- product brochures etc.
- 'White Paper': details about the project and the utility token 
- possibly more 'Papers' about the technology, patents, legal
   matters etc.
- token sale sheet, i. e. details about the number of coins, the timing
   of the issue and the rights of the buyer etc.

The preparation of this company information should be possible within two or three months. Many of these documents can also be used by the company for other purposes, such as loans, M&A, marketing, and so on.

However, despite the partly small amount of documentation, the preparations required a special knowledge for the issue itself, as well as for the subsequent permanent investor relation.

ICO Consulting by IR CONSULT

IR CONSULT can carry out a kind of capital market maturity test (www.boersenreif.com) about the ICO-candidate before the company spend further funds on the preparation of the intended ICO.

As the only provider of integrated IPO consulting (www.ipo-advisor.com) we can assist you in

- decision finding pro / contra ICO/STO
- project and team management
- selection of the best token type
- search for a professional crypto lawyer (external)
- ICO/STO structuring and placing strategy
- assist in the preparation of all necessary documents 
- looking for the best IT and  ICO platform (external)
- supporting the helpful PR work
- ICO marketing strategy and selection of the best specialist 
- contact for investors and journalist during the ICO
- support of the token placing

Highlighting the genuineness, solidity and professionalism of the ICO candidate is of paramount importance, especially to convince the currently rather negatively focused financial press in Germany.

An ICO candidate benefits from our specialist knowledge as well as our international investor network, which has been established over the last 25 years.

The whole ICO project can therefore be implemented even quicker and faster, its placement opportunities increase and the management has enough time for its operational business, the actual basis for a possible company financing via a STO.

Brief Information about IR CONSULT:

IR CONSULT has been a successful consultant for capital market issues (M&A, VC, PE, etc.) since 1994, as well as for corporate offerings (IPO, corporate bonds) and fundamental investor relations.

As additional information about IR CONSULT you can download our Company Flyer   
or visit our websites www.ir-consult.com oder www.ipo-advisor.com

Capital Market Know-how

Our team consists of 
equity analysts, investment bankers, fund managers 
and PR specialists.

Ideal Completions

Our consulting spectrum
is rounded off by
efficient financial communication, international cooperation and active participation in various networks (DVFA, bdvb, LinkedIn, Xing etc.).


More than 100 IPOs

Our IRC team has broad experiences from nearly 100 IPOs and over 100 IR mandates in central Europe.

Top References

Numerous and long-standing mandates of well-known stock listed companies underline our successful and clearly focused consulting approach with optimal value for money for our customers.


Contact / Imprint

IR CONSULT invites you to an individual discussion about your individual plans and ideas:


Alexander Vollet
Telefon: +49 - 6002 – 92042
Mobile: +49 - 172 - 688 4341
Fax: +49 - 6002 – 92043
E-Mail: mail@ico-ipo.eu 

IR CONSULT Alexander Vollet
Am Kirschenberg 43
61239 Ober-Moerlen (near by Frankfurt / Main)
Tel: +49 - 6002 – 92042

VAT-No.: DE 166 494 726
If you like, we can send you our general business regulations.

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https://www.crowd-finanzierung.de (only in German)

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