How to Find Your Startup Investors
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How to Find Your Startup Investors

Step-by-step system for finding, engaging & closing investors for your startup using social media & offline techniques
3.7 (5 ratings)
Course Ratings are calculated from individual students’ ratings and a variety of other signals, like age of rating and reliability, to ensure that they reflect course quality fairly and accurately.
45 students enrolled
Created by Andrew D. Ive
Last updated 1/2013
English [Auto]
Current price: $13.99 Original price: $19.99 Discount: 30% off
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This course includes
  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • 1.5 hours on-demand audio
  • 1 downloadable resource
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Step by step process for Investor Networking
  • Leveraging online and offline techniques systematically to find, engage and close your first investors
  • Bringing a structure to what can be a chaotic unstructured process of finding investors
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  • business idea or business needing investors

This is a 4 module series taking you through a step by step process to find, engage and move to close the critical investors you need for your business or business idea.

Finding investors is tough and it will usually take much longer than you expect.  Part of the reason (and there are a number of key reasons) but part of the reason is not having a process for finding and engaging with investors.  This course aims to fix that and will give you a step by step approach you can start levering today.

The Format of the course is:

  • Introduction
  • Module 1: Overview
  • Module 2: Goals for Investor Networking
  • Module 3: Step-by-step Approach (Offline / Online)
  • Module 4: Challenges that Slow Down Investor Networking (And Fixes)
  • + Bonus Mind map to use in addition to the video lessons

Who this course is for:
  • Anyone interested in raising money for a business
Course content
Expand all 11 lectures 03:13:28
+ Module 1: Social Media as an Investor Qualification Funnel
2 lectures 36:17
We all take part in social media and sporadic networking to some degree or other. But how do we move from creating social froth that doesn't add any real value to our business to having a consistent approach which will help us find and engage our ideal investors? This module is an overview of this brief course, showing how online and offline networking can be a funnel where you transition from the first interaction, through to investor.
Investor Networking Overview
+ Module 2: Investor Networking Goals: Know What You Want to Achieve
2 lectures 19:31
Decide on your specific goals for Investor Networking and tailor your approach to achieve it.  This module focuses on common objectives of Investor Networking and offers some key techniques to achieve them. When you leverage social media as a funnel which you can efficiently use to identify and secure you own investors. Investor networking breaks down into two key functions - qualification or referral. Move potential investors through the networking 'funnel' to qualify them 'in, or 'out' or have them refer you to a more relevant candidate. You can do this through common social media and offline channels if you follow a framework and make daily progress.
Investor Networking Goals
Audio of Lecture 3
Investor Networking Goals (Audio)
+ Module 3: Setting Up Your Social Media Investor Prospecting Funnel
2 lectures 01:50:17
This module focuses on how to create a brand or business presence to best position yourself to the investor community and specific investors and advisors on a shoestring.
Step-by-step Approach (Offline / Online)
Audio of Lecture 4
Step-by-Step Approach (Offline / Online) (Audio)
+ Module 4: Investor Networking Common Challenges and Hurdles to Success
2 lectures 21:33
Its easy to get pulled in multiple directions as the founder of a new company or a fast growing company in need of funding.  This module outlines the common reasons and challenges that slow the networking and funding process down so that if you are aware of them, you can stop yourself from getting diverted for this crucial activity.
Challenges that Slow Down Investor Networking (And Fixes)
Audio of Lecture 5
Challenges that Slow Down Investor Networking (And Fixes) (Audio)
+ Mindmap
1 lecture 00:00
This is the mind map of the approach outlined within Investor Networking and is the proposed basis for you to create your own investor networking funnel and structure the movement of your own potential ideal investors through the process of qualification. Remember - if you qualify them out as candidates, ensure you ask for a referral within their network of possible people who may have an interest in your type of opportunity.
Investor Networking Mindmap
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