"investment fund in exchange for equity. "
?? I don't know if there are any other meaning of "equity" than "The COMPANY'S own capital.
Do you mean similar to stock market shares? (They can be such shares if the company isn't at the stock market too.)
How much PROFIT do they "predict"?
If it's VERY much, then it's probably a scam...
BUT there are some REAL business opportunities too with a good chance to get good - but not fantastic
(I know SMALL projects, which often double the investment in a year, BUT if make same types BIG and long time then almost no projects can make such profits.)
"The amount involved is 500K pesos in exchange for 4% share ownership. The company's valuation is 15M pesos."
??? HOW can they claim a NEW started company to be worth 15M, when there will be only 12.5M at 500K for 4 %???
That don't make it sure it's a scam, but that's a scam SIGN...
(Perhaps - but probably not
- the starters have added EXTRA value. Or they are just bad economists
which is a bad sign even if they aren't scammers.)
"are seeking investment funds by July 2015 so as TO get started with registration with SEC as a corporation."
Do they say they will registrate at SEC AFTER they have seeked investors allready, who they DON'T know ?That's ILLEGAL.
SEC has to APPROVE the company BEFORE it seek investments from the PUBLIC...
It's very SAD
there are so many scammers in the Philippines
because the country realy NEED investors to add jobs...
Perhaps you better wait until I have settled in the Philippines and seek investors
(Just joking. It's true I PERHAPS will start a business type, which better be big to do it the best way so it would need investors, but I haven't decided yet, if I will do such type or if it will be a smaller other type of business, which just need my own money.)