How to Reach Out to Angels and VCs Effectively

Updated: May 08, 2011

Getting your proposal to the investor's hand is all about networking, networking, and networking. Believe it or not, this antebellum method of building relationship through networking and referral is the best technique to propitiate investors.

Successful entrepreneurs are successful networkers. This is how they find customers and partners. Investors are looking for entrepreneurs who know how to network. Showing that you are sophisticated enough to network your way through is key.

Entrepreneurs have the propensity to cold call investors without knowing enough about them. This is like going to a job interview without knowing about the company. Doing research and building relationships through networking with people who are familiar with the investor is paramount.

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