12 TIPS TO FIND INVESTORS FOR YOUR STARTUP



Tips and tricks that will help you to find investors for your startup. I also included templates for emails you can use to contact investors.

12 Tips for Finding Investors For Your Startup:

1. Overvaluing Your Idea is bad.
2. Co-Founders over Investors.
3. Product first. Investors later. Focus on your business and investors will find you. Get to MVP or first customers, then talk to investors.
4. Be brief when creating Pitch Deck. Use high-concept pitch. Focus on Product, Target Consumers and Monetization.
5. Always have alternatives. Consider crowdfunding, ICOs, etc. (More info: https://medium.com/blockchain-review/how-to-do-an-ico-d02c54a990c2)
6. Look for smart money.
7. Ask them for an honest feedback. Even if they say no, you can learn a lot.
8. Build profiles on AngelList, Crunchbase, http://mamstartup.pl/startupy
9. Try Facebook Groups, Slack channels etc. https://www.facebook.com/groups/twistartups/about/ or https://medium.com/startup-study-group/100-slack-communities-for-a-startup-ceo-34264bf9001
10. Try events like Startup Weekends or organizations such as Founder Institute
11. Use a free lists of investors such as: https://blog.udemy.com/top-angel-investors/, be brief when engaging.
12. Don’t stop believing. Disbelievers story.

To summarize: investors can bring a huge value. They can help you scale your business. But getting an investor shouldn’t be the goal itself. Investors are means to an end.

PS: Sorry for poor audio. My microphone broke down in the middle of recordind 🙂

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First contact examples:

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Example 1 of email to investor

Topic: Media Monitoring SaaS / $200k MRR / 2000 clients

Hello Brad,

I am the founder at Brand24. A media monitoring SaaS for Fortune 5,000,000. We are looking for seed funding to speed up our global expansion. We’re at $200k MRR / 2000 active clients. We grew 4x in MRR and 3x in clients in past 2.5 years. Our CAC = 20% CLV.

Please let me know if this is something we could discuss.

Best regards,
Mike

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Example 2 of email to investor

Topic: Skype for doctors / Seed Round

Hello Brad,

I am the founder at Doctorro24. Slack for doctors. We are looking for seed funding to speed up our global expansion. We’re at $9K MRR / 100 active clients.

Please let me know if this is something we could discuss.

Best regards,
Mike

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About me
Michal Sadowski is a Founder & CEO at Brand24, a social listening tool used by thousands of customers across 86 countries. Mentor at Startup Weekend & Founder Institute. The author of „Social Media Revolution” bestselling book. Awarded with a „Best Co-Founder” prize in The Next Web Startup Awards. Web Summit Conference People’s Stage winner.

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