As an entrepreneur trying to raise money, one often tries each and every hook possible to get through to as many investors. What if you are caught in a tough situation and can’t seem to get meetings?
From our experience of on boarding Investors one after another on ShotPitch, below are five ways:
Blogs: Most of the high profile investors write a blog of their own, write a contributory article on different platforms or if not anything are active on Facebook/Twitter. If they write their own blogs, tweet their articles and add your thought through opinions that can get them thinking. Do this for 3–4 articles and you can expect to get a response and spark a conversation.
Word of caution: Stay away from messaging directly on FB/Twitter that you want to get in touch for the next big thing being built. Most of the time it makes you look desperate and not someone who can innovate and think out of the box to reach out.
Events: Attending events most of the time is not a great idea,if you don’t know whom you want to meet. If not thought through properly it proves to be a classic waste of time, with out realizing that you lost extremely precious time. Track down every investor and which events they will be attending in the next one month. Make sure to attend them only to get a chance to talk.
You will not be the only one doing this, so be prepared to see a honeybee around sought after investors. The best way to catch them during events is to get hold of them while they are leaving/coming in or just bump into them at the airport/hotel.