September 23, 2010
Angel Investor Wanted
You have started your business using your own savings, as well as money from family and friends. Getting a loan from the bank has proved to be extremely difficult, almost impossible, given the current economic aspects and the high risks to which a start-up is exposed. What alternatives do you have? Well, to secure a meaningful cash investment, the suitable option is an angel investor. Your foray may not imply a fast and easy process, as they usually accept to fund company owners that have been referred to them. If you lack the necessary contacts, do no give up, you can use an angel finance directory that will help you select the right funding sources.
Angels place their own money in ventures with great potential, in exchange for a high return on investment. Besides money, knowledgeable investors bring added value to the enterprise, steering it in the right direction. That means you will also benefit from strategic mentoring, such as management advice. These investors get involved in the community, contribute to creating jobs, their reasons for helping start-ups get off the ground being sometimes beyond monetary returns.
How do you use an investor directory? What are they key elements you need to give heed to? First of all, consider angels that are situated within maximum 100 miles away from your offices. You will need permanent advice, especially if you donâ€™t have enough business experience and unpredictable situations may occur anytime. A short distance will enable your partners to be physically present in order to provide expertise. Do not expect angels dealing with other realms of investment be interested in your venture; instead, select investors that know your sector and have already funded other similar companies.
How will you persuade angels to invest? Be passionate about your idea, attune your strategies to current market trends, prove a realistic projected revenue growth and great commitment to your venture, define your competitive landscape, avoid far-fetched financial predictions and be transparent, you will need to establish a high-quality long-term relationship. Click here to order now your list of investors .
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I want to start a real estate business and I am not sure if angel investors or venture capital firms are suitable for funds. I’ve read some venture capitalists also fund start-ups. What do I choose? Thank you.
Comment by lzoray — September 27, 2010 @ 2:42 am
We could suggest you an article on this topic:
Comment by admin — September 27, 2010 @ 2:57 am
I agree with you, it’s become so difficult to get bank loans because of this financial crisis. Risks are too high. But tech and other sectors as well have to keep on innovating for customers, so there’s a great need for funding their projects. Luckily we’ve still got these angels and super-angels.
Comment by Johann — September 28, 2010 @ 8:29 am
The main challenge facing the investing community today is the fear of investing after the recent financial crisis. After a period of crisis, there will be a period of fear.
The immediate instinct is to cash out and deposit whatever remains in a safety box. This is the fear that we need to overcome
Comment by Option Tips — September 30, 2010 @ 9:51 pm
I need some help for my business plan, a good model or something like that, if you can give me a good link I’d be really grateful. Thanks, Paul
Comment by Paul Vines — October 12, 2010 @ 9:35 am
You’re not right unfortunately – companies are still getting funded, the investors are just being more picky and yo, as an entrepreneur, need to be better prepared. In terms of the fear – you need to know how to cross the chasm of disbelief angels have – you need to focus on proof that your business is less risk.
Let me know if I can help.
Comment by The Funding Guru — October 21, 2010 @ 11:25 am
Hi,Paul, here’s a good link for business plans:
Comment by businessplanner — October 25, 2010 @ 2:36 am