money for my business?” a. NOT a foregone conclusion b. NOT one size fits all 2. “If I am going to raise, what do I need to do to be successful?” a. Internal preparation b. External presentation c. The process
supporters, personal connection, hope to be part of something fun and maybe make some money • Angels: Opportunistic with a broader scope, risk capital bucket of overall assets and less stringent (lower) return expectations • Venture Capitalists: More focused with set themes, more deal flow and higher return expectations (it’s not their money…)
when? (Stages of financing) 2. How do I get to them? (friends/family, angels, institutional investors) 3. What do they want / expect from me? 4. How do I need to behave? What if I’m not a natural pitcher?
as an investor? 2. How many opportunities will you evaluate and how many investments will you make in a year 3. How do you make decisions? How do you compare opportunities? 4. What gets you excited about an investment opportunity? Examples? 5. What turns you off?