I have set out below the Six Minute Strategist Guide to Raising Capital. If there is a link attached I have written a more expansive post on it. If not, then I will in future.
As a starter, you might find my post on Silicon Roundabout interesting. In January 2011 I did some analysis to find out more about who was investing in what types of companies in the Silicon Roundabout area in London.
1. Prioritisation – what to do before you start. I have a 3 part series covering definitions of Equity investors to assist you to identify the right type of investor for your business. You can find them here: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3. There is a bonus post here which sets out the whole magic hexagon structure.
One of the key aspects of the preparation phase is the compilation of the Business Plan and the Financial Model which backs up the business plan. In this blog post I discuss the Six Key Objectives in Financial Modelling for VCs.
As part of this process, I posted a blog which set out 36 Questions for you to ask VC.
To keep your mind focused, I then postulated 36 Questions for you to ask yourself before you speak with a VC.
It is important to understand the approach taken by Venture Capitalists. I suggested, slightly tongue in cheek, that VC investing is much like horse racing.
How to Bait the Hook to catch a VC explains how to prepare a “Flyer” or “Teaser” document to send to a potential investor to introduce him to your deal.
I have written a post on the A to Z on the funding matrix which is focused on making sure that you find the right type of investor for your business. In this blog post I have covered the six main cardinal sins – Six Things NOT to say in a Business Plan.
Please be patient with me as I build up these sections. If there is a specific topic you would like to cover please email me at jbdcolley[at]aol[dot]com. Thank you.
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