I am going to show you how to build a network of investors from the ground up with zero experience.
First of all, why did I do this?
Becuase my success actually depends on it.
I was always thinking by myself, it will be a great skill to send bunch of emails and raise money for people.
That is the ultimate impact.
Similar to many other missions, there are some caviats.
Don't network just for the sake of it.
Deliver actual tangible value to investors.
Your success depends on your ability to build trust and open big doors.
Be a pro at delivering value.
For VCs, this is either:
- Deal Flow
If you are a founder and you know you are going to raise capital in the future, you cannot wait until then.
It will be too late.
For founders with no investor network and previous capital raising experience, it takes up to 6 months to raise funding.
Of course, when in recession, things will take more time.
And more effort.
And less valuation.
So, I decided to take matters into my own hand.
However, I was thinking by myself that until I build something interesting (which seems happening after 5 pivots -- story for another time), what should I say to investors?
How on earth I can talk about to keep them interested?
So, I dug in and asked mentors.
VCs are looking for a "STRONG" deal flow.
and indeed, qualified LPs.
So, I decided to help with the first.
Let's send them invest-worth and strong startups and see how it goes.
The result was fascinating.
The lesson here is simple.
If you want to build an investor network, this is what they need:
- Strong startup deal flow
- High-quality LPs to invest
If you bring these two elements to any VC, they going to love you and invest in you for the rest of your life.
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