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5 Keys to Successfully Raising Early Stage Capital

Get these 5 Early Stage Capital Raising keys right and the investors will flock. 1) A Great Story When you explain your opportunity to people they should say 'Wow!, I like that, let me know when you get it moving". Building an "elevator pitch" is a great discipline as it gets you focussed on building [...]

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Crafting an Elevator Pitch to Entice Investors

In Geoffrey A. Moore's book "Crossing the Chasm" he gave a method for creating an Elevator Pitch for your business. The idea is that you should be able to explain your product or service in the time it takes to ride up in an elevator. It's the same story when you are seeking capital. If [...]

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Investor language raises more capital

Having investment document after investment document passing across my desk each day gives me a good insight into the ones that talk the right language. Investor Language. Most are full of Product or Company Language. This is the language we have traditionally used when we portray our company or products to the market. You know [...]

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When have you needed money before? Think back to when you were a kid and you needed money. First you worked out how much you needed. Then you worked out who your targets were. Maybe Mum or Dad or a relation or perhaps an older brother or sister. You made a plan. You worked out [...]

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