Scholar's Advanced Technological System Chapter 954
Do I look like I need help funding a measly 10 f*cking million?
“Come on, man, think about it. Zhujiang Venture Capital and Shanghai Electric Power Company have worked together before. We’re a worthy teammate! We’ll get rich together!”
Lu Zhou was amused.
What does the Shanghai Electric Power Company have to do with this?
I own part of the f*cking East Asia Energy.
“Yeah!” the man said with a smile on his face.
Lu Zhou sighed and said, “Since you’re so eager to be on this project, how about I’ll let you invest the entire 10 million?”
Xiang Hongchuan’s smile disappeared, and he quickly spoke apologetically.
“Oh, sorry, sorry! I misspoke, it’s all yours, we’ll just wait for the next presenter”
Investing the entire 10 million on our own?
Forget about it, without Lu Zhou’s investment, this project is a piece of garbage.
I wouldn’t even invest a million dollars into this project on my own
Xiang Hongchuan saw Lu Zhou getting annoyed, and he started to get scared.
The big investors in the front row were still fighting over this project. If Lu Zhou lost interest in this project because of him, the big investors would hate Xiang Hongchuan forever.
The opportunity was right in front of Xiang Hongchuan, yet there was nothing he could do. He felt like there were ants crawling all over his body.
However, he suddenly had an idea. He quietly took out his phone and sent a text to his investment assistant.
[Pay attention to public charging station companies in Shanghai, as well as Zhongshan New Materials
[Buy as much stock as you can!]
With more than a dozen companies giving their offers, Li Tinghui contemplated for a bit and chose Lu Zhou in the end.
Honestly speaking, Lu Zhou’s offer was the weakest. All he said was “I’m investing”. However, Li Tinghui clearly knew that before Lu Zhou gave out his offer, none of the venture capital companies wanted to give him funding.
The actions of these sleazy businessmen made it easy for him to choose Lu Zhou’s offer.
After politely declining the financing offers from other companies, Li Tinghui and Lu Zhou signed a letter of intent, settling the matter.
Lu Zhou said that someone from Star Sky Technology would take care of the equity ratios.
Even though the letter of intent wasn’t legally binding, Li Tinghui was confident that Lu Zhou wouldn’t bail on him.
After all, Lu Zhou was a world-famous academician, and there was no reason for Lu Zhou to hurt Li Tinghui. Also, even if Lu Zhou did bail on him, he would have bragging rights
He could easily say something like, “I worked with Professor Lu on an electrical engineer project but it didn’t work out.”
Just by saying that, he would earn the respect of everyone in the room.
After signing the letter of intent, Lu Zhou was getting bored of the investment pitches. He looked at his watch and saw that he had to meet with Chen Yushan in around ten minutes. Thus, he walked out of the conference room.
Li Tinghui was following Lu Zhou. Lu Zhou suddenly remembered something and spoke.
“Alibaba offered a pretty good financing plan, why didn’t you choose them?”
Li Tinghui awkwardly smiled and spoke.
“Because you’re my idol, you’re the reason I was able to finish my master’s! It is an honor working with you, I don’t care about the money!”
Lu Zhou: “”
You didn’t even recognize me, now you’re claiming to be my superfan?
Lu Zhou thought for a second and spoke.
“You should end your angel round of financing, I advise you to keep your shares. No matter what price other companies are willing to pay, do not sell, especially not to Elon Musk.
“Of course, I’m not asking you to work for free. When it’s the right time for series A, it’ll be fine to sell some shares, but only to domestic companies. If Elon wants to buy your shares, he’ll have to wait for you to go public.”
Lu Zhou wasn’t usually interested in going public since Star Sky Technology’s main business model relied on patents, which didn’t need to expand its business by going public. However, it was wise for companies that Star Sky Technology invested in to go public.
Therefore, even though going public wasn’t the goal, if the right opportunity came, Lu Zhou wouldn’t stop it from going public. It was smart to bring in more partners for this charging station company, as long as they avoided foreign investment.
Li Tinghui nodded like a child and said, “Don’t worry! I will never sell out before going public! At most, I’ll dilute the stock for financing!”
Lu Zhou nodded.
“That’s up to you.”
Li Tinghui, who was walking next to Lu Zhou, suddenly realized something strange, so he curiously asked, “Um, Academician Lu, why are you so against Elon Musk?”
Lu Zhou was too lazy to explain in detail.
“Because he’s a terrible guy.”
Li Tinghui: “?”
Lu Zhou suddenly remembered something and spoke.
“Oh yeah, what is your company’s name?”
It was like Lu Zhou dropped a bombshell on Li Tinghui.
You’re investing 10 million, and you don’t know my company’s name
Of course, he didn’t say this out loud. He awkwardly smiled and spoke.
“It’s called Beep Beep Charging, like the beeping of charging sound.”
“Beep Beep Charging?” Lu Zhou cringed and said, “Okay, it’s not bad.”
Li Tinghui: “Yeah, that’s not important, it’s just the company’s name. If you don’t think it’s good, we can change it”
“No, it’s fine, the name is good.” Lu Zhou waved his hand and said, “Just keep using it.”