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Some people make it seem simple. You come up with a great business idea or product, you get the investment and you make it happen. But what you don’t know is that they all make use of a bunch of the startup resources out there, in order to make it happen. And there are several start-up resources to answer your each and every question. Today, I will dwell on the findings of investors, and I’ll try to establish the first contact.
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How startup resources help you find potential investors
Finding startup resources online might be tricky, if you don’t know what you are searching for. Isabel Isidro talks a little about how the online communities for start-ups have grown and the important role they have in obtaining investments. She also presents a good list of sites that might help you in this direction. But in many cases finding these communities and other startup resources is not enough.
For making a clear idea of how this process works, of what investors are searching for in your start-up and in the pitch you present, you can follow Jim Casparie’s advice. He presents the problems that you are faced with while in the process of giving or receiving an investment, how both parties see it and how startup resources are integrated in all this.
In our infographic you can find a list of the top 5 Start-up platforms, which can help you get to know investors and help you in this tricky process. Get yourself out there as a Start-up, even if you don’t need the investment just yet. You don’t know who might find you interesting, while surfing on these online startup resources.
Top 6 Startup platforms that connect you with investors
Do you have any other platforms that you’d recommend as startup resources ? Tell us your ideal place for getting funded in the comment section.