FRANCAP CORPORATION ("FranCap") is a franchise development company that provides franchisors with the knowledge, skills, systems and capital sources to enable them to become large national brands. FranCap's roots date back to the early 1960's, when FranCap's founders worked within the securities, real estate, insurance, marketing, and venture capital industries.
In 1971, the corporation's chief legal counsel, Harold Brown of Boston, Massachusetts conceived of, and subsequently was instrumental in, the development, introduction and establishment of the first franchise laws in the U.S., initially in California. In 1979, Mr. Brown played a key role in drafting the Federal Trade Commission's ("FTC") Uniform Franchise Offering Circular ("UFOC"), now referred to as the Franchise Disclosure Document ("FDD"). Mr. Brown was also the co-founder of the American Bar Association's ("ABA") committee on franchising and he served on its governing council for 6 years.
In 1998, FranCap's founders established a new Delaware entity called Francap Corporation ("Francap Corporation") to pursue a unique business franchising model that involved partnering with prospective franchisors to enable them to grow businesses more quickly. Subsequent to that, FranCap's founders formed two venture capital funds: Cartel Funding, LLC (established in 2003), and the Cartel Equity Fund, LLC (established in 2012), to address the funding, management and marketing needs of private companies, and to move them along a critical path to their next level, such as a mini IPO, IPO, merger, or acquisition exit strategy.
In 2016, FranCap Corporation was re-incorporated in Wyoming as a successor company to FranCap Corporation (Delaware) to focus on its no upfront fee franchise development business model. FranCap believes that it is currently one of the only franchise development firms in the industry that has such a unique business model.
FranCap’s principals have been featured in various media as business development and franchise experts; appeared in a five part documentary on franchising from the NBC-TV studios in Los Angeles, California; Cable TV featured speakers for the development of business at the request of the State of Colorado's Governor's Office; quoted in national publications including Newsweek, Nation's Business, Forbes and Info Press; nominated for the International Franchise Association’s FREE ENTERPRISE AWARD which recognizes one's actions, writings and/or policies in the furtherance and growth of the U.S. free enterprise system; produced and hosted the live weekly radio show "MIND YOUR OWN BUSINESS," a business and franchise information forum aired from the studios of K-FOX (93.5 FM) covering Los Angeles and Orange Counties in California, and K-YBG (1090 AM) in Denver, Colorado, featuring some of the nation's leading franchisors, franchisees and franchise authorities as well as many federal and state governmental representatives, attorneys and business and marketing experts.
We believe that our team is uniquely qualified to provide you with objective guidance based on our team's experience with similar projects. In addition to our team, we also work with a network of experienced franchise specialists to provide our clients with the knowledge, skills, systems and capital sources needed to help our clients become large national brands.
The below Equities are representations of investments made by FranCap Corporation (“FranCap”), FranCap’s major investor (as Partner) Cartel Equity Fund, LLC (“Cartel Equity”), and/or FranCap’s or Cartel Equity’s current and past Partners where, in one form or another, the Strike Price for those Equities that Exited via an Initial Public Offering ranged from $10 to $85!
All American Burger; Amazon.com; American Boat Rental Services; Audio/Video Therapy Centers Of America; Baja Fresh Mexican Grill; Box, Inc; Burger's 'N Stuff; Business Imaging LTD; California Solar; Car Care USA; Cartel Funding; Cellular 7, Inc; Century 21 Real Estate; Colonel Lee's Mongolian Bar-B-Q; Conejo Marketing; Dell; Doctor Pet Centers; Donut Inn; DST Systems; Dunkin' Donuts; Executive On-door Advertising; Famous Amos Chocolate Chip Cookies; Fax World; Forty Carrots; Google; Heliocol Solar; Immediate Computer Access; Internet Connect; Irresistible, a national glamour magazine; Joey M's Upholsterers; King Energy Systems; Lordan Solar; Lube Pit Stop; MaxLinear; Mia International; Monroe Bradley Publishing; National Yellow Pages Services Association; Netword Inc.; One Stop Copy Shops; P.J.'S Perfectly Proper Pantry's & P.J. Uppercrust; Pedigree Pet Centers; Playboy Clubs of America; P.O.P. America; Pure Storage; Rand McNally; Rabbit Marketing Services, LLC; San Francisco School Of Cooking and Gourmet Specialty Shop; SBA Media Planning Services; Senor Gecko's "fast-casual" Mexican Bar & Grill; Shake Shack; Sneaky Sweets; Splendido Imports; Sun Computers; TelTech Global Wireless; Travel Network; The Trivial Times; Uniglobe Travel; United TelStar Communications; Universal Recording Productions; Vonage; Wally Amos "Happy Shoe" Foot Company; Yellow Pages Tabex.