Hi there, we are Caryn & Antoine
Raising investor finance is a marathon, not a sprint. Long-term success is achieved by learning how to do things right, planning ahead and taking the time to build strong relationships.
Our mission is to improve the quality of communication between property investors & developers and cash investors, so that we can all do more deals together. We achieve this by being the #1 destination for proven, practical training and support on raising investor finance professionally and compliantly.
LET'S GET TO KNOW EACH OTHER A LITTLE BETTER...
With a combined 20+ years in finance and 10+ years in property, we have amassed a tonne of knowledge working in financial institutions that raise, trade and invest serious sums of money.
Whilst looking for hands-off investment opportunities, we discovered that most property investors & developers don't know how to communicate well and end up struggling to raise investor finance. Most don't know what investors want or how to speak the investor's language. That’s where we come in!
In 2020, we decided to take all of our knowledge and experience to help property investors & developers with their investor packs and fundraising strategy. We want to make it easy for property investors & developers and cash investors to do deals together.
Now our focus is on guiding and supporting property investors & developers - just like you - to raise all the money they need for all their property deals!
Hi, I'm Caryn Yuen
A former barrister and solicitor, I enjoyed a lengthy career in legal and compliance. For 10 years, I worked at various financial firms - including private equity, asset management, and fund of funds.
In 2014, I discovered the world of property after coming across a Facebook ad selling property training. Over the next 18 months, I did the training and completed my first property project. Even though I loved property, I quickly realised that being hands-on wasn't for me so I pivoted into being a hands-off investor.
I enjoyed the property world so much so that, in 2017, I left the corporate world behind to do consultancy work for a range of property-focused businesses - including a developer, an investment fund and a crowdfunding platform.
I have looked at property deals from all angles (investor, developer, crowdfunding platform) - which gives me a unique insight into the workings of all 3 parties. And I am keen to use that knowledge to give you the skill to raise private finance professionally and efficiently.
Hi, I'm Antoine Dufresne
After completing a masters in business where I majored in finance, I headed straight into the world of investment banking. I then spent the next 11 years working in sales in Paris, New York and London, dealing with a variety of clients including central bank clients such as the Bank of England.
Attracted by the rewards that investing in property offers, I left banking in 2019 to focus on hands-off investing in property full-time in partnership with Caryn.
Working in banking has provided me with strong analytical skills. I have a solid understanding of finance, including how the capital stack works. To date, I have reviewed hundreds of property projects and know what I want to see in an investor pack to be able to make a quick decision.
I now enjoy nothing more than creating content that property investors & developers need to raise private finance successfully, as well as guiding and supporting them on their fundraising journey through our community - The Investables™.
"Joining The Investables has given me a structure to work to and has helped me focus on preparing my investor pack. I’m quite sure that if I hadn’t joined, my progress towards obtaining new investors would be limited so I am very happy to highly recommend that you should give it a go!"
Property Investor & Property Manager
"Not only have they helped me with my investor pack documents, they've helped me sharpen up my presentation, open my own mind to other investing options such as equity funding. They've introduced me to platforms for promoting myself to potential investors, and more."
"I’m really pleased with the results that I’ve got from building the investor pack. I got to understand a bit more about having investment conversations and remaining compliant. Their training is comprehensive, easy to digest and very user-friendly. And you get a lot of support from them!"
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Can I hire you both to create my investor pack?
Sorry, as much as we would love to help you, we do not offer a "done for you" service. The best place to get our guidance and support is inside our community, The Investables™.
Can you be a consultant or non-executive director for my company?
We have some capacity to provide ongoing support to property businesses. Please reach out to us via our contact page with some info about what you have in mind and we will get back to you.
Can I interview you for my podcast?
We are always open to invitations for us to talk about all things fundraising-related, and will happily consider any interview requests. Simply send us a message via our contact page with a little info about your podcast/blog/magazine etc, and we will get back to you.
Will you speak at my event or summit?
We would be happy to discuss the opportunity to be involved in your event. Please note, however, that Antoine is the only one who does public speaking (Caryn's a little shy...). However, Caryn usually attends with him to help with Q&A. If you are happy with that, please reach out to us via our contact page with info about your event/summit and we will get back to you.
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