Paul Elio Presents at Gateway Conference
Like most startups, raising capital is among our most important activities. While the engineering team is busy working on E-Series testing and validation vehicles, Paul Elio and the investor relations team are busy pounding the pavement and shaking the bushes to secure additional funding.
Our investor relations firm, Liolios Group, is the presenting sponsor at the Gateway Conference in San Francisco on Sept. 7-8 and they’ve helped put Paul in front of some excellent prospects. In addition, Paul’s main presentation at the conference was broadcast live online on Wednesday afternoon. Watch it here if you missed it the first time around.
The Gateway Conference is described as one of the nation’s most exclusive financial conferences, connecting compelling companies with top institutional investors and analysts. While there’s no shortage of investor conferences, very few are focused on connecting the best companies with the brightest investors and sell-side analysts. Gateway’s unfiltered access differentiates it from the crowd and is a perfect venue for Paul to present the Elio Motors story.
Paul’s pitch, in addition to sharing the requisite financial information, also paints a compelling picture of the growing consumer interest in our vehicle. For example, the presentation shows:
- Our steady growth in reservations;
- The 486 percent growth in Facebook “likes” and,
- The Elio was voted the overwhelming favorite at the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show in a CNET poll of show attendees
While investors want to know the financial facts and forecasts, painting a picture of growing customer enthusiasm is important as well. After all, what better way to show our potential market size than by highlighting our growing popularity?
Paul also paints a compelling picture of the different customer segments the company will court. He shows the 105 million “clunkers” that can be replaced by theElio and he states the case for the used vehicle, new vehicle, and third vehicle (the AND segment) that the company plans to target.
Finally, he makes a pitch for why this company really matters: we will create jobs, strengthen our manufacturing base, and reduce dependence on foreign oil. Even the most bottom line-oriented investor has to agree – those are all worthy goals.
*MSRP for non-refundable reservations only and applies only until non-refundable and refundable reservations total 65,000. Total current reservations can be seen at: eliomotors.com. MSRP excludes destination/delivery charges, taxes, title, registration, and options/installation.
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