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"Some of the sweetest words a venture capitalist can hear from
an entrepreneur are: 'We have three slides'."
  Comment by venture capitalists at
a Kipapa i ke Ala Lecture Series
What to Submit
Please submit only a 1- to 2-page executive summary of your business plan. Allow us a minimum of 10 days to absorb the information before calling us.
How to Submit
Mail to:
Dick Grey or Bill Richardson
HMS Hawaii Management
Davies Pacific Center
841 Bishop Street, Suite 860
Honolulu, Hawaii 96813

Phone: (808) 545.3755
Fax: (808) 532.2611
Email: [email protected] or  [email protected]

Investment Criteria
HMS looks for the following in selecting its portfolio companies:

Management - Disciplined, aggressive management teams with relevant experience and teams that will benefit financially from the success of their companies.

Business Concept - A well-formulated business model that addresses product development, competition, distribution and market dynamics, and which demonstrates economic success.

Competitive Advantage - A significant price, performance or lead-time advantage over competing technologies and businesses. The advantage can arise from a proprietary market position, management expertise, technology or product base. A competitive advantage which allows extraordinary operating margins over a significant period of time.

Market - A minimum market size of $50 million with domestic and international potential to allow for significant growth in sales and earnings.

Investment Valuation - Should reflect the risk of the investment and be consistent with the HMS’ investment objectives of achieving an exceptional long-term return.

Exit Strategy - HMS gives specific consideration to the available choices for realizing the portfolio company’s gain in value.