Finding & Placing Investment Deals Online
April 28, 2010 Leave a comment
Below is a useful list of online places to post your investment opportunity (if you are a founder/entrepreneur), or to search for deal flow (if you are an angel investor). The online market place approach for facilitating a match between investors and businesses does have its shortcomings but it can still be a good meeting place for both sides of the deal flow equation.
These websites can also be useful for capital raising advisors and intermediaries like myself. The charges may not be up to the minute and my table below does not reflect whether the charge is to the founder, intermediary or investor, so you will need to explore each in turn, to see how any charges may affect you.
Also worth noting is that some of these websites have both angel and VC level investment. If you are a seed stage startup only after £50k from an investor, it would be worth enquiring how many angel investors (as opposed to VCs) they might have, before you decide to make payment. Better still, ask how many investors there might be in your region/County. There is rarely a quick fast and cheap way of locating investor cash but if you are a founder and you want to attempt to locate an investor yourself, then they are quite cost effective; or worth a punt (depending upon which way you look at it). Conversely, if you are an investor and have a bit of time on your hands, then receiving an occasional email with the latest offerings might be your preferred way of filtering deals.
If I have missed your organisation off then please feel free to make contact.