A strategic advisory and fundraising platform for small companies and start-ups
ASK Capital (ASK) has executed over $200 million in transactions over the last ten (10) years;
ASK is uniquely positioned to advise, access funding for small businesses or launch start-up ventures; especially a minority owned
ASK offers two separate platforms for entrepreneurs based on the size of their business: ASK Funding and ASK Incubator.
ASK Funding can solve all your funding needs across the entire capital structure, such as working capital, real estate bridge loans, permanent financing or start-up equity. Our most popular programs are:
Working Capital: We offer alternative financial solutions for small businesses. By taking advantage of our merchant cash advance program, businesses can receive immediate working capital without the hassle of applying for and obtaining traditional financing
Real Estate Financing: ASK provides hard money financing services to real estate investors by providing quick and low-cost capital on their investment properties.
Learn from operators and entrepreneurs who have actually been in your shoes. Built and operated humble businesses from the ground up and understand what you’re going through. The Ask Incubator is a platform to grow tomorrow’s elite minority companies by matching entrepreneurs to a network of specialists they normally wouldn’t have access to.
ASK aims to guide emerging minority entrepreneurs who have always wanted to start a venture, but have been unable to do so for various reasons, and guide them through the process.
We provide hands-on strategic advisory, business coaching, mentoring and fundraising guidance.
Community focus and Social Equity initiatives are a plus
Our leadership team has over (60) years of combined Wall Street, corporate private equity and entrepreneurial experience.
ASK Capital began as a vertically integrated real estate venture. This provided exposure to diverse real estate specialties such as distressed property sourcing, renovation, development, financing, sales and property management.
Our successes and failures over the past (10) years have enabled us to hone our entrepreneurial skills and has become a competitive advantage.
Our Founder and CEO, Schelton Assoumou, has over 20 years of investment banking, private equity, entrepreneurship, real estate development and investing. Schelton holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and bachelor degrees in both Business Administration and Economics from the State University of New York at Stony Brook.
A wall street veteran, Mr Assoumou was an investment banker at JP Morgan where he amassed over 10 years of experience in investment coverage, structured finance, capital markets and leveraged finance and was responsible for the execution of over $25 billion of lead-managed ABS transactions and the origination, execution and marketing of over $9 billion of high yield bond offerings and leveraged loan syndications.
For the last 13 years, he has been involved in the strategic planning, business development and operations of every facet of real estate industry such as acquisitions, valuation, construction, financing, property management and sales. He has successfully navigated through challenging personal and enterprise turnaround and repositioning of over 120 distressed New York area assets totaling over $100 million in renovated value.
Schelton’s academic and professional experience coupled with successfully navigating personal challenges has become competitive advantage. This experience helps him assist small business access hard to secure financing as well as provide advisory, mentorship and fundraising for start-ups; especially minority owned ventures