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While there is potential value in your industry databases and reports, that value is worth nothing if there isn't a customer on the other end. In order to viably approach external funding sources, you will likely need to bootstrap and iterate your business model until you show that your product h...

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Find the right investor interested in this area and the answer is yes. investors come from many walks of life and are interested in things just like everyone else. Find wealthy individuals who are open to investing and find your area of business interesting and ideally understand it and could hel...

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Without an insider's perspective, my guess is that Facebook did a Series A because it made the most sense for the business at the time. In 2005 a Series A was very different than one now, and you could make the argument that today it would be called another seed round. That said, Facebook at th...

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So if I understand correctly you're building your own fund and you're trying to raise capital to make investments. Building your own fund is a very complex process (I know, I did it with mine). You will need to get a law firm to help you build the GP docs and the LP docs: NDA, LPA, SBD, PPM, Ter...

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You'll start by first stating the purchase price + exact site URL. This is the only way to guess, as the site audience + monetization + marketing + sales multiple being asked, all determine your options. Tip: Hire someone to help you with this... as... depending on answers to the above question...

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Having raised over $100 million in angel and VC funding for startups I've founded and a couple others I've advised, I have some related experience in addressing this question. The company you outlined above seems more like an angel or friends and family deal for a lifestyle business than a VC fi...

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Very little. At the angel/seed stage, they're investing in the founders, so there's no expectation of patents, etc... They might check that you're incorporated in good standing, and ensure you have a solid startup/corporate lawyer, and have good employment and IP ownership agreements with your s...

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Avoid buzzwords: - every founder thinks their idea is disruptive/revolutionary - every founder says their financial projections are conservative Instead: - explain your validation & customer traction - explain the assumptions underlying your projections Avoid: - focusing extensively on the prod...

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You didn't provide much information about your startup. This I think is critical to properly answer this question. Be analytical however. Put yourself in the investors position and determine with each investor if they would entertain that idea, as you put it. If not, don't risk losing their inves...

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There is no such thing as "a best place to pitch an angel". You fish bass where you find them...

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