Technology and R&D Use this appendix to expand on
the material in 8. Technology and R&D. In
particular, include any important technical material here.
Details of Manufacturing/Operational Plans &
Costs Describe processes/operations in limited detail. Diagrams or flow
charts may help explain complex issues. Indicate capital investment (and
timing), describe/justify (briefly) the functions of major items and review any
capacity-related issues. Discuss sources of materials/supplies and their costs.
Specify projected manning levels/rates, direct/indirect operating costs and
productivity levels. Discuss inventories and production cycles as well as
related planning and control systems. Even if you are a service business, use
this appendix to describe operational issues connected with the provision of
services, support etc.
CVs of Senior Managers
If your business is substantial, you should aim to present CVs for a
balanced and experienced management team. If gaps exist, supply job
descriptions/ specifications and explain how they will be filled. Remember
the five factors which venture capitalists look for when making an investment
- management, management, management, market and, finally, product.
Bear in mind that many businesses try to follow this sequence, but in