Weekly Funding Roundup: November 3rd, 2017
Hi everyone, the weekly funding round-up is back with a couple of great items
Do you have European investors in your target list?
This new website, started in The Netherlands, could be a fit. Looks like a great complement to AngelList. Try and let me know what you think – this is a shout out to all my friends in Serbia & Bosnia! Click here
Web Summit in Lisbon
Happening next week from the 6th to 9th with 60,000 people and a claimed list of over 500 investors, this may be the place for you. How do you know? First, canvas the list of speakers for potential ideal investors. Then reach out and try and schedule 1-on-1s during the summit to ensure you make face time. At this event, finding out which are the hottest after parties and cozying up the organizing to get in will be a must. Click here
Equity Crowdfunding is becoming an important source of capital
While some people have different opinions about equity crowdfunding, there’s little doubt it will become a central part of future fundraising and investors as traditional crowdfunding has in 10 short years. In Canada, Frontfundr has already worked with a diverse range of businesses to draw from the crowd. Learn more at https://www.frontfundr.com/
Canadian hiring grant opportunity
UN GreenCorps Hiring grant is open for up to 6 months of support for a new grad hired into a business that has sustainability at its core. Ping me for details and an introduction.
Keeping investors in the loop
Want to make your round move more efficiently, build more effective relationships, and stand out from the rest of companies raising? The best entrepreneurs send a monthly update email during their raise process to prospective and existing investors, legal and accounting partners, any ongoing government support partners (think NRC RAP in Canada), and key interested parties.
In the email, the flow should cover: Big Wins, Progress and key metrics, Product, Team, Finance & Funding, and Asks. You don’t need updates in all categories but that should be the flow. Keep it tight, and always finish with 1-2 asks to give people an opportunity to be engaged. Be consistent each month. this email will help keep people current excited, and leaning in by offering to help in different ways. DM me if you want to learn more.
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