If you’re not included in an investor’s network and have never met them in person, face it – you’re a cold contact. How can you prevent your pitch from being condemned to the trash? Review this guideline before you email investors.
Topic: How to Get Funding
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How to Create a Strategy, Vision and Mission
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As Angels and VCs are tightening their fists, entrepreneurs are less likely to get next stage funding. Having a great team, pitch and front man are simply not enough.
If you’re looking to gain anything over 25$, you’re going to be asked where the money is going. This fact can be applied towards family and friends, but especially if you are asking for a loan from a bank.
Men have typically dominated the angel investing world. However this is changing as a result of a growing numbers of women entrepreneurs, investors and mentors.
Experienced entrepreneurs know that they are preparing for the investors due diligence from the very beginning. They establish a process that supports the development and growth of their investable company. In order to begin that process, you must know what the investors will request and why they are requesting it.
Entrepreneurs have numerous options for obtaining funding to explore and validate their startup concept.
David S. Rose, the CEO of Gust and Founder of the New York Angels defines Due Diligence in his book, Angel Investing – The Gust GUIDE TO Making Money and Having Fun Investing in Startups. The careful investigation into a company prior to making an investment.
“We filter out half of these qualified interviewees in the first minute.”
The entrepreneur seeking investment from major corporations with investment arms should recognize there are many advantages to seeking and obtaining such investment. However, such investment should be sought with the entrepreneurs’ having a strong understanding of their startups objectives and opportunities, and the strategy and fit with the potential corporate partner.
If this research were to uncover the ‘secret sauce’, entrepreneurs could prepare accordingly and drastically increase their probability of successfully acquiring the funding.